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.

Impressions Expo

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

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

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.

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

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

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Label Congress 2021

Sept. 29- Oct. 1, 2021
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Chicago, Illinois

This new face-to-face event from the organizers of the Labelexpo Global Series is for printers and converters of labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons as well as packaging designers, brand owners, and industry suppliers. In the Expo hall, you can see new technologies, live demonstrations, and different methods for creating digital embellishments. The three-day educational program will feature high-level conference sessions plus a self-adhesive materials master class conducted by the Label Academy. To connect to a worldwide audience, the Label Congress 2021 will feature a hybrid of live and virtual programming. Organized by the Tarsus Group.

PRINTING United

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

October 19-21, 2022
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

A place for the entire printing industry to come together to collaborate, 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

This will be the first FESPA live event in Europe since May 2019, following the postponement of all events during 2020 and early 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. Recent research conducted among FESPA’s audiences reveals a strong appetite for the live event, with 73% of respondents seeing trade shows as an essential platform for reviewing and making future product purchases.

“Our audiences have told us that they need access to hands-on product demonstrations and to participate in face-to-face meetings with multiple suppliers to support their recovery,” said Neil Felton, CEO of FESPA. “We’re re-launching FESPA 2021 this autumn with confidence that we can offer participants a live event that takes all possible health and safety precautions, while still fulfilling their key expectations of a FESPA show as an interactive, multisensory experience.”

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.

Organized by Messe Düsseldorf. Visit drupa.com