The organisers of the upcoming Fespa Global Print Expo have confirmed that the event, along with the co-located European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020, is still scheduled to take place from 24 – 27 March despite concerns about the Coronavirus outbreak in China. 

Nevertheless Fespa has stressed that it ‘takes the concerns of exhibitors, visitors and partners regarding the outbreak very seriously.’  Its board and senior management team is actively monitoring all developments relating to COVID-19, guided by latest information from the World Health Organisation.

When it comes to companies from China, organisers will be formally contacting all organisations exhibiting at any of the three shows, requiring that they provide documented evidence that all representatives of their company attending the exhibitions, including sub-contractors, have not resided in or visited China at any time after 5 March. 

Companies from China not fulfilling this requirement will not be able to participate at the Madrid 2020 exhibitions, and their options are being clearly communicated to them in writing.

Fespa is in contact with all exhibitors and pre-registered visitors for the Madrid 2020 exhibitions to advise them of these measures and to request that they should not attend if they have visited China after 5 March 2020. It will also be working closely with hosts IFEMA and the relevant authorities in Madrid to provide exhibitors and visitors to the FESPA 2020 events with the any necessary support and guidance.