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Partners in Printing Expo 2021

Partners in Printing Expo is grown to a must-attend industry event held every two years. Photo: PRINTING United Alliance.

PRINTING United Alliance and event partner Empire Screen Printing announced that event registration for the Partners in Printing 2021 Expo is now open.

Partners in Printing celebrates over a decade of hosting the event this year, which takes place July 20-22 at the La Crosse Convention Center in La Crosse, WI with health and safety measures in place. Registration for the three-day event includes a vendor fair with over 100 industry suppliers, Empire Screen Printing plant tours, networking events, concert acts, a charity golf outing, and more.

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The Partners in Printing Expo has grown to a must-attend industry event held every two years offering even more education spanning the hottest topics and trends across the entire printing industry, and exclusive Empire plant tours open to all attendees, including other printers. The printing industry has a major impact on the community in the La Crosse area, employing thousands of printing professionals in both direct and indirect roles.

The vendor fair will include businesses and suppliers from throughout the printing industry, including companies like 3M, Durst, Heidelberg, Mark Andy, Mimaki, Nazdar, swissQprint, Zünd, and more; and will highlight evolving technologies, sustainability, and strengthening small businesses through partnerships.

“The Partners in Printing Expo is designed to strengthen the printing industry as a whole so that all involved can benefit,” said Doug Billings, VP of Sales and Marketing at Empire Screen Printing. “From industrial to commercial printing, we all must work together to adapt to changing technology, improve sustainability, and learn from one another to keep the industry vibrant and strong.

“The past year has been difficult for small businesses and we hope that, by continuing to offer opportunities for education, networking, and innovation; Partners in Printing will fully support ways in which we can continue to move forward together as an industry.”

The three-day event also features a charitable Celebrity Partners in Printing/3M Cup golf outing which will benefit the La Crosse Children’s Museum in La Crosse, WI as well as the Tattoos and Tailgates Concert Series with rock, pop, and country acts. The event is hosted by Chris Kirkpatrick from N’SYNC and includes The Nashville Cartel, Trailer Choir, Hinder, and Tyler Farr. You can find here a list of participating exhibitors.