Fespa Global Print Expo will no longer take place in Madrid in October 2020, due to the continued public health risks and business disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is now planned for March 2021 in Amsterdam.
Fespa will be hosted at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 9-12 March 2021, again co-locating with European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro.
‘In March 2020 we took the decision to delay Fespa Global Print Expo by six months in the face of the advancing pandemic and its implications for our exhibitors and visitors,’ said Neil Felton, CEO of Fespa. ‘Since then the development of COVID-19 has been dynamic and unpredictable. While many regions are now gradually emerging from lockdown, at this point in time we cannot be confident that we could match exhibitor and visitor expectations of a Fespa event if we were to go ahead in October this year.’
Amsterdam is a popular destination for Fespa events, having hosted to exhibitions in 2006, 2009 and 2016. This new March 2021 edition will replace the originally scheduled 2021 event in Munich, Germany. Fespa plans to return to Munich in 2022.