The largest Fespa exhibition in Central America has sold out its floorspace, with exhibitors and visitors expected to flock to Mexico City’s Centro Banamex for the ninth Fespa Mexico.
The show will take place on 18-20 August, with confirmed exhibitors now including HP, Esko and Italian-based MS Printing Solutions.
HP will use Fespa Mexico to show its Latex 1500 and Latex 500 series to the Central American market.
Fespa group exhibition manager Michael Ryan said: “Since 2012, I’ve noticed a big change in Mexico; year-on-year the show is growing, the international brands are taking more of an interest, so, for example, this year Roland America are exhibiting directly for the fist time."
Other companies exhibiting for the first time include Ricoh, Xerox and OKI.
“We’ve actually been trying to get the venue to keep giving us some more space. It’s the largest show in Mexico we’ve had so far, which is great,” said Ryan.
Other exhibitors will include software company Caldera, Mimaki distributor and partner Celupal and Zünd distributor Sain Soplai.
Ryan added: “I think what will be interesting is there are a number of companies like Epson who always cause a few surprises, and also we’ve got a lot of digital textile in Mexico. They are seeing the focus of Fespa Mexico and seeing an opportunity.
"Finishing is also big, with the likes of Zünd, Multicam and Esko.”
Fespa recently held a summit in Mexico City alongside Mexican print body Canagraf. It was attended by more than 100 delegates.
Canagraf represents 15,000 Mexican printers, across all disciplines including wide-format.
Fespa has this year increased its seminar area in the Centro Banamex by 30%-40% to account for extra visitors. Other upcoming shows include Fespa Africa and Fespa Digital Conference.