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FESPA announces expanded 2023 global events calendar

Print Solutions

FESPA has confirmed the dates of all its global events in 2023, including FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo, the all new WrapFest and Personalisation Experience, and regional events in Africa, Brazil, Dubai, Mexico and Eurasia.

Kickstarting the year is the new FESPA Leadership Exchange (FLEX) event. Taking place in Dubai from 1 to 2 March 2023. FESPA Brasil then returns to Expo Centre Norte in São Paulo from 20 to 23 March 2023.

WrapFest, the organisation’s new event experience for the vehicle wrapping, vinyl installation and detailing community, will take place from 26 to 27 April 2023 at Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire. WrapFest will feature an exhibition space, educational conference and hands-on demonstrations, welcoming automotive professionals in wrapping, fleet graphics and car detailing, as well as printers and signmakers. On site, visitors can also watch the first ever UK and Ireland regional World Wrap Masters competition.

The Global Print Expo and co-located European Sign Expo will be back at Messe Munich, Germany, from 23 to 26 May 2023. To date over 390 exhibitors are already contracted for the exhibition and the awards, World Wrap Masters (European competition from 23 to 24 May and series final from 25 to 26 May) and Sustainability Spotlight features will be returning.

Also in Munich, Personalisation Experience, a new conference and experiential showcase of personalisation in action, will open its doors.

Supported by the organisation’s Mexican association, Canagraf, FESPA Mexico will be hosted at Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City from 17 to 19 August.

For the first time since 2019, FESPA Africa will return to Johannesburg alongside its co-located events, Sign Africa and the Modern Marketing Expo. The exhibition will open from 13 to 15 September 2023 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, connecting visitors with over 150 exhibitors.

The final event of 2023 is FESPA Eurasia, which will run from 23 to 26 November at IFM – Istanbul Expo Centre, Turkey.

‘We are delighted to have concrete plans for all our global events in 2023, including the long awaited return of FESPA Africa, and we are excited to be innovating again, with the launch of three new focused events to ignite new possibilities for businesses,’ commented Neil Felton, FESPA CEO.

‘After the disruption of 2020 and 2021, the market’s enthusiastic response to the return of our events has reaffirmed the value of making real, in-person connections, and the need to see, touch and try when making technology investments. We are confident that 2023 will continue this momentum and we look forward to sharing new perspectives on speciality print and visual communications with our community throughout the year.’

FESPA also previously announced that Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience and Sportswear Pro will take place from 19 to 22 March 2024, at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


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