The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of major print-industry events originally scheduled March through June. So, the traditonally busy fall trade show season will kick off in August and run through November. Drupa 2020 will take place in the spring of 2021.
August 23-25, 2020
Pre-Conference: August 22
Orange County Convention Center
Expo and learning event to promote growth, education, and networking in the sign, graphics, print, and visual communications industries. Organized by the International Sign Association (ISA). Visit: signexpo.org
Sept. 15-17, 2020
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Expo and education about technologies and growth opportunities in printing for brand owners, commercial printing companies, and label converters.
Co-located with the Labelexpo Americas expo for designers, printers, and converters of labels, flexible packaging, and folding cartons. Organized by Tarsus Group and Association of PRINT Technologies. Visit: brandprint-americas.com
October 21-23, 2020
Georgia World Congress Center
Expo of technologies and materials for commercial printing, screen printing, industrial printing, garment decorating, packaging, wide-format graphics, textiles, signs, labels, and more. Organized by the SGIA and NAPCO Media. Visit printingunited.com
November 18-19, 2020
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California
Conference and expo for suppliers and end users of printed flexible and hybrid electronics. Hosted by IDTech Ex, this event is held in conjunction with synergistic events on wearable technologies, sensors, Internet of Things, energy storage, electric vehicles, and graphene and 2D materials. Visit: idtechex.com/printed-electronics-usa/show/en
Conferences in Europe
IFEMA Exhibition Centre
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.
April 20-30, 2021
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.
Held every four years, this show attracts more than 250,000 attendees from more than 180 countries. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf. Visit drupa.com