Asia Print Expo 2019, which took place from February 21-23, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, has been hailed a success by both visitors and exhibitors, cementing the event’s position as a leading meeting point for Asian screen, digital and textile printers and signage.

4,501 individual visitors travelled to Asia Print Expo 2019 from 54 countries. Taking into account visitors attending the event across multiple days, the show attracted a total of 4,681 visitors, an increase of 8 per cent compared with FESPA Asia 2018.

Visitors from the host country, Thailand, made up 80 per cent of the audience. The other top ten countries were China, Korea, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka, underlining the event’s reach in the ASEAN region and beyond.

Exhibitors commented positively on the seniority and purchasing intent of visitors, reinforced by FESPA’s own visitor data, which shows that 68 per cent of delegates were business owners or hold senior business positions and 83 per cent of attendees were decision-makers or involved in the decision-making process.

Asia Print Expo’s conference sessions were well-attended, with 540 visitors joining the 21 seminar sessions across the three days, highlighting the demand for specialist knowledge in the region. This was emphasised by that fact that 43 per cent of visitors stated that their top reason for attending the exhibition was to update their industry knowledge, followed by 21 per cent who said they wanted to discover new products.

A total of 77 companies from 17 countries exhibited at Asia Print Expo with many sharing positive impressions of their participation. Marco De Rossi, Managing Director, Siser commented, “People should attend Asia Print Expo because there are quality visitors and exhibitors that can get together, have serious discussions and have the opportunity to get their messages across.”

Surasak Samniangngam, Account Manager at Epson comments, “There was a high level of footfall at Asia Print Expo and a lot more in comparison to last year’s event. The visitors that came to our booth are new customers and not just small businesses, but significant retail businesses. Visitors who are new to the industry and interested in investing attend Asia Print Expo.”

Thamon Wongsart from NOP4630 Supplies Co., Ltd stated, “All entrepreneurs should definitely visit Asia Print Expo to see the latest trends and the newest machine models. By attending the event, newcomers to the industry can develop their expertise, improve quality and standards of craftsmanship, and make the best investments for a very profitable future.”