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Largest ever FESPA 2015 has lift-off

The FESPA 2015 campaign’s space exploration theme emphasises the galaxy of growth opportunities that exist for printers.

6th November 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cologne


The international, multi-channel marketing campaign for FESPA 2015 exhibition for screen, digital and textile printing has lift-off, calling print service providers to Discover Your Universe of Print.

The 2015 Global Expo moves to Cologne, Germany, for the first time, running from 18-22 May 2015. The event is set to occupy 62,500 square metres of exhibition space in the new north halls of KoelnMesse, making it the largest FESPA Global Expo.

“With no other international print event in 2015, FESPA in Cologne will offer visitors the most comprehensive constellation of print and related technologies,” said Roz McGuinness, FESPA Divisional Director.

“At our last FESPA Global Expo in London in 2013, we invited our community to Fly FESPA, and over 22000 printers, sign makers and print specifiers flew with us. For 2015, we’re taking the mode of transport to another level, along with the event itself, which will certainly be the most extensive event FESPA has ever staged.”

Space exploration theme

The FESPA 2015 campaign’s space exploration theme emphasises the galaxy of growth opportunities that exist for printers, if they take time to look beyond the day-to-day running of their business, organisers report.

The message is that the possibilities for print service providers are infinite, and that FESPA is a launch pad for new products, while enabling and encouraging exploration and discovery.

The idea is an evolution of the travel and exploration themes, which have characterised FESPA’s European event campaigns over the last four years. Each campaign has set out to encourage FESPA’s global community of speciality and wide format printers to broaden their horizons and look for different directions in which to take their business.


The space that has been sold so far for FESPA 2015 already equals that of FESPA 2013. The exhibition will offer a vast line-up of suppliers, giving the global visitor audience an opportunity to assess and explore the latest technologies, applications and ancillary products to drive their businesses forward.

As in 2013, the visitor will find FESPA 2015 structured around three key zones – FESPA Screen, FESPA Digital and FESPA Fabric.

FESPA 2015’s educational programme for visitors will be the most extensive yet, designed to support printers in making critical decisions about the direction of their business. The event will also give visitors the option to join other satellite events under the same roof – for example, the co-located European Sign Expo, with its focus on physical, non-printed signage.

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