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FESPA 2020 trade show postponed due to coronavirus concerns


March 4, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

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As a result of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, global printing federation FESPA has decided to postpone FESPA Global Print Expo 2020, European Sign Expo 2020, and Sportswear Pro 2020, originally scheduled to take place at IFEMA Madrid, Spain from March 24 to 27, 2020.

Based on feedback from exhibitors, FESPA will now seek to reschedule the events for a later date, precise timing and venue still to be determined based on venue availability.

“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,” FESPA CEO Neil Felton said in a March 4 statement. “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.”

In the statement FESPA said will provide an update regarding revised event dates “in due course”.

The current global death toll due to coronavirus (Covid-19) has neared 3,200.