FESPA expects to run the first FESPA Americas in Orlando, Florida, from 24-26 February 2011, alongside Graphics of the Americas, pending final confirmation of an agreement with the Printing Association of Florida.
The first FESPA exhibition on US soil is designed to provide visitors from the US and Central and South America with a pan-regional, high quality event that will showcase the world’s leading manufacturers and inspire the regions screen, digital and textile printers.
“In response to strong demand, FESPA Americas, taking place alongside the Graphics of the Americas show at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, will provide exhibitors with a new opportunity to reach an audience of printers with a pan-regional perspective. Visitors from the US, Central and South America will take part in a unique educational programme and visit a world class exhibition, something that FESPA has become renowned for”, says FESPA Managing Director Frazer Chesterman.
This innovative new event will complement the Graphics of Americas show and will give visitors an even more compelling reason to make the trip to Orlando in February. Building on the continued success of FESPA Mexico, FESPA Americas aims to unite all of the region’s printers in digital and screen printing and garment decoration, to attend one comprehensive exhibition for wide format that will sit alongside Graphics of the Americas, which is focused on commercial print.
Chesterman continues: “We believe that by collaborating with like-minded organisations such as the Printing Association of Florida, we are able to produce an event with scale and integrity that provides enhanced value for visitors and exhibitors alike.”
The announcement regarding Fespa of the Americas was made at the FESPA Global Summit, which took place in Miami from 25-26 March 2010. This event attracted 80 leading print organisations from US, Canada, Central and South America as well as Europe, along with other delegates from as far away as New Zealand and Hong Kong.
The success of the FESPA Global Summit in Miami further emphasises FESPA’s track record for running top level events, noted for high quality, value and insight. Fantastic feedback from delegates to this event further reinforces the demand for FESPA events in this region.