The second edition of FESPA Eurasia 2014 which took place December 4-7 in Istanbul received over 8,600* unique individuals attending the event. Nearly a 30% increase in comparison to last year.
FESPA Eurasia secured commitment from many local and international brands in the industry; being 20 percent larger than 2013, the event provided PSPs the chance to explore a comprehensive display of products and services across wide format digital printing, screen printing, signage, textile printing and garment decoration sectors. Attendees utilised the opportunity to make decisions about their next equipment investments, with almost half of the audience looking to make a purchase within six months of the event.
Eighty percent of the exhibition audience came from cities across Turkey, achieved by large Chamber of Commerce delegations coming from Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Eskişehir, İzmir and Konya. The remaining 20 percent international visitors came from 78 countries, with top representation from Iran, Greece, Bulgaria, Tunisia and Russia respectively.
Michael Ryan, FESPA Group Exhibition Manager commented: “We are extremely happy with the increased number of unique visitors to the event. But it is not only about quantity; the feedback we have received from exhibitors is that quality has been fantastic too, they have seen business owners and decision-makers from many countries on their stand. Our ability to deliver such an event, with our partner ARED in just two years, shows the commitment we have to the region and the support from the community.”
Ryan continued: “Our visitor figure of 8,625 – which is unique individuals and excludes exhibitors or revisiting attendees– demonstrates the buoyancy of the market. Every single day of the event was busy with people looking for solutions to enhance their business, and this is a great indication for the year ahead! We are looking forward to starting on FESPA Eurasia 2015.”