Between 15th and 17th August 2013, 8,314 visitors attended FESPA Mexico 2013 which was held at the Centro Banamex, Mexico City. Some 50% of attendees were in senior company positions, with 44% having final decision making power. 125 exhibitors demonstrated products across the 11,000sqm floor plan and 13.5% of the total 125 exhibitors were new to FESPA Mexico 2013.
The theme for FESPA Mexico 2013 was ‘discover a new world of print’, which was designed to empower print service providers to seek out new business opportunities at the show, where they could explore new products, technologies and market trends to develop business solutions. Regular FESPA Mexico visitor, Leonel Mendez, MITA, commented on the show: “I come every year to stay up-to-date with the technologies in printing. There is always something new.”
FESPA Mexico Exhibition Manager, Michael Ryan comments: “This year’s show was a tremendous success and we’re delighted to continue the positive interest after last year’s record breaking year. It’s great to see the enthusiasm in the market is still here and the feedback we’re receiving from exhibitors is extremely positive. The success of the show is represented through 60% re-bookings for next year’s event.”
Exhibitor Juan Jose Lozano, Papelerías Lozano Hermanos commented: “FESPA is the gateway to promote our wide format printing products in Mexico. Today, FESPA is one of the most important events and we consider it the leading exhibition in our market.”
The show was host to feature favourites including Wrap Professional, sponsored by Avery Dennison, which saw 32 vehicle decorators battle for this year’s champion title and prizes. First place went to Miguel Ángel Gallardo from High Media Graphics (HMG), who was runner-up in the 2012 edition. Garment Central proved to be a popular attraction offering eight completely free sessions during the exhibition covering garment decoration techniques, while the conference provided daily sessions from design to colour management to digital signage.
Edsel Lonza, Sales Manager, Xaar Latin America, representing FESPA’s Global Technology Partner, Xaar, comments: “This was a very productive show for Xaar in an extremely buoyant market. We had positive discussions with the leading local resellers and distributors who are looking to assemble specialist wide format graphics printers in Mexico and who need to rely on a leading print-head supplier who has a local presence and can provide expert technical service and support.”
FESPA Mexico 2014 will take place 21-23 August 2014 at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City.