FESPA Eurasia 2016 Beginning To Take Shape


FESPA Eurasia 2016, being held from 8-11 December, CNR Expo, Istanbul, is beginning to take shape as more and more exhibitors commit to a presence at this market-leading event, which showcases the latest wide format, screen and textile opportunities available throughout the Eurasian market.

Post-show data from the 2015 show highlights that 9 231 unique visitors attended the four day event, close to a 10% increase from the 2014 edition, with 10 838 visits in total. This substantial year-on-year growth since the inaugural show in 2013 has cemented it as a ‘must attend’ event for manufacturers, both local and international, as Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA, Mimaki Europe verified: 'Identifying future growth areas and opportunities within the Eurasian market is key.'

Post-show statistics confirm 82% of visitors were involved in the decision making process for purchasing new equipment, a clear indicator of the high calibre of those attending, with the potential for making further investments within their business. 'We had some good business opportunities, and the floors were full of visitors,' added Heiner Rupperath, Product Manager (IPM) and Marketing Manager/Environment Officer, Brother GmbH.

Michael Ryan, Group Exhibition Manager, FESPA commented, 'We are delighted that the data from the 2015 edition confirms our predictions for the show, with exhibitors reaping the benefits from the high quality and quantity of visitor it attracted. This region is undergoing tremendous growth, and it’s now more crucial than ever for digital wide format, screen print, signage and garment décor companies to consider the new opportunities that participating in an event like this could offer. We are already anticipating another strong show with FESPA Eurasia 2016.'

Upcoming FESPA events include FESPA Africa, the region’s largest, focused exhibition for the wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration and textile printing, which is co-located with Sign Africa and Africa Print the region’s leading events for the signage industry. The event is taking place from 7-9 September 2016 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

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