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Event and Venue Setting Update
Messe Munich will serve as the hosting location of FESPA 2024. The event will take place as a face-to-face exposition between 19.03.2024 and 24.03.2024. The hosting location will not include strict Covid-19 safety measures due to Germany lifting its pandemic-related restrictions.
A Brief Overview of Messe Munich
Messe Berlin is one of the leading exhibition centres of Germany’s capital. It is a venue with an extensive history. The centre’s construction took place in 1936-1937. The venue is known as the Berlin ExpoCenter City and has a central location due to its closeness to Haus des Rundfunks. Messe Berlin has a total space of 190,000 m². Messe Berlin is the hosting location of many high-profile trade shows. This includes IFA Berlin, ITB Berlin, FRUIT LOGISTICA and ILA. It also includes some of FESPA’s editions including the 2018 and 2022 renditions.
FESPA is one of the leading events for the printing industry and its related branches. It serves as the central stage for presenting the latest trends and novelties within the industry. It is also the prime meeting hub for leading experts and professionals. FESPA additionally serves as the prime discussion location for addressing the latest challenges and issues within the sector. The trade fair often serves as the leading networking event for professionals seeking to form new partnerships and investments. This includes C-suite executives as well as market representatives. FESPA is an annual trade fair that takes place in a different European city and venue. Among the locations to have accommodated the fair are Amsterdam RAI and Messe Berlin. They also include Messe Cologne, ExCeL London and Ifema — Feria de Madrid.
Why Your Visit Is Worth It
FESPA is a high-profile event that receives a diverse and large group of attendees. This is due to the event being of prime importance to several industries. The sectors which attend the fair include marketing, paper, media production, printing, and advertising. Because of its importance, many of the event’s editions tend to exceed 18 000 visitors and 600 exhibitors. One such example is the 2018 edition of FESPA which featured 700 exhibitors and over 20 000 visitors. The trade fair is attended by over 100 countries like Belgium, China, Germany, the Netherlands and France. It also includes the UK, the USA, Turkey, Spain, Italy, and South Korea.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
Because of its importance to several industries, FESPA receives many professionals. This includes experts such as:
Agfa, 3A, Durst and Brother are among the companies that attend FESPA.
What is Included in the Event Programme?
Professionals can complete various business objectives by attending FESPA. Among them are goals such as expanding their expert knowledge by attending various meetings, discussions, demonstrations, and training. They can also network and finalise important deals during events such as the exhibition. Also, the fair allows experts from the attending industries to learn about new trends, examine novelties and gain recognition. For the task, they can take part in different competitions, and conferences.
FESPA has a comprehensive and detailed support programme. Among the leading sub-events within the schedule is the exposition. It is the location for leading companies and start-ups to present their latest novelties. This enables professionals to gain recognition and finalise influential purchases. The exhibition also enables examining the latest trends and innovations as a means to expand one's business. The exhibition contains various product groups. Often, the highlights include innovations related to textile, screen and digital printing. Also, the exposition allows professionals to form new business connections. This includes potential partners and customers.
Another leading sub-event of FESPA is the various competitions and awards. This includes the World Wrap Masters Europe. The World Wrap Masters Europe is a competition that consists of several aspects. The central one is the international contest, during which competitors present their creativity and innovation by creating wrap installations. The sub-event also contains a series of demonstrations and training workshops that allow professionals to expand their specialist knowledge and skills. Each of the workshops features a leading wrap instructor as the speaker. During the training, the lecturers provide information in the form of sharing their experience and knowledge. The topics of the demonstrations and workshops can vary. They can address, for instance, various challenges such as creating sustainable installations. They also address trends or novelties, such as new materials or apps.
Another leading sub-event is the Printeriors, which gathers the interior design and decoration printing community. It is a sub-event that coincides with the World Wrap Masters. It is the exhibition location for printers, designers, and manufacturers. The Printeriors allows professionals to present their bespoke products. Each of the bespoke wares used two or more technologies presented at the adjacent Global Print Expo. The mentioned Expo is the showcasing location for novel cutting, printing, vinyl and film manufacturing machines. It is the central meeting location for professionals such as printing technicians.
Several industries should consider attending FESPA. These include the paper, printing, advertising, marketing, and media production sectors. Professionals who should opt to attend include:
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Event times and City Logistics
FESPA's annual editions take place in a different city and venue. FESPA Ltd organises the event for four days. The visiting hours for the initial three days and the final day differ. The visiting hours for the first three days of the fair are between 10 am and 6 pm. For the last day of the fair, attendees can participate between 10 am and 3 pm. Among the venues that have accommodated FESPA are Messe Berlin, Amsterdam RAI, and ExCeL London. Other exhibition centres that have served as the hosting location include IFEMA - Feria de Madrid and Messe Cologne.
Each FESPA hosting location is an easy to access venue due to its public transport links. Messe Cologne, for instance, is accessible from the airport and the central station. From the airport, you can reach the mentioned messe in 21 minutes. From the central railway station, Messe Cologne is accessible in 11 minutes. Likewise, Messe Berlin is easy to access from the main transportation hubs. For instance, you can access the venue from the central station in 15 minutes. You can also reach the exhibition centre in 40 minutes from the airport. Amsterdam RAI is also among the easy-to-reach venues as Schiphol airport is reachable by bus. The commuting time when opting for this alternative is 17 minutes.
Each of the hosting cities is a large metropolis with extensive public transport connections. As a result, you can travel with and around the locations with ease. For instance, you can use easy-to-navigate and well-working public transport to reach Berlin city centre from the airport in 40 minutes. It also permits you to access local urban communities such as Oranienburg in 28 minutes. Each of the hosting cities has information kiosks close to the transport stations. Such kiosks allow you to buy detailed city maps that will help you determine which route to take. Each hosting city also has a broad range of dining and accommodation options. Due to this range, you will find alternatives that will suit your needs and preferences. For instance, Berlin offers hotels, hostels, apartments and guest houses. So do cities such as Amsterdam and Cologne. The variety of eateries to choose from includes restaurants, markets, clubs, and bars. Recommended areas to rest in include the Plantage district in Amsterdam. When staying in Berlin, opt for the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood.
23.05.2023 - 26.05.2023
of visitors were decision-makers
of the visitors were CEOs, MDs, managers or owners
Increase in decion-maker attendance compared to 2022
Decision-makers from Africa, the Americas, and Oceania
of visitors were from Asia
of visitors were from Europe
of visitors intent to invest within 12 month after the event
31.05.2022 - 03.06.2022
of visitors had final purchasing power or influence
of visitors were willing to invest during or after the event
12.10.2021 - 15.10.2021
06.10.2020 - 08.10.2020
Cancelled because of COVID 19
14.05.2019 - 17.05.2019
How to get to FESPA
from Amsterdam Centraal railway station it is an hour walk (4.5km) OR alternatively 26 min bike ride
from Amsterdam Centraal railway station = 16 min (6.4km)
from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
By Public Transport
from Amsterdam Centraal railway station take M52 which will take you directly to the expo centre for 8 min (only 4 stops!)
from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol take train 5755 (Sprinter) for 2 stops to Amsterdam RAI Station and then walk another 8 min to the exhibition centre (a total ot 17 min journey)