Fespa moves to March 2021
The FESPA Global Print Expo, which was set to take place in Madrid in October 2020, has yet again been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fespa will now be happening at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from March 9-12 2021.
Due to the pandemic, drupa has also been rescheduled to 20 – 30 April 2021.
The show was originally rescheduled to October 2020: “In March 2020, we took the decision to delay the FESPA Global Print Expo by six months in the face of the advancing pandemic and its implications for our exhibitors and visitors," FESPA CEO Neil Felton said.
"Since then, the development of COVID-19 has been dynamic and unpredictable. While many regions are now gradually emerging from lockdown, at this point in time we cannot be confident that we could match exhibitor and visitor expectations of a FESPA event if we were to go ahead in October this year,” Felton continued. “Early March 2021 offers the strongest alternative, giving our exhibitors and visitors time to recover and ourselves time to prepare fully for any new operational requirements. Feedback from the market indicates that having faced the considerable commercial challenges of 2020, our community will welcome FESPA Global Print Expo in March 2021 as an important platform for business recovery and forward progress early next year.”