The PRINTING United Digital Experience Wraps Up as Preparations Begin for PRINTING United Expo 2021

Written January 21, 2021

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For Immediate Release  
January 21, 2021

Media Contact
Amanda Kliegl, Vice President of PR
PRINTING United Alliance  
703-359-1365 (direct)  
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akliegl@printing.org

The PRINTING United Digital Experience platform is open through January 31, 2021 when the transition begins to PRINTING United 2021 Expo in Orlando on October 6-8, 2021.


Fairfax, Va. — The PRINTING United Digital Experience wraps up on Jan 31 after three months of free, invaluable programming which was made available virtually to the global printing community in order to continue to serve industry needs in 2020. The Digital Experience connected the industry with subject matter experts speaking to COVID-19 considerations and business recovery, the very latest research and statistics, sales and marketing insight, technology briefings, and more. Market segments across all verticals have benefited from leading education as well as having the opportunity to view the newest industry technology to date. Once the platform closes on January 31, the show will officially focus all efforts on reconnecting the industry at the PRINTING United Expo being held at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 6-8, 2021. 

The PRINTING United Digital Experience Successfully Serves the Global Community 

The PRINTING United Digital Experience has welcomed more than 8,600 attendees from more than 6,000 companies in 109 countries. More than 130,000 page views of the Digital Experience accounted for over 8,000 hours of programming viewed throughout the course of the three-month event. Before the online experience has even concluded, over 65% of the show floor has been sold for the in-person Expo in October. 

“PRINTING United Alliance has answered the call to serve as the premier, mission-driven industry association in providing whatever tools and resources that are necessary for the global printing community to thrive,” said Mark J. Subers, president, PRINTING United. “PRINTING United Expo has become the gathering place for likeminded professionals looking to grow and safeguard their business practices. 

“In 2020, this took place in the form of a virtual event; in 2021 we are committed to building a comprehensive platform that best serves the industry, as well as adheres to the most stringent, up-to-the-minute health and safety guidelines for those companies that truly have a need to be together in person again. The demand is great, and we will be methodical and measured to our approach in working with local and state organizations, as well as communicate the precise measures being taken to safely and successfully hold this highly anticipated event.”


GBAC STAR Accreditation – The Gold Standard of Safe Venues 

The PRINTING United Expo venue, the Orange County Convention Center, and the closest major airport to OCCC, the Orlando International Airport; have both received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response, and recovery. As a division of the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), GBAC STAR™ is an industry accreditation that provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations. Focused on ensuring a clean, safe, and healthy environment, the program establishes requirements to assist venues by providing best practices, protocols, and procedures to control risks associated with COVID-19. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, the OCCC is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the GBAC STAR™ accreditation.

More details and registration information about PRINTING United Expo 2021 will be available soon at: PRINTINGUnited.com. For information about sponsorship and exhibitions, please contact Jack Noonan, VP of Business Development, PRINTING United Alliance: jnoonan@printing.org


About PRINTING United Alliance  
PRINTING United Alliance is the new entity borne of the merger between Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). In a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially combined in 2020 to create the largest, most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States.

Members now have unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media.

PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. For more information, visit PRINTINGUnited.com.