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The Printing & Allied Machinery Industries are extremely bullish about the market and the next edition of the show!

The printing industry is one of the biggest and fastest growing sectors in India. It is estimated that more than 250,000 printing presses of small, medium and large size exist in the country. Witnessing an accelerating growth in packaging and label segments, widely complimented by print media which is also rising at a healthy annual pace, the industry is expected to clock Rs. 374 billion in the current year. The underlying opportunities definitely generate huge prospects for the Indian and international print suppliers.

Pamex, organized by the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), in association with Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd., offers a platform where the Indian as well as the global players from the industry present and promote latest innovations in terms of products and solutions. The 2017 edition of the exhibition, which presented more than 350 companies, recorded numerous business deals and also witnessed an unprecedented 25,223 unique visitors.

In 2020, Pamex will bring 400+ exhibitors from more than 25 countries, and host the launch of various innovative products and also feature a large gamut of live running machines. The concurrently running panel discussions and conferences will serve as value additions.

Presently, more than a hundred companies have already signed by for the next edition. To name a few, Acme Machinery (India), Advanced Graphic Systems, Ample Graphics, APL Machinery, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers, Condot Systems, Electromec Machinery Manufacturers, Five Star Printing Machinery, Insight Communication & Print Solution India, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India, Line O Matic Graphic Industries and Memory Repro Systems are some of the esteemed exhibitors who have already booked their stands.

Pamex is promoted in India and abroad around the year. The 2020 edition is set to be promoted extensively in the neighboring countries through road shows and promotional events.

To know more about the event and to stay updated with the developments, follow PAMEX on social media, visit www.pamex.in or write to shantanu@print-packaging.com

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels 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. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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