PRINTING United Expo, the largest event in printing and graphic arts in 2022 – representing all facets of the industry – opened its doors to attendees and exhibitors from around the world for the first time under one roof since 2019. Held Oct. 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the global event, organized by the PRINTING United Alliance, Faifax, Virginia, drew registrants from 121 countries.
“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,” said Mark J. Subers, president, PRINTING United Expo. “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 square feet of show floor space at the Las Vegas Convention Center. From an attendance standpoint, there were 7% more attendees on-site this year in Las Vegas than the inaugural show in Dallas in 2019. Based on figures provided recently by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the authority on trade shows and events, PRINTING United Expo has outpaced expositions in other industries this year in total registration by approximately 25%.
Additionally, PRINTING United Expo freight exceeded 5 million lbs. 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,” Subers said. “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.”
Booth sales are well underway for next year’s event in Atlanta (Oct. 18-20), with over 80% of the show floor already reserved.
To learn more, visit www.printingunited.com.