Media Expo Mumbai 2020, organized by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India, opened on 20 February at the Goregaon Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. At the expo, a total of 159 exhibitors from indoor and outdoor advertising, signage and media printing segments are showcasing their solutions.
Among the exhibitors are some of the leading companies such as HP, Fujifilm, Colorjet and Mimaki, who have been regularly exhibiting at the show. There are also a number of new participants, including Shiruni Overseas, Yu Hai Technology, Treckwin, Tes Packaging, M-Treck, Wide Design, Aerolam, Lintec India, AM Laser Tech, and Sibco Overseas.
“Media Expo has developed very strongly in the last few years. The exhibitors are also very happy, which is very nice. This year, a lot of focus is on sustainable solutions and many companies are showing eco-friendly products at the show. This trend will continue as more and more customers are demanding such solutions,” says Michael Dehn, general manager – Sales and Marketing, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India.
However, due to coronavirus outbreak, a large number of foreign exhibitors have not been able to participate in Media Expo Mumbai 2020.
“Unfortunately, we have lost a lot of international exhibitors due to coronavirus outbreak. And that is why the exhibitor numbers are not as strong as they should have been. However, despite this the show is very strong as India is not much impacted due to the outbreak,” Dehn says.
Some of the product highlights from the first day of the trade fair include the Dimense printer by Apsom Infotec, which allows continuous printing and embossing simultaneously at up to 30 square meters per hour speed with a print width of 1.6 m. It uses latex eco-friendly inks and PVC-free structuring eco-deco media that provides a highly durable output and does not fade under direct exposure to light.
Silicon Infotech is showing Mimaki and Handtop UV printers by Silicon Infotech, which can execute high-speed UV spot printing along with cutting, branding and embossing functions effective in label, signage and wallpaper industries, along with proofing and corporate gifting.
Eco-friendly and PVC-free digital wall media film by Digiwrap is water and UV resistant. Applied with water pressure, the film can adapt to the shape of outdoor walls or any non-flat surface.