The Fespa Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2021 tradeshows are attracting a growing line-up of exhibitors after a year reliant on digital platforms to communicate and share product news.
The joint event, expected to take place on 9 to 12 March 2021 in Amsterdam has a floor plan that is building out steadily, according to Fespa CEO Neil Felton.
More than 200 exhibiting companies have already committed to participating next year, and many more are in active discussions.
The exhibitor list includes many prominent names in screen, digital wide format and textile print, representing the entire production workflow from output technologies and workflow tools to media and inks.
Visitors to the Fespa exhibition in March will see latest hardware innovations from companies including Agfa, Brother, Canon, d.gen, Durst, Polyprint DTG, Zund, Summa and swissQprint; substrates from suppliers including 3A Composites, Ahlstrom Munksjö, Avery Dennison and Hexis; workflow and colour management software from vendors including Barbieri, Caldera, OneVision and ONYX Graphic; and consumables from suppliers including CHT Group, Zhuhai Print-Rite and STS Inks.
Signage professionals will also be able to see the latest innovations in non-printed signage, with confirmed exhibitors including CADlink Technology Corp, Efka Led Frames B.V. and LEDIT YAKI.
Felton said exhibitors are all enthusiastic to engage with customers and prospects face-to-face.
“Since we opened the dialogue with our exhibitors about the Spring 2021 events, we’ve heard a consistent message: they can’t wait to be at a live FESPA event again, interacting in person with people that have an appetite to learn, be inspired and make considered investments to drive their businesses forward out of the current crisis. They see the event as a vital springboard to the sector’s sustained recovery,” he said.
“From the visitor’s perspective, senior decision-makers in speciality print and signage businesses are telling us that they want the opportunity to see the latest products and solutions close up, to compare and contrast what’s on offer from different vendors under one roof, and to be inspired again by getting away from a computer screen and interacting with product experts and industry peers in the real world. The virtual alternatives just don’t meet their needs.”
Felton added that he is delighted to see the positive appetite from both exhibitors and visitors to be back at a FESPA event, affirming the role we play in connecting this global speciality printing and sign-making community.
“In our capacity as the event organiser, we’re working hard to create a COVID-secure environment for both parties to do business in, drawing on the expertise and best practices of our team, the RAI Amsterdam venue, our specialist independent contractors and the wider event industry,” he added.
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