Fespa Global Print Expo 2022 confirms exhibitors

Berlin edition to offer innovation showcase for print & signage since 2019

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Visitors at a previous edition of Fespa. Photo Fespa

Fespa Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2022 (31 May – 3 June 2022, Messe Berlin, Germany) are set to bring together the strongest line-up of exhibitors since 2019, with more than 250 suppliers already contracted to exhibit and many more active discussions in progress. The list of confirmed participants includes many who were unable to be at the 2021 Amsterdam event and who are now eager to regain their momentum by being part of the Spring 2022 events.

Visitors will be able to see hardware solutions from major exhibitors including event sponsors Durst, Mimaki, Brother, and HP, as well as Agfa, aleph, Canon, Epson, Fujifilm, Kornit Digital, Mutoh, M&R, Roland DG, and swissQprint. The array of media and consumables suppliers includes 3A, Ahlstrom Munksjö, Avery Dennison, Hexis, InkTec, Neenah Coldenhove, Neschen, Orafol, Poli-Tape, and Sun Chemical. Barbieri Electronic, Caldera, OneVision, and Onyx Graphics are among the companies presenting automation, workflow, and color management solutions.

Head of Fespa Global Print Expo, Michael Ryan comments, “It’s so motivating to have such a strong vote of confidence from the supplier community for Fespa and our power to reinvigorate the specialty print industry after the challenges of the last two years. 

“Suppliers who joined us in Amsterdam in October 2021 were reminded of the unique value of live events and the commercial advantage of connecting with customers and prospects face-to-face, so we’re delighted that many more exhibitors will reap these benefits in 2022. Now that businesses are back up and running and senior decision-makers are looking to secure their future investments, the importance of live shows to accelerate recovery has never been more significant.”

European Sign Expo 2022, the European exhibition for signage and visual communications, will be co-located with Fespa Global Print Expo. The event will reunite key signage professionals with companies specializing in channel lettering, digital signage, dimensional signage, engraving and etching, illuminated displays, out-of-home media, LED, outdoor systems, laser cutters, and sign tools.

Platinum Sponsor EFKA will return to European Sign Expo alongside confirmed exhibiting companies including Art Neon Lighting, Cosign, dap, Domino Sign, Harmuth, Nex Line SRL, SolaAir, and vhf camfacture.

Christoph Gamper, chief executive officer, and co-owner, Durst Group AG comments, “All signs point to Fespa 2022 meeting a weakened Covid scenario, and we can finally talk business again. But its no longer about unchecked “wild growth” but solutions for a more sustainable world. Print can be an essential part of this, and Fespa is a fixed point in the universe of print. In this respect, experiencing print in motion means new, sustainable business models for our customers and us. We are looking forward to Fespa, to Berlin, and above all, to finally seeing customers “live” again and demonstrating new ways and possibilities.”

Kevin Jenner, European Marketing manager, Fujifilm Wide Format Inkjet Systems comments, “Having not attended any major exhibitions since before the pandemic, Fespa 2022 is happening at the perfect time for Fujifilm. In 2021 we unveiled our ‘new blueprint for wide format’ with two new Acuity presses (the Acuity Prime flatbed and the Acuity Ultra R2) built with a completely new look, a new level of functionality, and enhanced ROI. Fespa 2022 provides us with the perfect platform to reveal the exciting next phase of machines in this expanding range.”

To view the floorplan, visit: https://www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com/why-visit/floorplan

For more information on Fespa Global Print Expo 2022 and to register your interest to attend, visit:

https://www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com/

For more information on European Sign Expo 2022 and to register your interest to attend, visit: https://ese.fespa.com/welcome

Founded in 1962, Fespa is a global federation of Associations for the screen printing, digital printing, and textile printing community. Fespa’s dual aim is to promote screen printing and digital imaging and to share knowledge about screen and digital printing with its members across the world, helping them to grow their businesses and learn about the latest developments in their industries.  

Profit for Purpose is Fespa’s international reinvestment program, which uses revenue from Fespa events to support the global specialty print community to achieve sustainable and profitable growth through four key pillars – education, inspiration, expansion, and connection. The program delivers high-quality products and services for printers worldwide, including market research, seminars, summits, congresses, educational guides, and features, in addition to supporting grassroots projects in developing markets. For more information visit, www.fespa.com/profit-for-purpose.  

Forthcoming Fespa events include: 

  •             Fespa Global Print Expo 2022, 31 May – 3 June 2022, Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  •             European Sign Expo 2022, 31 May – 3 June 2022, Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  •             Fespa Mexico 2022, 22 – 24 September 2022, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City

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.

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