November 2013 event will take place in partnership with the China Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association.
FESPA has announced that it is expanding its event portfolio in Asia, launching FESPA China in 2013, in partnership with the China Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association (CSGIA), FESPA’s associate member in China. The new event – which revitalizes the established CSGIA event for the Chinese market – is geared around digital wide-format and screen printing, and will take place November 18-20, 2013, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.
“FESPA has been weighing up opportunities to develop a visible presence in China for some time,” says FESPA CEO Nigel Steffens, “and we’re confident that this partnership with our associate member in China is the best approach for us and for the Chinese printing community. CSGIA is a strong event which is attracting a dynamic visitor audience, 47 percent of which were first-time visitors to the show in 2011.
“We believe that FESPA’s global reputation for event organization can help to attract major digital suppliers for whom China is a business-critical market. We also intend to apply our expertise to make FESPA China an even more compelling and worthwhile event for visitors. Our objective is to grow this show substantially, as we have done with the events we have taken on in other developing markets like Mexico and Brazil.”
The CSGIA exhibition has been successfully staged annually since 1983, alternating between venues in Guangzhou and Shanghai, and attracting an increasing number of foreign exhibitors. The last CSGIA show, in November 2011, covered a hall area of more than 269,000 square feet, and featured 400-plus exhibitors and a total attendance of more than 18,000. This new partnership does not impact CSGIA 2012, which takes place in Guangzhou November 14-16, 2012.