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(23 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 )
Location: Germany , Munich
Organizer: FESPA

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Covid-19 Update

FESPA 2023 will take place between the 23rd of May and the 26th of May 2023. The event will be hosted at Messe Munich as a face-to-face trade fair, Due to Germany removing its domestic Covid-19 restrictions in April 2022, the venue will not feature a strict safety plan. Attendees should note that at present, Germany has travel limitations in place. Participants will not be required to show 3G entry documents upon arrival. However, if they are arriving from a country that is a virus area of concern, they will have to quarantine for 14 days. At present, there are no nations with such a designation.

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FESPA is the main meeting event for the printing industry. It is the central hub for showcasing print industry novelties. The fair also serves as the location for hosting high-profile discussions and meetings. The fair, furthermore, is the location for professionals seeking new investments or partnerships. Every year, the fair takes place at a different venue. Among them are Amsterdam RAI, Ifema — Feria de Madrid, Messe Berlin, Messe Cologne and ExCeL London. 

Business Profile of the Event

FESPA is an international fair attended by many professionals in the printing industry. Among them are graphic designers, embroiders, as well as interior decorators. Marketers, promotional production makers and t-shirt printers also visit it. Among the companies that visit the fair are 3A, Agfa, Ahlstrom Munksjö, and Brother. Others include Canon Production Printing, Durst, Kornit, M&R, and Mimaki Europe. OneVision, Roland DG and STS Inks also attend the fair. 

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FESPA is an international fair that can help professionals in achieving several goals. Among them is sharing knowledge, exploring new trends and learning about innovations. Also, attendees can invest in new consumables or machinery. They can additionally network with one another, including forming new connections. 

To help with achieving these goals, the fair features many support program events. Among them is the exhibition where around 700 exhibitors showcase their innovations. The exhibition allows professionals to examine the latest novelties and conduct business. The exhibition permits the showcasing of products by start-ups and leading companies. This allows start-ups to gain recognition and expand their business. 

FESPA also features a series of competitions and awards that can provide recognition. Among them is the World Wrap Masters, Europe. It is an international competition which includes a contest, training workshops and demonstrations. The competition allows professionals to showcase their ability to create creative wrap installations. The World Wrap Masters Europe is the qualifying event for the World Wrap Masters Series. 

Another event of interest is the Printeriors. It is the annual event for the global printing community related to interior design. The event gathers in one location, printed interior design professionals. These include designers, manufacturers, and printers. Each of the displayed items at the event is custom-made. Each product is the result of using 2 or more technologies. 

The Global Print Expo exhibition runs parallel to the World Wrap Master Europe. It is the show location for the latest printing, cutting, vinyl and film machinery. This allows attendees to check new quality-improving equipment. 

Professionals from several sectors should consider attending the fair. Among them are the advertising, marketing, paper, and printing and media production sectors. Professionals that should opt to visit FESPA include graphic designers and embroiders. Interior decorators, promotional production makers, marketers, and T-shirt printers likewise should consider attending. Print operators, print managers, digital press operators, production supervisors should not overlook visiting. 

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Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels with an ideal location and price. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near the venues for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.


FESPA is an annual event that takes place at different venues for 4 days. FESPA Ltd organises the event at venues in Europe. Among them are Amsterdam RAI, IFEMA — Feria de Madrid, Messe Cologne, and ExCeL London. The visiting hours for the fair during the first 3 days are between 10 am and 6 pm. On the fourth and final day, the trade show is available between 10 am and 3 pm. 

Each of the venues where FESPA has taken place is easy to access. For example, Messe Cologne has public transport that links it to the airport. This allows you to reach the venue in 21 minutes from the Cologne-Bonn Airport. Likewise, you can reach the exhibition site in 11 minutes from the central station. Amsterdam RAI is easy to access as well. For instance, Schiphol airport is a 17-minute bus journey from the site. So is the city’s central station, which is a 10-minute metro ride. 

Each of the cities where the fair takes place is a popular tourist city that is easy to navigate. This is due to their extensive public transport networks that connect the districts. For example, London has transport links consisting of buses, trains, metros, and taxis. These links allow accessing the different districts in a safe and time-saving manner. For instance, by using the train and metro, you can reach the St Pancras Station in 34 minutes from the City Airport. 

Each of the fair’s cities has an extensive list of dining and accommodation options. For example, Amsterdam provides hostels, hotels, apartments, and guest houses. Eateries visitors can choose to dine at include restaurants, bars, clubs, and markets. The prices for a meal can vary from affordable to expensive depending on the location, time of day and type of menu. For example, some restaurants in the city centre can be expensive. A diner in the Plantage district can be quite affordable. Each of the event cities has popular districts where finding accommodation is easy. For example, Amsterdam’s popular areas include Oud Zuid, Jordaan, and Plantage. Cologne’s popular districts include the Belgian Quarter, Deutz and Ehrenfeld.

Audience and Statistics

FESPA is an international trade show with a high level of attendance. For example, many of the fair’s editions exceed 600 exhibitors and 18000 visitors. Over 100 countries exhibit or visit the fair. Among them are Belgium, China, France, Germany, and Italy. Other nations that send delegates include South Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, and the UK. the USA also attend the fair. Attendees of the fair represent several industries. Among them are the advertising, marketing, media production, paper, and printing sectors.

Past Editions


FESPA 2021 marked the successful restart of the printing industry. The event took place between 12.10.2021 and 15.10.2021 as a live exhibition at Amsterdam RAI. The event featured strict COVID-19 prevention measures, including attendants presenting health certificates. More than 100 countries attended the edition including Germany, France, the UK, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The event attracted 7,850 unique visitors, with 44% being owners or managing directors. This showed the importance of the event as a means to forward business plans and recover.


FESPA 2022 occurred between 31.05.2022 and 03.06.2022 as a face-to-face event. It was held in Messe Berlin, which did not implement Covid-19 safety measures due to the improving pandemic situation. The event featured 375 exhibitors whose wares were inspected by 11,647 visitors from 126 countries. More than 60% of the visitors had final purchasing power or influence. Additionally, 53% of them were willing to invest during or after the event.  


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