FESPA Fabric 2013, taking place at the ExCeL London (25-29 June 2013), is placing itself as the destination for garment decoration and textile print. Visitors will benefit from both practical and theoretical sessions including workshops, seminars and live demonstrations. There will also be a host of networking opportunities with industry peers, allowing printers to gain access to some of the biggest brands in promo, sportswear and garment printing.
‘Consistent with The FESPA 2013 campaign strapline ‘Your Destination for Print’, FESPA Fabric is set to take garment printers and decorators on an inspiring journey. The combination of exhibitor and educational content will invigorate and provide the motivation to make new business ideas take off,’ said Lynda Sutton, Marketing Manager, FESPA.
Printers, textile print professionals, retailers and apparel brands will be able to meet with key industry exhibitors and experience a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art machinery, techniques, applications and solutions at the show. With a floor space of approximately 12000sqm, FESPA Fabric will cover digital direct-to-garment, screen printing, embroidery, promotional products and other garment decoration processes.
Brand new to FESPA Fabric 2013 is the Promotional Products Business Academy (PPBA), which is being delivered through a partnership between FESPA and the European promotional products show organiser CTCO.
The PPBA aims to bring the business opportunity of the promotional products market segment to the forefront of printers’ minds and is ideal for visitors looking to expand their business. The PPBA at FESPA Fabric 2013 will offer an in-depth market-entry brief, case studies from successful businesses and the opportunity to connect with wholesale promotional products suppliers.
Building on the past successes of Charlie’s Corner, Charlie will this year be joined by other leaders in the garment community in the Pilot’s Briefing Zone. The Pilot’s Briefing Zone will offer insight into advanced garment design and decoration techniques via presentations and hands-on workshop sessions.
Kornit Digital also returns to FESPA Fabric 2013 as Corporate Sponsor for its fourth year. Yucal Neria, Corporate Marketing Director, Kornit Digital, said, ‘As a Corporate Sponsor since 2010 we found FESPA shows and events and our sponsorship of the Fabric section to be the right platform for Kornit to reach out to the textile and garment printing markets. We look forward to yet another successful FESPA show in London in which Kornit will show case its latest portfolio of digital textile and garment printing solutions.’
FESPA Managing Director, Neil Felton, said, ‘Incorporating FESPA Fabric into the main show at FESPA Digital 2012 was the right move for our visitors and we will keep this winning format for FESPA 2013. Our aim is to create a positive environment to motivate printers, garment decorators and other garment industry suppliers to discover how garment innovation could help drive their business forward and unlock new sources of revenue. With a packed programme of workshops, live demonstrations, seminars and industry leading exhibitors, I’m certain there will be plenty of new inspiration for visitors to draw from.’
FESPA Fabric 2013 already has support from leading garment printing companies: Kornit Digital, Siser, Anajet, MHM, Polyone Wilflex, SRoque and international screen printing manufacturer M&R.
Forthcoming FESPA events include:
. FESPA Global Summit 2013, 22-23 January 2013, London, UK
. FESPA Brasil 2013, 13-16 March 2013, São Paulo, Brazil
. 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 Digital 2014, 20-23 May 2014, Munich, Germany