Fespa’s 2021 Global Print Expo has been postponed until October 2021 as a result of uncertainty over European cross-border travel.

The event, and the co-located European Sign Expo, will still take place at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The postponement reflects ongoing uncertainty over Covid-related travel restrictions and visitor quarantine arrangements in The Netherlands, and the likelihood that these will continue to affect exhibitors and visitors in early 2021.

The events will now take place from 12 – 15 October 2021 in the same halls of the RAI, enabling Fespa to use the current floor plan on the later dates. 

‘The decision to push the event back by seven months doesn’t dent our exhibitors’ enthusiasm for a live Fespa exhibition as the engine for business recovery,’ said Fespa CEO Neil Felton. ‘Nor does it reflect any concerns about delivering a Covid-secure event. Rigorous health and safety protocols are in place with the RAI, and we’re confident of protecting our exhibitors and visitors to the best of our professional ability.

‘However, the situation regarding cross-border travel into The Netherlands is uncertain at this point. Since our exhibitors are now at the point of having to make detailed logistical plans and commit further costs to be at our events, we believe that the right step is to  move to our October 2021 contingency dates, enabling us and our participants to plan with greater confidence.’