Mack-Brooks brings live events in March 2022

The registrations are open for ICE Europe, CCE International and InPrint Munich

Mack-Brooks is organizing ICE Europe, CCE International, and InPrint Munich events in March 2022 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre
Mack-Brooks is organizing ICE Europe, CCE International, and InPrint Munich events in March 2022 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre

After a compulsory break in 2021, preparations are well underway for the collective of converting paper and print exhibitions. Organizer Mack-Brooks Exhibitions is confident of holding the shows from 15 to 17 March 2022 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Visitor registration is already open.

“Finally, our live events can continue their critical role in bringing the global converting, paper, and print industry together. As of today, a total of 467 exhibitors will be presenting their latest technologies on a combined net exhibition space of more than 13,500 square meters”, explained Patrick Herman, event director of the Converting, Paper and Print Events at Mack-Brooks Exhibitions.

“For the first time, the three shows will take place at the same time and the same venue creating an all-round experience with increased opportunities and synergies for all trade visitors on-site. With InPrint Munich covering the print technology for industrial manufacturing, we are now able to offer an almost comprehensive overview of the value chain”, concluded Patrick Herman.

Line-up and program

Amongst exhibiting companies are – (ICE Europe) Kroenert, Kampf, Polytype, Davis Standard, Erhardt + Leimer, CMC / (CCE International) Lamina System, Baysek Machiners, Solarco Machinery, Kolbus, Bahmüller, Emmepi, Sun Automation / (InPrint Munich) Xaar, Agfa, Seiko Instruments, Inkatronic, Meteor Inkjet, Siegwerk, and Afford Inks.

Furthermore, visitors can expect an extensive and diverse supporting program. At ICE Europe, best practices, excellence, innovation, and extraordinary achievements in the converting industry will be honored with the popular ICE Awards. Four winners, selected by industry professionals, will be presented during an official ceremony in the following categories – Digital Converting Solutions/ Sustainable Products and Manufacturing Processes/ Efficient Production Solutions/ Special Film Innovations. 

The comprehensive and specialized conference program at InPrint Munich offers an exciting insight into market developments and innovative projects. The presentations focus on technology trends, new applications, and the latest print technology solutions for industrial manufacturing, with Q&A sessions after each presentation. The open seminar program at CCE International covers the latest trends and topics in corrugated and folding carton production and processing.

Health and safety

Increased hygiene measures, social distancing management, and medical safeguarding will be part of the robust program on-site and published in due course. More information about the health and safety measures framework is available here.  

Important visitor information for the events

Tickets for ICE Europe, CCE International, and InPrint Munich 2022 are now available in the show’s online ticket shop. Day tickets are available for € 26 online and € 40 on-site, season tickets are available for € 36 online and € 52 on-site. The tickets grant access to the co-located events. 

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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