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Fespa's inaugural edition in China scheduled for November

20 September 2013

Fespa China, Fespa’s maiden exhibition in China, will be held alongside CSGIA 2013, a 30-year old show for Chinese screen and textile printers, from 18 to 20 November. The exhibitions will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC).

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The confirmed participating exhibitors at Fespa China promise a display of digital technologies, with Epson, Fujifilm, Kornit Digital, Mimaki and Mutoh, being a few to name. Representations from the digital software, workflow solutions and consumables firms are also lined up for the show.

Fespa China 2013 is being delivered through a joint venture of Fespa and CSGIA, with support from regional trade organisation ASGA. The CSGIA event has alternated annually between Guangzhou and Shanghai, and the last edition attracted attendance of 12,670.

Fespa CEO, Nigel Steffens, who devised the plans for Fespa China, commented, “We had three key objectives for organising the inaugural edition of Fespa China. Firstly, to transform CSGIA into an international event by attracting international exhibitors. Secondly, we wanted to help CSGIA make the event more representative of the contemporary printing industry, by giving it a greater focus on digital technologies. Our third key intention was to enhance the CSGIA event by incorporating the type of educational and inspirational content which visitors expect from global Fespa events. With the free on-site ‘Future for Print’ conference, we intend to deliver this.”

The two-day ‘Future for Print’ conference will feature speakers from HP, Xaar and Kornit Digital, among a line-up of influential speakers from China and worldwide.

“Chinese printers are recognising the importance of investing in digital to innovate and compete on the international stage, and they need guidance from Fespa and CSGIA, and from the leading digital suppliers,” Steffens added.

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