The organisers of the Print Show have confirmed that the event will return in September following a pandemic-enforced hiatus in 2020. 

Set to take place from 28 – 30 September 2021, the show will be located in Hall 7 at the NEC in Birmingham. The organisers say that the exhibition will have the ‘primary aim of helping to drive recovery in the market and allowing visitors and exhibitors alike to catch up on the latest goings on after a year of unprecedented disruption.’

‘We’re really excited to be back planning for 2021 and cannot wait to welcome visitors from all across the UK to the NEC this September,’ event director Chris Davies said. ‘It’s been a really tough 12 months for the industry, but we firmly believe that The Print Show will be a catalyst in the market’s recovery, allowing people to reconnect and offer a major platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest developments.’

The Print Show 2021 will run in line with strict government guidance in terms of Covid-19, as Mr Davies explains, ‘We have been keeping up with all of the latest government announcements in terms of how and when exhibitions will be able to run, and we are fully confident in our ability to host an informative and exciting event in September.

‘While we understand that some people may be a little hesitant about visiting a large event after all that has gone on, I want to make it clear that we are fiercely dedicated to the safety to all of those in attendance and we will ensure that all of the relevant Covid-19 protocols are in place.

‘We will be working with the NEC and the local health authorities right up to and during the event to make sure our visitors and exhibitors can attend the show without any concerns.’

For 2020 the show will operate under the banner ‘Print Without Barriers’, designed to encourage visitors to look outside their traditional markets and diversify their work. Mr Davies concluded, ‘Since we launched in 2015, we’ve been promoting the benefits of diversifying into new markets, and this year will be no different. As we have seen in the past year, there will always be a demand for print, but it’s all about knowing where this demand is and making sure you get a piece of the action.’