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The East Coast Awards & Personalization Expo offered seven outstanding seminars on CorelDraw, sales and marketing, laser engraving, UV printing, and more! If you missed out, make your plans now to attend the International Awards & Personalization Expo, February 20-23 in Las Vegas. We'll host more than 25 education session and a new Business Boot Camp!

Friday, October 20

8:30–10 am

CorelDRAW Time-Saving Tips, Tools, & Techniques

Shon Roti, JDS Industries
Session 101
In a production environment, time is the enemy. Finding shortcuts to increase production and save time is paramount. CorelDRAW’s many tools for increasing efficiency are underutilized and even unknown to some users. Learn several ways to identify and put into practice time-saving techniques to speed up your production.
.15 CEUs Technical

What Can a Fiber Laser Do for Me?

Josh Stephens, Trotec Laser, Inc.
Session 102
Attendees will explore the differences between CO2 lasers and fiber lasers and which applications are ideal for each type. Learn how new capabilities made possible by a fiber laser can grow your business.
.15 CEUs Technical

1–2:30 pm

Online Marketing for the Local Small Business

Eddie Hill, CRS, Award Masters, Inc.
Session 103
Find out how to use local search marketing, SEO, and other online tools to reach your best prospects in your area.
.15 CEUs Marketing

Move! Make Your Business Mobile

Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass Technologies
Session 104
Mobile decoration has exploded as personalization professionals look to increase their customer base. By offering on-the-spot customization and personalization to large groups that share a common interest, mobile businesses have huge profit potential.
.15 CEUs Business

Saturday, October 21

8:30–10 am

Maximize Your Laser Cutter Investment with Apparel

Mark Merola, Stahls’
Session 201
It’s not just for industrial applications. Laser cutting is quickly becoming one of the most convenient ways to decorate apparel, enabling you to increase profits and expand product offerings with a minimal investment. Watch and learn how you can use a heat press and laser cutter to customize an assortment of items with a variety of finishes.
.15 CEUs Marketing/Sales

Color Printing Gifts and Awards

Mike Fruciano
Session 202
If you’re a laser user considering adding UV inkjet printing to your business, come learn everything you should know, including the basics of color printing, which materials and substrates accept UV printing, how to create print-and-cut jobs with your laser, and the emerging markets for UV printing products.
.15 CEUs Technical

12:30–2 pm

Personalization Business in a Box

Eddie Hill, CRS, Award Masters, Inc.
Session 203
Learn 21 ways to add revenue to your business and find niches to attract new customers and keep existing ones.
.15 CEUs Business




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