Pamex 2017 opens on a positive note with strong attendance

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Pamex 2017 opens on a positive note with strong attendance
First day of Pamex 2017

Organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.com, Pamex 2017 opened to a positive response on 18 December, at the Bombay Exhibition Center with visitors from across the country in attendance. Some of the biggest brands in the printing and related industries are exhibiting at the event with companies such as Monotech, Konica Minolta, Canon, Insight Communications, Xerox, Pratham Technologies, Excel Machinery, TechNova Imaging Systems, Techno Graphic Services India, FujiFilm India, Provin Technos, among others showcasing their latest offerings.

The first day of the event saw the announcement of a joint venture between Monotech and Pressline for joint development, production and marketing of a high-speed digital inkjet press to cater to the newspaper, transactional and book printing markets in India and overseas.

Other new offerings are also expected to be launched at Pamex 2017. Mumbai-based Advanced Graphics System will be introducing new products such as text verification software called TVT while Konica Minolta is showcasing its array of digital printing solutions such as Accurio Press C6100.

Concurrently running with Pamex 2017 is the India Packaging Show 2017, where some leading companies manufacturing packaging machines, packaging films, sealing machines, inspection systems, etc. are displayed. Packaging films manufacturer Cosmo Films is showing its latest films and offering for the label industry. Emerging Graphics is promoting software for the corrugated, carton and graphics industry.

Promotional efforts of the last few months have culminated with the inauguration of the Pamex 2017 edition. The organizers held meetings in more than 50 cities, both big and small, in the last few months. The 2017 edition of Pamex is expected to see a significant increase in the visitor count compared to the earlier edition in 2015.

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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