Due to the growing coronavirus situation hitting mainland Europe, FESPA has decided to postpone FESPA Global Print Expo 2020. The event was originally scheduled to take place at IFEMA Madrid from 24 to 27 March 2020, alongside sister events European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020.
Just last week, FESPA announced that the exhibition will still go on, but imposed restrictions against delegates from China.
FESPA CEO Neil Felton explains: “Until this week, our actions with regard to COVID-19 – including the pre-emptive action taken in February regarding exhibiting companies from China – have been informed by guidance from the relevant international and national authorities, with the primary objective of safeguarding the health and wellbeing of exhibitors and visitors. However, in light of the recent spread of the virus in specific areas of mainland Europe, we have consulted with our stakeholders and have concluded that it is in the best interests of our community to defer the events to a later date.”
FESPA will be rescheduling to a later date that is yet to be confirmed.