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May '17

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14 • May 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Diverse Crowds at Co-Located NBM Show A diverse crowd of attendees gathered at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, where National Business Media (NBM) and Graphics of the Americas (GOA) co- located their shows for the first time in Fort Lauderdale on February 16-18. This was also the first time that THE NBM SHOW has come to Florida. Visitors from across the U.S. as well as Latin and South America came together for three days of networking, education to see the latest technology, products and services across an array of markets. "Our goal was to bring a different group of attendees to both NBM and GOA exhibitors to present products and technology they haven't seen before," says Dave Pomeroy, NBM's vice president of publishing and mar- kets. "There was an increase in traffic and strong attendance from Latin and South America, which was a plus." "The crossover was well received, because this is really the first time in my six years here that our NBM exhibitors were exposed to the Latin American market," says Damon Cincotta, national trade show sales manager. "It was also nice being in south Florida for the first time, which was a new market for many of our exhibitors at THE NBM SHOW." Classes were also well-attended across the board, he says. Sue Hueg, vice president of NBM Events, adds: "It was nice for exhibitors to test that area of the country. Both exhibitors and attendees were glad we co-located because they had the opportunity to meet different people. The reviews we've received so far have been generally positive." THE NBM SHOW's next stop on its 2017 trade show schedule is June 1-3 in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, visit M A Y 2 0 1 7 In the News Avery Dennison Completes Hanita Coatings Acquisition Mentor, Ohio-based graphic films manufacturer Avery Dennison announces it has completed the acquisition of Hanita Coatings, an Israel-based pressure-sensitive materials manufacturer that makes specialty films and laminates. The purchase price was $75 million. In addition to its headquarters, Hanita Coatings has sales and distribution facilities in the U.S., Germany, China and Australia. Hanita Coatings will be known as Avery Dennison Hanita and will continue its operations as a dis- tinct business unit. 3M Recognized Among World's Most Ethical Companies St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M has been recognized as one of 2017's World's Most Ethical Companies, according to the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Ethisphere Institute, which defines and measures corporate ethi- cal standards and recognizes companies that excel in practicing them. It's the fourth year in a row that 3M has made the list. It's one of 124 companies globally, from 19 countries in 52 industries, that made the list. 3M is one of only four industrial manufacturing companies worldwide that are on the list this year. 3M says its code of conduct is central to its business playbook and a key reason for the company's high repu- tation among consumers and across many industries. Seen as a competitive advantage, 3M leaders create and promote a workplace environment where compli- ance and ethical business conduct are expected and encouraged through a strong tone at the top and lead- ing by example. "At 3M, it's not enough to just win in business—it matters how you do it," says Kristen Ludgate, 3M's vice president of Associate General Counsel and chief compliance officer. "Customers want to do business with companies they can trust, and achieving that trust requires the help of all employees. I'm proud to say our people live 3M's code of conduct every day by making ethical decisions and speaking up if they aren't sure what to do."

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