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FESPA Global Print Expo Returns to Munich Bigger

FESPA Global Print Expo, Europe’s leading exhibition for screen and digital, wide format, and textile printings, returns to Munich, Germany, after an interval of four years, with its 2023 edition to be held from 23-26 May, 2023, at Messe München. The exhibition will reunite key industry professionals, allowing them to discover new perspectives with face-to-face business, accessing the latest innovations and trends within the printing sectors, all whilst enabling valuable networking and business building opportunities.

The FESPA team confirmed that over 500 key brands will come together to showcase their latest innovations and product launches across décor, graphics, industrial, packaging, and textile applications. These will include global brands such as Agfa, Canon, EFI, Epson, Fujifilm, Hexis, Kongsberg, MHM, Ricoh, ROQ, and Zünd, besides platinum sponsors Durst and Surfex Interior Film, gold sponsors 3M, Brother, Hanglory, HP, and Mimaki, and silver sponsors Hybrid Software Group and Netlink Imaging. More than 95 suppliers are making a comeback post-COVID with another 70+ companies making their debut at the Munich show. FESPA expects the 2023 edition to be bigger than the previous 2021 Amsterdam and 2022 Berlin events. With COVID waning and countries now easing travel restrictions, FESPA Global Print Expo 2023 will have a greater number of visitors and participants, especially from Asia.


Head of FESPA Global Print Expo Michael Ryan says, “Exhibitors who haven’t been able to participate in FESPA events in the last few years are eagerly waiting to share their innovations and expertise with our visitors.”

“Our mission this year is to give valuable new perspectives to printers and signmakers. With the strongest line-up of exhibitors since 2019, visitors to Munich will be in the best place to get the insight and advice they need to overcome their production challenges, access new opportunities, and visualize their business future,” adds Ryan.

Into its seventh year, Printeriors 2023 will bring together the global print community to celebrate and showcase the latest in interior decoration. Products will cross all print processes, inks, and applications including acoustic surface treatments, carpets, decorative elements, fine art, laminates, light boxes, lighting, metallic and hard surfaces, textiles, wall coverings, and accessories. Environmentally-friendly natural fibres, recycled products, and synthetics with a growing selection of sustainable and responsibly-sourced options will be the featured materials.

FESPA’s World Wrap Masters, a yearlong series of events taking place around the globe, tests the skills of the vinyl wrap community through challenging rounds using the latest equipment and vinyls. The winners from each regional competition will now enter the knock-out rounds, where the winner of the final heat will be crowned World Wrap Masters champion 2023. The last qualifying event of the series, World Wrap Masters Europe, will take place at the FESPA Global Print Expo on 23-24 May, 2023. Spectators can cheer and learn while watching live demos from professionals in vehicle wrapping, livery and fleet graphics, car detailing, protection and tinting services, racing teams, and automotive professionals, besides printers and sign-makers who are looking for revenue growth from vehicle wraps, architectural interiors, and signage during the FESPA World Wrap Masters Final competition, which will be live on the Munich floor show on 25-26 May, 2023.

Back by popular demand, the Sustainability Spotlight will provide actionable, informative, and useful advice for specialty printers looking to make their businesses more sustainable in their journey to a greener future. FESPA and its partners have developed a specially designed information and educational hub for visitors to discover, learn, and network on future possibilities.

For more than four decades since its inception in 1991, the FESPA Awards has celebrated exceptional talent within the global visual communications industry covering 18 categories. In addition to the 18 award categories, four additional awards have been included in Best in Show, Innovation, Sustainability, and Young Star categories.

Graeme Richardson-Locke, FESPA’s Head of Associations & Technical Lead comments on the new Sustainability award category, “As the demand for sustainable production and strong environmental credentials is rising in the industries we represent, printers and sign-makers are in the process of rethinking their production practices by reducing waste and recycling materials. With sustainability being at the top of the agenda for FESPA for quite some time, the Sustainability Award highlights the incredible talent of companies who are driving change in this area.”

The Young Star Award is open to those aged 16 to 25 and working as vocational trainees or students in digital or screen printing and design. Judged by their work in any of the print-related categories, winners take home a prize money of €1,000. The other two, the Best in Show Award and the Judges Award for Innovation are chosen by the FESPA Awards judges.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to share information, explore new trends, make investments, and discover the latest innovations. FESPA Global Print Expo 2023 will be conveniently co-located with European Signage Expo 2023, Europe’s leading non-printed and visual communications exhibition for signage solutions, and the new Personalisation Experience Conference & Exhibition that joins together brand owners, agencies, printers, and those interested in exploring the potential of personalisation in sportswear, packaging, product, loyalty, and custom interiors.

Opening Timings: (23-25 May, 2023): 10am – 6pm, (26 May, 2023): 10am – 3pm.

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