Preview 3 – Yoshiharu Komori at Printpack India 11 to 15 February 2015

IPAMA, NPES and IDEAlliance conferences add color to event

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The countdown for Printpack India 2015 has started. The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) is enthused by the response of the printing and packaging industry for the 12th Printpack India exhibition to be held at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida from 11 to 15 February 2015. The more than 300 exhibitors occupying a gross exhibition area of more than 50,000 square metres is likely to attract the biggest B2B attendance ever at an Indian print show.

IPAMA has held more than 40 promotional meetings including road shows, press conferences and has participated in overseas exhibitions like Print Pack Sign Expo in Kenya, interpack in Germany, All in Print China, K-Print in Korea, Print Technology in Malaysia and Bangladesh. Apart from the exhibition, there are several value additionsfor business visitors to the 12th Printpack India – one is the NPES ICC Colour Conference on 12 February; the second is the web offset printing seminar organized by IPAMAandVibesAcademy; and, the third event is the half-day conference on standardization, color management and G7 for brand ownerpackaging buyers and packaging printers and converters on the morning of 14 February 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Delhi. The G7 show jointly organized by IDEAlliance and the BMPA will also take place on the afternoon of 17 February in Mumbai.

While the conferences accompanying the Printpack exhibition increasingly make it a knowledge event, the show itselfwill have a number of running presseswhich make it one of the most exciting shows in the world at a time when many shows are actually shrinking. Apart from the several web-offset and sheetfed presses manufactured by IPAMA members there will be two multicolor sheetfed presses from Komori and a Ryobi-MHI 920 series 36-inch UV-LED curing press shown for the first time anywhere. Another highlight will be Komori CEO Yoshiharu Komori’s presence at the show — reflecting the increasing importance of the show and the Indian market.

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