The 16th edition of the biennial Labelexpo Americas, held from September 25-27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, will go down as the largest to date. According to organizers, 487 exhibitors were spread across more than 203,500 square feet of floor space, with almost 30 percent of exhibitors new to this year’s show.
Organizers also reported 16,413 total attendees, an increase from year’s past. Even day three of the show, which is traditionally quieter, recorded 11 percent more attendees than the same day in 2016.
“The tremendous feedback we’ve had from exhibitors and visitors alike at this year’s Labelexpo Americas demonstrates that there’s a real momentum in the industry right now, and that was reflected in the buyer’s mood, with numerous sales achieved on the show floor and a strong international focus,” says Tasha Ventimiglia, Labelexpo Americas event director. “This year’s theme, ‘Explore your Future,’ really was evident, with more fascinating innovations than ever before providing even more choice for buyers, and a significant increase in exhibitors. It really shows that press manufacturers and the industry supply chain are upping their game.”
The next Labelexpo Americas is scheduled for September 15-17, 2020.