Fespa Global Print Expo 2023 and European Sign Expo 2023 will return to Messe Munich, Germany, from May 23 to 26, 2023.

The event will feature product innovations for digital, screen and textile printing and signage, with more than 330 exhibitors already contracted for the show.

Head of Fespa Global Print Expo, Michael Ryan, said, ‘Helping our global community to build profitable, sustainable businesses is at the heart of Fespa’s mission. The businesses that have come through the pandemic have already learned the importance of agility and flexibility. Now they’re facing a new set of challenges and need to explore different avenues for profitable growth. That’s why our 2023 event campaign leads with ‘new perspectives’. We’re inviting printers and sign-makers to come with open minds, ready to look at problems from different angles and challenge established perceptions to unlock growth opportunities.’

Fespa is launching a brand-new personalisation experience to run alongside the expo. This stand-alone event, located at the heart of the show, will centre around an exhibition space open to all visitors.

A multi-day personalisation experience conference will include individual content streams dedicated to personalised loyalty marketing, sportswear and fashion customisation, bespoke interiors, and personalised packaging, featuring more than 50 expert speakers. The whole experience is primarily designed for brand owners, retailers, marketers, agencies, and membership and loyalty organisations seeking to enhance or differentiate their offering with personalisation and customisation. Print service providers and fulfilment houses wanting to put personalisation at the heart of their service offering will also gain valuable practical knowledge and insight.

Duncan MacOwan, Fespa’s head of marketing, said, ‘Personalisation has been a hot topic within our community for some time. Forward-thinking print businesses have seen the opportunity for individualisation that came with the shift to digital production, though many have yet to fully embrace it. Now we’ve reached a tipping point where the creative and technical capability is matched by widespread and immediate demand.’