The leading signmaking, display solutions and digital print show

Reuniting, with an all new show, at the NEC, Birmingham - 2-4 March 2021 in Halls 17 & 18. 


New ways to discover the leading signmaking, display solutions and digital printing show

Sign & Digital UK - NEC, Birmingaham 

Sign & Digital UK - NEC, Birmingaham 

The leading signmaking, display solutions and digital print show. Returning to Birmingham’s NEC with an all new show - 2-4 March 2021 in Halls 17 & 18.

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Next event: Materials & Substrates

Next event: Materials & Substrates

Gaining a Material Advantage

Printing materials and substrates for the retail, events and hospitality sectors


As we move jerkily into a post-Covid world, it’s time to take a more positive and creative look at printing materials for marketing promotions, information and graphic displays in the retail, events and hospitality sectors.

This online event, presented by SD Online, will provide you with all the necessary tools to help you get to grips with the very latest materials technology and business opportunities. 

More recently, the sign and display industry has been focused on acrylic and perspex screens, rudimentary floor, surface and pop-up graphics for directions and basic safety messages. With this online event, we want to help sign-makers get back to their core business by showcasing how you can better work with your customers to maximise business opportunities. 

This SD Online event will include: 

  • What the future holds for retail and hospitality sectors and how to maximise business
  • The latest developments in office graphics and future opportunities in events graphics
  • How you can better work with your customers to create eye-catching self-adhesive surface graphics in the retail and hospitality sectors
  • A closer look at some of the latest innovations in materials and substrates
  • Hear directly from sign-makers on their experiences and strategies for making money in the current economic climate

This is an interactive opportunity to ask questions and talk to experts from all areas of the industry, including manufacturers, suppliers and sign-makers.

Featuring industry keynote by Global Retail Innovator & Influencer - Steve Lister. 

Over the last 15 years Steve Lister has been recognised globally for helping brands and retailers to reinvent in-store shopper marketing strategies to increase impact and engagement to win against competitors. He has travelled extensively around the globe, experiencing different retail formats to gather consumer insights for global retailers and brands. 

We are delighted to have him share his views on the current state of the market from your customers point of view. 

Also featuring Ed Currer from Vinyl Impressions who will provide further insights into delivering high quality graphics solutions to the office space. In addition, as a leading supplier to the events industry, he will give us an update on where he sees the future business opportunities for this market.

A number of suppliers will be showcasing their latest offerings first-hand and will have technical experts on-hand to answer all your questions. 


9.30am – 9.45am: Networking & Visit Expo Booths 

9.45am – 9.50am: Welcome from your hosts Colin Gillman & Jack Gocher

9.55am – 10.15am: Technical session + Q&A Architectural (Surface Graphics) 

10.15am – 10.30 am: Coffee break, Networking & Visit Expo Booths 

10.30am – 11.15am: Talking heads session – Retail, Events and hospitality application focus. 

We bring together experts in the field of retail and hospitality to help you understand the latest in substrates technology and how to deliver the solutions your customers are looking for. Including: Steve Lister, Global Retail Innovator and Influencer, Ed Currer, Vinyl Impressions and more

11.15am – 11.30am: Networking & Visit Expo Booths 



RECEPTION – view the schedule 
LIVE CHAT – introduce yourself, comment, ask questions, contribute to polls and make connections with other delegates  
EVENT STAGE and SESSIONS – where the action happens 
NETWORKING – meet fellow delegates face-to-face for up to 3 minutes. Click connect to share details and build your relationship offline
EXHIBITION BOOTHS – meet the event partners and leading technical experts in a dedicated area 



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