The organizer of Labelexpo Global Series has confirmed revised dates for two of its shows in the Americas due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. Labelexpo Americas 2021, previously scheduled to take place from 23 to 25 March, moves back three months to June 8 to 10. The rescheduled show remains at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, US. The inaugural Labelexpo Mexico, scheduled to occur from 23 to 25 June 2021, will now take place between 26 to 28 April 2023 at World Trade Center, Mexico City. In addition, the annual Label Summit Latin America will return in 2022. Further details will be confirmed in due course.
Tasha Ventimiglia, Labelexpo’s event director for the Americas, said, “The impact of the ongoing Covid-19 situation has been far-reaching across the Americas and, given the vast amount of preparation that goes into our shows, changing the dates are not decisions we take lightly. However, the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff must, as before, remain our top priority. Taking into consideration our wider show portfolio, postponing Labelexpo Americas 2021 by three months to June, and moving Labelexpo Mexico back to 2023, will allow us to plan and deliver the safest, most successful events possible.”
“Throughout this pandemic, the label and package printing industry has continued to be an essential business. We know how vitally important Labelexpo Americas is for triggering business between converters and manufacturers and advancing North America’s domestic market. Next year, this much-needed show will play a vital role in recovering the region’s label and package printing industry and its supply chain post-Covid-19.
“We are fully committed to delivering safe and successful events across the Americas in 2021 and beyond, and will continue to follow all local government advice, as well as that of the CDC, World Health Organization and our partners.”
According to the organizers, health and safety measures being implemented at Labelexpo Americas 2021 will include wider exhibitor floor aisles of 15 feet (compared to 10 feet), allowing for social distancing, enhanced cleaning routines, clear venue signage, and revised registration areas.
Ventimiglia added, “I’d like to thank all our Labelexpo exhibitors and local partners for their continued understanding during these last few months. I urge everyone involved in the label and package printing industry across the Americas to embrace the opportunity to help our community plan for the future by taking part in our shows in the US, Mexico and the wider region.”
The biennial Labelexpo Americas is part of the Labelexpo Global Series, which in 2019 marked its 40th anniversary at Labelexpo Europe.
Organized by Tarsus Group, the international business-to-business media group, the 2018 edition of Labelexpo Americas reported 16,413 attendees from 86 countries. With a show floor size of 203,642 sqft, it was claimed to be the largest in its history. 487 exhibitors took part, and 30% of which were newcomers.