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FESPA Asia 2018 hailed a success

FESPA Asia 2018 hailed a success

FESPA Asia, which took place in Bangkok during February, has once again been hailed a success, as the international event for screen, digital and textile printers and signage professionals welcomed 77 exhibitors from 16 countries and an audience of 4,328 visitors from 66 countries.

Visitors attended from countries spanning the ASEAN region, including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, as well as nations from the wider Asian continent, such as India, Sri Lanka, Japan and China. Visitors from Thailand made up 75 percent of the audience, an increase of 10 percent when compared with FESPA Asia 2017.

Over 80 Percent of attendees were either business owners or senior professionals involved in the decision making process, an increase of 13 Percent compared with FESPA Asia 2017. 62percent of visitors confirmed that their key reason for attending was to update their industry knowledge, with one in three attendees planning the purchase of new equipment.

Roz Guarnori, Exhibitions Director, FESPA, commented: “Visitor feedback proves that FESPA Asia remains an influential and invigorating event that is able to bring together the wide format printing community spanning a vast geographical region. The show provides an invaluable platform for exhibitors to showcase their innovations and deliver up-to-date information for visitors.”

FESPA Asia 2018 also hosted the World Wrap Masters Asia competition, showcasing the skill and creativity of 18 talented vehicle wrappers and demonstrating the creative ways in which vehicle decoration can be used as a visually striking promotional tool. The winner of the competition was Russian wrap artist Yury Tebuev, while Roman Russu (Russia), Kishi Sahiro (Japan), and Tadashi Kariya (Japan) came insecond, third and fourth places, respectively.

“There were some exceptional skills on display at the latest Wrap Masters edition,” said Yury Tebuev. “It remains a crucial event for professionals working in the car wrapping industry, not just as a competition but also as a meeting point for wrap artists from around the world where we can share tips and tricks of the trade. At the end of the day, we’re among peers and we all speak a common language!”

FESPA Asia 2019 will take place from 21st- 23rd February 2019 at the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, Thailand. For further information visit www.fespa-asia.com

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