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Ahead of the event’s return to the NEC next February, the organisers of Printwear & Promotion Live! have confirmed that several companies will be exhibiting for the first time in 2022.

The only UK exhibition dedicated to the garment decoration industry, Printwear & Promotion Live! regularly hosts more than 120 of the sector’s leading companies.

Among those exhibiting for the first time in Birmingham will be The Brick Factory, a company that offers a fully integrated workflow and e-commerce solution that empowers merchandise producers to grow their businesses at every level.

The company’s MD Colin Clarke explained why it had signed up. ‘We regularly feature in Printwear & Promotion and the online newsletter, and we know that our audience, customers and prospective clients will be there. Visitors should introduce themselves if they produce print on-demand products to show them how to save money, increase productivity and earn more revenue.’

Another debutant in 2022 will be software developer CADlink. The company’s Jennifer Blacow explains why the time was right to exhibit. ‘There has been significant growth in the digital printing specialty markets recently and Printwear & Promotion Live! is the ideal platform to present our solutions. I’m most looking forward to bringing the CADlink team, from all over the world, together again for a professional event.’

Other first-time exhibitors include; embroidery machine supplier Holiauma UK, B2B equipment finance company Shire Leasing and drop-shipping and print-on demand specialist Inkthreadable.

Naturally there will also be a host of companies returning to the event as well. This will include, but is not limited to, outerwear specialist Craghoppers, hospitality and beauty supplier Premier, eco clothing brand Stanley/Stella and everyday apparel specialist Ultimate Clothing Company.

Laura Dutton, marketing coordinator at Premier, commented, ‘Such a lot has happened since we last exhibited at Printwear & Promotion Live! in 2018. We want to emphasise that as a brand we are stronger than ever, having responded to demand and bought out a number of product ranges that supported businesses throughout the pandemic. It will be great to catch up with friendly faces, meet new customers and showcase our new styles for 2022.’