The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of major print-industry events originally scheduled for 2020. The organizers of ISA Sign Expo 2020, Brand Print Americas 2020, Drupa 2020, and Printing United cancelled their 2020 live events. Some event organizers are redirecting their focus to 2021; others are planning webinars and online events for the remainder of the 2020.
Originally scheduled for October 21-23, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress in Atlanta, this event wll transition to an online experience this fall due to constraints surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, PRINTING United is scheduled to be held October 6-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FLorida.
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 PRINTING United Alliance. 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
March 23-25, 2021
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Expo for printers of marketing materials and collateral for the brand-focused customer. Suppliers will showcase large-format, short-run, and one-off technology for making and fulfilling point of display materials, collation packs, direct mail, luxury packaging, sampling packs, visual graphics, fleet graphics and signage.
Co-located with Labelexpo Americas show 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
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. Organized by the International Sign Association (ISA). Visit: signexpo.org
Conferences in Europe
March 9-12, 2021
RAI 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