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2023 International Expo Schedule

Planning for the 2024 International Expo is underway. In the meantime, we invite you to view the topics that were presented during this year's trade show.


Monday, February 6

5–7 pm

Registration Open


Tuesday, February 7

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:30–9:00 am

Automating Processes Using Non-Industry Tools

101+ Tips for an Engraving Shop

Step By Step Layout Design

9:30–11:00 am

Gaining Freedom - Escaping the Owner's Trap and Growing the Value of your Business

Marketing for the Busy Decorator

CorelDRAW for ALL

12:30–2:00 pm

How to Build it Bigger and Better

How to Start and Grow a Laser Business

CorelDraw Draw Faster and Better: Hot Keys, Macros and More

2:30–4 pm

The DREAM BIG MODEL for Growing and Exiting Your Business & Building Wealth

Attaining and Sustaining Success in the Personalization Industry: A Panel Discussion

UV Printer and Laser = Peanut Butter and Jelly

4:30–6 pm

Step By Step Laser Engraving Photographs

Learn Sandcarving and the Possibilities

Roundtable Discussions


Wednesday, February 8

7:30 am–4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30–10:30 am

Three Ways to UV Print on your Awards: Hands-on Session

Basics and Beyond with Sandcarving: Hands-on Session

7:30–8:30 am

Retention is the New Acquisition

Why Diversifying Your Services Will Help You Grow

Basics of Signage Design

8 am–4:30 pm

ARIEF Silent Auction

9–10 am

It Just Takes a Slight Pivot to Grow

How to Leverage and Automate Processes with Non-Industry Software: A Panel Discussion

How to Know your Actual Cost and How to Get the Right Return

10 am–4:30 pm

Trade Show Floor Open

1–2 pm

Welcome First Time Attendees

4:30–6 pm

Party on the Show Floor: After Hours Event


Thursday, February 9

7:30 am–4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30–10:30 am

Colorfill: Hands-on Session

7:30–9:00 am

How would Sherlock Holmes Hire?

Let's Get Growing - A Simple Methodology on Business Life Cycles

Deep Etch: Markets & Techniques

9:30–10:30 am

Benefits of the Simple Act of Working ON Your Business

Apparel Decoration: Secrets Every Laser Owner Should Know

CorelDraw for Sublimation

8 am–4:30 pm

ARIEF Silent Auction

10 am–4:30 pm

Trade Show Floor Open

6–7:30 pm

Awards Celebration


Friday, February 10

8–9:30 am

Member Breakfast and Annual Meeting

10 am–1 pm

Trade Show Floor Open 

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