Business was buoyant at FESPA 2017
The recent FESPA 2017 exhibition, which was held in Hamburg during May, brought together a buoyant speciality printing community and attracted an audience of senior decision-makers with an immediate intention to invest,with many exhibitors reporting record sales,
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 10percent of total attendance.
Of the 20,456 unique visitors who came to FESPA 2017 and its co-located events, the majority opted to stay at the event for two days. This brought total attendance to 39,224, demonstrating the breadth of FESPA as a product showcase. With almost 100 first-time exhibitors on the show floor, visitors had access to a comprehensive line-up of suppliers of technology, materials for printing and signmaking, consumables and accessories.
The profile of FESPA as the leading European exhibition for textile printing also continues to increase, with significant announcements of new textile printing solutions from many vendors in Hamburg, and developments in soft signage a dominant topic of discussion with visitors. Printed interior décor applications were also prevalent throughout the event.
FESPA 2018, incorporating European Sign Expo, will take place at Messe Berlin, Germany from 15th to 18th May 2018.
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