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FESPA China 2013 Future For Print Conference

Visitors to FESPA China 2014 (Poly World Trade Expo Center Pazhou, Guangzhou, China), will find an international line-up of speakers at its Global Forum conference from 19 – 20 November 2014.

Global Forum will bring together industry professionals from the screen, digital and textile wide format printing sectors. The seminars on day one of Global Forum will focus on the innovation and development of textile printing. Speakers include Rong Hua, of Shanghai HK Digital Tech Co., Ltd who will discuss the development of cut-part digital printing. Also speaking are Mark Gervais, Director of Screen Print at Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Company and Charlie Taublieb, international screen printing consultant.

The focus of day two at Global Forum, Thursday 20 November, is innovation and development of industrial printing. Speakers include Xin Guo Hua of Human Digital Tec Co., Ltd, who will be discussing the role of industrial printing with regards to ceramics. Robert Hsu, Consistent Electronic materials Inc., will be talking about photolithography and applications in the optoelectronic industry. The afternoon will see seminars on glass printing inks from He Ping of Hangzhou Kewang Inks Co, and touch screen printing from Denis Chen from Arma Co.

The conference programme reinforces the relevance of FESPA China as a specialist event for printers whose focus is on textile and industrial screen print applications, and those embracing digital production alternatives for these applications.

Returning to FESPA China 2014 is Charlie’s Corner, hosted by internationally renowned screen printing guru and regular FESPA contributor, Charlie Taublieb. Charlie will be sharing his expertise in garment decoration and textile printing through hands-on workshops throughout the event. The workshops will provide visitors with demonstrations of the latest textile printing techniques such as heat transfers, rhinestones and manual screen printing, enabling visitors to try their hand at these technologies.

After its debut at last year’s FESPA China 2013, the Wrap workshop will also return to Guangzhou. However, this year the educational demonstration feature will not just be wrapping cars; the onsite demonstrations given by vehicle wrap expert Ole Soleskin will show visitors the true possibilities of wrapping. Ole will wrap various items such as motor bikes, furniture and mannequins. Building on last year’s workshop, this year’s feature will show the true potential of wrapping to inspire printers to diversify into new and creative wrap applications.

FESPA Marketing Manager, Lynda Sutton, comments: “There’s a lot on offer for visitors to FESPA China and CSGIA 2014. Educational content plays a big part in all of our FESPA events. Seminars at FESPA China & CSGIA 2013 were well attended and 12% of visitors gave seminars as a key reason for attending, which underlines the appetite for education and best practice in the region.

Following last year’s inaugural show, we have built on these features to tailor them to the Chinese market and ensure they deliver the greatest benefit for visitors.”