FESPA launches first FESPA Asia event in Bangkok

By Natasha Spencer

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FESPA launches first FESPA Asia event in Bangkok

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FESPA Asia will welcome the print industry in February 2017, which has a fundamental influence on the development of cosmetics and skin care packaging.

FESPA, the trade print exhibitor, will launch FESPA Asia, with the first event taking place at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand, between 15-17 February 2017.

The print industry is instrumental in the development of cosmetic and skin care brands, helping them source the latest innovative solutions and information on global trends.

Research shows that the print industry throughout Asia is led by small and medium-sized brands seeking innovative technology and the ability to build training and learning skills, FESPA Asia reports.

In cooperation with Asian Exhibition Services, the event aims to join the screen, digital and textile printing communities across the ASEAN region.

Cosmetics Demand

Cycjet, Chinese leaders in small character inkjet printer solutions, is seeing an increased demand for inkjets within the cosmetics and skin care industries as consumer attitudes develop.

The company’s printing applications are widely used throughout the production line in a variety of cosmetic products, including bottle packaging, glass product packaging and carton packaging.

Cycjet’s solutions aim to deal with traceability and quality control factors. The packaging can detail new brand information; product details including production date, validity, batch number, barcode, QR code; as well as anti-counterfeiting measures on goods.

ASEAN Growth

As FESPA states, the ASEAN region is the second fastest growing economy in Asia, expanding 300% since 2001.

In 2013, the region alone gathered $125bn worth of foreign investment, positioning ASEAN as a global hub for development. 

With the ASEAN market accounting for 38% of Asia’s new company launches, it is anticipated to help bring products, solutions and information to brands throughout the region.

FESPA Asia 2017

FESPA Asia 2017 will, for the first time, open its doors to a range of global exhibitors looking to showcase their products and solutions to the ASEAN print and signage community.

FESPA Asia will be Asean’s only print exhibition, specialising in wide format digital print, screen and industrial print, signage, graphics, textile print and garment decoration.

Exhibitors from the digital printing, prepress and finishing, screen printing, pad printing, industrial decoration, garment decoration, textile printing technologies and inks and consumables will attend the event from 15-17 February.

The event is expected to welcome up to 5,500 image makers, screen and wide format digital printers, sign makers and garment decorators from all over ASEAN to source new products and machinery, access the latest technological innovations and keep up to date with emerging global trends and knowledge.

Roz McGuinness, Divisional Director, FESPA, said: “With the now well-established annual exhibition in China, it is time for FESPA to return to the Pan Asia region with FESPA Asia, and our natural choice was to return to Thailand​”.

[We will]... deliver both educational programmes to support the advancement of print in the region along with the exhibition bringing the global and regional suppliers of screen, digital print and signage to Thailand​,” she went on to say.

David Aitken, Managing Director of AES, Asian Partners of FESPA Asia, added: “As the AEC rapidly unfolds, providing extensive open-market opportunities in this expansive region, the strategic timing of FESPA Asia 2017 could not be better​.”

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