FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 – 24 – 27 March, Madrid

Co-located with European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro

FESPA Madrid 2020
FESPA Madrid 2020

Returning to Madrid in 2020, FESPA Global Print Expo, a specialty and wide format print exhibition, will take place at the IFEMA Exhibition Center. More than 700 exhibitors will showcase product innovations and demonstrate solutions for screen and digital wide format print, textile printing and signage.

The FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 campaign will build on the ‘Explosion of Possibilities’ theme of the 2019 Munich event, reinforcing the focus on the opportunities for specialty print service providers and sign-makers to develop, diversify and grow.

FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 will cover all aspects of screen, digital wide format and textile printing and will yet again be co-located with European Sign Expo for non-printed signage and Sportswear Pro. Sportswear Pro is a new exhibition dedicated exclusively to sportswear manufacturing industry. Taking place concurrently with the Global Print Expo, the exhibition will showcase the latest technologies and solutions for on-demand and customized sportswear production with particular focus on sustainability and automation.

The new event website has gone live at https://www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com, providing exhibitors and visitors all the information they require about the exhibition, venue and their travel to Madrid. The website features the 2020 event campaign theme, ‘Where Color Comes Alive’, using vivid imagery of a color splash blending the blue, orange and pink that signify the screen, digital and textile zones of the show.

FESPA Exhibitions director Roz Guarnori comments, “Our 2020 Global Print Expo falls earlier in the year than usual and takes place in a venue and host city that will be new to most exhibitors. By launching the FESPA 2020 website a full year out from the show, we’re aiming to support our exhibitors by giving them as much time and information as possible to maximize the success of their participation in Madrid.”

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The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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