FESPA Asia re-brands pan-Asian event to Asia Print Expo

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FESPA’s next pan-Asian event will take place, under its new name of  Asia Print Expo, from 21 to 23 February 2019 at the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Asia Print Expo is the region’s leading exhibition for screen, textile and digital wide format print.

Roz Guarnori, exhibitions director at FESPA said, “We decided to change the name of the event from FESPA Asia to Asia Print Expo to bring the show’s proposition into the title, so visitors who have no prior knowledge of FESPA instantly know the event’s focus. In Europe and Latin America our events have cemented themselves as market-leading events for speciality print and people know what to expect from the FESPA name. However, in Asia, FESPA is a relative newcomer, so it’s not immediately obvious what the FESPA name represents. The Asia Print Expo brand makes the proposition very clear for exhibitors and visitors.”

Over the course of three days, Asia Print Expo 2019 will give print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers a valuable opportunity to discover the latest products and technologies from leading players in the speciality print market. Exhibitors confirmed so far include Hexis, Siser, Stahls Asia and Poli-Tape Klebefolien GmbH, as well as local companies such as SVOA-Roland, SKT. Embroidery, Jinmao, Shanghai Vision Digital Printing, Shanghai Screen Manufacturing, Fei Yue Digital Technology, and Haining Tianfu Warp Knitting.

For visitors looking to expand their knowledge or exploring new revenue streams for their businesses, there will be free educational and interactive show features, based on successful FESPA features from the global event portfolio, reflecting the latest industry trends and market intelligence. Features will include the FESPA Wrap Masters, Print Make Wear Asia and a conference program.

Asia Print Expo 2019 is supported by FESPA’s national Associations in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Japan, China, Philippines and Australia.

The previous edition of FESPA Asia in 2018 attracted 4,328 visitors from 66 countries spanning the ASEAN region and beyond, with visitors from Thailand making up 75% of the audience. Roz concluded, “We’ve had positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors to our previous Asia shows and are looking to build on this in 2019. With the change in event name, we aim to attract an even larger audience from the ASEAN countries and to connect with visitors we haven’t previously engaged with.”

For more information on Asia Print Expo 2019 and to pre-register to attend, visit  www.asiaprintexpo.com. For free entry, use code ASAM901.

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