Fespa to share ‘New Perspectives’ at 2023 event

The 2022 event in Berlin attracted 11,647 unique visitors
The 2022 event in Berlin attracted 11,647 unique visitors

Fespa Global Print Expo 2023 and European Sign Expo 2023 will return in May, with the strapline ‘New Perspectives’.

Set to take place at Messe Munich, Germany, from 23-26 May, the events will aim to help print and sign professionals who are setting out their strategies for future success.

“Helping our global community to build profitable, sustainable businesses is at the heart of Fespa’s mission,” said head of Fespa Global Print Expo Michael Ryan.

“The businesses that have come through the pandemic have already learned the importance of agility and flexibility. Now they’re facing a new set of challenges and need to explore different avenues for profitable growth.

“That’s why our 2023 event campaign leads with ‘New Perspectives’. We’re inviting printers and signmakers to come with open minds, ready to look at problems from different angles and challenge established perceptions to unlock growth opportunities.”

More than 330 exhibitors have signed up for the show so far, with Brother, EFKA, Hanglory, Mimaki, and Surfex Coverings confirmed as sponsors.

Fespa is also launching a new Personalisation Experience to run alongside the expo. This standalone event, located at the heart of the show, will centre around an exhibition space open to all Fespa Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo visitors, offering “an experiential showcase of products and solutions for personalisation”.

A multi-day Personalisation Experience conference will include individual content streams dedicated to personalised loyalty marketing, sportswear, and fashion customisation, bespoke interiors, and personalised packaging, featuring more than 50 expert speakers.

It is aimed at those looking to enhance or differentiate their offering with personalisation and customisation.

Fespa’s Printeriors interior decor feature will now be incorporated within the Personalisation Experience, showcasing a variety of individualised interior spaces curated by Fespa textile ambassador Debbie McKeegan. Delegates will have the chance to go through the process of defining, ordering, and collecting personalised items from participating sponsors within the exhibition.

Returning for the 2023 event is the Sustainability Spotlight, which Fespa said will offer visitors a chance to learn more about how to improve their environmental performance and credentials at a time of increasing urgency around sustainability.

The expo will also host the Fespa Awards 2023, with a gallery of shortlisted entries from printers worldwide accessible to visitors for the first time since 2020. Award submissions close on 25 January 2023.

Finally, World Wrap Masters will also return, offering visitors the chance to see European vehicle wrappers compete for the title of World Wrap Master Europe 2023, followed by the showdown of the seven regional competition winners in the World Wrap Masters final. This event will also offer live demonstrations from industry experts.

Websites for the Fespa Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo and Personalisation Experience are all now live, with online visitor registration for all events set to open in February 2023.

Entry to Fespa Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo will cost €80 (£69), which will give access across all four days to both events, as well as to the Personalisation Experience show floor. Delegate tickets for the Personalisation Experience conference will be priced at €375 per day.

Fespa 2022, held at Messe Berlin from 31 May to 3 June, was hailed as a triumphant return that brought reality and normality back to the event.