The doors to FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2022, Europe’s leading exhibitions for speciality print, signage and visual communications, will open in just a few days. (31 May – 3 June 2022 at Messe Berlin, Germany).
With over 350 confirmed exhibitors, the events offer the biggest and most comprehensive showcase of innovations in wide format, textile printing and sign making technology, software, substrates and consumables since 2019, providing a vital springboard to the sector’s recovery and long-term growth.
Leading suppliers including Agfa, Avery Dennison, Brother, Canon, Durst, EFI, EFKA, Fujifilm, HP, Mimaki and Nazdar Ink Technologies have trailed important product launches at the show, and visitors can expect to discover new technologies and consumables throughout all eight halls, with a clear emphasis on production efficiency, applications flexibility and sustainability.
Michael Ryan, head of Global Print Expo, said: “As we mark FESPA’s 60th anniversary as a business support organisation for the visual communications sector, we’re immensely proud of the role that FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 will play in helping our communities regroup and energise their business development plans. Over six decades, FESPA exhibitions have provided a place for the world’s speciality printers and sign-makers to plan their future, discovering new technologies and materials, tapping into market knowledge, and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs to explore the possibilities. The value of visiting a FESPA show is still the same, but all the more vital in 2022, as print and sign businesses worldwide regain momentum after the pandemic. I know that visitors to Berlin next week will leave inspired, invigorated and with renewed confidence in a bright and successful future for their business.”
Co-located in hall 5.2 is European Sign Expo, where visitors can see a range of innovations in signage and visual communications. Suppliers will show technology solutions and materials in channel lettering, dimensional signage, engraving and etching, LED and sign systems that extend commercial opportunities and increase creative scope for visual communications businesses and brand owners.
Located in Hall 25 Stand C50, the new Sustainability Spotlight feature will deliver insights on a host of topics geared towards helping businesses operate in an environmentally responsible way. Visitors can choose from 38 expert-led sessions with speakers including suppliers of environmentally conscious technology, media and consumables; sustainable designers and architects; environmental experts and consultants; and advisory and research bodies. Delegates can also see a wide range of sustainably produced applications, as well as accessing guidance on producing sustainable finished products.
Visitors can also see the talent of FESPA’s international member community at the new Associations Pavilion in the South Entrance. The feature will display diverse applications produced by members of FESPA’s worldwide network of Associations, including samples of screen- and digitally-printed work.
Also in the South Entrance, this year’s Printeriors offers visitors a comprehensive showcase of interior décor applications produced using environmentally responsible processes and ethically sourced materials. In collaboration with 30 partners, the feature has been curated by FESPA textile ambassador Debbie McKeegan, with seven themed zones decorated using illustrator Jasper Goodall’s nature-inspired designs.
For the first time in two years, visitors to FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 can also witness the World Wrap Masters final, as well as the European competition. The contest comprises a series of timed battles, judged by a panel of past Wrap Masters winners and experts. As many as 36 European wrappers will compete in the regional competition on the first two days of the event. In the biggest-ever final to date, 12 successful semi-finalists will then go head-to-head to compete for the title of Wrap Master 2022.
Throughout the four-day show, FESPA members can network and relax away from the show floor in the Club FESPA Lounge.
On the evening of Thursday, June 2, FESPA will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a party hosted at the prestigious BRICKS club in the heart of Berlin-Mitte, from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.
In line with the relaxation of COVID restrictive measures on the German event industry, there are no longer any testing requirements or checks to enter Messe Berlin or the FESPA exhibition. Participants do not need to show that they are vaccinated, recently recovered or have tested negative for COVID-19 to enter the exhibition.
Visitors can rely on enhanced cleaning regimes and prominent hand sanitising facilities throughout the halls. To reduce physical touchpoints, visitors are encouraged to hold their entry badges on their phones.
The FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 will take place from Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3 in Berlin.
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