AIPIA India 19 March 2021 – Call for sponsors and speakers for a virtual one day virtual conference and networking event.
AIPIA is pleased to announce this event, the first in its Global Smart Packaging Program for 2021, a series of virtual events covering markets and key issues that will run throughout 2021. We seek sponsors/speakers for all our events. But we kick off in India early next year, so need your expressions of interest to build and promote the event. Costs and details of the networking feature and presentation schedule are available on request. You can benefit from discounts by booking more events in the program, as we go through the year. Full details will be available VERY shortly.
This first event will tap into the enormous potential offered by India and South Asia for Smart Packaging. India, in particular, is investing a huge amount in new supply chain infrastructures, particularly cool chain, to help medical distribution (in a country that is a pandemic hotspot) and even more in a strategic attempt to reduce the staggering food waste caused by poor distribution and storage.
Monitoring, track & trace, gray market, and counterfeiting issues are high on the agenda. And with India and South Asia increasingly looking at increased exports of food and pharma products the issues of authentication and provenance, through Blockchain and other means and extending shelf-life, are now major focuses of attention.
AIPIA is working with IPP Star, to organize the Smart Packaging Solutions for India and South Asia. IPP Star has long experience running successful events of this kind in its local markets. They will enable us to tap into Indian and South Asia Brands and other end-users, packaging manufacturers, and research & development teams who are setting the pace for the next generation of CPGs and supply chain solutions.
So please join us at this first event in the Global Smart Packaging Program and click here to sponsor. AIPIA is investing in the future of Smart Packaging, so your support is essential! Please get back to us as soon as possible if you would like to sponsor and speak at this event. You can contact me at Andrew@aipaia.info.
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.