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FESPA

FESPA

Munich, Germany
Industry
Industry:
Books, Paper, Printing, Graphic Design
Organizer
Organizer:
FESPA
Event website
Event website:
FESPA
Frequency
Frequency:
1 year

COVID-19 Venue And Event Updates 

The 2023 edition of FESPA will occur in Messe Munich in Germany. The event will take place as a live expo between 23.05.2023 and 26.05.2023. Due to Germany removing its domestic Covid-19 safety restrictions in April 2022, the venue will not feature safety precautions such as the 3G entry policy. Participants will be advised to follow recommendable steps such as wearing surgical masks in indoor areas. At present, attendees will not be required to show 3G entry documents upon arrival in the country despite its travel limitations. Yet, if their departure location is an area with a virus variant of concern, they will have to quarantine for 14 days. Currently, there are no countries with such a designation.  

Introduction

FESPA is an annual trade show that serves as the central event for five industries. These are the printing, paper, media production, marketing and advertising sector. The fair serves as the leading presentation stage for showcasing the newest trends and latest innovations. FESPA is additionally the leading event for experts seeking to expand their industry-related knowledge. The fair often attracts a diverse group of professionals looking to form new partnerships or discuss the latest challenges. This includes CEOs and market representatives opting to form new business connections and make new investments. FESPA takes place in a different European city and venue. Example locations that have served as hosting sites include Messe Berlin, Amsterdam RAI and ExCeL London. Other locations that have accommodated the fair include Messe Cologne as well as Ifema — Feria de Madrid. 

What is FESPA's Business Profile?

FESPA receives professionals from 5 industries due to its relevance and importance to them. Attending professionals include experts such as: 

  • Media production specialists
  • T-shirt printers.
  • Promotional production makers,
  • Team Assemblers
  • Media producers
  • Printer operators
  • Paper goods machine setters, operators, tenders
  • Art Directors
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Printing Press Assistants
  • Embroiderers
  • Bindery Workers
  • Print operators
  • Digital marketers
  • Signage solution manufacturers and providers
  • Quality Control Engineers
  • Operating Engineers
  • Paper Processing Workers
  • Interior decorators
  • Graphic makers, designers, producers.
  • Bookbinders
  • Advertising Coordinators
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Marketing Analysts and specialists
  • End-user customers.
  • Advertising managers and experts
  • Prepress technicians and workers
  • Printing machine makers

Many leading enterprises attend as exhibitors at FESPA. Among them are Agfa, 3A, Durst and Brother.

Event Highlights

FESPA is among the leading events for professionals from five industries. This is due to the trade show allowing them to achieve several important business goals. Among the objectives which the fair allows professionals to complete are networking and conducting onsite business. Additionally, professionals can opt to expand their specialist knowledge and gain recognition. FESPA also enables experts to gain a detailed overview of the industries and learn about the latest trends. 

Experts can opt to complete such goals by taking part in one or more sub-events. FESPA is an international trade fair with a detailed event schedule. This includes various sub-events such as expos, contests, discussions and training. One of the central events to take place is the exposition where start-ups and leading companies present their latest wares. The exhibition allows them to conduct business onsite, gain recognition and examine new trends. This is due to the exposition providing opportunities to network with other professionals including company owners, digital experts and others. The expo features a broad range of product groups. Example product groups include textile, screen and digital printing. 

FESPA provide ample opportunities for gaining recognition. Apart from the mentioned exhibition, these include a diverse group of competitions and awards. One such example is World Wrap Masters Europe. This is a sub-event consisting of three primary aspects - the competition, the live demonstrations and the training workshops. The training workshops feature various leading wrap instructors providing information by sharing their knowledge and experience. Such workshops allow professionals to expand their knowledge and skills. The demonstrations perform a similar role by enabling experts to observe various techniques. This enables experts to hone their skills and network. Often, the topics of discussion during the workshops and demonstrations are novel techniques and materials. They can also discuss challenges such as creating novel sustainable wrap installations. The competition is the main aspect of the World Wrap Masters Europe. It is the sub-event during which aspiring professionals and experts can present their innovation and creativity by creating novel wrap installations. 

The Printeriors is among the leading sub-events of FESPA as well. It is the central meeting location for the decoration and interior design printing sector. This is due to the event allowing them to present the latest bespoke wares. Each of the exhibited products at the expo is created through the use of two or more technologies from the co-occurring Global Print Expo. Printeriors also coincides with the World Wrap Masters allowing professionals to take part in both sub-events. It also allows professionals such as printers, designers and manufacturers to present their latest wares. The co-occurring Global Print Expo serves as the central hub for presenting new cutting, printing, film and vinyl manufacturing technologies. It is also the location for meeting experts such as printing technicians and assistants. 

Experts and professionals from five industries should consider attending FESPA. The sectors that should opt to participate are media production, paper, printing, marketing and advertising. Professionals who take part in the event include: 

  • Media production specialists
  • T-shirt printers.
  • Promotional production makers,
  • Team Assemblers
  • Media producers
  • Printer operators
  • Paper goods machine setters, operators, tenders
  • Art Directors
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Printing Press Assistants
  • Embroiderers
  • Bindery Workers
  • Print operators
  • Digital marketers
  • Signage solution manufacturers and providers
  • Quality Control Engineers
  • Operating Engineers
  • Paper Processing Workers
  • Interior decorators
  • Graphic makers, designers, producers.
  • Bookbinders
  • Advertising Coordinators
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Marketing Analysts and specialists
  • End-user customers.
  • Advertising managers and experts
  • Prepress technicians and workers
  • Printing machine makers

Logistics

FESPA Ltd organises FESPA at a different city and venue every year. The event takes place for 4 days at the designated location and features different visiting hours. During the initial 3 days of the annual edition, attendees can visit between 10 am and 6 pm. For the fourth and final day participants can visit the fair between 10 am and 3 pm. Venues that have served as hosting locations for FESPA include Messe Berlin, Amsterdam RAI, ExCeL London and Messe Cologne. They also include IFEMA - Feria de Madrid, one of Madrid’s leading exhibition centres. 

Each of the mentioned exhibition centres is easy to access. This is because of the extensive public transport links connecting each venue, Messe Cologne, for example, has connections that allow reaching the site from the central railway station and airport. Because of the mentioned links, you can access the venue in 11 and 21 minutes, respectively. Likewise, you will reach Messe Berlin from the airport in 40 minutes and from the central station in 15. Amsterdam RAI is just as close to Amsterdam’s main transportation hubs. For instance, you can access the exhibition centre from the Schiphol airport in 17 minutes.

Each city that serves as the hosting location of FESPA is a large metropolis or popular tourist destination. They also feature an extensive public transport system of buses, trains, metros and taxis. Due to such opportunities travelling within and around the cities is easy and time-saving. For example, you can reach Berlin’s centre from the airport in 40 minutes. You can also access nearby communities such as Oranienburg in 28 minutes by using transport such as trains or buses. Many of the hosting cities feature information kiosks close to the transport stations which allows you to buy detailed city maps. 

All hosting cities provide an extensive range of accommodation and dining alternatives. This enables finding resting and dining locations that will suit your needs and preferences. For example, there are ample hostels, guest houses, apartments and hotels within Berlin. Likewise, Cologne, Amsterdam and Madrid also provide such options. Each city also features a diverse range of eateries including markets, bars, restaurants, and clubs. When considering areas to stay in, opt for popular tourist destinations. Such include the Plantage district in Amsterdam or the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood in Berlin.

Audience and statistics

Because of its significance to five industries, FESPA receives a large group of attendants. As a result, the fair’s editions often exceed 18 000 visitors and tend to feature 600 exhibitors. For instance, the 2018 rendition included 700 exhibitors. It also received over 20 000 visitors. These include professionals from the printing, media production, advertising, marketing and paper industries. More than 100 countries take part in FESPA. Among them are nations such as the USA, the UK, Spain, Turkey, and the Netherlands. They also feature countries such as Belgium, China, Germany and France. 

Affordable hotels near FESPA

Trade Fair Trips Ltd is here to take care of your travel arrangements, so you can focus on preparing for FESPA. With a variety of excellent hotel offers at competitive rates to choose from, you are guaranteed to receive the best hotel prices for FESPA. Location is a crucial component to the success of any business trip, which is why we focus on hotels close to Messe Berlin. We can help in a variety of other ways as well. This includes placing reservations on meeting facilities and handling the installation of your show booth.

Past Editions 

2021 Edition

FESPA 2021 served as the symbol of a successful printing industry restart. The 2021 edition of the fair took place at Amsterdam RAI between October 12th and 15th 2021. The format of the event was a face-to-face exhibition with strict COVID-19 prevention measures in place. These included professionals presenting 3G certificates and wearing masks. Over 100 countries attended the fair resulting in 7850 visitors participating. This included nations such as Germany, Spain, Poland and the UK. 

2022 Edition

The 2022 edition of FESPA was a live trade fair that took place between May 31st, 2022 and June 3rd, 2022. It was held in Messe Berlin, which, due to the improving pandemic situation, did not feature Covid-19 safety precautions. The event received 375 exhibitors, with 11,647 trade visitors from 126 countries inspecting their wares. Over 60% of the attendees had final buying power or influence. Furthermore, 53% of them were prepared to invest during and after the event.

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How to get to FESPA
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Munich International Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

 

By car
By car:

30 mins when travelling from Munich International Airport

30 mins when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

61 mins when travelling from Munich International Airport

35 mins when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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