The numbers are in for Fespa Global Print Expo 2022, which together with the co-located European Sign Expo, attracted 11,647 unique visitors, a 48% increase on the autumn 2021 event. Return trips over multiple days took total attendance to 15,969 visits.
With 375 exhibiting companies, including many that had not exhibited since 2019, the event attracted visitors from 126 countries, with Germany, Italy, Poland, Netherlands and the UK delivering the largest delegations.
Analysis of the pre-event registration data provided by the 53% of visitors who chose to reveal their investment budget confirmed a readiness to invest at or soon after the show. Among these, the collective median spend amounted to €1.3bn, not accounting for those visitors who did not indicate their plans.
“The significant spending power of our visitor base and the broad international audience together offer powerful evidence of a rebound in our global community. We see confidence returning, inspiring business leaders to invest and also to resume business travel, live events and face-to-face networking where they know it will deliver tangible value for them”, said Fespa CEO Neil Felton.
“The glowing feedback from exhibitors and visitors in Berlin tells us that the speciality print community wants and needs to engage in person. Now we’re looking ahead to the return of strong Fespa events in Mexico, Eurasia and Brazil, and beyond to our next Global Print Expo in Munich in May 2023. We can’t wait to stimulate the same energy and optimism in speciality print communities in other regions.”