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Printing United moves to online event


June 25, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

Printing United, which was originally scheduled to take place Oct. 21-23, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. has been cancelled. Instead, the event is moving to an online experience this fall.

“While we realize this is not the same as our cornerstone of being together under one roof, we feel it is the most responsible and beneficial move for all our constituents at this time. We remain committed to bringing the industry an experience like nothing anyone has previously seen before,” said Mark J. Subers, president, Printing United.

Printing United Alliance (PUA) came to the decision after meeting with experts from the Georgia World Congress Center, the city of Atlanta, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and local authorities.

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“The health and safety of all attending and involved with the show remains paramount. The decision to terminate the in-person expo comes after extensive conversations, up-to-the-minute surveys, and projections that the team has been navigating since the onset of the pandemic. Details regarding the new online event experience are forthcoming”, said the press release from Printing United Alliance.

“The decision to cancel this event did not come easily and we have waited as long as possible before costs and logistical implications to our exhibitors and attendees became irreversible,” said Ford Bowers, president and CEO, PUA. “Many factors are unfortunately out of our control, including travel restrictions and federal, state, and local governmental regulations, as well as the potential for another spike in COVID-19 occurrences. These factors, and the attendant uncertainties around them, have made it nearly impossible to responsibly hold the event.”