FESPA China 2014, which took place from 19 – 21 November 2014 at the Guangzhou Pazhou Poly World Trade Centre, Guangzhou, China, attracted 11,667 individual visitors, making it the best-attended FESPA China and CSGIA event to date.
This represents an increase of 32% compared to the last CSGIA event held in Guangzhou in 2012 and a 23% increase on the first FESPA China exhibition which took place in 2013 in Shanghai.
Over the three days, attendance reached 15,166, with visitors returning to the event over multiple days to see a wide range of international manufacturers and local suppliers showcasing technology and applications for screen, digital and textile print. With over 500 exhibitors, this year's event was 30% larger than the 2013 edition, providing more screen and digital wide format solutions than ever.
This year's event was also the most international FESPA China & CSGIA event to date, with visitors travelling from 91 countries, compared to 62 countries for the 2012 event and 76 countries for the 2013 event.
Nigel Steffens, Board Advisor, FESPA, comments: "It is great to see such growing interest in the FESPA China event and we're thrilled to have expanded the event and its audience to make it the biggest FESPA China and CSGIA event to date. Feedback from exhibitors was that they met with more overseas visitors than previous years, and that the decision making calibre of visitors was high. With every FESPA event we build on past shows to ensure that we meet the requirements of today's printers. With the number of visitors in attendance in Guangzhou, it's clear to see that Asian printers value FESPA events as an environment to see technological developments and access educational content that will support their business growth."
Rosaria Pozzoni, Business Operation Manager, J-Teck3 srl comments: "FESPA China 2014 was a very successful show for J-Teck3. China is a major market for us, we have a distribution centre in Shanghai as well as a sales office and warehouse.We collected over a hundred leads during the show. The majority of visitors to our stand were Chinese, however,there were also visitors from Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Egypt. Visitors appreciate J-Teck3's constant commitmentto develop new innovative digital inks in line with market requests and expectations."
William Barker, Sales Manager at Watts Urethane Products Ltd, comments: "FESPA China 2014 was a very successful show. FESPA has begun to make an impact on the appearance and way the show is run, which is great. This is the key yearly show for us and I met with distributors from 30 countries, as well as generated a lot of new opportunities, so it was a productive few days."
Elisa Beretti, Marketing & Communication Department, Kiian Digital, notes: "Out of all the FESPA shows we have attended this year, FESPA China 2014 has been the most interesting in terms of new and fruitful contacts. We're expecting new business opportunities on the horizon."
Federica Beretta, Operative Marketing Manager, Reggiani Macchine SPA, explains: "Visitor numbers at the Reggiani booth were encouraging and staff welcomed numerous customers to the stand who were sincerely impressed with the performance and superiority of Reggiani machines. Throughout the event the Group had the opportunity to introduce new products, meet potential customers and create awareness about our brand. All in all, FESPA China 2014 was a success for us."
The next FESPA China exhibition, will take place from 21-23 October 2015 at the Shanghai New Int'l Expo Centre, in Shanghai, China.