FESPA 2017 brought together a buoyant speciality printing community, with many exhibitors reporting record sales, and an audience of senior decision-makers coming with an immediate intention to invest.
The event’s ‘global print expo’ strapline was reflected in its diverse international visitor profile, with printers and signmakers coming to Hamburg from 139 countries, making it the most international FESPA ever.
The largest visitor groups were from Germany, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark and Poland, the latter two reflecting the accessibility of the host city for visitors from these countries. Following the success of FESPA Asia in Bangkok in February 2017, the Hamburg event also saw growth in visitors from Asia, representing 10% of total attendance.
11 May 2017
FESPA announced the winners of its 2017 Awards at a celebration dinner held at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg, on Wednesday 10 May, mid-week highlight of FESPA 2017.
The 2017 Awards attracted entries from across 37 countries, with the top prizes being given to entrants from across Europe, Asia and Australasia.
This year’s winning pieces included innovative entries across all categories, 3D printed shoes and more than 30 t-shirt entries. The Special Effect (31 submitted) and Point of Purchase Products - Paper and Board (26 submitted) categories proved to be the most popular among entrants.
Christian Duyckaerts has been inaugurated as the new President of FESPA, the global federation of Associations for the wide-format printing community.
The inauguration took place during the annual FESPA Gala Night on Wednesday 10 May during the FESPA 2017 global print expo in Hamburg, Germany (8 - 12 May).
Christian is FESPA’s 17th President, and will be supported during his term of presidential office by Vice-President Christophe Aussenac.
FESPA and European Sign Expo today announced that its FESPA 2018 global print expo, will take place over four days from Tuesday15 to Friday18 May 2018 at Messe Berlin, Germany.
The next global print expo is expected to cover nine halls of the Berlin Messe showcasing screen, digital and textile printing solutions. FESPA 2018 will again be co-located with European Sign Expo for non-printed visual communication solutions.
FESPA has released Direct, a new service to encourage print professionals around the world to become part of the global print membership community.
FESPA is growing its community, and now has a new way, for people outside its 37 association nations, to join and enjoy a suite of membership benefits.
The idea behind FESPA Direct was created when the global print community showed an interest in joining FESPA, but couldn’t because there was not a local Association in their country.
04 Apr 2017
With just over a month until the doors open on European Sign Expo, we give you a little taster of the product solutions and industry information you can expect to see at the show.
Taking place from 8-12 May 2017 at the Hamburg Messe, European Sign Expo 2017 will be the most comprehensive edition of the event in its five-year history, with 75 exhibitors representing over 200 suppliers, covering channel lettering, illuminated signage including LED and neon, etching, engraving, and dimensional and architectural signage.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to explore a wide variety of applications, technologies and materials, while also networking with the leading suppliers in the signage and visual communications industry.
20 Mar 2017
This year enjoy unlimited access to over 100 free seminars across 5 days of European Sign Expo and FESPA 2017. Sit in on compelling sessions from experts and be inspired by cutting-edge industry developments.
FESPA has announced its comprehensive seminar programme for the shows, delivering key insights and market knowledge across the sign-making, digital, screen, industrial, textile and interior printing industries.
Developed with some of the leading experts within the industry, the seminar schedule offers educational content from key note speakers, which will be delivered daily in one seminar theatre.
FESPA is launching its second global Print Census, with the first surveys being completed at FESPA Asia in Bangkok (15-17 February 2017). Through this far-reaching survey of the global speciality printing community, FESPA aims to update its insight into key trends in the market, support its understanding of the challenges and opportunities for printers, and help to shape FESPA’s own product offering for the future.
FESPA’s dedicated non-printed signage and visual communications event, European Sign Expo, has today launched its 2017 campaign, under the strapline Dare to Create Different.
European Sign Expo 2017 (Messe Hamburg, 8-12 May 2017) will be the most comprehensive edition of the event in its five-year history, with 75 exhibitors representing over 200 suppliers, covering channel lettering, illuminated signage including LED and neon, etching, engraving, and dimensional and architectural signage. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to explore a wide variety of applications, technologies and materials, while also networking with the leading suppliers in the signage and visual communications industry.