Conferences

Save the dates! Here some of the major conferences and expos for professionals that need to keep up with advances in printing technologies.

2024 Events in U.S.

Impressions Expo

Three regional trade shows for the imprinted and decorated apparel industry. The exposition floor showcases the newest products, apparel, equipment, techniques, and hands-on demonstrations. Exhibitors display apparel screen printing equipment, multi-head embroidery machines, direct-to-garment (DTG) printing options, sublimation equipment, as well as apparel blanks for products that can be custom decorated. Hosted by Emerald. a producer of market platforms that integrate media and live events. Visit: impressionsexpo.com/

March 31-23, 2024
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ

October 24-26, 2024
Fort Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, TX

DTF Expo

February 23-24, 2024
Sheraton Downtown
Phoenix, AZ


Inaugural DTF expo for anyone interested in learning more about the Direct-to-Film (DTF) printing process for apparel decorating and promotional products. Educational sessions include “DTF for Beginners” and “Using Midjourney to Streamline Your DTF Business.” Organized by the DTF specialists at the new online resource: DTFprinting.com. Free registration. Visit: https://dtfexpo.com/

Graphics Pro Expo (GPX)

Three regional events for professionals involved in awards and personalization, apparel decorating, and/or signs and digital graphics. Organized by GRAPHICS PRO magazine.

March 7-9, 2024
Irving Convention Center
Irving, TX

June 13-15, 2024
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA

July 10-12, 2024
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA

PRINTING United Technical Event Series

March 12-14, 2024
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX

Color conference for professionals responsible for color reproduction and accuracy throughout the the print production supply chain co-located with the annual graphic arts technical conference that features scientific technical innovation papers by industry leaders, innovators, researchers, scientists, standard-setting bodies. Topics related to automation, equipment, inks, color, visualization, displays, materials, curing, process control, data management, workflow, security, nanotechnology, 3D printing, novel applications, fundamental science, and software. Hosted by the PRINTING United Alliance.

Print UV 2024

March 18-20
Wynn Encore Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

Education and networking conference for owners, executives, and managers of organizations that are making decisions about using UV, LED UV, and decorative printing technologies. Learn about transformative trends and how UV trailblazers are leveraging maturing UV technologies to create value, differentiate their services, and capture new market opportunities. Sponsoring suppliers will offer quick previews of Drupa 2024 announcements. Expert panels will explore AI applications to boost productivity, creativity, and profitability. For more information, visit: printuv.com 

ISA Sign Expo 2024

April 10-12, 2024
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
Preconference: April 9

Conference and expo for business professionals that design, print, fabricate,, install, or use graphics, visual communications, and signs. Education sessions highlight graphic design, sign code legislation, business management, and sales and marketing. Exhibits feature wide-format and 3D printers, cutting and routing equipment, digital signage, LEDs, vehicle wrap vinyls, and materials used to make different types and sizes of signs and displays., Hosted by the International Sign Association.

Americas Print Show

May 8-9, 2024
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Education, connections, and technology advances for professionals involved in commercial printing, garment decorating, large-format graphics production, sign-making, binding, and graphics finishing. Sponsored by multiple associations: Graphic Media Alliance; National Print + Sign Owners Association; Printing Industry Association of the South; Pica (Printing Industry of the Carolinas); and Print & Graphics Communications Association.

Future of Electronics RESHAPED

June 12-13, 2024
UMass Boston
Boston, MA

Conference, networking opportunities, and expo for professionals interested in learning how different forms of screen printing, industrial inkjet printing, and 3D printing can be used to produce flexible, stretchable, sustainable, in-mold, and wearable electronics. Organized by TechBlick.

Labelexpo Americas 2024

September 10-12, 2024
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Near Chicago O’Hare Airport


Largest dedicated label and package printing event in the Americas. Organized by Tarsus Group as part of the Labelexpo Global Series.

PRINTING United Expo 2024

September 10-12, 2024
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

Organized by the PRINTING United Alliance, a trade association built by and for printing professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing markets

Conferences in Europe

FESPA Global Print Expo

March 19-24, 2024
RAI Exposition Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Expositions for printing and signage professionals. Hosted by FESPA, a global federation of associations for the screen printing, digital printing and textile printing community.

drupa

May 28-June 7, 2024
Düsseldorf, Germany

International exhibition of equipment, services, and supplies for all types of printing, including digital, sheet-fed and web offset, flexography, pad, screen, hybrid, 3D, functional, and package printing. Special forums will focus on global trends in textile printing, sustainability, packaging, andf innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, predictive maintenance, printed electronics, new business models, remote services, and new materials. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf. Visit drupa.com