FESPA - 3/29/2010
FESPA Announces Planned launch of FESPA Americas 24-26 February
2011 Alongside Graphics of the Americas Show
At the highly successful FESPA Global Summit 25/26 March 2010 in Miami, Frazer Chesterman, Managing
Director of FESPA announced that FESPA is expected to confirm an agreement within days with the Printing
Association of Florida to run the first FESPA Americas in Orlando 24-26 February 2011 alongside Graphics of
the Americas. The first FESPA exhibition on US soil is designed to provide visitors from the US and Central and
South America with a pan-regional, high quality event that will showcase the world’s leading manufacturers and
inspire the regions screen, digital and textile printers.
‘FESPA continues to provide significant value for all stakeholders, across the world and in response to strong
demand, FESPA Americas, taking place alongside the Graphics of the Americas show in Orlando will provide
exhibitors and visitors with a new opportunity to reach an new audience of printers with a pan-regional
perspective. Expected visitor profile will be from the US, Central and South America who will take part in a
unique educational programme and visit a world class exhibition, something that FESPA has become renowned
for’, says Frazer Chesterman.
This innovative new event will complement the Graphics of Americas show and will give visitors an even bigger
reason to make the trip to Orlando in February. Building on the continued success of FESPA Mexico, FESPA
Americas aims to unite all of the regions printers in digital & screen printing and garment decoration to attend
one comprehensive exhibition for wide format that will sit alongside Graphics of the Americas which is focused
on commercial print.
Chesterman continues, ‘We believe that by collaborating with likeminded organisations such as the Printing
Association of Florida, we are able to produce a compelling event, with scale and integrity that provides
enhanced value for visitors and exhibitors alike. ‘
The announcement took place at the FESPA Global Summit which happened in Miami 25-26 March. This event
attracted 80 leading print organisations from US, Canada, Central and South America as well as Europe along
with other delegates from as far away as New Zealand and Hong Kong.
The success of the FESPA Global Summit in Miami further emphasises that FESPA has a firm track record for
running top level events, noted for high quality value and insight. Fantastic feedback from delegates to this event
further reinforces that there is a need for FESPA in this region.