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2024 expo
Schedule Coming Soon

Get ready for an exciting lineup of educational sessions and networking opportunities designed to expand your knowledge, inspire innovation, and spark new connections at this year's International Personalization Expo!

Our schedule is packed with insightful topics and dynamic speakers to ensure you make the most of your Expo experience. Whether you're a seasoned personalization professional or just starting your journey, there's something for everyone.

Check out the 2024 Schedule

Monday, February 5

5–7 pm

Registration Open


Tuesday, February 6

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:30–9:00 am

CorelDRAW for Vector & Digital

Let's get Jiggy

How to Grow your Laser Engraving Business

9:30–11:00 am

Examining the Properties and Possibilities of Fiber Laser Marking Systems

The Importance of Content Creation In Your Business

Know What You Have in Your Product

12:30–2:00 pm

CorelDRAW: Review, Photographs & Productivity

Company Culture and Sincere Management: A Recipe for Hiring and Retaining Talent

Unlocking Business Growth with AI: Harnessing Innovation in Awards and Personalization

2:30–4 pm

Open an Etsy Shop

Laser Engraving Photographs - The Next Steps

The Magic of Customer Service

4:30–6 pm

101 Ways to Grow Your Business with Heat Transfer Vinyl

High Impact, Common Sense Hiring & Retention

Roundtable Discussions

Wednesday, February 7

7:30 am–4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30–10:00 am

Colorfill: Hands-On Session

CorelDRAW: All About Wood and Adding Bling to Your Engraving

7:30–8:30 am

PROSPER Formula for Awards & Personalization Businesses

UV Printing: From Production to Profitability


8 am–4:30 pm

ARIEF Silent Auction

9–10 am

The Bottom Line of Happy Employees: How Company Culture Drives Success

Community Marketing: Leveraging local events and networking

Laser Hacks to Expand Business and Increase Productivity

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


7:00 pm

Super Bowl Experience

Thursday, February 8

7:30 am–4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30–10:00 am

Blazering – Lasering with Sandcarving

7:30–9:00 am

Laser Engraving and Sandcarving: Working Together to Increase Profit

CorelDraw for Beginners... and Even Advance users will Learn a Trick or Two!

9:30–10:30 am

Strategies for Hiring and Developing People: Developing a Workforce to Support our Partners

PANEL DISCUSSION: Social Influencing

Streamline Production

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 9

8–9:30 am

Member Breakfast and Annual Meeting

9 am–Noon

Trade Show Floor Open

How to Register

Visit the Expo registration for details on how to sign up.


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