FESPA Asia will take place during February 2017 at the BITEC exhibition centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
FESPA’s Divisional Director, Roz McGuinness commented, ‘Our annual exhibition in China is now well established, so it is time for FESPA to return to the pan-Asia region with FESPA Asia, and our natural choice for host country was Thailand. Our objective to build demand for print by reinvesting in the print community is matched by the enthusiasm of our regional associations, with whom we will be working closely. We will deliver educational programmes to support the advancement of print in the region, along with an exhibition which brings the leading global and regional suppliers of screen and digital print as well as signage to Thailand. Our aim is to leave a lasting legacy across Asia through various initiatives in the years to come.’
The return of FESPA Asia has been welcomed by local association Thai Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association (TSGA). ‘FESPA is the largest speciality and creative printing federation with 37 member associations, and has the philosophy of reinvesting in the global print community for sustainable growth across the board,’ said Phongdej Sajarattanachote, President, TSGA-Thai Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association.
‘The ASEAN countries are joined together to form an economic zone called AEC, with a population of 700 million. AEC is the highest economic growth region in the new world, and as Thailand is located in the centre of this region, it is the perfect location for the return of this international exhibition.
‘On behalf of TSGA, it is our pleasure to welcome FESPA Asia back to Thailand. We believe the event will bring greater opportunities, more success and sustainable growth for the print and signage community in Thailand and the rest of the AEC region.’
Jennifer Shen, President, CSGIA and ASGA, China Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association and Asia-Pacific Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association said, ‘CSGIA and ASGA are delighted to welcome FESPA Asia 2017 back to Thailand. FESPA has demonstrated a real commitment to print professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, not only through their support of the National Associations in the region including CSGIA, but also the development of the exhibition in China. The return to Thailand in 2017 will bring the community here real value to help take their businesses forward.’