Print World Trade Show Stops the Presses a Week before Opening

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Toronto—The organizers of Print World Trade Show announced the cancellation of this Fall’s exhibition in Toronto just eight days before it was to take place.

There was no announcement about rescheduling the November 19-21 show at Enercare Centre. “Due to many unfortunate circumstances that were not in our control, we have had to make this hard decision,” Alexander “Sandy” Donald, Show Manager and President of North Island Publishing Ltd., said in an email to show participants.

Donald did not immediately respond to Trade Show Executive’s request for further explanation, and exhibitors were urged to subscribe to the show’s digital newsletter for updates on a possible rescheduling. A spokeswoman for Enercare Center was unable to shed any light on the development as well.

Exhibitors had been required to pay their booth fees in full by August 1. Floor space was rented at $24 per square foot.

Print World Trade Show serves the short-run printing segment of the overall printing industry and was projecting roughly 125,000 square feet of exhibit space this year. It would have been the final show in a busy 2016 calendar highlighted by Graph Expo and the massive drupa in Germany.

The show was launched as a regional exhibition in 1986 and posted a show record attendance of 10,000 in 2006.

Reach Sandy Donald at (905) 625-7070, x230, or s.donald@northisland.ca