FESPA’s successful worldwide events generate profits that we reinvest for the immediate benefit of the global FESPA community of printers.
There are no individual shareholders reaping the financial benefits of our success. Our ‘shareholders’ are the print service providers who attend FESPA events and who come to us and our member associations to access industry knowledge, education, inspiration and best practice.
Our purpose is to help the FESPA community succeed, by anticipating challenges and embracing opportunities. This remarkable ‘profit for purpose’ philosophy has seen FESPA reinvest over four million Euros in the last seven years to support printers.
Some of this reinvestment has been directly through FESPA, in the form of educational publications such as FESPA Sensations and the Planet Friendly Printing Guide, and through the creation of valuable community platforms such as the FESPA Wide Network. Some of our reinvestment funds are channelled into developing cross–border market intelligence through initiatives such as the Worldwide Survey, the regular FESPA Economy Survey and the recent Print Evolution Study.
Some of the money is used to enable FESPA to deliver world-class educational content at our global events at no charge to visitors. We are also developing a growing programme of regional thought-leadership Summits, and knowledge-sharing events such as conferences, congresses and seminars.
Recognising the importance of the web as a research tool for our global community, we are also investing constantly to ensure that information is available online at www.fespa.com, and to make this an indispensable source of information for printers.
Finally – and most importantly - any one of our 37 national associations can apply to FESPA to request support for a local initiative through the reinvestment fund, so ‘profit for purpose’ can be seen in action in every country in our global network.
When you exhibit at a FESPA show, sponsor a feature or attend a FESPA event anywhere in the world, you are helping FESPA with the important mission of developing and sustaining a community of printers who are educated, informed and well equipped for a positive and profitable future.