FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 brought the speciality print community together for four motivational days in Berlin from 31st May to 3rd June 2022.
Head of Global Print Expo at FESPA, Michael Ryan says: “Finally, we could deliver an all-round FESPA experience for exhibitors and visitors that felt like a return to form, and the consensus was that the vibe at the show was incredible. Every industry is changed by the pandemic, and print is no exception, but this show proved beyond doubt that print is resilient, creative, agile and focused on the future. Our strapline promised ‘Print In Motion’ and this came to life in Berlin, with an incredible sense of forward momentum and commitment to positive progress on areas like sustainability.”
FESPA Global Print Expo 2022, together with European Sign Expo, attracted 11647 unique visitors, a 48% increase on the Autumn 2021 event, with return trips over multiple days bringing total attendance to 15969 visits. Analysis of the pre-event registration data provided by the 53% of visitors who chose to reveal their investment budget confirms significant readiness to invest at or soon after the show. Among these delegates, the collective median spend amounted to €1.3 billion, not accounting for those visitors who did not indicate their plans.
The first-ever Sustainability Spotlight conference attracted much attention, underlining the priority now being given to environmental responsibility, while a visually stunning Printeriors showcase attracted hundreds of printers hungry for fresh ideas for sustainable printed interior décor. Many visitors also engaged enthusiastically with the exhibited print projects in the new Associations Pavilion, while the Club FESPA lounge was buzzing with FESPA members from around the world, keen to reconnect with international colleagues.
“The significant spending power of our visitor base and the broad international audience together offer powerful evidence of a rebound in our global community. We see confidence returning, inspiring business leaders to invest and also to resume business travel, live events and face-to-face networking where they know it will deliver tangible value for them”, concludes FESPA CEO Neil Felton.
“The glowing feedback from exhibitors and visitors in Berlin tells us that the speciality print community wants and needs to engage in person, and that FESPA is where they come together. Now we’re looking ahead to the return of strong FESPA events in Mexico, Eurasia and Brazil, and beyond to our next Global Print Expo in Munich in May 2023. We can’t wait to stimulate the same energy and optimism in speciality print communities in other regions.
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