Sri Lanka Associating of Printers is a full member association of Federation of European Screen Printing Associations (FESPA). FESPA is an independent body formed in 1962 in Hamburg, Germany. At present 43 member countries are associated with FESPA. The members are representing their country printing fraternity. The member countries include, but not limited to UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Russia, China, Norway, Japan, Korea and many others. So, it’s a privilege for SLAP to be part of a global body representing printing fraternity.
Being member of FESPA, SLAP gains below benefits:
• Technical support for our local members
• FESPA-supported local projects, including forums and courses
• Targeted networking opportunities
• Enhanced credibility
• Discounted local and regional events
• Access to a range of Printing Technology Guides
• Environmental guidance, with free access to FESPA’s Planet Friendly Guide
• Discounted entry into the FESPA Awards
• Free access to FESPA’s Print Census – the largest wide-format print research project
SLAP was able to secure the selection of Sri Lanka as the Host Venue for the General Assembly 2017 during FESPA General Assembly and Secretaries Meeting was held in Madrid, Spain 4-5 September 2015 obtaining a vast majority Vote over the other two countries, South Korea and Denmark who also ‘pitched’ to win the hosting rights.
FESPA invests in associations globally and is a leader in providing training facilities specialized in Digital Screen Printing. Sri Lanka having won the vote to host the General Assembly and Annual General meeting of FESPA 2017 has gained an enormous opportunity to connect with the best globally and benefit from the inter action by “paving the way towards going global and making Sri Lanka the printing hub in Asia”
The advantages of hosting FESPA 2017 could also be a benefactor to set the platform of SLPA & SLPMA to be fully equipped to provide training and other facilities empowering the ‘Sri Lankan printing industry’ and fraternity to meet challenges and to Go Global towards the vision of being the Print Hub of the Asian Region.
Further information on FESPA can be accessed from www.fespa.com