Imprinted Sportswear Show Long Beach Recap


Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. On the show this week, Josh Carruth, Imprinted Sportswear Shows Director, will give us a recap of the recent show in Long Beach, California. He will also be able to formally accept the #2017REGGIE and give us a look at what’s on the horizon in 2018 and beyond. Welcome to the start of our 6th Season as the industries first Internet Radio Show / Podcast. We had a last minute cancellation. Timothy from Gildan Activewear is unable to join us. Fortunately, a friend of the show, Erich Campbell is able to step in. So tune in to hear all about Imprinted Sportswear Shows from several perspectives and other valuable gems.

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  • David Gross and Cheryl Kuchek Talk ChromaLuxe on Facebook Live. The live session will cover how to master ChromaLuxe by preventing ghosting, cloudiness, and more. The broadcast will air on February 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST), in the Sublimation for Beginners and Beyond Facebook group page.
  • GroupeSTAHL Promotes Josh Ellsworth – REGGIE Award winner. The company appoints Josh Ellsworth to vice president of sales, dealer channel. Ellsworth comes to the role with nearly 20 years of service at the company in roles such as maintenance, sales, production, and general manager of the company’s educational resource STAHLS’ TV. His career with GroupeSTAHL dates back to 1998.
  • The 11th Annual Wearables Apparel Design Awards were recently announced. They were featured in the February edition of Wearables as well as sharing the secrets behind the unique looks. Link.

Imprinted Sportswear Show

Aaron: We’d like to welcome into the show Josh Carruth, a Show Director for Emerald Expo, heading up the Imprinted Sportswear Shows – ISS. Previous roles?

Terry: Josh, tell us about the recent ISS Show in Long Beach.

Aaron: Speaking of success, We are pleased to officially present you with the REGGIE Award. 5 Straight Years. What makes it so special?

Terry: What’s new on the horizon for ISS in 2018?

Aaron: There is a lot of 2018 left, so we know you still have a lot on your plate there, but anything news worth in 2019 and beyond?

Terry: What can people look forward to about the upcoming Atlantic City show beside it being St Patrick’s Day?

Aaron: How can people find out more about ISS and attend future shows.

Terry: Welcome in Erich Campbell. Multi REGGIE Award winner and Relationship Manager at Deco Network. Thanks for joining us on such short notice.

Aaron:  Start off by telling us about DecoNetwork. According to LinkedIn you have been there almost a year now. Now that you are settled in hopefully. What can you tell us about Deco from the inside?

Terry: You guys were also exhibiting at ISS Long Beach. Tell us about that and some of the conversations you had with attendees.

Aaron: I know you were also a speaker at ISS this year. What were your first impressions and how did that go?

Terry: On the 19th of January, we were telling secrets. Since it is just the 3 of us listening, what secrets can you share with us?

Aaron: How can people find you and all the great things you have going on over at DecoNetwork?

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