The third edition of European Sign Expo 2015, taking place from 18–22 May 2015 at Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany, alongside FESPA 2015 Global Expo, is set to increase the floor space by 48% in comparison with the 2013 show.
Exhibitors include BG Reklam, Domino Sign, LEDDEX, SloanLED, Vivalyte, and many more who will showcase equipment, software, signage materials and systems, fittings and fixtures, channel lettering, illuminated signage, dimensional signage, engraving and etching.
European Sign Expo 2015 will also feature dedicated seminars on both digital and traditional signage at its Sign Hub (Hall 7, Stand M115). The seminars will include a Traditional Sign Painting workshop with hand-lettering expert Sam Roberts, Better Letters: Sign Tech Time, a panel discussion with industry consultant Sophie Matthews-Paul, and Global print trends with a focus on signage run by Dr. Sean Smyth of leading industry research company, Smithers Pira.
Further sessions include Exploring the threats to the traditional signmaker with James Matthews-Paul, Editor of Output Magazine, and a discussion about UK signmaking regulations with British Sign and Graphics Association Director, David Catanach.
In addition, there will also be a daily Ask the Experts panel forum, moderated by Bryan Meszaros, Managing Director of Openeye Global, a visual design and media strategist company. The forum is a dedicated area where visitors and exhibitors can meet with industry experts and debate topics focused around digital signage.
Roz McGuinness, Divisional Director, European Sign Expo, commented, ‘The fact that we have nearly 50% more floor space at European Sign Expo 2015 than the last Global Expo in 2013, means that there is more and more for signmakers attending the show. The exhibition has grown exponentially since its launch in London in 2013 and it’s great to see many of our original exhibitors returning as well as new brands wanting to exhibit. Incorporating European Sign Expo at FESPA 2015 ensures that there’s more for visitors to discover and highlights the overlap between wide format print and signage, emphasising how one show can enhance the value of the other.’