2021 Global Print Expo moved from March to October 2021
We were disappointed to hear the FESPA 2021 Global Print Expo has been postponed from March until October 2021 but believe it is the best decision for all exhibitors and visitors at this time.
While remaining at the same venue, the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the move follows confirmation that all international exhibitions in the RAI calendar have been moved out of Q1 and re-scheduled into Q2 or later.
This reflects the ongoing uncertainty over COVID-19 related travel restrictions, and visitor quarantine arrangements in the Netherlands, and the risk that these could continue to affect exhibitors and visitors in early 2021.
The FESPA event will now take place from 12-15 October 2021 in the same halls of the RAI, enabling FESPA to transition the current floor plan to the later date.
FESPA say the delay has strong support from the exhibitor base, who understand the clear rationale of addressing the risk that exhibitor personnel and visitors may still be unable to travel freely into Amsterdam in March 2021.
Neil Felton, FESPA CEO explains: “The decision to push the event back by seven months doesn’t dent our exhibitors’ enthusiasm for a live FESPA exhibition as the engine for business recovery. Nor does it reflect any concerns about delivering a COVID-19 secure event.
“Rigorous health and safety protocols are in place at the RAI, and we are confident of protecting our exhibitors and visitors to the best of our professional ability’
He continues: “However, the situation regarding cross-border travel into The Netherlands is uncertain at this point. Since our exhibitors are now at the point of having to make detailed logistical plans and commit further costs to be at our events, we believe that the right step is to move to our October 2021 contingency dates, enabling us and our participants to plan with greater confidence.’
Brook International are committed to attending and look forward to seeing you all at the Autumn event.