FESPA, known internationally for its wide format, digital, and screenprint shows, introduces its newest endeavor this February. Co-located with Graphics of the Americas, FESPA Americas takes place February 24 to 26, 2011 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center.
Following the success of the FESPA Global Summit last year, creators of the event hope to introduce a new and innovative show format to print service providers interested in learning about the industry. Digital Output is walking the expo floor and will have a detailed review of the event in our April issue.
Various events are scheduled throughout the three-day show. The following are a few of the key seminars, conferences, workshops, and contests taking place. Attendees of the show, when registering for your badge on www.fespaamericas.com, state your interest in any of the series and a FESPA representative will contact you.
Event: Wide Format Print Shop Live
When: Everyday, hourly
Where: Show Floor
This groundbreaking feature invites graphic arts industry professionals of all levels to touch-and-try the latest digital inkjet technologies, software, and consumables with a live end-to-end working production. Demonstrating an array of technologies, it is designed to inform and inspire printers on all aspects of workflow.
Event: Digital Textile Conference
When: February 25
Where: Orange County Convention Center
A must for all printers interested in digital textile applications. Wide format printers will find the conference an ideal place to learn more about how to be successful in textile print, whether with graphics and promotions, or fashion and interior textiles. A special presentation from global sport apparel brand Nike Inc. is included.
Event: FESPA Wrap Cup Masters Series
Where: Show Floor
FESPA Americas is home to this adrenaline-fueled vehicle wrap competition where the wrap stars of the Americas region are pitted against each other and the clock to find the FESPA Wrap Cup Champion of the Americas.
Other events include a keynote from the global material quality manager of Nike Inc., a global business forum, and debates and discussions on current issues and trends in the Innovation Theater. Open February 25 and 26 and located on the show floor, the theater involves industry specialists and exhibitors presenting new technologies, applications, and solutions to generate innovative ideas that enhance business performance.
To view the exhibitor list for FESPA Americas and Graphics of the Americas click here to directly visit the Web site.
Feb2011, Digital Output