Biennial event Paperex at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Paperex to enhance its platform

Paperex to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi
Paperex to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi

Indian Paper Industry is poised to grow and touch 25 million in 2019-20 from 20.37 million tons in 2017-18. India’s share in the demand for paper across the globe is growing, as the domestic demand is increasing at a steady pace, growing manufacturing sector, requirement of better quality packaging of FMCG products marketed through organized retail and the demand for the upstream market of paper products, such as tissue paper, filter paper, tea bags, light weight online coated paper and medical grade coated paper are expected to drive the paper and paper products market in India in coming years. Paperex is a platform to serve the paper and pulp industry. Keeping the growth of pulp and paper in mind, there is a need for a unified business platform which can help prominent international and local exhibitors to connect with each other.

Paperex is held biennially in New Delhi, India. It has over the years established itself as the business festival of the paper industry for joint ventures, investments and technology transfer promoting overall growth of paper industry. Paperex 2019, the 14th edition of the paper show is scheduled during 3-6 December 2019 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. The event is expected to have a presence of 700 plus exhibitors from 35 countries. Paperex is enhancing its platform with three collocated events namely; World of Paper, Corrugex and Tissueex.

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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