PRINTING United Alliance Cancels 2021 In-Person Expo
PRINTING United, scheduled to take place Oct. 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., has been cancelled. The PRINTING United Alliance board of directors felt the ability to deliver a successful tradeshow event for all involved became significantly hampered recently with the growing uncertainty and spike in cases resulting from the COVID-19 Delta variant, and its depressing effect on registration and exhibitor participation.
“We want to sincerely thank our vast industry partners -- including exhibitors, members and attendees -- for their collective support during this ever-changing landscape and time,” says Ford Bowers, CEO, PRINTING United Alliance. “We conferred with dozens of exhibitors from all segments and sizes, regularly monitored attendee sentiment, and the weight of opinion supported the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show.”
Further details will be communicated directly to exhibitors and registered attendees. Visit the FAQ portion of the printingunited.com website in the coming days for more information.
“One of our contributions to the industry is providing a best-in-class tradeshow,” says Mark J. Subers, president, PRINTING United. “In an instance such as this, we set aside our own financial considerations when we cannot be sure that the ROI for the exhibitors and the attendee experience is exceptional. In 2022, we will continue to execute nothing short of an exemplary event experience for all involved.”
PRINTING United Alliance remains a mission-driven organization committed to the industry 365 days a year and will continue to serve the full industry with critical research, economics, government affairs, human resources, training and education, and a host of other events.
PRINTING United Expo 2022
PRINTING United Expo 2022 will take place October 19-21, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Booth space is already filling up after the record-breaking pre-sale booth registration event which took place over the past few weeks. More information on the 2022 event will be available soon at: www.printingunited.com.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.