Visitors travelled from 120 countries

Fespa releases visitor numbers for Amsterdam event

92% of the audience were looking to invest in equipment in the next 12 months
92% of the audience were looking to invest in equipment in the next 12 months

Fespa has revealed the visitor numbers for its co-located Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience and inaugural Sportswear Pro events.

Taking place from 19-22 March 2024 at the RAI in Amsterdam, over its four days 12,706 unique visitors attended the events with 45% of visitors attending for more than a day.

Visitors travelled from 120 countries, with the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Italy, Belgium, France, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden bringing the largest portion of the audience.

Fespa said that firming up investment plans was high on the agenda of visitors, with 92% of the audience looking to invest in equipment in the next 12 months. The collective median budget was over €2.7bn (£2.3bn).

In line with this, the event attracted an international audience of senior decision-makers. 76% of attendees were business owners, directors, partners, or managers, and 85% of visitors shared that they were involved in the decision-making process for their business.

Michael Ryan, head of Fespa Global Print Expo, said: “From conversations with exhibitors and visitors at the events, the buzz of creativity and eagerness to learn and explore new solutions and ideas manifested an inspiration to explore new opportunities in everyone.

“Feedback from our visitors was extremely positive, praising the quality of our international exhibiting community showcasing solutions dedicated to speciality print and signage.

“It’s a truly unique feeling to meet with so many like-minded businesses and to connect people from all around the world with the same purpose – to grow and develop our industry and this incredible community.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the year brings in the wake of the events and I can’t wait for the multitude of ideas and investments from the show to pan out.”

A full analysis of this year’s show and its key news and trends will feature in our Printweek briefing in the April/May issue of the magazine, out later this month.

Fespa Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo will return to Messe Berlin, Germany, from 6-9 May 2025.