The NZSDA has postponed this year’s conference and NZ Sign Expo. It will host some events online.
The NZSDA says that, “With so much uncertainty with event planning in Auckland over the next six months, we regret to advise that we will be postponing our NZ Sign Expo until 2022. This decision was not made lightly. It was in consultation with our sponsors and key suppliers that had booked at the Expo. The majority, if not all, advised this was the best decision to make for this year as they want to be able to bring awesome onstand displays and promotions. However, the investment to bring this to the floor in such an uncertain next six months is just not feasible for many.”
AGM Zooms in June
The NZSDA will release dates for 2022 at its AGM, which will take place via Zoom in June. Its other events, such as Awards of Excellence, Apprentice of the Year and the NZSDA Conference will move online. It also proposes to to present a ‘One Night Only’ event via live stream. This will combine both the NZ Sign Expo and Awards of Excellence on July 8. The NZSDA will reveal how these will work during March and April. This event will be invite only, hopefully including sponsors, suppliers and sign makers. But it will depend on level restrictions at the time.
The NZSDA Conference will comprise of a series of learning webinars from its already booked in speakers. It will also feature other business partners and industry experts over four weeks in July.
The NZSDA events join other postponed or cancelled industry shows such as drupa.