After enthralling the printing industry in various parts of the world, FESPA is back in Africa again. FESPA Africa and Sign Africa expo will take place from 22-24 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. FESPA Africa is the region’s largest, focused exhibition for the wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration and textile printing, which is co-located with Sign Africa and Africa Print, the region’s leading events for the signage industry. The show will provide a range of educational touch-points that are designed to invigorate print solution providers and sign-makers, in line with FESPA’s profit for purpose business model; giving them free access to a variety of topics and deliver insight on the latest technologies, trends and business opportunities. Attendees will be able to take advantage of the full programme of innovative and thrilling features available, most free of charge, so that they can take away ideas and knowledge to apply to their business.
‘The message at the heart of this year’s campaign has been ‘Ignite your print potential’. FESPA Africa provides industry professionals, printers and sign-makers the prime opportunity to reflect on their business. The event enables the community to see and experience the latest technologies live in action, as well as hear about industry developments and trends within an array of educational features. Lorraine Harrow, FESPA Marketing Manager said, “Attendees are sure to be invigorated and excited not only by the products on display from exhibitors but the information in the seminars and workshops at the expo. A visit is sure to enhance their company service offering and boost future growth.”
A two day conference will take place from 22-23 July exclusively dedicated to source the latest industry information, gain insights into market knowledge and be inspired by leading industry professionals. Themes which will be covered include business aspects such as investment, training and management; future trends and opportunities in digital printing; networking and more. The visitors can look forward to a diverse group of industry experts and leaders, addressing various topics related to the wide format and digital printing industries.
Extreme Speedwrap Challenge, the annual Avery Dennison/Roland Speedwrap Challenge will take place daily on the exhibition floor. Ignite T-Shirt & Screen Print Workshop feature will be a hands-on workshop where printers can learn different techniques to decorate garments, from heat transfers, direct-to-garment (DTG) and screen printing applications including discharge and special effects, all taught by t-shirt print guru, Charlie Taublieb. The Rigid Paper Board Competition, supported by Graphix Supply World, returns to recognise excellence in point- of-purchase displays, in-store communication, and other imaginative displays using rigid paper board. The entered pieces will be judged at FESPA Africa for the title ‘Best Overall Display of the Year’.”
Leading industry players will also be showcasing their latest products and technologies at the event. Avery Dennison will launch its new range of films at Fespa. The film offers an impressive and cost-effective way to advertise your brand.