Screen Printing Trade Show Events to Attend in 2024

Posted by Ellie Batchiyska on

One of the best ways to stay on top of industry trends, familiarize yourself with emerging technologies in the field, and network with other screen printing professionals and vendors is to attend trade shows. Taking a look at the year ahead, there are many screen printing trade show events being held that you might want to check out. 


Decorated Apparel Expo (DAX)


What: Created for the embroidery, digital garment decorating and screen printing industries, the Decorated Apparel Expo provides attendees with access to the latest equipment and techniques, supplier networking, industry experts, and more. You can even score free registration if you register before a certain deadline, which varies depending on your desired location. 

Where: Kansas City, MO; Treasure Island, MN; Tinley Park, IL

When: February 23-24, 2024 (MO); March 15-16, 2024 (MN); April 19-20, 2024 (IL)

Registration Link: (Kansas City) (Treasure Island) (Tinley Park)

Graphics Pro Expo


What: Held in five different locations across the US this year, the Graphics Pro Expo is an affordable three day conference built around education, access, and community for the industry. Professionals from various categories will be in attendance, including apparel decorating. Aside from learning new category-specific techniques and skills, attendees can learn how to build their businesses and explore new profit centers. 

Where: Irving, TX; Long Beach, CA; Greater Philadelphia (Oaks), PA; Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC

When: March 7-9, 2024 (TX); June 13-15, 2024 (CA); July 10-12, 2024 (PA); October 3-5, 2024 (IN); November 7-9, 2024 (NC)

Registration Links: (Irving) (Long Beach) (Greater Philadelphia (Oaks) (Indianapolis) (Charlotte)

Impressions Expo


What: A regional trade show created for the decorated apparel industry, attendees will be introduced to new products, networking opportunities, and educational sessions to help them adapt for the changing landscape of the industry. From curated workshops and seminars to keynote speeches, the Impressions Expo agenda is designed to provide you with actionable insights and access to top exhibitors in the space. 

Where: Atlantic City, NJ and Fort Worth, TX

When: March 21-23, 2024 (NJ) and October 24-26, 2024 (TX)

Registration Links: (Atlantic City) (Fort Worth)

Printing United Expo


What: A comprehensive conference for the entire print industry, with exhibits, demos, and education for each community within the industry. Tens of thousands of attendees will be present at the Printing United Expo, spanning categories like graphic installers, labels and packaging, apparel decoration, and more. Attendees can make connections with industry peers, check out new products, try out emerging technologies, and listen to notable keynote speakers

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: September 10-12, 2024

Registration Link: 

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