NZ Sign + Print Expo

The New Zealand Sign and Display Association has been playing a pivotal role in the sign industry within New Zealand for more than fifty years and initiatives, such as the NZ Sign Expo are just one of the many proactive ways that the NZSDA engages and interacts with the wider sign industry within New Zealand.

It has since been labeled New Zealand’s biggest graphics, sign, display, large format print, and allied industries event.  The first show back in Auckland 2012 was an unqualified success, with all exhibition space selling out with approx. 800 in attendance and exhibitors unanimously agreed that the show was well worth the time and energy put in.  Since its successful debut in Auckland, the NZSDA has held four Sign Expos following Auckland in Wellington 2014, and Christchurch 2016 and our last Expo was held back in Auckland in 2018.  With the return of the NZ Sign Expo to Auckland, the exhibitors and suppliers of the industry voted that it would now remain in Auckland and is now the home of this Industry Event.

The 2020 NZ Sign Expo was postponed, due to the COVID-19 worldwide outbreak.  It created uncertain times and challenges worldwide and it was therefore agreed to postpone until 2021.

2021 came and went as uncertainty remained throughout this year and therefore all stakeholders involved int he Expo agreed to cancel until further notice.

The past 2 years presented many challenging times, however, good things also came from this, in the way that more businesses and aligning industries began to collaborate and work together on common goals and visions.  The NZSDA recognised that the Print NZ Association also had similar goals, connections, and suppliers to the Sign Industry and so this lead us to invite Print NZ Association to join and assist with the organisation of the NZ Sign Expo.  The value for both industries by bringing both Print and Sign suppliers together under one roof at one time is clever and just makes sense, as we work together to bring a more inclusive and diverse range of products and supplies to the Sign & Print industry, that very much overlap in modern sign and print shops.

Therefore our Sign Expo has evolved, to recongise the sign of the times and renamed, the NZ Sign + Print Expo.  The Expo will now take place in July 2023, Auckland.

NZ Sign + Print Expo  |  Create, Make & Innovate
5-8 July 2023  | Auckland
Due Drop Event Centre
770 Great South Road, Manukau

5 July, Wednesday 5-8pm
Invite only.
Key stakeholders from the Print and Sign Industry and Aligning Industries, Conference Delegates, Suppliers and Exhibitors.
Expo Exposed will offer those invited to an exclusive viewing of Exhibitor’s offerings, and stand deals.  Guests will vote for the best small and large stands and judges will award the winners on the night. Beverages and catering will be provided throughout the evening.

6th July, Thursday 9-5pm
Expo opens the doors to industry and the public.  Exhibitors will have on stand deals and promotions.  Wrap Challenges will commence throughout the day, and also our learning hub will provide hands-on opportunities to get up close to technologies, old school sign techniques, or to quiz an expert on designing hacks.  Learn more about special deals and offers from our business network partners with EWP and first aid courses, and bespoke business Insurance and Health plans for members.  Coffee and food carts are available onsite.  Complimentary parking.

7th July, Friday 9-5pm
Day Two replicates Day One as above, however, we will hold the Wrap Challenge Finals in the Afternoon.  Coffee and food carts are available onsite.  Complimentary parking.

8th July, Saturday 9-12pm
Open for everyone, if you haven’t managed to get along during the week then Saturday morning is for you!  Coffee will be available on-site and complimentary parking.  No Food carts will be available on Saturday.

To Register to come along to the NZ Sign + Print Expo 2023, head along to our booking platform here:

Furthermore, if you are a supplier to the industry or you believe that your industry aligns with the Sign & Print industry and would like to exhibit – we still have stands available, so just get intouch and we can send your an Exhibitors pack.

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