September 2016 (from 7th to 9th) will see the largest sign and print event in Africa take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. With about 6 weeks until the 2016 edition opens, exhibitor participation is already exceeding 2015 numbers and organisers are anticipating sold-out halls within the next few weeks. The event will feature first-time international exhibitors such as: Vivid Lamination, EPTA Ink, Jetbest, Orex Flex, Hexis, Stahls, Mehler Technologies and Signs & Printing s.a.r.l.. Leading brands such as Canon, Xerox, Roland, Avery Dennison, Mimaki, HP, swissQprint, Océ, Optimus, Durst, Aristo, Duplo, Kornit Digital, Fujifilm, Epson, Mutoh, to name a few, will also be present, altogether exceeding over 13500sqm of floor space. Representation from South Africa, UK, Germany, USA, China, Lebanon, Italy and India continues to grow. With the aim of innovation and pursuit of new business opportunities, the FESPA Africa and Sign Africa event, co-located with Africa Print and Africa LED, is an ideal platform for business owners to explore new revenue streams and profitable add-ons. In line with the theme of the event: 'Connect, Diversify, Grow', the expo will feature free educational content and networking opportunities, as well as being a showcase for the latest innovations in signage, wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration, branding, digital signage and vinyl graphics. 'FESPA Africa provides international manufacturers with the perfect platform and audience to research, engage and enter the African market. Since the launch of the show we have seen many of our international clients attend the exhibition and successfully appoint regional partners and meet end user customers directly at the show,' said Michael Ryan, Group Exhibition Manager, FESPA. 'Exhibiting at regional events can be very costly once freight, build and travel costs are factored in.