Fespa and CSGIA will also benefit from consultative support from ASGA (Asia Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association), the federation of Asian printing trade associations. ASGA has long-standing links with Fespa, and was a partner in the 2011 Fespa Asia Summit and exhibition, both of which took place in Singapore. ASGA will also host its annual meeting at Fespa China 2013, bringing a delegation of senior executives from all over Asia.
Nigel Steffens, CEO, Fespa said, “We launched Fespa China in partnership with CSGIA, with three key objectives. Firstly, we wish to transform CSGIA into a more international event, by attracting high calibre exhibitors from outside China. Secondly, we intend 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, and other visitor features focused on garment printing and vehicle wrapping, Fespa China will deliver an engaging and enlightening event for printers from all across Asia based on these three underlying principles.”
Fespa is also looking to return with a Fespa Asia event in 2014, details for which are to be confirmed. Total attendance at the last edition Fespa Asia in 2011 was 4500, with delegates from more than 34 countries.