The organisers of The Print Show have confirmed that the 2021 edition of the event will be delayed until September 2022 due to ongoing concerns about Covid-19. The event had been due to run from 28 – 30 September at the NEC in Birmingham.

However the organisers said that the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, as well as uncertainty as to the level of measures and restrictions that are likely remain in place in September, have forced them to postpone until autumn next year. The event has effectively been postponed for 12 months and will now take place across 20 – 22 September, still at the NEC.

‘We’re incredibly disappointed to have to postpone the show, but with so much uncertainty as to where we will be come September, we believe this is the best decision for exhibitors and visitors alike,’ said event director Chris Davies. ‘We’re 100% committed to delivering a high quality event that will offer real value to all those in attendance. We want all our attendees to feel safe and comfortable when at the show.

‘Given the situation regarding rising levels of positive cases, coupled with the uncertainty as to where the UK will be in the autumn, we simply don’t know what sort of restrictions we would face, or if the event would be able to go ahead at all.

‘Therefore, we have taken the decision now to postpone until next year, by when the vast majority of the UK population will have received their vaccinations and booster jabs, and we will have a much clearer vision of what the future holds.’

The organisers added that ‘almost all companies that signed up to exhibit at the show this year have agreed to roll their booking to 2022 free of charge.’