Twelve more companies book space in Printpack India 2021

Printpack India 2021 – an update

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PRINTPACK INDIA
The 13th edition of Printpack India at India Expo Center in Greater Noida

The Indian Printing Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers Association (Ipama) is organizing the 15th edition of the Printpack India exhibition and the first edition of The India Sign & LED Expo 2021 from 3 to 8 February 2021 at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida. The exhibition rates are competitive compared to the other exhibition in the industry organized by various organizers. In addition, Printpack continues to bring in new sectors and associations at every biennial event making the show ever more comprehensive to the entire range of print, signage, label, and packaging sectors.

By the middle of June 2020, 270 companies have already booked their space for the February 2021 event. Even during the lockdown conditions, a dozen more companies have committed to the event and reserved their space.

Dayaker Reddy, president of Ipama, says, “Ipama is not only an association but also a family of printing and packaging machine manufacturers, which dedicatedly works for its Industry. I assure all the companies that Ipama will not leave its members or industry alone. Even at the time of demonetization, we offered companies’ various facilities for easy participation in Printpack India, and it was a hugely successful event. Corona is a temporary hurdle, and the 15th Printpack India will be a grand successful event and a mini world show of the graphic arts industry.”

Exclusive halls are reserved for the label and corrugation sectors of the industry, and Ipama has signed agreements with several more associations for the active participation of their specific segments. Agreements have been signed with The Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India (FCBM) for a corrugation Hall; with the Association of Label Printers and Suppliers (ALPS) for a Label Hall; and, The Screen Printers Association and Screentex Magazine for a Screen Printing Zone at the February 2021 event.

Ipama is also organizing its first expo on Signage Industry to be called The India Sign & LED Expo 2021, during Printpack India 2021. Ipama has signed an agreement with Sign & Graphic Magazine and Buysell Interactions for Signage Industry. Being an event comprising associations, Printpack India is the most economical exhibition. It is widely accepted by visitors in India and the Asia subcontinent and attracts visitors from the Middle East and Africa as well.

Keeping in view, the difficulty of any graphic arts-related exhibition achieving success in India in 2020, Printpack India 2021 in early February of that year looks likely to succeed again as the industry emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and looks to bounce back in 2021 and 2022.

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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1 COMMENT

  1. sir,
    I m intrested to visit this sign and led expo kindly inform me for future events.

    Thanking you,
    H S KIRAN
    VISHWA AGENCIES
    HUBLI-580032
    9141393581

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