With just under there months to go before opening its door to buyers, Labelexpo Europe is set to be a ‘sell out’ event with 95% of its increased exhibition stand space sold for 2017. Already its largest edition to date since first being held in 1980, 2017’s show will occupy a record nine halls – a total of over 35,000sqm – when it returns to Belgium’s Brussels Expo from 25 – 28 September.
The high demand for stand space comes on the back of the event’s hugely successful last edition which broke records in 2015 by covering 33,579sqm and hosting 35,739 visitors and 650 exhibitors. Aimed at print industry professionals including label and package printers, brand owners and designers, visitors to Labelexpo Europe 2017 can expect a busy show floor packed with over 650 exhibitors including a host of new and international companies, as well as the industry’s leading big-name brands.
There will also be two dedicated feature areas with the return of the popular Linerless Trail and the debut of the Automation Arena showing two automated press lines for digital and conventional label production. There will also be several educational paid-for master classes run in collaboration with the Label Academy.
To help make the visitor and exhibitor experience even more enjoyable, the facilities at Brussels Expo have been refreshed and undergone a recent improvement program. With enhanced security and upgraded lighting, the venue has also overhauled its catering services and now has free Wi-Fi throughout.
Lisa Milburn, Labelexpo’s managing director commented: “It is fantastic to know that the label and package printing industry continues to get right behind Labelexpo Europe. Our exhibitors are booking their stands two years in advance to avoid disappointment and this year’s show will have a fresh layout as we’ve grown to cover nine exhibition halls. Labelexpo will once again be the only place this autumn to see the latest innovations and early indications point towards lots of new products being launched at this year’s show. Visitors can be assured that they will get to meet and speak to the leading names in the industry, as well as see the latest technologies and smart and efficient printing solutions to hit the market.”