PRINTING United Alliance, organizer of PRINTING United Expo, continues to be committed in helping the printing industry navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization, newly formed from the SGIA and PIA merger, has developed several “go-to” resources for the printing industry.
“Key indicators suggest the economy will grow robustly in 2021, giving the printing industry a big boost,” said Andy Paparozzi, chief economist, PRINTING United Alliance. “PRINTING United’s unparalleled networking and educational opportunities will prepare attendees to participate fully in the upturn ahead.”
“The support and desire from the industry to come together again after such an unanticipated interruption in business this year has been overwhelming,” added Mark J. Subers, president, PRINTING United. “PRINTING United has become the venue in 2020 to assist business operations in not just sustaining but helping that upward trajectory for future success. We have and will continue to survey our past constituents on their interest and ability to be at the show and are preparing accordingly.”
PRINTING United exhibitors are using this first chance for the industry to be together under one roof to reunite and reset while viewing products and technology that vendors and OEMs have been waiting all year to launch. Special educational sessions have also been added from analysts and consultants to help put companies that are reopening on the right track for planning next year.
From commercial to industrial and packaging to apparel, leading companies from all industry segments have signed on to exhibit at PRINTING United 2020, with many expanding booth space to accommodate even more technology to be shown.
Expo Planning and Safety
The team has been closely monitoring all developments as related to COVID-19 and is working closely with the team at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), local and state authorities, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security specializing in mass gatherings, on all decisions and guidelines relating to the health and safety of all staff, exhibitors and attendees. The GWCCA has developed a comprehensive business return plan to meet the health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19.
Comprehensive measures will be shared as the event draws nearer, but examples of what attendees and exhibitors can expect to see at the 2020 show from a health and safety standpoint include, but are not limited to:
- Social distancing protocols throughout GWCC;
- Touchless services, from parking to registration, food and beverage, and more;
- Enhanced signage and communication for social distancing and hygiene guidelines;
- Temperature checks for on-site attendees, exhibitors and venue staff;
- Increased sanitation and cleaning regimen, including access to more sanitizer stations;
- Traffic flow patterns to support proper crowd density.