Overwhelming response for Printpack 2019


The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) received more than one hundred confirmed bookings of space for participation in the forthcoming PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 exhibition, slated to be held from 1-6 February 2017 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. Simultaneously, the organizers are getting a large number of inquiries for booking of space. IPAMA is providing early bird discount to the exhibitors. Participants can book their space by paying a nominal amount of Rs. 25,000. For the convenience of exhibitors/participants, IPAMA has fixed 31 January 2018 as the last date for availing the discount offer. It is expected that the list of early bird discount claimants will cross the figure of 200 by 31 January 2018. IPAMA is expecting more than 600 Indian and foreign exhibitors for this mega show, which has become an international hub for display of latest technology and machinery.

IPAMA is also organizing a promotional meet on 19 December in which more than 700 high-level dignitaries, decision makers, CEOs and company heads have been invited.

For promotion purposes, conferences and workshops will be organized in major cities in India after the aforesaid promotional meet. IPAMA has already been participating in a number of domestic and foreign shows for event promotion.

New segments of the printing industry have also been added in the exhibitor profile for PRINTPACK INDIA 2019. IPAMA has made some major changes for allocation of space to the exhibitors in comparison to PRINTPACK’s earlier edition. Instead of hall-wise allocation, the space will be allotted segment-wise. During the exhibition, conferences, workshops and other related programs will also be organized by IPAMA in association with exhibitors, publishers and media partners.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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