PAMEX 2017 offers great opportunity for Indian and international print suppliers

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PAMEX 2017 offers great opportunity for Indian and international print suppliers

The packaging and labels segment is one of the major drivers for the Indian printing industry. The print media also continues to grow at a healthy pace with growth trends significantly over the world averages. In print volume terms, India is set to become the fifth largest market by 2018 from the current tenth position. This growth offers great opportunity for the Indian and international print suppliers.

After the success of PAMEX 2015, it is expected that PAMEX 2017 will again turn out to be a great platform for all the industry stakeholders to congregate and explore the growth opportunity in the print industry. PAMEX 2017 will be held from 18 to 21 December at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. The event is being organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.com.

Some of the leading Indian and international brands will showcase their latest technologies across various categories like prepress, in-press and postpress segments. The show will host dedicated pavilions for label and narrow web printing and presses; paper and board converting and corrugated machinery and equipment. Flexo and gravure printing, digital presses, web offset presses, sheet fed offset presses and signage machinery and process equipment will be displayed at the event.

In terms of visitors, a large number of B2B visitors are expected at the show. Visitors expected would be printers and print buyers, publishers, converters, corrugated box manufacturers, quality control managers from FMCG and retail sectors, government agencies and associations, end users influencing audience segments like design houses and art directors and production managers of corporate companies, among others.

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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