The following statement has been issued by Tony Gardner, event director.
Back in September the decision was made to postpone Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2021 from our scheduled dates of February 21 to 23, until later in the year, with options of running the show in either May or June.
However, with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and the increased uncertainty surrounding events, we don’t feel that it will be viable to hold the show in the first half of 2021.
The NEC remains shut and is unlikely to be able to reopen to host events, for some considerable while.
Although it may be possible to delay the show till the end of the summer or the autumn, with our 2022 show scheduled for February 20 to 22, we do not think running two shows within six months is a sensible option for visitors or exhibitors. Also, as an early date in the year is preferred by all parties, we would not want to push back the 2022 show dates.
Therefore, we have taken the decision to cancel plans to run Printwear & Promotion LIVE! this year.
The 2022 show will be in Hall 20 at the NEC and we will be contacting our exhibitors over the next month or so to discuss initial stand space reservations, so that we can prepare a provisional floorplan, ideally by the start of April.