October 28, 2022 By PrintAction Staff
Printing United Expo opened its doors mid-October to gather attendees and exhibitors from around the world for the first time under one roof since 2019. Held October 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the global event drew registrants from 121 countries.
“The powerful emotions felt in Las Vegas last week were like nothing you can put into words,” says Mark J. Subers, president, Printing United Expo. “I’ve truly never seen this amount of engagement from a show, ever. In the words of so many attendees and exhibitors we spoke with, it was like a global reunion of sorts. What the event did in terms of bringing the community together is that it has revitalized the industry. The smiles, enthusiasm, and energy were simply off the charts.”
A total of 701 exhibitors from around the world occupied 1 million-sf of show floor space at the Las Vegas Convention Center. From an attendance standpoint, there were 7 per cent more attendees onsite this year in Las Vegas than the inaugural show in Dallas in 2019.
“The best way to describe Printing United 2022 is: ‘Wow!’ The show was a hive of activity. You could literally feel the excitement as everyone was happy to be back together again after three years! The Agfa booth was overflowing with customers and prospects anxious to see the latest technology Agfa offers. Printing United 2022 exceeded our expectations,” adds Deborah Hutcheson, director of strategic business development and distribution, Inkjet, NA, Agfa.
Additionally, Printing United Expo freight exceeded 5 million lb at this year’s event. “One of the tremendous reasons this year’s event was so successful is because of all of the equipment running multiple substrates and soft goods on the show floor,” says Subers. “This is what attendees have indicated they wanted to see and experience, and the exhibitors delivered. Printing United Expo has always been the equipment show, but the expansion of substrate companies made it a very well-rounded show.”
The show will be held in Atlanta from October 18-20, 2023.
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