The Kodak booth caused quite a preshow brouhaha because they weren't going to display any physical equipment at the show. Their booth was quite Zen-like in its black simplicity:Althought it's their first version of a solutions vs boxes type booth, unfortunately many Kodak booth visitors, it seems, could not figure out what they were supposed to do to get the info they came to the show to get.
Interestingly the most innovative booth award may be given to EskoArtworks who, not only were not showing any equipment, but whose booth was so virtual it was invisible. I.e. they are not exhibiting at Print '09 at all, despite the show's heavy packaging focus.
At every GraphExpo/Print show there is a Chinese presence. However, this year it appears much stronger and better organized – although still quite poorly visited.
At least show attendance is up with the number of attendees probably equaling the number of sales people.