Five reasons why you should visit FESPA 2024

Amsterdam RAI – 19th – 22nd March 2024

We are less than two weeks away from FESPA Global Print ExpoEuropean Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience and the new Sportswear Pro and the organisers can’t wait to welcome you through the doors! 

We caught up with Michael Ryan, Head of FESPA Global Print Expo and Sportswear Pro, who gave us 5 great reasons why you should visit Amsterdam later this month.

Mike Ryan, Head of FESPA Global Print Expo

He said, “Whether you’re active in print, signage or sportswear, you’re looking to expand your offering into these areas, or understand more about the personalisation opportunity, there’s so much to discover! To help you plan your visit, I wanted to share five of the event highlights to give you a feel for what you can expect from a trip to FESPA 2024.”

1. Access to innovative launches

With over 525 exhibitors across all four events, you will also have the opportunity to explore a range of products and solutions, ranging from digital print technologies, signage solutions, personalisation-enabling software, media, consumables, inks and so much more!

FESPA events are always a key launch platform for many of our exhibitors and over the years, we have witnessed some of the most pivotal launches in textile, wide-format, screen and garment printing first-hand! This year’s event will be no different and I am delighted to share that we already have 75 confirmed product launches!

More than 525 exhibitors across the four FESPA events

2. Inspiration round every corner with our content programme

Our extensive feature programme is what sets FESPA events apart and they’re always a big hit with visitors. 

New this year, Digital Signage Lounge, hosted in partnership with Navori Labs (software partner) and APA Metal (hardware partner), will highlight the latest innovations in digital signage and how it can be aligned with print. Visitors to the feature can attend a demo area, tune in to expert-led fireside chats and network with fellow professionals.

Our second new feature, Personalise Make Wear, which is facilitated by our Textile Ambassador Debbie McKeegan, will showcase the end-to-end production of sportswear and sports-related merchandise across four workflows. Visitors can also attend a series of expert-guided tours, see the final products live in catwalks and participate in thought-provoking fireside chats.

The popular Sustainability Spotlight will showcase an array of environmentally-conscious textiles and graphics, each with an information card detailing its sustainable attributes, so you can learn more about the latest sustainable materials. 

And in the high-adrenaline World Wrap Masters competition, not only will you see European wrappers go head-to-head wrapping vehicles and surprise objects, in the final two days of the event, you’ll get front row seats to the World Wrap Masters series final where we’ll welcome back regional finalists. And, if you want to broaden your knowledge of the vehicle wrapping market, you can attend live demonstrations and training workshops hosted by the Wrap Institute. 

Sportswear Pro makes its first appearance this year

3. Delving deeper into the garment market… Sportswear Pro, a brand new event from FESPA

Launching a new event is always exciting, and this year, building on FESPA’s long heritage in textile printing, we are introducing Sportswear Pro. The event will showcase the latest solutions for on-demand customised sportswear and garment production, and connect visitors with a host of experts involved in every step of the manufacturing process.  

In-depth conference programme in the Personalisation Experience

4. Not one… but TWO in-depth conference programmes

Alongside the exhibition areas, both Sportswear Pro and Personalisation Experience will host an in-depth conference programme. 

The Personalisation Experience conference will welcome speakers from NFL EuropeMedia Clip, Printful, ZipCon and more, delving into the latest innovations in and the future of personalisation, the commercial opportunities within mass customisation, sustainable production and more.

You can also join the Sportswear Pro conference, where you’ll hear the latest on material selection, on-demand production, AI and the future of sportswear manufacturing. 

5. An unrivalled networking opportunity

Last but not least, our events provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to network with each other and industry experts, whether that’s in our feature areas, on the show floor, in the Club FESPA member Lounge, or at the annual FESPA party.  

Watch Jack’s interview with Mike.

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