Countdown Begins for FESPA Global Print Expo 2021
28 July 2021: Exhibitors and visitors are getting ready to do face-to-face business at FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 and European Sign Expo 2021 (12-15 October, RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), in light of the progressive relaxation of COVID restrictions and re-opening of hospitality and live events.
This and other positive developments such as the introduction of the EU Digital COVID Certificate and the steady relaxation of travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for travellers between many European countries, are fuelling business confidence among suppliers and service providers in the speciality print community and building excitement for the return of the sector’s first live international event since 2019.
FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 and the co-located European Sign Expo will bring together over 300 exhibiting companies over 16,000 sq. mtrs. of exhibition space at the RAI in October. Together, they will offer print, textile and visual communications businesses a long-overdue opportunity to see the latest digital wide format, screen, textile printing and signage product innovations ‘in real life’, to touch and try technologies and materials, and to access the expert advice they need in person.
Exhibitors include 3A, Agfa, Ahlstrom Munksjö, Brother, Canon Production Printing, d.gen Inc, Durst, Kornit, M&R, Mimaki Europe, OneVision, Roland DG and STS Inks. Visitors can also enjoy a pared-back feature programme, including the popular Printeriors interior décor showcase and the Wrap Masters vehicle wrapping event.
FESPA CEO Neil Felton comments “After such a long hiatus and so many disappointments, it feels incredible to finally be less than three months away from opening the doors to a live FESPA event. The anticipation from our exhibitors is mounting, and with the restrictions within live events eased, we can deliver an experience that comes as close as possible to what people expect from FESPA. Of course, this year will be different in lots of ways, but European print business owners are telling us that they need live events back to support their planning and investment decisions.”
Participants can rely on all the necessary health and safety precautions relating to COVID, including an enhanced cleaning regime, prominent hand sanitising facilities and wider aisles to allow for optimal visitor flow without bottlenecks. With a view to reducing physical touchpoints where possible, visitors will be able to enter both events using a digital ticket held on their mobile phone and use QR codes around the show to access online versions of brochures, exhibitor marketing collateral, etc.
Registration for FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 is live at www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com and visitors can benefit from a €30 discount on their entry ticket by quoting code FESM110.