Fespa Amsterdam 2016

On the 10th anniversary, Fespa invites print service provider (PSP) to become a hero in the Fespa digital print Digital 2016 in Amsterdam scheduled from 8-11 March. The four-day event will be separated between the seven spaces, includes more than 40, 000 sq/meter area at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre, the Netherlands.

The theme of the event is based on the three superheroes, showing off the technology at the exhibition; Digiman (digital printing), textiles (textile printing) Women and ESEman (signage). The Fespa visitors will also have access to the blog from Digimon, textiles and Women ESEman, discuss industry trends and themes.

Opportunities at the exhibition
European Sign Expo, will take place along with the Fespa Digital 2016, showing innovation in non-print embossed. First held, Fespa textiles, will offer visitors of textile printing is dedicated to digital decoration including clothing, textiles and interior signage.

This event focused on digital technology and applications, unlike the global exhibition that is larger and more comprehensive and Fespa Digital was unveiled at the same venue in 2006. After the completion of the Fespa Amsterdam, the event was held in Geneva (2008), Amsterdam (2009), Hamburg (2011), Barcelona (2012) and Munich (2014).

Fespa, the Director of the Division, Roz Mcguinness said, “we are excited to be back in the same place where it all began, Amsterdam, for the year of the next event. From 2006, it’s fantastic to see how both technology and the event has been maturing during that time period. Currently, we have 200 plus exhibitors from at our launch event.”

Roz concluded, “in 2016, we would like to recreate a new story and the impact with the event. The superhero theme emphasized on digital; along with textiles and signage, has become a real opportunity for wide format printers for 10 years. Superhero characters can be applied to print our digital society. Digital technology gives the printer, extra strength and potential to develop their enterprises and like our superheroes, they’re more powerful when combined.”

Fespa Shanghai 2015

FESPA China in 2015, which took place from 21-23 October in partnership with CSGIA at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai proved to be yet another success for FESPA, with 9447 unique visitors attend over a period of three days. The visitor’s data shows that almost 50% of those who attended was the primary decision makers for their business, showing the high calibre of the participants that the event interesting.

With 357 exhibitors, this year’s event is 14% greater than Prime FESPA 2013 in Shanghai, China with new products and technology in digital, screen and wide format printing textiles in the show. 10% of participants back in a few days, with the significant interest shown by visitors from abroad as well as the PSP of China. 12% of visitors come from outside the Mainland of China, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, Korea, India, Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia, among others, with 81 countries in total were represented.

Post event survey highlighted that 54% of respondents in the region involved in textile printing. This is supported by the level of interest shown in the ‘ Dream ‘ and New Opportunities forum and Conference sessions focusing textile which took place on October 22 in both China and the United Kingdom. Visitors attend the session to hear from businesses such as Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Co. Ltd., Southtec Fine Chemical and Watts Polyurethane.

It highlights the opportunities for the expansion and diversification as a key to business success is high on the agenda of the FESPA, and Ole Solskin, World Wrap Masters Judges held the popular demonstration on the potential for vehicle wrap as a lucrative new opportunity for the PSP in this region. In addition, the t-shirt screen printing workshops run by President Taublieb Consulting and screen printing teacher, Charlie Taublieb brings a large number of visitors who want to learn the latest techniques and screen print your own t-shirt design them.

Roz McGuinness, FESPA Division Director comments: “Chinese FESPA 2015 is the third event in China and is second in Shanghai and once again vibrant, buzzing exhibition showcasing the latest technologies and solutions, and provides an excellent business platform for local and international companies. The feedback we’ve had so far from exhibitors and visitors alike has been very positive, especially the many opportunities to share knowledge. We are always striving to meet the requirements of the current printer and inspire them with opportunities for growth and diversification, and very happy that we have achieved this once again. ”