Seybold Sparse This Year

The Seybold San Francisco 2003 Conference this year was, in the words, “barren and sedate.” Attendence was down to only one-third the usual at this 21st annual Seybold show, which was held not in the main Moscone Conference Center but in an annex across the street. Many major companies reduced their exhibitions and Apple, a mainstay of the graphic arts industry, was absent. Seybold’s organizers, who also had organized Comdex and undewent bankruptcy last year, will have many challenges bringing American’s major conference about graphics arts & printing back to its former glories.