Fespa 2019 begins in Munich

By 15 May 2019

Fespa 2019 opened its doors on 14 May with the promise that this year’s show will be the ‘largest ever’ in its 56-year history. During the opening ceremony, Neil Felton, chief executive officer, Fespa, said this year, 700 exhibitors are showcasing the latest advances in technology for wide-format digital and screen printing. Of these, about 100 are exhibiting at the show for the first time.

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The Fespa executive board cuts the ribbon of the 2019 show

The show, being organised at Munich, Germany, is on until 17 May.

Meanwhile, Christian Duyckaerts, president, Fespa, shared his excitement in his capacity as the managing director of Belgian visual communications company Retail Communications.

“As a printer, I am excited to walk around and see all the new techniques that Fespa is showing,” he said. “We have the technology on show and also all of the ideas that can give us an impression of where we are as an industry. It is very exciting what you can do now with digital and screen print — just think about personalisation and interior decoration, for example.”

One of the main focuses in this year’s show is its Explosion of Possibilities, a theme which is focusing on the fashion textiles market through its Print Make Wear stand, which has been increased in size following a successful reception at the 2018 in Berlin.

Fespa has also expanded its Printeriors showcase, which will provide a tactile ‘lounge experience' with both interior and exterior decorations including signage, chairs, beanbags deck chairs and umbrella canopies across the entrance of the conference centre.

(Courtesy PrintWeek)


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