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This year over 100 exhibitors have announced a ‘New Wings’ product launch or a product being shown for the first time at FESPA 2013, indicating that the show is this year’s platform of choice for new product innovation, particularly for companies targeting an international audience of key decision makers.

Visitor pre-registration for FESPA 2013 is up 8% compared with the same period leading up to FESPA 2010 in Munich. Visitors from over 123 countries have already pre-registered to the show, all set to start their business journey at the ExCeL, London (25-29 June 2013). The top 20 pre-registered visitor countries cover Europe, North America, Africa, India and Australia.

So far, the UK has the highest number of visitors preregistered to the show, with Germany, Italy, Spain and France following in close succession. With just under three months still to go until the show doors open on 25 June 2013, the show is set to be the most international FESPA yet.

Neil Felton, Managing Director, FESPA said, ‘FESPA moves to different locations in Europe with each show. As a result, the audience is constantly being refreshed, introducing new dynamics to the event every year. At FESPA Digital 2012 in Barcelona for example, almost half the visitor audience came from the Iberian peninsula, so we learned a lot about the particular business drivers in those markets, and grew our community in these countries. With the move to London for the flagship FESPA 2013 event, while still of interest to our usual international visitor audience, we are attracting more printers, agencies and brand owners from the UK and Ireland. London also appeals to printers from the Americas, Australia and Asia, who see it as a compelling business destination.’

Pre-registration is still open and delegates that register before 30 April 2013 are in with the chance of winning two nights’ free accommodation (25 and 26 June) at the four star Hilton Hyde Park hotel, London. 

Forthcoming FESPA events include:

* FESPA 2013, 25-29 June 2013, London, UK

* FESPA Fabric 2013, 25-29 June 2013, London, UK

* FESPA Mexico, 15-17 August 2013, Mexico City, Mexico

* FESPA Eurasia 2013, 3-5 October 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

* FESPA China 2013, 18-20 November 2013, Shanghai, China

* FESPA Digital 2014, 20-23 May 2014, Munich, Germany

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