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FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 cancelled; event moves to Amsterdam in 2021

July 6, 2020
By PrintAction Staff


FESPA Global Print Expo will no longer take place in Madrid this October, due to the continued public health risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

FESPA has announced that its next flagship international event will be held from March 9 to 12, 2021, at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This will result in the co-location of FESPA Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro.

“In March 2020, we took the decision to delay FESPA Global Print Expo by six months in the face of the advancing pandemic and its implications for our exhibitors and visitors. Since then the development of COVID-19 has been dynamic and unpredictable,” said FESPA CEO Neil Felton. “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.”


FESPA’s March 2021expo will replace the originally scheduled 2021 event in Munich, Germany. FESPA plans to return to Munich in 2022.

“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,” added Felton. “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.”