After more than two years away, Printwear & Promotion LIVE! returned to the NEC in Birmingham with yet another successful exhibition for both visitors and exhibitors.
More than 4,400 visitors attended the exhibition across the three days to receive inspiration and advice, with many commenting on social media that they can’t wait to get back to the day job to put their fresh ideas into action.
Regular visitor, Shinda Gill of Alpha Omega Apparel said: “We come every year to see what’s new in the garment decoration market. There’s always plenty of variety and we just love visiting year on year. This year’s show in particular met our needs as we launch a new clothing brand and we will definitely be coming back!”
P&P LIVE! offered visitors in a post-COVID world the opportunity to meet with their suppliers and discover new ones, see live demonstrations of new-to-the-market embroidery machines and direct to film printers, plus receive expert advice from industry professionals.
There was a real buzz on the exhibition floor with both visitors and exhibitors delighted to be back together at the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the garment decoration industry.
First time exhibitor, Alex Cunliffe of Inkthreadable said: “Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2022 was our first exhibition as a company and was a huge success for us. We met some great people and companies during the event and have a list of promising business opportunities as a result. We received a lot of support and wisdom from other experienced exhibitors which we’re grateful for and share a huge thanks to all of the visitors that came to speak with us.”
Tony Gardner, event director, commented: “The consensus from all in attendance was that it was so good to be back at the show, to be able to touch, see and interact in person! For our first exhibition after COVID it was always going to be difficult to predict the effect on visitor numbers and although down on previous years, the overwhelming feedback from our exhibitors was that the visitors were there with intention and purpose.
“As organisers, we can sometimes become too focused on visitor numbers, so it was good to have so much positivity from our exhibitors on the quality of visitors, the business conducted and the opportunities created at the show. We would like to thank all who attended for making the show such a success and look forward to getting the industry back together again in February 2023.”
Printwear & Promotion LIVE! will return in 2023 to Hall 20 at the NEC in Birmingham from Sunday, February 26 to Tuesday, February 28 – see you next year!