International sales trainer and AP contributor Dave Fellman will not be making his way to Australia for the Fespa Australia organised print sales session.
The print sales session was scheduled for Tuesday 17 March in Mascot NSW, but following growing numbers of coronavirus cases, especially in the US, is now cancelled.
“I’m hugely disappointed that I wasn’t able to come to Australia to share my knowledge with Fespa members. I think we all made the best decision, though. Health and safety have to come first,” Fellman said.
Fellman, who has more than 30 years of experience within the print industry, resides in the US.
He is the president of David Fellman & Associates, a North Carolina-based sales and marketing consulting firm and is also the author of an industry recognised book, Sell More Printing and Listen To The Dinosaur.
Fellman is also a regular presenter at many global industry events for the visual communications industry, with his articles appearing in a variety of publications including Australian Printer.
Fespa Australia Association president Nigel Davies told Sprinter that cancelling the event was the right move for the industry, having considered the current situation.
“We are disappointed that Dave Fellman had to cancel his course with us but it is a sensible decision given current events,” he said.
“FESPA Australia is committed to using our network to bring high quality learning opportunities to our members and l think that the superb speaking lineup we have for our national conference with ASGA shows our commitment to this goal.
“I am sure there are many more disruptions to come but we will be well prepared when things get back to normal.”
Fespa also recently postponed the Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro tradeshows that were scheduled to be held in Madrid later this month after the coronavirus spread into specific parts of Europe.
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