Fespa 2021 returns to a live event
Fespa’s Global Print Expo 2021 has kicked off at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, welcoming wide-format printers and signmakers back to a live event for the first time since May 2019. The doors to the four-day event, as well as the co-located speciality print and signage show European Sign Expo 2021, opened to visitors on 12 October.
15 Oct 2021 | By PrintWeek Team
A raft of suppliers and manufacturers showcased new and recently launched products at the event, which is sponsored by Brother and Mimaki.
Features at this year’s event, which is running with the theme ‘Bringing Colour Back’, include the Printeriors collection of bespoke interior decor applications, and World Wrap Masters Europe 2021 – the European leg of the vehicle wrap competition.
This year, for participants who are unable to attend the events due to ongoing travel restrictions, Fespa livestreamed a series of interviews with suppliers and Fespa members, to offer a flavour of the event. The key focus of the livestreams was on innovation and market trends, and participants included Brother, Canon, Durst, Mimaki, and Roland DG, among others.
Fespa CEO Neil Felton said it was great to open a live Fespa event after such a long period without a show.
“We can’t wait to welcome our community back and feel the buzz of a live show, enjoy meeting people face-to-face again and see the latest innovations. We’re confident that these events in Amsterdam will inspire speciality print and signage businesses as they turn their attention to the future and focus on business recovery and long-term growth.”