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The final countdown

The final countdown

The countdown has started for the largest wide format print event of 2015. In just over a month FESPA 2015 will open its doors to transport international printers from across the wide format universe into a galaxy of print!

This year FESPA’s Global Expo brings together four events, including: FESPA 2015, which addresses screen, textile and digital wide format printing, FESPA Fabric for garment printing and decoration, European Sign Expo for non-printed signage and visual communication solutions and Printeriors, the new interior décor showcase and conference. Together, these events will offer visitors an unmissable opportunity to engage with everything that is going on in the sign, screen and digital print sectors, which is why FESPA has prepared a five-point checklist that will help them to get the most out of their attendance.

In the first instance, FESPA suggests that anyone intending to visit the show should pre-register to avoid paying the onsite fee of €70.  To pre –register simply visit: http://bit.ly/1xRN50j

Dom_NachtKoelnTourismus_GmbH_Andreas_MoeltgenSecondly, it urges visitors to take full advantage of the flight and hotel offers.FESPA is continuing its partnership with Lufthansa Group to offer discounted flights and this year, additional destinations and airlines have been included in the Lufthansa Group deal. Delegates planning to travel to FESPA 2015 will not only be able to get discounted flights to Cologne Bonn Airport, but also to Frankfurt and Düsseldorf – both within easy reach of the FESPA 2015 host city by train. To take advantage of these rates, visit: www.lufthansa.com/event-booking_en and quote ‘GBSEGFD’ to access the booking page.

Visitors planning to stay in Cologne for more than one day can also get the best possible rates with FESPA’s preferred accommodation partner, Avantel. Visit www.avantel.de/Fespacologne2015 to find hotel rooms at discounted rates.

With more than 700 exhibitors demonstrating technology, applications and consumables for the digital, screen and textile print and signagesectors, there is more than ever to see at FESPA 2015. Visitors will also have the chance to explore new and growing sectors, such as industrial, digital textile and fabric print, as well as direct-to-garment technology. Thus, visitors should inspect the FESPA website, where they will find a full exhibitor listing.

In addition there will be plenty of educational sessions on offer. There will be two main conference hubs at FESPA 2015; The Education Hub (Hall 8), which will provide pertinent insight and inspiration into digital, screen, industrial and textile printing, and the Sign Hub – a theatre dedicated to signage, which is located in European Sign Expo (Hall 7).

FESPA’s new interior design showcase, Printeriors (Hall 9), will host its own dedicated conference on Thursday 21 May. The complete content programme will ensure that all aspects of wide format speciality print are covered at FESPA 2015 Global Expo.

New to FESPA 2015 is the Industrial Print Showcase (Hall 8), delivered in collaboration with ESMA. The showcase will build on the exhibition’s 50-year heritage as the leading event for the screen industrial sector. The showcase will highlight the cutting edge innovations that are taking place in industrial printing, using both screen and digital processes. It will create an easily identifiable destination area where visitors with an interest in industrial applications can see what is happening in industrial print, enabling visitors to investigate further any items of particular interest.

Finally, sign and print companies should consider entering FESPA’s annual awards programme, which celebrates print excellence. The global competition is open to any print service provider, and culminates at the prize-giving ceremony at FESPA’s Gala Dinner in Cologne on 19th May. Shortlisted entries will also be showcased at FESPA 2015.  The closing date for entries is 17th April – so there’s still time to enter – but only just! Visit: www.fespa.com/awards for more information and to download an entry form.

To keep up to date with the latest event news and to pre-register to attend visit: www.fespa2015.com, www.fespafabric.com, www.europeansignexpo.com, www.printeriors.net.

One entry pass will provide visitors access to all four events.

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