Conferences

In-person events for providers of printing, visual communications, specialty graphics, and apparel decoration, are scheduled to resume this spring. Below are some of the events planned in the U.S. and Europe.

ISA Sign Expo 2021

April 7-9, 2021
Pre-Conference: April 6
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

Expo and learning event to promote growth, education, and networking in the sign, graphics, print, and visual communications industries. Industry-specific educational programs led by experts on topics such as graphic design, sign code legislation, business management, sales and marketing, and technology. Organized by International Sign Association (ISA).  Visit: signexpo.org

Impressions Expo

Three regional events for creators of decorated apparel and imprinted products. Expo features apparel screen-printing equipment, direct-to-garment printing equipment, sublimation printers, embroidery machines, and imprintable blanks such as T-shirts, hoodies, corporate apparel, babywear, and more. Visit: Impressions Expo | Decorated Apparel Expo and Conference

April 24-26, 2021
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, California

June 24-26, 2021
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, New Jersey

September 10-12, 2021
Forth Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, Texas

FTA Infoflex 2021

May 3-4, 2021
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, Missouri

FTA Forum 2021
May 2-5, 2021
Loews Kansas City Hotel

The Forum is a four-day technical conference focusing on topics of greatest interest to flexographers.

At the Infoflex expo, manufacturers and distributors of flexographic printing equipment as well as providers of flexographic prepress services will showcase the newest products and solutions for companies that use flexographic printing to produce flexible packaging, labels, shrink sleeves, folding cartons, pouches, greeting cards, gift wrap, cups and plates and other products.

Organized by the FTA, a professional society that brings members of the flexographic printing community together for the free exchange of technical ideas and mutual concerns.

With the unification of A&E, Printwear, and Sign and Digital Graphics magazines, the NBM Show will be GRAPHIC PRO EXPO in 2021

Graphics Pro | Expo

Five regional conferences and expos are geared to entrepreneurs and professionals involved with sign and digital graphics, apparel decorating, and awards and personalized products. Hosted by GRAPHICS | PRO magazine, which is published by National Business Media.

May 13-15, 2021
Irving Convention Center
Irving, Texas

The May Graphics | Pro Expo features the START HERE Academy (May 12), an entry-level educational conference that provides valuable start-up resources for makers and crafters interested in turning hobbies into businesses.

June 13-15, 2021
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

The June Graphics | Pro Expo features WRAPSCON, with wraps-focused training, the Wraps Olympics, and a Wraps Connect panel discussion.

July 15-16, 2021
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Meadowlands, New Jersey

The July GRAPHICS | Pro Expo is co-located with the NSSA Northeast Sign Expo.

August 12-14, 2021
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Long Beach, California

September 24-25, 2021
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

October 29-30, 2021
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

Labelexpo Americas

June 8-10, 2021
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois

Show for designers, printers, and converters or labels, flexible packaging, and folding cartons. Organized by Tarsus Group. the The 2018 edition of Labelexpo Americas included 487 exhibitors and 16,413 attendees from 86 countries.

The BrandPrint Pavilion is a dedicated zone for Labelexpo attendees who want to expand into visual marketing for their brand customers. It will focus on opportunities and equipment to make printed materials for displays, fleet graphics, corrugated displays and shipping cases, sampling packs, and promotional graphics.

PRINTING United

October 6-8, 2021
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

A place for the entire printing industry to come together to collaborate, re-connect, explore, and learn. Programs for all industry segments, including apparel decorating, wide-format graphics production and installation, commercial printing, package printing and converting, and textile printing. Expo features an expansive display of printing technologies and supplies. Organized by the PRINTING United Alliance and NAPCO Media.

Conferences in Europe

FESPA Global Print Expo

October 12-15, 2021
RAI Exhibition Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Europe’s largest exhibition of digital and screen printing technologies for producing signs, wide-format graphics, and textiles. Co-located with the European Sign Expo and the new Sportswear Pro 2020 exhibition for sustainable, on-demand printing of sportswear.

Organized By FESPA, a global federation of national associations for the screen printing, digital printing and textile printing community. Visit. fespaglobalprintexpo.com

InPrint Munich 2021

June 22-24, 2021
Munich Trade Fair Centre
Munich, Germany

Co-located with ICE Europe and CCE International, InPrint Munich is an exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing. The 2019 event showed technical innovations in digital, inkjet, screen, and specialty printing on diverse shapes and materials. Organized by Mack-Brooks Exhibitions.

ICE Europe, the International Exhibition for Paper, Film, and Foil Converting, focuses on the conversion of flexible papers, films, foils, and nonwovens for use in packaging and other industrial applications.

CCE International serves technology buyers and users from the corrugated and carton-board industry. Attendees have included carton and box manufacturers, packaging designers, technical engineers, and company leaders.

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.

Areas of focus will include: advances in digital printing capabilities, new products for package and label production, innovations in functional printing, pioneering 3D technology, and future technologies that will enable smart factories and collaborative manufacturing.

Typically scheduled every four years, the 2020 live event was postponed to April 2021, then cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A four-day virtual drupa is planned April 20-23, 2021

Organized by Messe Düsseldorf. Visit drupa.com