Printing United 2020 canceled due to COVID-19

Today, the Printing United website is showing an announcement that Printing United 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19.

“The unavoidable decision comes after extensive conversations, surveys, and projections that we have been navigating since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. These conversations were held with numerous entities surrounding all aspects of the show, including the team at Georgia World Congress Center, the city of Atlanta, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security specializing in mass gatherings and local authorities. The health and safety of all our attendees and exhibitors remains paramount.

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The decision to cancel this event did not come easily and we have waited as long as possible before costs and implications will begin to impact our exhibitors and attendees. 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 have made it nearly impossible to hold the event in person.”

The website mentions that at this point, PRINTING United Alliance and NAPCO Media are working on an online experience like no other, which most likely means they will follow the footsteps of, for example, Mimaki and will come up with a virtual show. More details will be announced soon.