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Sign & Digital UK 2020 cancelled over coronavirus concerns


March 9, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

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In what’s beginning to sound like an all too familiar refrain, next month’s Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) 2020 graphic arts event has been cancelled due to concerns over the global coronavirus outbreak.

The wide-format show had been scheduled to take place at the Birmingham NEC from April 28-30, 2020, but the event has now been suspended until March 2021.

In a statement, show organizer Faversham House said that it “has been closely monitoring the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and the related government guidelines. After careful consideration, having spoken with many people involved in our event, we have decided to suspend SDUK 2020. “The health, safety and wellbeing of our SDUK community is our priority.”

This year’s event was expected to attract more than 5,000 visitors.

Faversham House has already secured the dates for the 2021 event with the NEC, and next year’s event set to take place from the 2 to 4 March 2021 in halls 17 and 18.

The cancellation of this year’s SDUK event follows Fespa’s decision last week to postpone this month’s Global Expo in Madrid, which was due to take place from March 24-27. And the Edge Orlando 2020 event, originally set for March 29-April 1 in Orlando, Fla., was postponed on March 9 by the Dscoop global Board to a later date that has not yet been determined.