From the moment the doors opened on Tuesday morning until the show closed on Thursday, Labelexpo Americas 2018 was a resounding success. Every hall in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center was constantly busy, as was the Anderson & Vreeland stand on one of the main corridors.
Looking back over many Labelexpo shows, A&V Chairman Howard Vreeland said this was the best one he had attended. “There is real excitement here. People are coming in ready to buy and are making purchase decisions right on the floor. It’s wonderful to be part of an industry with this much energy.”
Mr. Vreeland’s thoughts summed up the overall show experience while echoing the words of A&V president Darin Lyon who noted that the show floor became crowded minutes after the doors opened. “We’re showcasing innovations and new products that can help label and flexible packaging shops be more efficient and profitable,” said Mr. Lyon. That message brought many established customers and new prospects to the A&V stand, seeking the depth of knowledge and ongoing support the company offers.
The Power of Solutions
Dave Miller, Director of Digital Solutions, made a point of engaging with visitors to talk about powerful workflow solutions, screening technologies, and color management processes. He noted how Anderson & Vreeland partners with print providers to improve not just system processes but to enhance their entire supply chain. “We are unique in being both a supplier and manufacturer of supplies and equipment that label and package printers need,” said Mr. Miller. “Labelexpo 2018 was the ideal opportunity to demonstrate the power of our partnerships and all that we bring to every customer relationship.”
Hitting the Ground Running
This was Anthony Applegate’s first Labelexpo as Director of Sales for North America and used this opportunity to participate in many productive meetings with a broad range of customers. “Being able to engage with so many printers and converters in one place and to hear about what’s important to them is one of the best ways to understand how we at Anderson & Vreeland can deliver the sales, service, and support they need to succeed,” said Mr. Applegate. “The professionalism and technical expertise of the A&V team speaks volumes about the company. Our success at Labelexpo demonstrated we have a great team, paired with the top manufacturers in the industry, who collaborate well with amazing customers.”
“Labelexpo may only reach the United States every other year, but the passion for all types of printed packaging runs strong,” said Mr. Lyon. “It is exciting to be part of this dynamic industry. The excitement we see here in Chicago, and at every customer we visit, is proof of the energy and positive outlook that is helping drive this industry forward.“