Over 74% of floor space has been reserved for FESPA Africa 2014, and there has been a 40% increase in space booked for this exhibition over the 2013 Sign Africa Expo - an indication that the industry is enthusiastic about the event and is positive about its success. With hall 3 already sold out, FESPA Africa - which will showcase all aspects of wide format digital printing, garment decoration, screen printing and signage - is set to be the biggest expo for the industry in sub-Saharan Africa.
The exhibition, a joint venture between FESPA and South African event organiser Practical Publishing, will incorporate Sign Africa and Visual Communications Africa shows to provide printers, sign makers and visual communications practitioners a focused event to explore the latest technologies and trends.
FESPA Africa, taking place 2-4 July 2014 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in halls 1, 2 and 3 is proudly sponsored by Roland and Avery Dennison.
Michael Ryan, Group Exhibition Manager at FESPA comments, “Global manufacturers consider FESPA Africa and the integrated Sign Africa expo as the perfect regional event to attract visitors from across the continent. The early response to FESPA Africa has been tremendous and we look forward to providing the community an event to see new equipment and business opportunities.”
Major brands exhibiting at the expo include: Roland, Avery Dennison, Epson, HP, Mimaki, Durst, Kodak, OKI, Kornit Digital, Fujifilm, Agfa, swissQprint, Esko, Seiko, Aristo, Optimus, Pantone, Evonik, Sharp, Monti Antonio and MS Italy, to name a few.
Holger Morhart, General Manager, Evonik Acrylics Africa (EAA), a global player and now a local manufacturer in South Africa said, “The Sign Africa show has always been a central part of our marketing strategy in South Africa. It is the only world-class event for the regional industry where we can meet face-to-face with clients and potential new business. Now under the FESPA brand, it gives the event global exposure and we are looking forward to a bigger and better event.”
Mimaki distributor for sub-Saharan Africa, Rob Franco from Graphics Supply World states, “We are thrilled to be associated with FESPA Africa, we received very good responses from various brands we represent, who have committed to bringing their newest innovations, some of which haven’t been seen in Africa.”
“Sign Africa has always provided Midcomp with the perfect platform to showcase its extensive range of product solutions,” says Sean Greer, Marketing Manager of Midcomp that represents leading brands such as Hewlett Packard and Zünd. “FESPA is an international event and we trust that FESPA Africa will increase the quality and quantity of visitors, as well as add an exciting new dynamic to the show. We look forward to being a part of the event in 2014.”
Jose De Sousa from Createx comments, “FESPA Africa is the ideal place for us to showcase our textile products. We believe the exhibition is the way forward, and we are sure to achieve excellent sales.”
Dyelan Copeland, Director and Organiser of FESPA Africa remarks on the increased bookings for the trade show, “The stand reservations and growth have come from both existing exhibitors booking larger stands and attracting new exhibitors to the event. We are really happy with the FESPA partnership and are confident we will deliver a great FESPA Africa for the regional print and signage community.”
For more information about FESPA Africa 2014 please visit: www.fespaafrica.com
About Practical Publishing
Practical Publishing is a specialist exhibition organiser and publishing house, founded in 2002 by Charnia Yapp and Dyelan Copeland to serve the interests of the sign, print, display and digital graphic industries. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company organises FESPA Africa and Africa Print. Its flagship exhibitions are supported by: a series of Sign Africa & Africa Print roadshows held in key regional business centres such as Nelspruit, Cape Town, Polokwane and Durban; three online publications (www.signafrica.com, www.africaprint.com and www.viscomafrica.com); online digital newsletters; and two printed magazines (Practical Sign & Digital Graphics and Africa Print Journal). www.practicalpublishing.co.za
Founded in 1962, FESPA is a global federation of 37 member associations for the screen printing, digital printing and textile printing community. FESPA’s dual aim is to promote screen printing and digital imaging and to share knowledge about screen and digital printing with its members across the world, helping them to grow their businesses and learn about the latest developments in their fast growing industries.
FESPA Profit for Purpose
Our shareholders are the industry. FESPA has invested millions of Euros into the global printing community over the last seven years, supporting the growth of the market. For more information visit www.fespa.com
Forthcoming FESPA events include:
• FESPA Global Summit, 6-7 March 2014, The Sofitel Bayerpost Hotel, Munich, Germany
• FESPA Digital 2014, 20-23 May 2014, Munich Exhibition Centre, Munich, Germany
• FESPA Awards Gala Dinner, 22 May 2014, Munich, Germany
• FESPA Africa 2014, 2-4 July 2014, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
• FESPA Mexico 2014, 21-23 August 2014, Centro Banamex, Mexico City
• FESPA Eurasia 2014, 27-29 October 2014, CNR Expo, Istanbul, Turkey
• FESPA China 2014, 19-21 November 2014, Guangzhou, China
• FESPA Brasil 2015, 18-21 March 2015, Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brazil
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