With under a month to go until FESPA Eurasia 2013, momentum is building for the inaugural show, which takes place on October 3-5 at the CNR Expo, Istanbul, Turkey.
FESPA Eurasia has confirmed direct presence from major international print brands at the show including: Agfa, d.gen, Fujifilm, HP, MS, Roland, Xerox and Zund. The show also welcomes numerous brands represented through leading Turkish distributors with the likes of Durst, EFI, Epson, Mimaki, Mutoh, Reggiani and Swiss Q Print.
Reflecting the importance of screen printing in the Eurasian market, the show has a huge gathering of screen printing exhibitors including: Anka, Anadolu Kimya, Aras Teks Kimya and Ozanadolu Kimya. Serimak, the leading screen printing distributor in Turkey, has also been added to the floorplan and will display its complete portfolio including M&R screen printing carousels for garment decoration.
Kevin Jenner, Business Manager Wide Format, Europe - Eastern Region, Fujifilm, comments: "We are very excited to be present at the first FESPA Eurasia. Fujifilm has supported FESPA since its inception, and having established a Fujifilm sales office in Turkey only last year, taking such a large stand at this show reflects our commitment to this market. We acknowledge that this is a strategically important and fast developing region, and the product line-up, the media and print modes we have chosen have been specifically tailored to suit the needs of this marketplace. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the stand and discussing their specific requirements."
Additionally, FESPA has confirmed the features for its opening Eurasia show, which include the Conference, Garment Central and the Eurasia heat of the World Wrap Masters.
The free, thought-provoking conference sessions will take place across the three-day show hosted by industry experts to inspire printers to enhance their business opportunities. The sessions which will be in Turkish covering a variety of topics including 'planet-friendly printing', colour management, applications, technical software and the latest technologies for digital printing.
A key session not to miss is Hakan Celik, ÇÖZÜM Uluslararasi Baski Standartlari, talking about colour management. Others to add to the 'must see' list are: Fatih Güner, Founder, sosyalmedya.co who will discuss self-promotion and networking in a digital world, and Akif Tatlisu, Editor, Matbaa & Teknik will chair a debate on the digital print market in Turkey and printers' expectations. There will also be a daily session from CorelDraw looking at their software and advertising solutions.
For printers working or interested in the garment sector, Garment Central is their destination at FESPA Eurasia. Daily workshops will provide garment decorators the perfect opportunity to gain hands-on tips and techniques from market expert and FESPA show favourite Charlie Taublieb, as well as Samir Sadikoglu, who was named Turkey's top printer in FESPA 2013's Hall of Fame in London, earlier this year.
The sessions, all free to attend, will look at specific aspects of garment decoration including: special effect printing, screen making procedures, 'planet-friendly' screen printing, colour separation for black garments and working with discharge ink.
The World Wrap Masters provides the perfect opportunity for vehicle wrapping experts to compete against their peers to become vehicle wrapping champion. Running alongside the competition, there will also be technical demonstrations on best-practice wrapping techniques for printers inspired by the high octane competition.
Michael Ryan, Exhibition Manager, FESPA, comments: "It's great to see major international brands supporting the inaugural show as well as exhibitors from the Eurasia region. Their commitment reflects just what a valuable and growing market this is, reinforcing our decision to launch a show here. Our educational content is designed to offer printers information and ideas to boost their business. The content is free for visitors to attend as part of our profit for purpose model; FESPA is a unique exhibition organiser who reinvests back into our global print community to spur growth within the industry."