The Pamex bandwagon rolls into North India

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The Pamex bandwagon rolls into North India

There has never been a visitor promotion program like this in India before! Never before has the Indian Master Printers Association made such a strong effort to meet its constituent members across this large country and to listen to them and to invite them personally as they have to the upcoming show in Mumbai with 275 exhibitors, next month.

Tushar Dhote is among those who have led this huge effort of printer meetings in the Southern state of Kerala; in a ten city tour of Maharashtra; and, now across the Hindi heartland in Uttar Pradesh. This is a great sign of activism and unity which should inspire printers across the country to come to Pamex not only to see the latest products on display from leading international and Indian suppliers of equipment and consumables, but also to take part in the Print Business Outlook Conference being organized by the BMPA and NPES on 16 December 2017 at the Lalit Hotel in Mumbai.

To register for the exhibition www.pamex.in. To register for the conference please www.npes.org.

Print Yatra tours Gorakhpur to rousing response
After a visit to the iconic Geeta Press, a tumultuous welcome awaited the Print Yatra from the Gorakhpur Printers Welfare Association (GPWA). The General Secretary of GPWA presented shawls and bouquets to the Yatra team. Printers at Gorakhpur were excited to know and understand about AIFMP and Pamex’17. Starting with seminar on GST, members were informed and invited to visit Pamex to which 10 members pre-registered on the spot. Further the Print Yatra visited Basti before returning to Lucknow. Today is the grand finale at Kanpur.

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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