FESPA Eurasia 2015 confirms its position as leading regional event

fespaFESPA Eurasia 2015 has delivered its most successful edition so far. Held from 10-13 December 2015 at CNR Expo Istanbul, this regional platform saw an 11.5% increase in unique visitors (over 9,200, which is unique individuals and excludes exhibitors or revisiting attendees) compared with the last show. With floor space 7% greater than it was in 2014, exhibitors demonstrated how confident they are in the FESPA Eurasia brand, and that the calibre of visitors to the show was worth investing in. Participating companies represented all industry segments, including international exhibitors from Belgium, South Korea, China, Sweden, UK, France and Germany, and feedback has been extremely positive. In addition to large format digital printing solutions, innovations in textile printing, commercial applications and finishing equipment were high on visitors’ agendas. The exhibition saw the strongest textile presence of any FESPA Eurasia show to date, covering both digital and screen printing throughout the halls. FESPA Group Exhibition Manager, Michael Ryan, comments, “FESPA Eurasia is now firmly on the calendar. This year’s edition attracted 65% of senior company representatives and high level decision makers, which is extremely encouraging for us. It demonstrates that we have pitched the event and the educational sessions to the right level. We are delighted that we have delivered yet another successful event, in conjunction with our partner ARED, and look forward to the 2016 edition, taking place from 8-11 December.” With 8% more revisits to the show over the four days than in previous years, this figure highlights how comprehensive the display of products and services available was for visitors to explore from the growing number of exhibitors. In addition, there was an extended programme of educational features which covered the Wrap Masters professional wrap event, where individuals competed to win the prestigious title of Eurasia Wrap Master; the signage demo where a number of different signage applications were covered such as signboard painting, neon sign making and LED’s, while dedicated textile seminars offered insights into textile and garment design and decoration. Ryan continues: “Every single day of the show was busy, as visitors attended our new textile sessions and discussed the numerous possibilities in signage, looking for the opportunities to enhance their business. This is yet another positive endorsement of the event and what we are trying to achieve in the region.” Halil Eligur, President of ARED adds: “This year, ARED’s 15 year experience of the Turkish print and signage industries, partnered with FESPA’s exceptional history as a global show organizer, brought about the best FESPA Eurasia show yet. We are very happy to be collaborating with FESPA in this tremendous event which we believe will change the industry’s standards of show organization in Turkey for the years to come.”


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