Graphics printing

Fespa 2017 took place at the Hamburg Messe.

Print 2017
Large US trade show that has a strong international following and covers all aspects of commercial printing. Many vendors use this show to announce new equipment.
10 – 14 September 2017
Chicago, USA
http://www.print2017.com

Label expo
This year’s Label Expo show returns to Europe. It covers all aspects of label printing, including narrow web flexo presses and the growing number of digital label presses.
25 – 28 September
Brussels Expo, Belgium
http://www.Labelexpo-europe.com

Viscom 2017
Trade show concentrating on large format printing, themed around six areas: large format printing, signmaking, object design, digital signage, POS display and some packaging
There are three separate European shows:
26 – 28 September 2017
Paris, France
12 – 14 October 2017
Milan, Italy
18 – 20 October 2017
Dusseldorf, Germany
http://www.viscomshows.com

IFRA World Publishing Expo
International event dealing with the technology behind publishing, with a particular emphasis on news and newspapers, but also covers mobile and social media and includes Digital Content Expo.
10 – 12 October 2017
Berlin, Germany
http://www.expo.wan-ifra.org

The Print Show
Annual UK-based show, now in its third outing, which aims to cover commercial printing and finishing. It’s the usual mix of print equipment and seminars. This is likely to be overshadowed by Ipex, which opens two weeks later, with most vendors reserving product launches for the larger show.
11 – 13 October 2017
Telford, UK
http://www.theprintshow.co.uk

Ipex 2017
Large international print show that occurs every four years, this year returning to the NEC after a brief foray to London in 2012. Covers every aspect of print from prepress through to finishing, with many machines working on the stands. Expect some major product launches.
31 October – 3 November 2017
NEC, Birmingham, UK
http://www.ipex.org

The Manchester Stationery Show
Trade show for everyone involved in buying or selling stationery or writing products. Organised by the Stationery Magazine, it’s free but only for those in the trade.
31 October – 1 November 2017
Manchester, UK
www.stationeryshow.co.uk

Packaging Innovations
Annual packaging show that also includes Label&Print and Empack events, and incorporates Contract Pack and Eco Pack. The show mainly concentrates on new packaging and labelling options with some smaller equipment demonstrated.
28 February – 1 March 2018
NEC, Birmingham, UK
www.easyfairs.com

PrintWeek Live
UK show organised by the publishers behind PrintWeek and promising to cover printers, buyers and vendors. It has the usual mix of print equipment on show plus conferences and workshops. Expect to read all about it in Printweek, probably not so much in other print-related magazines.
7 – 8 March 2018
Coventry, UK
www.printweeklive.com

Sign and Digital UK
Annual UK show covering wide format printing for display graphics.
24 – 26 April 2018
NEC Birmingham, UK
http://www.signuk.com

Fespa
Large international show dealing with all aspects of wide format display printing, including digital textile printing and screen printing. This is the main event, but Fespa also runs shows in Asia (February), Brazil (March), Africa (September) and Mexico (September)
15 – 18 May 2018
Berlin, Germany
www.fespa.com

Hunkeler Innovation Days
Biannual show organised by Hunkeler to show its finishing equipment but also used by printer vendors to launch new equipment.
25 – 28 February 2019
Lucerne, Switzerland
www.innovationdays.hunkeler.ch

International Converting Exhibition – Europe
Better known as ICE Europe, this is an international packaging show aimed at paper, film and foil converting that takes place once every two years. It also includes a second show, Corrugated and Carton exhibition. There’s a separate US exhibition in April
12 – 14 March 2019
Munich, Germany
www.ice-x.com

International Converting Exhibition – US
This is the American edition of the ICE show, aimed at the same converting market. This show is co-located with InPrint.
9 – 11 April 2019
Florida, USA
www.ice-x-usa.com

Gulf Print and Pack
Biennial middle eastern show covering the commercial and package printing sector. Entry is free though visitors can pre-register online.
15 – 18 April 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
www.gulfprintpack.com

K 2019
International show dealing with plastics and rubber, including some industrial printing.
19 – 26 October 2019
Dusseldorf, Germany
www.k-online.com

Interpack
International packaging event covering food, beverage, pharmaceuticals and industrial good sectors. It includes the entire supply chain and addresses issues from counterfeiting to product protection as well as new materials and equipment.
7 – 13 May 2020
Dusseldorf, Germany
www.interpack.com

Drupa 2020
Giant trade show covering all aspects of printing.
16 – 26 June 2020
Dusseldorf, Germany
www.drupa.com