has opened in Berlin
The ribbon is cut to open this year's giant Fespa show in Berlin

The Fespa Global Print Expo 2022 has opened in Berlin with association officials from around the world cutting the official ribbon at Messe Berlin.

Fespa president Christoph Aussenac welcomed attendees to the show and said after the difficulties of the Covid-19 pandeemic, it was a pleasure to see so many exhibitors and visitors in attendance.

Aussenac also discussed the importance of sustainability. He said, “The fact that you are here shows that you are resilient and ready to invest in your future Despite the setbacks of the last two years.

“We must also think of future generations and focus on how to run our businesses with increased respect for the planet.”

Retrictions removed

In line with the relaxation of Covid restrictive measures on the German event industry, Fespa no longer has any testing requirements or checks to enter Messe Berlin or the exhibition. Participants do not need to show proof of vaccination, recent recovery, or negative testing for Covid-19 to enter the exhibition.

Visitors can also rely on enhanced cleaning regimes and prominent hand sanitising facilities throughout the Messe Berlin halls. To reduce physical touchpoints, organisers will encourage visitors to hold their entry badges on their phones. 

Michael Ryan, head of Fespa Global Print Expo, said, “We have lifted Covid restrictions on visitors. Also, we have a first-class exhibitor line up. So, we can get back to delivering the full experience print and sign professionals expect from a Fespa event.

Fespa has 340 international companies contracted to exhibit. Key industry players lining up for the event include the likes of Epson, Fujifilm, and  HP. Ryan adds, “The recent news of Covid restrictions ending in German venues delivered a strong surge in exhibitor interest. With 340 confirmed exhibitors, we have a show with almost double the number of companies that were present in Amsterdam last year. So visitors are sure of finding the products and business solutions they need to fuel their recovery and growth.”

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