Printing United has completed its 2023 exhibition, with the organiser and exhibitors reporting continued growth in the exhibition platform.

More than 800 exhibitors were presented across a million square feet of show floor space to some 28,000 attendees, prompting show president Mark J. Subers to comment, ‘Printing United Expo has set a new benchmark for the printing industry. The continued feedback we are receiving directly and across social media platforms confirms that we are delivering what attendees and exhibitors have asked for.’

Whilst Printing United houses a mix of vendors targeted at a number of different end uses – graphics and wide-format, in-plant, promotional, and mailing – the 2023 exhibition welcomed more from the labels and packaging supply chain than in previous years, with digital having a noticeable presence. From EFI and its single-pass Nozomi platform to Agfa and Onset/Speedset, as well as Durst showing its Tau digital label press and Heidelberg demonstrating Gallus One. For more on the specific of digital labels and packaging’s presence at Printing United 2023 can be read in the October issue of Digital Labels & Packaging, which can be read online here.

This year’s expo, which took place across 18-20 October Atlanta, hosted attendees and exhibitors from around the world, with product launches and sales. Initial feedback indicates that multiple exhibitors generated sales figures in excess of $5 million across the three-day event, with companies such as MBO/Komori America reportedly selling every piece of equipment in its booth at the show.

Another exhibitor to share positive feedback was Standard Finishing Systems, whose director of marketing, Don Dubuque, noted that Printing United 2023 had ‘exceeded all expectations’ in terms of visitors to its booth, leads generated and sales.

ROQ.US president Ross Hunter added, ‘This was the company’s best Printing United Expo ever.’

Printing United 2024 returns to Las Vegas across 10-12 September next year. Exhibitor space for the 2024 edition is already reported at more than 77% sold or occupied, with many companies increasing their footprint.

Mr Subers continued, ‘We cannot thank the industry enough for its continued investment and engagement to making the Expo the success it is today. We will continue to raise the bar with each passing year and look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas in 2024.’

Find out about Printing United 2024 and other upcoming industry events here