FESPA Mexico is set to be the largest to date, say show organizers.
This year’s FESPA Mexico 2010, taking place August 26-28, 2010 in Mexico City, is set to be the biggest FESPA Mexico show to date, show officials report, with a 40-percent increase in exhibitor floor space, and a significant number of international exhibitors. The theme for FESPA Mexico 2010 will be ‘Revolution,’ as Mexico celebrates both the 200th anniversary of its independence as well as the 100th anniversary of its Revolution this year.
The event will showcase the latest technologies in wide-format printing, the sign and graphics sector, and textile decoration. Its goal is to motivate and inspire optimistic Mexican printers to take their businesses to the next level as the economy steadily recovers.
FESPA Mexico event manager Michael Ryan comments: “As we start to see economic improvement, the key to sustainability and future growth lies in our ability to revolutionize our thinking and business practices. To help pave the road to recovery, printers need to adopt a revolutionary approach to business.”
“The Mexican market is known to compete on price – a practice that is not sustainable,” Ryan continues. “Mexican printers must equip themselves with the latest industry information and developments, motivating them to think creatively about applications and how they can offer customers unique solutions, to better differentiate themselves. Our show will provide them with the content and inspiration to do just that.”
Event highlights and features
FESPA Mexico 2010 has a number of show features and highlights, providing valuable insight on the latest industry information, technological advancements, and innovative solutions.
* Conference: The event’s conference program will include a line-up of industry experts, comprising a number of technical sessions. Each program will be themed: the first day sessions will focus on signage and graphics; revolutionary print solutions will be the subject at hand on the second day; and the last day will feature sessions on garment decoration and screen printing.
Sessions will include: Screen Print Effects by Charlie Taublieb; a seminar on green/sustainability issues by Signs of the Times & Screen Printing en Español (a sister publication to The Big Picture); a session on outdoor advertising by Mexican media company IBOPE AGB Mexico; and others. In addition, various exhibitors will run workshops throughout the event.
* Revolutionary display: To celebrate Mexico’s historical anniversaries, the exhibition will have a Mexico Celebration Corner. The area will feature a display of revolutionary print applications supplied by key exhibitors celebrating Mexican independence and the Mexican Revolution.
* Awards: The FESPA Mexico Awards, running for a second year, recognize print excellence and innovation in the Mexican imaging industry. Printers will have the opportunity to enter their best work across six categories, which include screen printing, digital printing, garment decoration, vehicle wrapping, outdoor media, and, new to this year’s awards, the ecological printing category.
All entries will be reviewed by an independent expert jury and will be displayed in a dedicated showcase at FESPA Mexico 2010. Award winners will gain VIP entry to the exhibition and free access to the conference program. All winners and runners-up will receive editorial coverage in key industry publications.
Registration and more
Registration for the exposition is free. Online registration is available until August 24.
Education conference fees are $30 per one-hour session and $40 per two-hour sessions ($40 and $50, respectively, if registered onsite); a one-day pass ($150/$165 onsite) and a three-day pass ($350/$380) are also available.