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Old January 11th, 2008 Jan 11, 2008 6:56:37 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Getting into the ISS held in Orlando - do I need a UPIC number?

I am looking to get into screen printing on a hobby type basis and maybe more when I retire. I live in Florida and would like to go to the Orlando ISS Trade Show to get a better idea of what is out there in terms of suppliers, equipment, etc.

I found out that to get into the trade floor I need to have a UPIC # and to get that I needed to prove that I am in the “business” so to speak.

Is there anyway for someone starting out to get a UPIC #? Or am I really unable to attend. Much thanks for any info or suggestions.
 
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Old January 11th, 2008 Jan 11, 2008 7:22:52 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Josh, you can attend. Here's a link to get a discount pass: https://www.t-shirtforums.com/offline...ws/t35613.html

I don't think you need a UPIC#. If you use the registration code posted in that thread, you should have no problems registering.

If you run into a problem, post the error here in this thread and we can walk you through it.

The folks that run the show also post here in the forums and they can help you out.

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Yes I did see this https://www.t-shirtforums.com/offline...ws/t35613.html link and thats what made me want to go even more but after researching the ISS website I found this disclaimer at the bottom of the screen(*Attendees must obtain a UPIC to qualify for admission to the show, but not for education classes*) I wanted to make sure I didn't pay the money and travel to Orlando and not be admitted entry. Here is the link and it is at the bottom left of page.

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Yes I did see this https://www.t-shirtforums.com/offline...ws/t35613.html link and thats what made me want to go even more but after researching the ISS website I found this disclaimer at the bottom of the screen(*Attendees must obtain a UPIC to qualify for admission to the show, but not for education classes*) I wanted to make sure I didn't pay the money and travel to Orlando and not be admitted entry. Here is the link and it is at the bottom left of page.

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No, you won't be denied entry if you pay the money.

Be sure you follow the link in that thread and use the pass in that thread (if you're going to attend classes).

If you are just going to look at vendors and walk the trade show floor, you can get in for free.

If you want to take the educational classes, training and seminars, then there is a fee for that.

Either way, you should be able to register and attend just fine without someone blocking you at the door because you don't have a UPIC number
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No, you won't be denied entry if you pay the money.

Be sure you follow the link in that thread and use the pass in that thread (if you're going to attend classes).

If you are just going to look at vendors and walk the trade show floor, you can get in for free.

If you want to take the educational classes, training and seminars, then there is a fee for that.

Either way, you should be able to register and attend just fine without someone blocking you at the door because you don't have a UPIC number
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Thanks very much for the replies. My brother is coming down from New York to attend with me and I just wanted to make sure there was not going to be an issue getting in. Greatly appreciated.
 
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Default Re: Getting into the ISS held in Orlando - do I need a UPIC number?

Josh,

The UPIC is a free number that is managed by PPAI to provides you access to a wide variety of service providers that will personalize just about anything that your customers want and you basically just mark the cost up some to your customers and make some money. Most of these service providers are not on the screen printing or embroidery side - although there are companies that will do contract services for the larger runs that you don't want to do. They will do awards, pens, mugs,..., but are really looking to do long runs.

PPAI and ISS are doing some co-promotions this year and in the future. In the past, you had to be a member of the promotional products industry if you wanted access into the trade show floor. Thus, the need for a UPIC, ASI, SAGE or DistributorCentral #s. I can only imagine that they would have a portion of the floor segmented off that would require you to get a UPIC #, but I could be wrong. Best way would to call ISS up directly and ask them. Even if there was a requirement, it is a free code and I am sure you can sign up for one at the show.

Hope you enjoy the show.

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Josh,

The UPIC is a free number that is managed by PPAI to provides you access to a wide variety of service providers that will personalize just about anything that your customers want and you basically just mark the cost up some to your customers and make some money. Most of these service providers are not on the screen printing or embroidery side - although there are companies that will do contract services for the larger runs that you don't want to do. They will do awards, pens, mugs,..., but are really looking to do long runs.

PPAI and ISS are doing some co-promotions this year and in the future. In the past, you had to be a member of the promotional products industry if you wanted access into the trade show floor. Thus, the need for a UPIC, ASI, SAGE or DistributorCentral #s. I can only imagine that they would have a portion of the floor segmented off that would require you to get a UPIC #, but I could be wrong. Best way would to call ISS up directly and ask them. Even if there was a requirement, it is a free code and I am sure you can sign up for one at the show.

Hope you enjoy the show.

Mark
Hey Everyone,

Just to clear up the confusion, you do NOT need a UPIC to get into the ISS show. That is only for the PPAI show which will be co-located with ISS Atlanta and ISS Ft. Worth. PPAI will offer free session at ISS Orlando however (no UPIC required). They are just drop in sessions that you do not have to register for....Check them out on PPAI Market Shows

For anyone that has not signed up for ISS Orlando, use the code TSHIRT to get in for free. All t-shirt forums members are invited to meet at the Impression booth in Orlando and speak directly with the editors of the magazine as well....

Thanks!

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Default Re: Getting into the ISS held in Orlando - do I need a UPIC number?

Just finished our first day at the show. Made some great contacts. Spent the first day really sourcing every single blank t-shirt supplier. Not everyone was there but the big ones and some surprising small ones are there. Had a nice heart to heart with the owner over at A1 about some issues we've had and he gave it to me straight and that was much appreciated.

Day two will be focused more on the embellishment side of the business. I hope to update everyone with that tomorrow. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
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