Wide format exhibition Fespa 2013 in London looks set to buck the downward trend in trade shows by being the biggest to date, with more than 310 exhibitors already confirming their bookings, nearly doubling the exhibitor numbers in comparison to the last event in Munich in 2010.
Many exhibitors also plan to expand their presence compared with previous shows, adding more exhibition space to showcase their products. Fespa has added two further halls in ExCel due to the increased exhibitor demand. The same exhibitors who attended Munich in 2010 have expanded their space in London by 10 per cent.
Neil Felton, managing director, Fespa says “This immediate and resounding commitment to Fespa in London reflects the positive attendance at the Digital 2012 show, which demonstrated the Fespa team’s ability to maximise a new host city to refresh our visitor audience. The move to Barcelona brought our exhibitors a truly international audience from 120 countries, while many Iberian visitors - who represented over 45 per cent of attendance – were new to FESPA.”
“Our move to London for 2013 will enable us to make Fespa’s flagship show a global event, attracting printers and their customers from every continent. More people can reach London from more locations in less time than any other city in the world. With its matchless heritage in print, business, communication and design, it’s the ideal destination for this show. Since the last flagship Fespa in 2010, Fespa has delivered an active programme of exhibitions and summits in Latin America and Asia. With our network of 37 National Associations in Europe, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas, and a global community of thousands of printers, we’re confident that the London 2013 event will have a more international flavour than ever before.”
The event embraces screen and textile printing as well as digital wide format and takes place on June 25-29, 2013, at the ExCeL London exhibition centre in the City’s Docklands area.