During Covid-19, Virtual Events are having a moment, but will it last? Their time to shine is here. Will it be a shift in how events are conducted from here or will it have been their proverbial 15 minutes of fame only to switch back to in-person events?
Open Letter to Our Legislators
Nationally the United States is having to make important decisions regarding how and when we ‘re-open’ cities, states and our ‘normal’ activities.
While none of these decisions are easy and all come with their own unique set of challenges, I thought it was important to speak directly to our legislators as a voice from within the trade show industry.
When Will Trade Shows Return? (updated 3/2/21)
2020 is proving to be the most difficult year for Trade Shows probably since WWII or possibly even the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918/ 1919. The impact is wide spread from a health standpoint and economically. Our heart reels for everyone involved. This is most certainly the biggest challenge facing the industry in modern times.
Exhibitor’s Resource Guide to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
The Exhibition Industry has been hit especially hard by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and that is an understatement.
First of all from all of us at Production Prints, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to everyone affected by this black swan event. Sure, it’s not the first coronavirus in recent memory to have an economic impact (like SARS or MERS), but this one is different.
Trade Shows in the Year 2020 and Beyond
Hard to believe as I write this we are just 4 short months away from it being 2020. I am really dating myself here, but it seems like yesterday we were all hearing about the Y2K bug as we rolled over from 1999 to 2000. Where does the time go?
As we hit another numerical milestone, it has me wondering: What will Trade Shows be like 1 year, 3 years, 10 years and beyond?
How Tariffs Impact Trade Show Displays
One thing we get asked about is how the U.S. tariffs imposed on China imports affects us and the trade show display market. Since we are in the physical product space with many of our frame systems being made out of aluminum and other materials subject to this tariff, it is no surprise that we are indeed affected by the tariffs. I wanted to write an article that talked a little bit about what is impacted and how it is impacting our industry.