Sign & Digital UK 2019
The buzz is mounting throughout the print, display, décor and sign industries for Sign & Digital UK 2019 (SDUK) – the must-attend event for the retail sector.
With leading brands planning to impress and delight visitors, the show returns to the Birmingham’s NEC from 2 to 4 April with nearly 200 exhibitors. The stage is set as the place to see product launches and new innovations – with experts on hand to demonstrate applications and share best practice.
This free-to-attend event will also give visitors the opportunity to learn from industry and business experts through a host of debates, keynotes and live demonstrations taking place across the three-day show.
In this current transformative climate, a day spent at SDUK offers visitors the opportunity to broaden their networks and keep on top of the latest innovations and trends, something which is crucial for any retail business looking to grow.
Jane Lewis, marketing manager for the show, said: “It has been a tumultuous year for a number of sectors, with retail being no exception. As markets and consumer attitudes continue to change, the key to staying ahead of the game is through innovation, growing your network and making connections, and we’re so pleased to be capturing this in our 2019 show, through our Face of Innovation theme. A day spent at Sign & Digital UK for design and production staff working across the retail sector would be an insightful, educational and uplifting look at innovations and prospects for their industry.”
Connect with industry-leading brands
SDUK is an essential space for retail specialists to discover new technologies and meet with other like-minded people whilst learning from the experts. Big names set to exhibit in the interior signage and décor sectors include: Antalis, Spandex, Ultima Displays, CMYUK, Epson, Signmaster Systems, Very Displays, Roland DG (UK) and many more!
First-time exhibitors, for those wanting to discover something new, include: ABC Display Industry, Liquid Lens Systems, Premier Paper Group, PROTEK srl, Signzworld, Solar Illuminations, Target Transfers, Trade Sign Shop, UK Feather Flags and Viscom LEDs & Frames.
For the full list of exhibitors, visit www.signuk.com/exhibitors .
What to expect from workshops & seminars
Incorporating the theme of The Face of Innovation, the 2019 show is set to be the most collaborative year yet. The new approach started with visitors being invited to shape the show, by asking the questions they’d most like to see answered on the Main Stage. These suggestions and feedback are being incorporated into the three-day education programme, so visitors can discover these insights tailored to their requests first hand.
Fresh interactive features will work in tandem with a fully-packed seminar programme, exploring topical and relevant issues from sustainability to personalisation and from display solutions to signage.
One not-to-miss event is this years’ Signmakers Workshop. Trainer Paul Hughes will be in the Sign Trade Pavilion constructing an entire shopfront over the course of the show, using and demonstrating some of the industry’s latest tips and techniques.
The Adobe, Corel and CADLink theatres will also be back with training in the latest software. Adobe will be introducing Premiere Rush CC, the company’s newest product which is the first cloud-based video editing tool.
Fresh for this year is the Digital Signage Zone – a dedicated area for visitors to meet with potential partners to help them expand their businesses into Digital Signage Solutions.
As previous years, seminars and workshops don’t require booking and are all free to attend. A full schedule can be found on the website, along with downloadable articles and guides from sign & digital explains.
Live demonstration highlights
This year SDUK has teamed up with key suppliers for a number of live-demo workshops, where visitors can learn practical insights first hand using the latest technologies.
HEXIS Competition – contestants have the chance to win prizes up to the value of £5,500-along with the title of Best UK Installer 2019 by taking part in the Hexis Battle UK Wrap Contest.
Antalis – will be hosting Décor Live Demonstrations, which offer practical ideas and applications for POS, vinyl floor graphics, window graphics, wallcoverings and car wrapping.
New for the 2019 show is the ‘Retail is Detail’ demonstration area – keep an eye on the show website for more information.
With more announcements due to come in the leadup to the show, stay tuned to hear plans for this year’s Main Stage and Digital Signage Theatre.
For current show information and to register for free entry, please visit www.signanddigitaluk.com.