Fespa Global Print Expo and the European Sign Expo, which will be co-located at Messe Berlin from 31 May – 3 June, will be bringing together what organisers are calling ‘the strongest line-up of exhibitors’ the events have seen since 2019.

There are currently more than 250 companies contracted to exhibit, including many who were unable to attend last year’s event in Amsterdam, and the organisers say that there are ‘many more active discussions in progress.’

Michael Ryan, the head of Fespa Global Print Expo, commented, ‘It’s so motivating to have such a strong vote of confidence from the supplier community for Fespa and our power to reinvigorate the speciality print industry after the challenges of the last two years. Suppliers who joined us in Amsterdam in October 2021 were reminded of the unique value of live events and the commercial advantage of connecting with customers and prospects face-to-face, so we’re delighted that many more exhibitors will reap these benefits in 2022. Now that businesses are back up and running and senior decision-makers are looking to secure their future investments, the importance of live shows to accelerate recovery has never been more significant.’

Among the companies signed up to exhibit at Messe Berlin is Durst, whose CEO Christoph Gamper commented, ‘All signs point to Fespa 2022 meeting a weakened Covid scenario, and we can finally talk business again. But it’s no longer about unchecked ‘wild growth’ but solutions for a more sustainable world. Print can be an essential part of this, and Fespa is a fixed point in the universe of print. In this respect, experiencing print in motion means new, sustainable business models for our customers and us. We are looking forward to Fespa, to Berlin, and above all, to finally seeing customers ‘live’ again and demonstrating new ways and possibilities.’

Fuijfilm is another company that has confirmed it will be exhibiting and the company’s Kevin Jenner, European marketing manager for wide format inkjet systems, added, ‘Having not attendedany major exhibitions since before the pandemic, Fespa 2022 is happening at the perfect time for Fujifilm. In 2021 we unveiled our ‘new blueprint for wide-format’ with two new Acuity presses (the Acuity Prime flatbed and the Acuity Ultra R2) built with a completely new look, a new level of functionality and enhanced ROI. Fespa 2022 provides us with the perfect platform to reveal the exciting next phase of machines in this expanding range.’

Visitors to the German capital will also be able to visit the European Sign Expo 2022, the leading European exhibition for signage and visual communications. The event will reunite key signage professionals with companies specialising in channel lettering, digital signage, dimensional signage, engraving and etching, illuminated displays, out of home media, LED, outdoor systems, laser cutters and sign tools.