The PDIT2 Conference on 13 December is a knowledge event

Not just a talkfest but an essential milestone in the India packaging calendar


It is a busy season with exhibitions and conferences around the country. For me, the last six weeks have been a hectic time – just returning from Labelexpo in Brussels, and K in Dusseldorf. In our country, the consumer product companies and the packaging suppliers are busy in meeting several commitments; and, attempting to revive growth at a time when there are many constraints. In this season of noise and atmospheric inversion, we are offering one more event on 13 December 2019 in New Delhi that you have to take a call on – to participate and attend.

You must be asking, is it really worth it to take time off and take part in one more talkfest? We think the Second Packaging Design, Innovation and Technology will be as stimulating as the first one we held in Mumbai in December 2016. The best time to think harder is when the economy is not driving you, and when you have to drive it yourself.

PDIT2 is not a generic conference with many sponsors giving sales pitches – it is an opportunity to intelligently take stock of the sustainability discussion, to present design innovation, new directions, and case studies, and to share – to share knowledge and take-home value. At PDIT2, IppStar and its partners are committed to discussions with designers, brand owners, technology partners, and packaging converters on innovation, sustainability, and Active and Intelligent Packaging. Three intertwined opportunities taking the industry forward.

Registrations have started coming in from leading global brand owners and leading Indian packaging suppliers. In our conferences, the articulate audience is as influential as the speakers and panelists at the front. We always keep plenty of time for discussion in every session.

Speak up, share, and participate in the PDIT2 Conference at Pragati Maidan on 13 December 2019. In parallel to the conference are the pacprocess, food pex, and Drink Technology India exhibitions also at Pragati Maidan from 12 to 14 December. From the list of exhibitors, these events are looking solid and well worth your visit. I hope to talk to you in the coming days to encourage you to register and to bring something to share. Send me an eMail or call me if you want to talk.

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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