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FESPA announces Trend Theatre programme

FESPA announces Trend Theatre programme

FESPA has published its comprehensive seminar programme for its Trend Theatre at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019, which will take place on 14th-17th May 2019 at Messe München in Munich, Germany.

Located on stand F95, Hall B5, the seminars, which can be attended free-of-charge with a valid FESPA and European Sign Expo 2019 entry ticket, will begin at 11.30am on the first day of show (Tuesday 14th May) and will take place throughout the duration of the event until 3pm on Friday 17th May.

The Trend Theatre programme, which comprises 38 individual sessions, has been put together with the needs and interests of the FESPA global speciality print community in mind and will deliver key insights on a host of topics including automation, sustainability, digital printing, signage and textiles. Dominik Rietzel, Head of Additive Manufacturing – Non-Metal at BMW Group will give the keynote presentation on the future of 3D printing on Thursday 16th May at 2pm.

There will also be daily trends forecast sessions hosted by KeyPoint Intelligence on a selection of topics, including workflow, the state of the wide format industry, textiles, decorative applications and packaging.

In addition, there will also be daily panel discussions with influential industry speakers, chaired by Sonja Angerer, Owner of RRRabbitproductions. The panel topics will include:

  • Working for a living in print: talent, location and next generation
  • Mind the label: Interior decoration and certificates
  • Automate or die: from printing industry to industry 4.0
  • How to create a future for printing companies

Supplementing the daily panel discussions, two additional panels will take place:

  • Corrugated Business, chaired by Ron Gilboa of KeyPoint Intelligence on Thursday 16th May at 12pm
  • Print Leaders, chaired by Frank Tückmantel at EFI on Friday 17th May at 2pm

Also taking place at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019, is Ask the Experts hosted by ESMA, on Stand A70, Hall A6 which offers visitors the opportunity to book one-to-one advice sessions for unbiased, technology-neutral advice from independent print consultants. Experts will include: Steve Knight, Digital Direct Technologies; Phillip Klinger, Softcon; and Thomas Poetz, 3T Inkjet Textile Consulting.

For further information on the ESMA Ask the Experts sessions, visit:

Duncan MacOwan, Head of Events at FESPA commented: “Visitors to FESPA exhibitions are continually looking to increase their industry knowledge and find inspiration for new opportunities to grow their businesses and with a wide range of seminars and panel discussions in one place, the Trend Theatre provides a great opportunity for visitors to achieve this. We are confident that with our range of sessions and speakers, we are delivering meaningful content, providing visitors with valuable insight to expand their businesses.”

The complete FESPA 2019 Trend Theatre programme can be found at:

 For further information on FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 and to register to attend, visit:

 For free entry to the exhibition, use code FESM909 when registering.

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