In 2009, as a dedicated cement finisher from Portland's Local 555, I attended my first trade show in Atlantic City. This experience was a turning point, immersing me in an electrifying atmosphere teeming with passionate entrepreneurs eager to share and learn.
The trade show sparked a realization. I saw parallels between my craft of construction and the art of screen-printing t-shirts, such as meticulous attention to materials and a commitment to quality. This revelation ignited a passion that led me to embrace this vibrant industry.
Trade shows offer a unique opportunity to unite vendors and customers. Despite the competition, a close community exists, driven by mutual support and a thirst for knowledge. It's a place to share trade secrets, invaluable insights, and wisdom, contributing to each other's success.
At the GPX show, the Ryonet & ROQ booth sits at the heart of the action. It showcases state-of-the-art equipment, live printing demonstrations, and innovative start-up packages that fuel success for budding printers. The booth also features the ROQ Next automatic press, a production-level marvel. Attendees will leave inspired and stylish, with shirts printed in vibrant art.
After the show, attendees can mingle at a happy hour at Ex Novo Brewing. It's an occasion to connect with fellow enthusiasts, exchange stories, and foster lasting bonds. Ryonet & ROQ serve as unwavering supporters, fostering a sense of belonging and uplifting all, regardless of where they stand in their journey.
Ryonet is not just about providing innovative tools for screen printing; it is about creating a community that encourages learning and growth. Our commitment extends to Auto Level shops, driven by the same ethos that binds us all — a pursuit of knowledge and a passion for quality. Join us, find your community, and embark on an exhilarating journey with Ryonet.
Register for free today and come see Ryonet & ROQ at GPX: Portland!
By Brandon Schmunk, President of Ryonet & ScreenPrinting.com