Fespa has confirmed that its Global Print Expo 2023 visitors will see the return of three popular features – World Wrap Masters, Fespa Awards and Sustainability Spotlight, on top of the new online Sustainability and Printeriors hubs.

Fespa Global Print Expo 2023 will host the World Wrap Masters Europe and Series Final (stand B2-D85), kicking off on Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, with the final regional qualifying event – Wrap Masters Europe. 

The successful entrants will then compete against winners of the regional heats in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, the UK and Ireland. 

The final, which takes place across Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26, will feature a series of timed events requiring competitors to wrap cars and surprise objects against the clock. 

Sponsored by Hexis and HP, the competition will be judged by vehicle wrap experts, including Kiss Lajos, Ole Solskin, Justin Pate and 2022 World Wrap Masters Champion Ivan Tenchev. 

This year also sees the return of the Fespa Awards, which opened for entries in May 2022 for the first time since 2019. Over 210 submissions from 34 countries have been received. The shortlisted entries will be displayed in the West Entrance of Messe Munich for visitors’ enjoyment throughout the event, with the category winners announced in a VIP ceremony on May 24.

This year, Sustainability Spotlight (stand B2-B61) allows visitors to see and touch various environmentally responsible graphics and textile material samples, including leather and leather alternatives, natural fibres, cellulosic and synthetics supplied by participating companies. 

Fespa is also launching a new online Sustainability Hub, providing free and universal access to Fespa’s content, including guides and over 150 informative articles and best-practice case studies. 

The hub will also feature a new, on-demand video series hosted by Fespa sustainability expert Graeme Richardson-Locke. 

Printeriors will also be a virtual showcase hosted on Fespa’s website, providing a resource detailing dozens of interior décor applications created for the physical Printeriors showcase since its inception. 

Michael Ryan, head of Fespa Global Print Expo, said: “Visitors to Fespa exhibitions are always looking for ways to increase their industry knowledge, find inspiration and learn from other printers and visual communicators. Our popular features are set to deliver just that. With the return of the Fespa Awards, we’re showcasing the diverse talent that exists across our global print and signage community. Maximising the reach of our educational content is essential to our mission, so we’re delighted to launch two brand-new online content hubs to offer multiple perspectives on sustainability and interior décor.”

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