PRINTING United announced they are canceling their upcoming October expo and released the following statement:
The growing uncertainties and spike in cases resulting from the COVID-19 Delta variant and its depressing effect on registration and exhibitor participation has created a set of conditions that do not give us a reasonable chance to deliver an even marginally successful tradeshow event of a certain magnitude in which the showcasing of equipment is the primary driver. We have therefore been forced to cancel this year’s event. This decision was not made lightly and comes after conferring with many of our exhibitors, regularly monitoring sentiment from you, our attendees, and the weight of opinion — all of which supported the cancellation of this year’s show.
Our commitment to the industry in providing best-in-class events has not wavered, and we will execute nothing short of an exemplary event experience for all involved. It became certain to us at this point that, directionally, we have no ability to deliver to that standard.
More detailed information about this update can be found on the PRINTINGUnited.com FAQ page.
We thank our exhibitors, attendees and industry at large for the continued support and constant feedback we’ve received during this ever-changing climate. We remain committed to being your go-to printing industry association partner and look forward to a successful show October 19-21, 2022, in Las Vegas, together with you!
PRINTING United Alliance is the the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain. PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. For more info, visit www.printing.org.