Bouyant organiser reports that many blue-chip manufacturers are endorsing Fespa's role as a premier forum for the digital and screen printing community.
To be held in Geneva eight weeks before drupa in eight months time, confirmed space bookings for the second Fespa Digital exhibition already match the 16,000m2 occupied by the inaugural event in Amsterdam in 2006. On this basis, FESPA expects the eventual floorplan to show a significant increase in the total size of the show, facilitated by the flexibility of the Geneva Palexpo exhibition centre, which is designed to allow the show to grow organically around the original core.
Frazer Chesterman, managing director for Fespa Events, explains:
"The exhibitors that have enlarged their stands for Fespa Digital 2008 tell us
that the additional investment is more than justified by the sales successes
that they generate at Fespa shows. This is backed up by the feedback we had
from exhibitors at our flagship Fespa 2007 exhibition in Berlin, 92 per
cent of whom said that the exhibition had met or exceeded their expectations."
According to Chesterman, exhibitors at Fespa Digital 2008 intend to show a larger portfolio of products than before, and they see next year's Geneva show as the principal international showcase for wide-format digital printing technology in 2008.
Luis Christophe, EMEA large format printing marketing manager at HP, Corporate Sponsor of Fespa Digital 2008, comments: "For HP, the Fespa Digital exhibition is a crucial event, as its ability to attract a large, yet targeted audience is second to none. It is the perfect forum for exhibitors to reach key decision makers. For this reason we are continuing both our corporate sponsorship of the show, as well as our support of the Fespa Digital Print Awards in 2008. We are looking forward to Fespa Digital, where HP will be demonstrating its full portfolio of value-added products to enable print service providers to expand their business opportunities."