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September 28 - 30, 2023
Miami, FL
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What is

DecoSummit is a three-day annual educational conference designed to give apparel decorators of all backgrounds the comprehensive knowledge and networking opportunities they need to succeed in the custom apparel industry.

With countless seminars on embroidery, printing and everything in-between, DecoSummit is where decorators come together to learn what's new, what's in demand, and what's actually working RIGHT NOW in their industry.

Whether you're a first-time business owner, crafter, machine operator, technician or even an apparel decorating guru, DecoSummit is FOR YOU!

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What type of classes are offered?

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Business Seminars

Learn from experts around the country on a variety of topics such as how to price your items, how to increase your profits, where to find the best blank apparel, expert tips for success and more! Speakers range from successful business owners in the apparel decoration space to YouTube & social media influencers, renowned brands and much more.

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Hands-On Machine Training

With the purchase of a VIP ticket, you can request a machine in advance to receive hands-on training. Hands-on training classes range from beginner to more advanced levels that go over 3D puff embroidery, appliqué, maintenance and troubleshooting. Classes are also offered on our various printers like the Luminaris 200.

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Open Q&A Sessions

It’s one thing to hear a lecture from someone successful in the industry, but it’s another to be able to ask them anything! During our open Q&A sessions, the mic will be yours to ask the leading experts in the industry anything that will help your business succeed.

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Classroom-Style Demonstrations

Want see a project done right in front of your eyes step-by-step so you can ask questions along the way? Product demos hosted by Ricoma’s very own trainers are available on embroidery machines, the Luminaris 200 White Toner Transfer Printer, specialty embroidery accessories, and even our ALL-NEW DTF printer!

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Product Exhibitions

Ready to get up close and personal with the latest and greatest products? At DecoSummit, you’ll be able to connect face-to-face with numerous Ricoma product specialists and other vendors to ask questions and see all of the machines in action. This way, you can compare products side-by-side and make the best decisions for your business, and even place your order right there on the spot!

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Hands-On Chroma Software Training

Open to all ticket types, we’re hosting multiple Chroma software training sessions taught by digitizing experts, where you’ll learn how to use basic and advanced tools, functions, features, and much more while following along on a computer we provide for you.

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Ask a Tech

Have a technical question? Our techs will be standing by to answer any questions for you during the entire duration of the conference on any machine, so you’ll be sure to get all the answers you need before you leave the conference.

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Software Demonstrations

Are you curious about what software skills are needed to run a successful business? Then sit in on a variety of software training classes where experts will dive in and show you how to use digitizing software, printing software, and even the most widely-used Adobe software such as Photoshop and Illustrator so you can make your own unique designs!

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Business Scaling Framework Course + Luncheon

Join Ricoma & Garmeo CEO, Henry Ma, along with a small group of like-minded entrepreneurs for an in-depth Business Scaling Framework Course + Luncheon.

***Must already have a DecoSummit ticket to purchase this add-on. Learn more

Influencer highlights

Allan Wade
CEO and Co-founder of ADubbProductions
Katrina Bacon
Owner of Katrina's Graceful Creations
Kelly Payne
Owner of Embroidery Nurse

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Ana Reyes
Excited for this! Would love to experience some hands on training.
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Jason Sawey
Super excited to be able to attend a conference/seminar that will allow attendees to try new techniques and learn best practices.
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Learning to use Chroma at DecoSummit has helped me take my business to the next level! Worth every penny!
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Felicia Collins Swann
Very excited!!! Would love to see the pros in action!
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Rebecca Calderon
This is awesome. Caps especially structured, digitizing, maintenance, woohoo!
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Frances Marie
I’ve had my machine for about a year now and still haven’t really used it so I will be attending to get more info and training on my machine.
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Anne Bordeaux
Super excited this will be a game changer for so many people. Tensions and the proper way to charge for different jobs would be great!
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Joyce Krutzsch
Always welcome educational classes!
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Sandy Houck Reitnauer
This is so exciting! Can’t wait to learn more!!
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New Technology

Ricoma’s products and accessories will be on display and available for purchase during all 3 days of the conference. Our product specialists will be standing by to answer any questions about our products, financing, and more so you can make an informed decision and place any orders before you leave the event.

Not only will Ricoma’s products be on display, but vendors from all over will also be displaying their accessories and products as well, so you can stock up on gadgets to take home with you and place any orders before you leave.

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DecoSummit is for you if...

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    You’ve recently launched your custom embroidery or printing business and want to learn as much as possible to get started on the right foot.
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    You want to train your employees in the proper practices necessary to run an efficient and profitable custom apparel business.
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    You’re planning on getting started in the custom apparel industry and would like to learn more before you dive in.
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    You’re an embroiderer or printer looking to explore different apparel decoration methods to expand your business’ services.
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    You want to learn how to grow your custom apparel side hustle into a full-time business.
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    You want customized classes for your specific skillset on the topics you really care about learning.

Are you a hobbyist who wants to learn more about apparel?


DecoSummit is the perfect opportunity to learn everything you need to know to perfect your craft and turn your passion into a profession. During our seminars, industry experts will share with you the best practices for building your business from the ground up, as well as the tactics you need to start generating a profit. You’ll also be able to network with your peers and learn from their experience.

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Are you a business owner who wants to take your skills to the next level?


As a business owner, you know how vital it is to stay up to date with the latest tech and trends in the custom apparel industry. At DecoSummit, you’ll learn about groundbreaking innovations, as well as tried-and-true techniques for business success from industry experts. You’ll also be able to ask questions, attend seminars, and take home a plethora of exclusive resources that’ll help you take your business to the new heights.

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Are you a self-starter who wants to build your own brand?


Trying to figure out how to break into the custom apparel industry and create a brand that will last for generations? Then you’ve come to the right place! During DecoSummit, you’ll be provided with exclusive industry knowledge that will help inform your future business decisions while also honing your craft. You’ll also have the chance to rub elbows with the movers and shakers who know the industry best.

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DecoSummit is for all experience levels



Are you new to custom apparel? Then this is the experience for you. Beginners will enjoy access to a wide array of educational courses from industry experts specifically tailored to introduce them to the fundamentals of their craft. Our beginner embroiderers will be able to hone their skills with courses on basic machine functions on a variety of equipment.


Ready to take your craft to the next level? Our intermediate courses will help you to refine your skills so that you can offer a wider range of goods and services to your customers. For our embroiderers, you'll learn how to master embroidery on flats, tricky fabrics, as well as how to digitize designs for caps. And for our printers, you’ll learn how to print on t-shirts, caps, mugs and more using a variety of printing techniques.


Looking to become a custom apparel master? DecoSummit’s advanced experience will build upon the skills you already have with specialized courses from industry experts that will teach you how to hone your craft to create stunning niche garments that your customers won’t be able to find anywhere else. You’ll learn efficiency features on digitizing software, machine troubleshooting and maintenance, and much more. You can also ask our technicians anything about the ins and outs of your machine.

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Super Early Bird

Available January 30th - April 30th
Starting at $495

Choose from general admission or VIP.

Early Bird

Available May 1st - August 4th
Starting at $695

Choose from general admission or VIP.

Last Minute

Available August 1st - September 27th
Starting at $895

Choose from general admission or VIP.

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General Admission:
3 Days


With introductory seminars on embroidering, printing, and more, general admission tickets are perfect if you’ve recently embarked on your custom apparel business journey or are thinking about getting started in the industry. General admission guests will also receive access to three days jam-packed with more classes, seminars and panels than ever before!

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VIP Admission:
3 Days


VIP admission is perfect for the custom apparel business owner who wants to explore different projects and methods of custom apparel. VIP admission guests will receive access to the conference’s full schedule of seminars and panels including exclusive hands-on training on any embroidery machine or printer you choose.

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