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Coronavirus Event and Venue Setting Update 

Messe Munich will serve as the hosting location of FESPA 2023. The event will take place as a face-to-face exposition between the 23rd of May and the the 26th of May 2023.  The hosting location will not include strict Covid-19 safety measures due to GErmany lifting the respective domestic regulations in April 2022. Participants should note that as per Germany's current ravel limitations they will not be rquired to show 3G admission documents upon arrival in the Country. Yet, if they are arriving from a virus area of concern they will have to wuarantine for 14 days. At present, there are no countries with such a designation. 

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.

Industry Relevance

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: 

  • Interior decorators

  • Embroiderers

  • Graphic makers/designers/producers 

  • Marketers

  • T-shirt printers

  • Prepress technicians and workers

  • Printing machine makers

  • Paper goods machine setters/operators

  • Advertising Coordinators

  • Marketing Analysts and specialists

  • Advertising managers and experts

  • Art Directors

  • Media producers 

  • Digital marketers

  • Promotional production makers 

  • Media production specialists

  • Signage solution manufacturers/providers

  • End-user customers.

  • Printer operators

  • Print operators

  • Bindery Workers

  • Team Assemblers

  • Bookbinders

  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians

  • Mechanical Engineers

  • Operating Engineers

  • Paper Processing Workers

  • Quality Control Engineers

Agfa, 3A, Durst and Brother are among the companies that attend FESPA.

Event changes for FESPA 2022

Several sub-events will serve as the highlights of FESPA 2022. These are the Printeriors, World Wrap Masters Europe and World Wrap Masters Final. The exposition will also coincide with two other events hosted by the same organiser. These are the European Signage Expo and Sportswear Pro. 

The coinciding Sportswear Pro will serve as the meeting location for smart textile, printed electronics and accessory developers. It will also be invaluable to production, design and decoration suppliers. This is due to the event presenting novel technologies for customised and on-demand sportswear production. A special focus will be on technologies with a high level of sustainability and automation. 

The 2022 edition of FESPA will also host the second edition of Colour LAB. Colour LAB will feature expanded content including topics related to colour management areas. The discussion subjects at the sub-event will include automation, device profiles, ROI, printed product variation and process controls. There will also be new categories for some of FESPA’s prestigious awards. They will include: 

  • “Printeriors award”
  • “Wrapping - wrapping of vehicles”
  • “Packaging on plastics”
  • “Packaging on board and paper”

What is Included in the Event Programme?

Professionals can complete several 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 important 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, an that 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: 

  • Interior decorators

  • Embroiderers

  • Graphic makers/designers/producers 

  • Marketers

  • T-shirt printers

  • Prepress technicians and workers

  • Printing machine makers

  • Paper goods machine setters/operators

  • Advertising Coordinators

  • Marketing Analysts and specialists

  • Advertising managers and experts

  • Art Directors

  • Media producers 

  • Digital marketers

  • Promotional production makers 

  • Media production specialists

  • Signage solution manufacturers/providers

  • End-user customers.

  • Printer operators

  • Print operators

  • Bindery Workers

  • Team Assemblers

  • Bookbinders

  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians

  • Mechanical Engineers

  • Operating Engineers

  • Paper Processing Workers

  • Quality Control Engineers

Your Hotel Accommodation in Berlin

GETA ltd takes charge of your business travel accommodation, so you can save time. All we need to find you the best hotel deals is a price range, hotel type and preferences. We work with all manner of hotels in Berlin from luxury brands to affordable bed-and-breakfasts. Whether you are travelling with a few people or in a larger group, we can book you a hotel for FESPA that minimises expenses and delivers the comfort you deserve!

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.

Past Editions 

2021 Edition

FESPA 2021 marked the successful restart of the event and the attending industries such as the printing sector. The event took place as a face-to-face expo between October 12th and October 15th 2021. The venue had stringent Covid-19 prevention measures as part of the event format. The rendition featured over 100 attending countries and 7850 visitors. Attending nations featured Poland. Germany, Spain, the UK and France.

 

Past editions

FESPA 2022

31.05.2022 - 03.06.2022

FESPA

7850

visitors

100+

represented countries

Cancelled because of COVID 19

600

Total Exhibitors

18,000

Total Visitors

400

Total Exhibitors

13,000

Total Visitors

How to get to FESPA

On Foot

On Foot

45 min Bike ride from HBF

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By Car

From Munich HBF ~30 min

From Munich International Aiport - 30 min

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By Public Transport

From Munich HBF with U2 (13 stops) for 23 min to Station Messestadt West

From Munich International Aiport - S8 to Munich Daglfing Station /1 min transfer to Daglfing Bahnhof Ost/ and then with bus 183 to Messestadt West ~ 55 min

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