With a respectable footfall of 25,223 visitors and several deals being reported at the venue itself, Pamex 2017 held from from 18 to 21 December at the BEC in Mumbai, ended on a successful note. Spread across Halls 1 and 5, Pamex’17 commenced with a ribbon cutting ceremony by AMSG Ashokan, president, AIFMP, S Dayaker Reddy, president, IPAMA, Tushar Dhote, president, MMS, Mehul Desai, president, BMPA, Chang Xiaoxia, general manager, CAPT (China Academy), Neetu Arora, director, Print-Packaging.Com, Pernilla Jonsson, senior director, Global Programs, NPES, Balasaheb, Maharashtra Mudran Parishad, Yasuhito Nagai, auditor, JPMA (Japan) and Mustafa Kapadia, director and president of SPAI.
Among the several deals closed during the event, Zhongke India sold its ZK-5540OWL paper box making machine to Ma Prints Bengaluru. Mototech Systems sold a Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement Press with Foil Station to United Multiclour Printers. Autoprint Machinery booked an order for its Blankmatic 108 2H offline stripping machine at Pamex 2017. EFI Vutek, announced the sale of its GS3250LX Pro wide-format printer. Pratham reported orders for six folders of varying configurations. New Delhi-based NBG Tech announced the sale of two Hongming machines.
Several parallel meetings and conferences took place during Pamex. Several associations such as AIFMP, IPAMA, Capexil, LMAI used the occasion to meet and promote their events. The exhibitors evening was organized at a glittering event where the National Awards for Excellence in Printing (NAEP) were given away. The winning entries were also displayed in a special gallery at the exhibition.
Most exhibitors were happy while some of the packaging companies who saw less footfalls because they were in another hall were not as content, “There has been an excellent footfall and we have been extremely busy throughout. We saw a lot of quality crowd and engaged with customers who are here genuinely for business. We sold an Scodix Ultra Pro which is a top of the line enhancement press. We are definitely participating in the next edition in a bigger manner than this year.” said Tej Prakash Jain, managing director of Monotech Systems Ltd.
Adam Ren from Real Star Machinery China said, “The result at Pamex is excellent, we have sold 5 machines already. It’s a great platform as it provides a good chance for the Indian printers to learn about our machines and even for us as we are exposed to Indian market.”
Visitors were by and large pleased by the show and many live demonstrations of equipment, “Pamex was really helpful as I found the kind of prepress solution I was looking for along with some interesting offers,” said Devendra Rathore from Elim Enterprises.
S. Manoj from Elegant Printing Works, Bengaluru says, “The main purpose to visit Pamex was to see the latest technology available in rigid box and UV printing and I’m very happy to find solutions for both.” The next edition of Pamex is scheduled to be held from 6 to 9 January 2020 again at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.