Fespa has published the framework programme for the Trends Theatre at its Global Print Expo 2018, which takes place from 15 to 18 May 2018 at Messe Berlin, Germany.
The Trends Theatre seminar programme addresses the themes of a series of white papers produced by the organisation together with Smithers Pira, which explore five key areas of growth for the speciality print community: décor; digital textile; signage; industrial; and digital print for packaging. Many of these trends are also reflected in the Fespa Census, and in the focus of visitors attending its events. Seminars will be presented by industry consultants, providing visitors with the latest industry data and insight. All Trends Theatre sessions are free to attend for visitors to the 2018 Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2018.
Smithers Pira will host a daily industry trends seminar, exploring the content of the white papers in more detail, with a focus on how printers can benefit from these market growth areas. These sessions will run as follows:
Signage: Tuesday 15 May and Friday 18 May.
Décor: Wednesday 16 May.
Digital Print for Packaging: Wednesday 16 May and Thursday 17 May.
Industrial: Tuesday 15 May and Thursday 17 May.
Information from the digital textile white paper will be presented elsewhere on the show floor. More information about textile sessions will follow at a later date.
Head of events at Fespa, Duncan MacOwan, commented: ‘We know that a key motivation for many visitors to Fespa exhibitions is their search for inspiration and ideas for new opportunities to help their businesses grow. Through Fespa's unique Profit for Purpose reinvestment programme, we are able to undertake significant international research projects with expert, independent business intelligence providers. Live events such as the 2018 Global Print Expo then give us natural platforms to share these findings with our community through free seminars and interactive discussions. Having aligned the 2018 Trends Theatre seminar programme closely to this latest body of research, we are confident of delivering meaningful, up to date content that is focused on the areas of most interest to our visitors. By accessing the seminar sessions most relevant to their development plans, visitors will take away valuable insights that will help their business take off.’
The full 2018 Trends Theatre programme can be viewed on www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com