Fespa 2012 to take place at Fira de Barcelona

Fespa Fira De Barcelona

Exhibitors and visitors are gearing up for the first ever FESPA Digital show to be held in Spain (21 - 24 February, 2012). Befitting Europe’s leading event for wide format digital print, Fira de Barcelona, the country’s preeminent exhibition trade fair ground, has been chosen to host the exhibition.

FESPA Digital 2012 will take place in one of Fira de Barcelona’s two exhibition centres, Gran Via, a venue renowned for its technological development and the logistics services it offers to exhibitors. Designed by Toyo Ito, one of the world's most innovative and influential architects, the 240,000m² exhibition space is divided into eight halls.

Each state-of-the-art hall has been planned with strategically placed columns to create the ultimate in exhibition spaces. FESPA Digital 2012 will take place in one hall giving exhibitors and visitors alike the optimal event experience. At 18,500 m², the hall is an open and versatile space making it ideal for the FESPA Digital show.

With an extensive portfolio of services, the operations and logistics department at Gran Via offers unparalleled assistance for all exhibitors. Providing essential coordination support for facilitating the construction and dismantling of stands, Gran Via can also arrange for the transportation of all company merchandise within the venue.

Exhibitors have access to spacious conference rooms positioned in the Sales de Conferències area, immediately above the show hall.

For visitors and exhibitors alike, travelling to Gran Via is straightforward. Situated less than 10km from Barcelona airport, the exhibition centre is a short 20 minute taxi ride away. Barcelona is the second largest airport in Spain, annually serving nearly 30,000 passengers. For those driving to Barcelona, a large car park is situated adjacent to the show entrance. Alternatively, public transport options include the Metro (Gran Via is a short walk from the Espanya station) and the public bus, which stops immediately outside the venue. Further travel details can be found at http://www.firabcn.es/location.

Exhibitors and visitors can experience a varied range of catering facilities at Gran Via. From tapas restaurants to coffee and sandwich bars.

“Gran Via is an excellent venue and we are excited to be hosting a FESPA event here,” says Neil Felton, Managing Director, FESPA. “Since opening four years ago it has been well received by the events community at large, and we feel confident that exhibitors and visitors at FESPA Digital 2012 will be equally impressed. FESPA is focused on creating the best possible events for our industry’s suppliers and their customers, and the location, logistics offering, catering facilities, and exceptional exhibition space presented by Gran Via will help us to achieve this.”