Tarsus Group, the organizer of Labelexpo/Brand Print Americas 2020, has today confirmed new dates for its co-located shows, taking place in Rosemont, IL, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.
Originally scheduled to take place between 15 – 17 September, the 2020 editions of Labelexpo Americas and Brand Print Americas will now take place between 23 – 25 March 2021. A virtual conference will precede the show, taking place during the original mid-September dates. This will enable the region’s industry to stay connected during this unprecedented period.
Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo/Brand Print Global Series, said:
“Health and safety will always remain our top priority, therefore we have taken the decision to postpone Labelexpo and Brand Print Americas 2020. We have been continuously monitoring developments in North America over the last few months and have acted on the advice of our local partners, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and taken on board exhibitor feedback. As a result, we feel the best course of action is to move the shows to early next year.
“We know how vitally important these shows are for triggering business between converters and manufacturers, and moving the domestic market forward. Strategically postponing the shows to March 2021 allows us to not only meet our commitment to the North American region’s industry by continuing to deliver a much-needed show next year, but also ensures we offer the highest quality, safe experience it expects from Labelexpo and Brand Print Americas. Most importantly, as trade platforms, the shows will play a vital role in reigniting and driving the economic recovery of the region’s label and package printing and branded print industries, plus their supply chains, as we move through the post coronavirus/COVID-19 recovery phase. We encourage everyone to help our industry bounce back by joining us at the shows in March 2021.”
Dan Muenzer, president of TLMI, said: “TLMI’s core values are networking and knowledge sharing, and no place provides a better backdrop than Labelexpo Americas. The pandemic has eliminated the industry’s face to face opportunities in 2020 making this next edition the most anticipated, and critical, in Labelexpo’s history. TLMI and our members are ready to share, enjoy each other’s company, and return to BUSINESS at Labelexpo Americas 2021!”
Echoing this, Thayer Long, president of APTech, added: “The health and safety of our community is always our priority, followed closely by supporting our industry so that it continues to be robust and vibrant far into the future. Events are, and will continue to be, a driving business force, and we are delighted that Brand Print Americas will serve as that necessary industry recovery platform for the North American market in 2021.”