Registration has opened for Printing United 2021, set for Orlando, Florida across 6-8 October as an in-person expo.

Printing United debuted in Dallas, Texas in late 2019, with the next instalment planned for 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia inevitably cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Printing United Digital Experience took place as a virtual event instead of last year’s physical expo.

Whilst 2021 is slated to see the return of an in-person Printing United expo, this will be complemented by online content that will support the event before and after the October show days.

Phase one sees Expo Preview introduced this summer, an online offer to allow interested parties from all over the world to see and hear what to expect in Orlando.

Phase two sees Printing United Expo Live take place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando on 6-8 October, 2021

Phase three, Expo Wrap-Up, takes place virtually immediately after the live expo, and serves as a means for attendees to dive further into any areas that may have been missed during the live event. This extends the value of Printing United for both exhibitors and attendees beyond the three in-person show days.

Suppliers participating in Printing Untied 2021 include 3M, Agfa, Canon, Durst, EFI, Epson, Fujifilm, Komori, Konica Minolta, M&R, MBO America, Mimaki, Nazdar, Vanguard, Zünd, and more. Also present on the current show floorplan, available here, are Afinia Label, Afford Industrial, CGS Oris, Color-Logic, Dalim Software, GEW, Global Graphics, GMG, HP Indigo, Hybrid Software, Inkcups, INX, Kama (through Absolute Printing Equipment), Kirk-Rudy, KNF Neuberger, Kodak, printIQ, Sappi, Sihl, Wikoff and Xeikon.

Printing United president Mark J. Subers explained, ‘The industry is ready to gather once again and the time has finally arrived.

‘Since the launch of Printing United Expo in 2019, through to the Printing United Digital Experience, and now at the doorstep of this year’s event, we have been talking to industry leaders and partners the entire way to understand how these events can best serve them. While virtual events kept us going during the past challenging year, the feedback we continue to hear is that people want, and really need, to be together to begin getting back to business. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by Association Insights, 94.7% of respondents indicated that large industry trade shows are important, or essential.’

On the new-look three-phase approach for 2021, Mr Subers said, ‘Companies have continued to develop products and technology since the pandemic began, and they are waiting to finally showcase what’s been going on live at Printing United Expo. With so many updates, we want to be sure all printing industry professionals have the opportunity to see and hear it all. From Expo Preview, to Expo Live, to Expo Wrap-Up, we’re working to equip the industry with the most up-to-the-minute education, technology launches, and opportunities to connect; and then revisit all these areas after the show to ensure attendees haven’t missed anything.’

The event’s organising body, Printing United Alliance, has also reiterated its dedication to keeping event attendees, sponsors and exhibitors safe. With health and safety of ‘utmost importance’, and guidelines subject to change at any time, updates to the company’s health and safety policy are available here.

‘We could not be happier to welcome the industry back together again safely in October at Printing United Expo,’ concluded Mr Subers.

Register for Printing United 2021 here.

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