Printing and allied industries: blow to exhibitors and visitors as The Print Show is moved to 2022

Print Show at the NEC put back a year as Covid-19 strikes again

It was always going to be a tough ask to stage the Print Show this year as the lockdowns, furloughing of staff and a contraction in the printing industry meant many exhibitors were shy of shelling out for a trade exhibition. And there was likely to be a reduction in visitors making the event commercially unviable.

Event director Chris Davies said: "After careful consideration and conversation with the industry, The Print Show this September is being delayed to new dates in 2022. The exhibition will return between the 20th – 22nd September in hall 18 of the NEC - National Exhibition Centre Birmingham. After the delay of the 21st of June (Freedom Day) until late July, too much uncertainty remains to put on the show our industry has come to expect. Our exhibitors and visitors’ safety are paramount and will always come first. Every one of our exhibitors this year has agreed this is the right decision, as disappointing as it is. On a more positive note, I can confirm, our current exhibitors have already agreed and signed to come with us to next year’s event."

Ian Carrotte of ICSM whose members include a large number of firms in the print industry said it was a pity but inevitable. He commented: "With the change to tthe furlough scheme on July 1st, and the ending of the system this autumn there's a huge amount of uncertainty. No wonder companies wouldn't commit to the show but by next year we will know where we are. We have seen firms and their clients hanging on with the furlough and grant cash not knowing if they will be viable when it all ends."

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