Overall Economy and Sign Industry Expected to Grow
The overall economy is poised to grow beyond initial projections, leading the sign industry to also see improvement. But commodity prices continue to remain high and somewhat unstable, at least in the first half of the year, according to the Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report, produced by IHS Markit for the International Sign Association.
ISA International Sign Expo 2021, an all-virtual experience, brought more than 7,500 attendees—a figure that blew past projections and industry averages for these types of events. The expo, which closed on Friday, included education sessions, networking and a robust, interactive exhibit hall.
Some 75 informative, interactive events, ranging from traditional education sessions to peer-led learning will be available as part of ISA International Sign Expo 2021 -Virtual. The education sessions include four Titan Talks featuring industry leaders and a Game Changer session with a Fortune 500 futurist.
The International Symbol of Access (the wheelchair symbol) was designed by Susanne Koefoed, a Danish design student at the time. It’s now an international symbol of access that can be seen in parking lots, businesses, restrooms, transit lines, parks, and many other places around the globe.
Four leading voices will join ISA president and CEO Lori Anderson for a series of intimate conversations at ISA International Sign Expo – Virtual. The discussions, billed as "Titan Talks," focus on the lessons these leaders have learned in the past year, their transformations personally and professionally, and their hopes for the future.
Sheryl Connelly spends her days thinking about what's coming for Ford Motor Company as a futurist focused on global trends. As the Game Changer speaker at ISA Sign Expo 2021 – Virtual, Connelly will share secrets on how to think like a futurist, providing expertise and strategy for anticipating change.
In honor of International Women's Day (March 8, 2021), ISA salutes the many women who have and continue to drive our industry forward. A special thanks goes to those women leaders who volunteer their time and expertise by serving on the ISA board of directors, ISA steering committees and SRF board of trustees.