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The 2021 edition of FESPA’s Global Print Expo has been rescheduled to October 12th to October 15th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The venue of choice is still the Amsterdam RAI in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As this will be an in-person event, the highest hygiene and safety protocols will be observed.
When we talk about FESPA we talk about FESPA Global Print Expo, which boasts about being the largest speciality and wide format print exhibition. It’s a platform where exhibitors deliver the next generation of trends and innovations for the printing industry and what’s special about this international exhibition is the wide net that it casts.
The product portfolio is large enough to cover the entire value chain and is broken into three main segments – digital, textile and screen. In terms of specific product groups, FESPA oversees software, media, screen print equipment, consumable, fast fashion, garment decoration equipment, 3D printing and serigraphy. Add to this the fact that the exhibition has existed for 57 years, and you have a true powerhouse of an event at your hands.
FESPA Global Print Expo is the brainchild of FESPA, which is a global federation of 37 national associations for the screen printing, digital printing and textile printing community. Because of the international nature of the official organiser, the exhibition itself is not tied to a specific city either.
Every year, a new city in Europe is chosen to act as host and for this upcoming edition that host is Madrid, Spain. FESPA Global Print Expo also usually takes place around March. The venue is going to be IFEMA Feria de Madrid, where the exhibition will also be co-located with European Sign Expo over the course of four days in total. Official sponsors for the event are Brother by Your Side, Mimaki and d.gen. Visitors are admitted from 10:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon with the last ending at 16:00 pm.
What Can You Expect as an Exhibitor?
- Introduce your product line-up to the entire world – it’s true that FESPA targets the whole world as a market. Visitors come from 130 countries;
- Generate sales leads, because FESPA is built so that supply and demand can meet, and you’re in a wonderful position to move units off shelf;
- Because everyone who is anyone in the print industry is going to be in attendance, you’re able to create the right kind of brand awareness at the highest level;
- FESPA captures the spirit of innovation and each year sees new solutions pop up to create new niches, which you can effectively explore in a dynamic environment;
Audience & Statistics
We’ve already mentioned how FESPA is good for business, but let’s put that into perspective in terms of numbers. Last edition saw 700 exhibitors showcase their products to audience that crossed 20,000 trade visitors. That’s a good ratio to have as an exhibitor, considering that it’s estimated that well above 60% of visitors were involved with purchasing decisions in their own company so that translates to procurement agents and management positions.
In terms of the types of brands and companies that make an appearance, you have a great variety – sign makers, graphic makers, retailers, graphic producers, T-shirt printers, embroiders, graphic designers, interior decorators, marketers, print buyers and promotional production makers.
There are plenty of hotel offers for FESPA out there, but not everyone has the time and energy to check every single hotel available. The longer it takes, the faster price rates go up and availability drops. Solve this with the flexible hotel services for FESPA courtesy of Trade Fair Trips ltd. Send us a confirmed travel budget and we’ll strive to place you as close to the action as possible.
We’re veterans when it comes to accommodation for exhibitions and know how to accommodate budgets of all sizes. Book hotels near IFEMA Feria de Madrid in just a few hours and make savings at the same time. We promise to locate you close to public transport. There are other ways that we can be helpful and assist. We are here to install your exhibition booth or make bookings for meeting facilities. All these services fit into a nice bundle!
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How to get to FESPA
from Amsterdam Centraal railway station it is an hour walk (4.5km) OR alternatively 26 min bike ride
from Amsterdam Centraal railway station = 16 min (6.4km)
from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
By public transport:
from Amsterdam Centraal railway station take M52 which will take you directly to the expo centre for 8 min (only 4 stops!)
from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol take train 5755 (Sprinter) for 2 stops to Amsterdam RAI Station and then walk another 8 min to the exhibition centre (a total ot 17 min journey)