Fespa will open its doors to the annual Fespa Global Print Expo in Amsterdam next week. Running from March 19-22, it will co-locate with European Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience and Sportswear Pro.

The show offers a strong focus on product innovation as well as delivering education and inspiration through a comprehensive content programme. Organisers says it will support visitors to unlock new opportunities in speciality print, signage, personalisation and sportswear.

Over 525 suppliers will exhibit and Fespa, with over 75 launches already announced. These include direct to garment printers, cutters, sustainable materials and consumables.

New for 2024, within Sportswear Pro, attendees can explore solutions for the entire sportswear manufacturing process. These include design and production as well as decoration, with products on display from an array of manufacturers. On March 21, Sportswear Pro will host a one-day conference programme of expert-led discussions delving into sportswear trends, the future of the industry, and nearshore manufacturing.

European Sign Expo will focus on opportunities throughout the signage and visual communications industries. With 115 confirmed exhibitors, including, the 2024 event is set to be the biggest yet.

In Personalisation Experience, visitors can explore the latest customisation solutions from suppliers. In addition, they can discover an array of personalised products and explore how they can take advantage of the value-add that customisation offers. A one-day conference programme will run alongside the exhibition on March 20. Expert speakers will discuss the future of personalisation, on-demand production, the role of AI in customisation and more.

Education and inspiration

The new Digital Signage Lounge will highlight recent innovations in digital signage, demonstrating how it can align with print. Visitors can network with peers and attend a series of fireside chats with industry experts.

Also new, Personalise Make Wear will showcase production of personalised sportswear and sports-related merchandise across four workflows. Debbie McKeegan, textile ambassador for Fespa will host the showcase. A smart factory will comprise catwalks showcasing the finished products, fireside chats focused on cutting edge solutions and processes, and expert-guided tours of the latest technologies for personalised products.

Sustainability Spotlight will display an array of environmentally conscious graphic and textile alternatives, each with its own information card. The World Wrap Masters will host to the European leg of the competition and the series final. Visitors can attend training workshops and demonstrations delivered by The Wrap Institute.

On 21 March 21, Fespa will host its annual networking party at the SupperClub.

Michael Ryan, head of Fespa Global Print Expo and Sportswear Pro comments: “At Fespa events, visitors get access to hundreds of suppliers and the new innovations that are launched every year. They can grow their knowledge, be inspired by our educational content programme, and learn from like-minded business professionals. Each event brings something new. Whether you have attended a Fespa event before or it’s your first time visiting, new opportunities will reveal themselves. And with our new Sportswear Pro event, two new educational features and an insightful two days of conferences planned, I can’t wait to see what Fespa 2024 has in store for each and every visitor.”

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