Fespa Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience, and the inaugural Sportswear Pro will take place from 19 to 22 March 2024 at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Next year’s events will run with a set of straplines that head of Fespa Global Print Expo Michael Ryan outlined.
“The Fespa 2024 straplines; ‘Opportunities, Revealed’ at Fespa Global Print Expo; ‘Opportunities, Illuminated’ at European Sign Expo; ‘Opportunities, Created’ at Sportswear Pro; and ‘Opportunities, Reimagined’ at Personalisation Experience, highlight how there’s always something new to learn and how the sectors that our visitors are active in are often broader than they realise.”
He added: “In our constantly evolving speciality print industry, the possibilities and opportunities are endless and we’re excited to welcome an array of suppliers to highlight their latest, innovative solutions. We look forward to showcasing new growth opportunities to our global community in Amsterdam.”
Amsterdam RAI has previously hosted Fespa exhibitions in 2006, 2009, 2016, and 2021. Visitors to next year’s events will see a raft of technologies, media, and consumables from confirmed exhibitors including Agfa, Antalis, DGI/d.gen, EFI, Elitron, Kongsberg, LIYU, Mimaki, Orafol, Sun Chemical, and SwissQprint.
Confirmed textile suppliers include MHM, Monti Antonio, MS Printing/JK Group, and ROQ, as well as two new embroidery suppliers – Tajima and Ricoma.
The 2024 events will again host an educational conference. Day one will be dedicated to Personalisation Experience, offering educational content from industry experts on the commercial value of personalisation.
On the first day of the conference (20 March), speakers will cover topics including how personalisation can be used to engage new audiences, customisation trends in 2024, and the role of AI in personalisation.
Day two of the conference (21 March), aligned with Sportswear Pro, will focus on the opportunities in sports and leisure garment production and decoration, delving into topics including the latest trends, recent innovations, and circular design. The full lineup of speakers will be confirmed closer to the event.
A Personalise Make Wear feature will run as part of Personalisation Experience and Sportswear Pro, showcasing an array of personalised printed sportswear and athleisure.
Offering visitors the opportunity to join expert-guided end-to-end production tours of the latest technologies for sportswear garment make-up and personalisation of sport-related merchandise, Personalise Make Wear will also feature fireside chats “focused on cutting edge technologies and processes”.
The Sustainability Spotlight material showcase is also set to return to the 2024 event, offering visitors a chance to learn more about sustainable material alternatives and how to improve their environmental performance and credentials.
World Wrap Masters is also back. Over the first two days, European vehicle wrappers will compete for the title of Wrap Master Europe 2024, followed by a series final where regional wrap masters will go head-to-head for the title of World Wrap Master 2024. Alongside the competition, visitors will be able to see live demonstrations with industry experts.
Dedicated websites with more information about Fespa Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience, and Sportswear Pro are now live at fespaglobalprintexpo.com, europeansignexpo.com, personalisationexperience.com, and sportswearpro.com.
Registration for the events will open at the beginning of December and visitors will be able to access super early bird tickets to all four events for €25 (£22).