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14th October 2008




         FESPA Digital 2009 Bookings Already Match Total for 2008 Event


With more than seven months to go until FESPA Digital Printing Europe 2009 (12th – 14th
May, Amsterdam RAI), exhibitor bookings for FESPA’s third European Digital event
already match the total for the 2008 Digital event in Geneva, with many exhibitors
significantly increasing their stand space.


The challenging economic climate is not reflected in exhibitor demand, which has far
exceeded expectations, with over 12,200m2 space already booked at the RAI. Enquiry
levels are buoyant and FESPA is looking to further increase the exhibition space to
accommodate strong demand.


Managing Director for FESPA Events, Frazer Chesterman comments: “We are thrilled with
the response that we’ve had from exhibitors so far. Following the 2008 event, many
expressed their satisfaction with the international spectrum of visitors, particularly from
France, Italy, Iberia and German-speaking regions, as well as the decision-making
authority of most visitors. We consistently strive to attract internationally diverse
exhibitors and visitors, providing unparalleled networking and business opportunities.
Both the inaugural event in 2006 and the 2008 event attracted around 13,000 visitors
and we aim to draw similar numbers at next year’s event.”


Known for the value-adding features which make FESPA exhibitions such unique
international events, FESPA is busily planning an exciting and comprehensive programme
of knowledge-sharing activities and show highlights. The show will include a first-rate
conference and Showcase Theatre programme, designed to inspire visitors and provide
them with valuable business advice, helping them stay ahead of the competition. FESPA
will also run its second Digital Textile Conference, following the resounding success of the
2008 Digital Textile Conference in Geneva. The FESPA Digital Print Awards will also be
running for the third year in a row, recognising outstanding examples of innovation in
digital wide-format printing across a broad spectrum of real-life applications. Entries can
be   submitted   online   via   the   dedicated   FESPA   Digital   Print   Awards   web   site
www.fespadpa.com, or through the link on the FESPA web site at www.fespa.com.




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Frazer Chesterman concludes: “Commercial wide format printers really cannot afford to
miss our digital shows if they want to grow their businesses and stay ahead of the
competition. In recent research undertaken by FESPA, 87% of respondents cited FESPA
Digital Printing Europe 2009 as the one show they would attend in 2009. This is solid
proof that FESPA has established a strong reputation for consistently providing exhibitors
and visitors with real value and that, in tough economic times, attending the market-
leading shows makes good business sense.”


ENDS

About FESPA

Founded in 1962, FESPA is a not-for-profit federation of trade associations and an organiser of
exhibitions and conferences for the screen and digital printing industries. FESPA’s dual aim is to
promote screen printing and digital imaging and to share knowledge about screen and digital
printing with its members across the world, helping them to grow their businesses and learn about
the latest developments in their fast growing industries.

FESPA member organisations include 28 separate National Associations in Europe, and 6 Associate
Member Associations in Australia, China, Thailand, India, Japan and Korea.


Forthcoming FESPA events include:

   FESPA   World Expo Asia-Pacific, 28th – 30th November 2008, BITEC, Bangkok
   FESPA   Digital India, 14th – 16th December 2008, Mumbai, India
   FESPA   Digital 2009, 12th – 14th May 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
   FESPA   Mexico World Expo 2009, 27th – 29th August 2009, Mexico City, Mexico
   FESPA   2010, 22nd – 26th June 2010, Munich, Germany
   FESPA   World Expo Asia-Pacific 2010, 12th – 14th November 2010, BITEC, Bangkok

For further information, please contact:

Lillian Lazarevski/Elni Stofberg                      Karen Pooley
AD Communications                                     FESPA
Tel: + 44 (0) 1372 464470                             Tel: +44 (0) 1737 228 357
Email: llazarevski@adcomms.co.uk                      Email: karen.pooley@fespa.com
or estofberg@adcomms.co.uk                            Website: www.fespa.com
Website: www.adcomms.co.uk




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