The Federation of European Screen Printers Associations (FESPA) Global Print Expo will no longer take place in Madrid this October due to the continued public health risks and business disruption caused by COVID-19.
FESPA Global Print Expo will now be held at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from March 9–12, 2021, co-located with European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro.
“In March, we decided to delay the expo by six months due to COVID-19 and its implications for our exhibitors and attendees. Since then, the development of the pandemic has been dynamic and unpredictable,” said FESPA CEO Neil Felton. “While many regions are now gradually emerging from lockdown, at this point, we cannot be confident we could match expectations of a FESPA event if we were to go ahead in October this year.
“March 2021 offers the strongest alternative, giving our exhibitors and visitors time to recover and allowing us time to prepare for any new operational requirements,” added Felton. “Feedback indicates that, having faced the considerable commercial challenges of 2020, our community will welcome the expo next year as an important platform for business recovery and progress.”
The March 2021 edition of the expo will replace the originally scheduled 2021 event in Munich, Germany. FESPA will return to Munich in 2022.