Registrations are now open for Fespa’s long awaited Global Print Expo. The exhibition, the first live Fespa event in Europe since May 2019, is running under the tagline ‘Bringing colour back’ and will take place in Amsterdam from 12 to 15 October 2021.

The organisers say that research conducted among its audience revealed ‘a strong appetite for the live event’, with 73% of respondents seeing trade shows as an essential platform for reviewing and making future product purchases.

Occupying six exhibition halls at Amsterdam’s RAI, visitors to the expo will get the chance to investigate ‘the latest innovations in screen, digital, wide-format and textile printing, from over 300 expected suppliers.’

Fespa CEO Neil Felton commented, ‘Our audiences have told us that they need access to hands-on product demonstrations and to participate in face-to-face meetings with multiple suppliers to support their recovery, and they see Fespa Global Print Expo as a key milestone in their forward planning. Taking into account all information currently available to us, we’re re-launching FESPA 2021 this autumn with confidence that we can offer participants a live event that takes all possible health and safety precautions, while still fulfilling their key expectations of a Fespa show as an interactive, multisensory experience.’

The exhibition, which will once again be co-located with the European Sign Expo, will also see the return of the World Wrap Masters and Printeriors. Now in its fifth year, Printeriors brings together the world’s print community in a ‘celebration of interior decoration.’ This year’s edition will will feature textiles, wallcoverings, furniture and surface effects that will showcase the growing application of digital technologies in the interior marketplace.