FESPA 2010 on track to be the largest ever industry event with a host of debut exhibitors and companies committing to their biggest ever stands
Exhibitor bookings for FESPA 2010 (22 – 26 June, Messe Munich), FESPA’s flagship global event for screen, digital and textile printing, continue to build momentum with 25,000 square metres of exhibition space already contracted. More than eight months before the show, over three quarters of the total exhibition area is now committed.
Expected to be the largest event for the image makers, FESPA 2010 has halls dedicated to screen printing, garment decoration and digital printing technologies. The exhibitor list includes a raft of first-time exhibitors, particularly amongst finishing and display companies including Elitron, Expo Concepts, McDisplay, Promic, Schilder, Showshop Display, VHF and Zemat.
The digital area at FESPA 2010 is on track to be the biggest digital exhibition in Europe, already greater in size than FESPA Digital 2009. The space allocated to digital exhibitors is already 80% contracted, with companies such as 3M, Durst, EFI, Epson, Fujifilm Sericol, HP, IGEPA, INX Digital, Mimaki, Orafol, Roland, and WP Digital, taking their biggest stands ever.
FESPA Fabric will be a specific event within FESPA 2010 focussing on garment decoration in particular. The event is rapidly gaining momentum and has spurred interest from associated decoration disciplines such as embroidery, laser-cutting, and rhinestone applications. FESPA Fabric exhibitors include first-time participants such as Anvil, E-nygma, Magna Colours, QCM, Secabo, and Stamion, as well as established FESPA exhibitors which have taken their biggest stands to date: Kornit; Falk & Ross; Polyone Wilflex, San Roque and Sawgrass. Screen printing guru Charlie Taublieb and Scott Fresener, owner of T-Biz Network International have confirmed key showcase sessions at FESPA Fabric.
FESPA 2010 sponsors renew support
Past sponsors of FESPA, including HP, EFI and Kiian have renewed their support for FESPA 2010 as Corporate and Platinum Sponsors respectively. Xaar will continue its relationship with FESPA as its Global Technology Partner for the event, and Durst will be FESPA’s first ever Innovation Sponsor. FESPA Fabric will enjoy the sponsorship of Kornit and Falk & Ross.
Frazer Chesterman, Managing Director FESPA, comments: “In this challenging climate, the fact that we are 25% up on bookings compared with the same period ahead of FESPA 2007 in Berlin is testament to FESPA’s market-leading position and indisputable reputation as a world-class exhibition organiser. With each show, FESPA attracts new exhibitors and visitor audiences and FESPA 2010 is on track to be the most important and largest global event the industry has seen.”
“FESPA continues to grow in importance, which is why, for the fourth year running we are supporting the event as Corporate Sponsor,” said François Martin, marketing director, Graphics Solutions Business EMEA, HP. “It is an ideal place for sign and display print service providers and suppliers to do business, network with their peers and attend informative seminars and conferences. We are looking forward to another successful FESPA and to sharing HP’s latest technology with the visitors to the show.”
Paul Cripps, Managing Director EFI Europe, comments: “Following a very impactful launch of our new VUTEk GS super wide format printers at FESPA 2009 in Amsterdam, EFI is really looking forward to FESPA 2010 in Munich. EFI has once more decided to extend its Platinum Sponsorship of FESPA, which remains one of the world’s most powerful marketing and sales events in the industry. The team at FESPA works with us closely to give us the best possible return on our investment. The innovations we launched this year at FESPA Digital used the best possible marketing platform available. At the tail end of the economic downturn, hopefully by June next year, we are confident that we will once more see a big return on investment in terms of sales at FESPA’s main event.”
Mark Alexander, Director of Marketing, Xaar, comments: “We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with FESPA as its Global Technology Partner for the third year running at FESPA 2010. FESPA’s events always provide us with the strongest platform to engage with existing and potential OEM partners and to speak to the industry’s movers and shakers to find out first-hand about the market’s inkjet technology needs and how Xaar can most effectively meet them.”