MA Exhibitions and PrintWeek deliver a show designed for the industry, by the industry – PrintWeekLive!

06 April 2017

Across its two days, over 2,200 visitors attended PrintWeekLive! from 1,000 companies, with more than 80% of attendees manager level or above.

In the Autumn of 2015 PrintWeek began a quantitive research project to discover if the UK print industry wanted a national show, and if it did what that show would look like. The result of that six-month research project was to launch the inaugural PrintWeekLive!

Between the 8th – 9th March, the Wasps Arena, Coventry, welcomed more than 2,200 visitors from 1,000 companies across the annual show’s two days. Visitors were attracted by the event’s combination of a show floor featuring the latest technology, workshop theatres promoting best practice and a conference schedule boasting a number of inspirational speakers.

Heidelberg UK's managing director, Gerard Heanue said 'I was very impressed by the level of customers that attended and we had some very meaningful discussions with them. It was definitely a worthwhile event for the UK industry. The exhibition, the conference and the workshops generated food for thought on how people can grow their businesses.'

MA Exhibitions managing director, Ed Tranter, emphasised his team’s commitment to the successful show and its future: ‘An event like PrintWeekLive! is a year in the planning and making and now that the doors are closed and the wait is over, I am truly delighted with the result. Events are about delivering on promises, but 2017 is just a beginning and we have exciting plans already underway to help make the second year even better than the first.

The 2018 event will take place at the Wasps Arena, Coventry on the 7th – 8th March 2018.

About MA Exhibitions

MA Exhibitions was established in 2015 to house the Mark Allen Group’s growing portfolio of exhibitions. Through our market-leading brands, MA Exhibitions now organises some of the UK’s largest trade shows in their markets, including the Engineering Design Show, Nursery World Show, Manufacturing & Engineering North-East, Manufacturing Management Show, Packaged and Dental Showcase. Many of our shows have been recognised for their success, innovation and customer experience.

We have a highly talented team of exhibition professionals, who have years of years of experience in organising award-winning exhibitions. Our teams are embedded in their markets. As a result, associations and organisations ask to partner with us to help them deliver world-class service and execution of their events.

For further information, contact Rikki Bhachu, Head of Marketing, MA Exhibitions on email: or tel: 020 7738 5454

MA Exhibitions
St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road,
London, SE24 0PB

Registered in England. No. 02120366

About PrintWeek

PrintWeek is the most widely read printing industry title in the UK, providing a true cross-section of the industry. Every fortnight, PrintWeek is sent to more than 8,300 printing professionals, ranging from small and medium enterprises to the largest and most influential printing companies in the UK.

It has an unrivalled reputation for the best stories in printing and associated sectors, including paper and pre-media. It provides key decision-makers with more news about contracts, plant and technology than any other title. Equally it is recognised for its incisive comment on key industry issues, as well as informative and entertaining features. PrintWeek is also invaluable for classified recruitment and equipment advertising.

For further information, contact Darryl Danielli, Editor and Publisher, MA Exhibitions on email: or tel: 020 7738 5454

MA Business Ltd
St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road,
London, SE24 0PB

Registered in England. No. 06779864