Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) is back, and the excitement and expectations are higher than ever. Some of the biggest names in the industry, like Roland DG, Epson UK, Premier, Hexis UK, Vivid Laminating Technologies and swissQprint, have booked their stand, and many more have rebooked with larger stands and innovative plans.
Event director, Jenny Matthew, says, “After the success of the 2022 show, which saw the industry feeling its way back to normality, 2023 promises to be a no-holds-barred celebration of all that is good and great in the wonderful world of sign-making and large-format digital printing. I have spoken to many people who say that SDUK 2023 will be their first opportunity to see the latest technology and innovation in person for years, and they can’t wait. And neither can we!”
As well as a broad and diverse range of exhibitors, SDUK is running a series of features designed to educate and inform sign-makers of all shapes, sizes and experience levels. The ever-popular UK Wrap Battle 2023, hosted by HEXIS, will run throughout the show, giving visitors a rare chance to see the very best of the vehicle wrapping profession as they demonstrate their skills in a battle of speed and accuracy to claim the title of Best UK Installer 2023.
At the Sign Studio, hosted by experienced sign-maker Paul Hughes, visitors will have the chance to learn more about the basics of vinyl application, vehicle livery, wall coverings and more. “I will be giving practical, hands-on demonstrations designed to inform people looking to take their first steps in vinyl application, as well as those wanting to add to and develop their skills. There will even be something for more seasoned pros on the hunt for the very latest tips and tricks,” says Paul.
The International Sign Association UK (ISA-UK) is back to host the SDUK Explains Lounge. Building on its popularity last year, there will be a full programme of presentations covering a broad range of topics designed to support sign-makers looking to develop their skills and build revenue opportunities to help them can compete more effectively in the market. The programme will include presentations and discussions that look at the most pressing matters many sign-makers are facing today. This includes how to address the skills shortage and encourage more young people into sign-making, the latest regulations and their impact and how to build and nurture sustainable growth. There will also be practical and informative sessions covering the latest products and technology, sign-making skills and discussions on what the future holds for the industry.
At the Sign Surgery alongside the SDUK Explains Lounge, visitors will have the chance to speak and ask questions directly to ISA-UK directors. Craig Brown, CEO of the ISA UK, says, “We want the Sign Surgery to be a vibrant and welcoming place where visitors come to discuss the issues and challenges most important to them. ISA members with decades of experience in all areas of sign-making will be available throughout the show to answer questions and discuss real business issues. As a group, we have pretty much seen and lived it all in signage, and this is a rare opportunity to be able to share this knowledge with fellow sign-makers.”
Zoe Crockett, Head of Marketing for SDUK, concludes. “Our aim is to bring the sign and digital industry a show that is suitable for everyone – from novice sign-makers hoping to build their business connections to industry veterans looking to keep their fingers on the pulse of the very latest industry developments and future trends. The schedule will be jam-packed with fantastic exhibitors and exciting features to ensure that visitors will be informed and inspired by everything they find at SDUK 2023.”
With some big announcements still yet to be made, stay connected to discover further exciting SDUK news being released in the run-up to this year’s show.
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