FESPA has announced that its Global Print Expo 2019 will take place over four days from May 14 to 17 at the Messe München, Germany.
The event will occupy six halls at the exhibition centre, covering screen, digital and textile printing, and will be co-located with European Sign Expo 2019.
Roz Guarnori, divisional director, FESPA, said: “We’re excited to be returning to Munich for FESPA Global Print Expo 2019. Based on feedback from exhibitors and visitors, Munich is a favourite FESPA host city, so we decided it was time to return to this destination in 2019.”
FESPA exhibitions have previously taken place in Munich in 2005, 2010 and 2014. Munich is a major international business hub, with good air, rail and road transport links and a wide range of accommodation and hospitality options.
It has also been announced that the FESPA Global Print Expo will return to Spain in 2020, this time to Madrid, from March 24 to 27.
Ms Guarnori added: “After three successive years in Germany, we are looking forward to moving back to a Southern European host city in 2020. Madrid was a clear favourite among exhibitors and visitors when we canvased their opinions on preferred cities for a FESPA event. This enthusiasm for the host city, combined with the success of the FESPA Digital event in Barcelona in 2012, makes us confident of delivering a compelling event in Spain in 2020.
“Spain features strongly among the leader board of visitors to FESPA Global Print Expo events and we have strong support from our national Associations in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. These Associations collaborate annually to deliver a Southern European Congress, the next edition of which takes place in Lisbon, Portugal in June 2018. This popular educational and networking event will provide FESPA with a superb platform to gather regional insights that will help us to inform the development of the 2020 content programme to meet the specific needs of the region’s print service providers.”