The organisers of Fespa Global Print Expo have launched a new event app to help visitors make the most of their time at the show.

The app helps people plan their visit by giving a comprehensive overview of exhibitors and other attendees as well as the event agenda. It also features a scheduling and personalised diary function for meetings and conference sessions.

It covers Fespa European Sign Expo and the Personalisation Experience conference and exhibition as well as Fespa Global Print Expo which all run at Messe Munich from 23 to 26 May. It is downloadable from the App Store and Google Play.

Other features include access to the digital entry badge and, for those attending, tickets for the Fespa Party. Users can explore the complete list of exhibitors and information about their stand, products, contact details, social channels and brochures. Exhibitors can be filtered by product and interests.

Visitors can bookmark suppliers and directly arrange meetings through the app and create a personalised diary with meetings, conferences and events. It includes a complete floorplan, allowing users to plot routes and get directions.

It also provides a full schedule, with speaker details for the Personalisation Experience conference which examines personalisation in print applications such as garments, packaging and marketing.

Michael Ryan, head of Fespa Global Print Expo, said: “Our investment in this new app is geared towards making our visitors’ trip to Munich and their event experience as smooth and effective as possible. Not only does the app allow delegates to plan their visit ahead of the event, it also acts as a diary, ticket and way finder onsite.

“Visitors to a major international trade show typically have a very busy schedule and a lot of ground to cover. This new digital tool will optimise the value they get from their time at the show and enhance their experience of the event after they leave, by giving them continued access to exhibitor information and contacts for three months after the show.”

Apple users can download the Fespa app at Android users can find the app at on Google Play.

To register for FESPA Global Print Expo 2023 and the co-located European Sign Expo and Personalisation Experience, visit Entry to all three exhibition areas is free for members of a FESPA national Association or FESPA Direct. The ticket price is €80 (£70) for non-members.