Ipp Group to again produce the PrintPack Show Daily on all five days

PrintPack India from 26-30 May 2022

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Printpack India will be held from 26-30 May 2022 at Greater Noida. Photo Printpackipama

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. It’s been a long time and we expect the show to be a mutual celebration of both the exhibitors and the visitors of the tough road of economic recovery and the role that our industry can play in it.

We hope that the Show Daily in print will again reflect many of the exhibitor offerings at the show and the welcome reactions of the visitors looking to get their businesses back on track.

The PrintPack India exhibition last held in January 2019 is being held from 26 to 30 May 2022 at its now normal venue, the Greater Noida Exhibition and Expo Centre. Organized by IPAMA the organization of the Indian manufacturers of print and packaging equipment it is the largest print-related show in the country and the forthcoming event with more than 400 exhibitors will be its 15th edition. The biennial event was to take place in 2021 but was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The few small shows that have taken place in the last quarter of 2021 just preceding the Omicron wave in December and January 2022 were big on enthusiasm. Everywhere printers and converters are keen not only to get back to business but to visit shows that are near them and which follow the guidelines for safe participation, although the pandemic has seemingly subsided in India.

Printpack Show Daily
The IppGroup will again produce the Printpack India Show Daily as it did at the last show

Over 90% of the eligible adults have been vaccinated once and more than 75% have been vaccinated twice and a considerable number have received their booster dose. In addition, a large number of the younger demographic groups have been vaccinated while the vaccination drive moves to even younger school-going children in the next few weeks. Indian Covid-19 prevention compliance now encompasses approximately 2 billion vaccinations with the reported daily new active cases and deaths amongst the lowest in the world.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the initial country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. What have we learned in these two long years? Perhaps the meaning of resilience, since the many small and medium-sized companies of our industry have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees. We have been helped by our customers and suppliers too – as we struggled to produce our deliverables.

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.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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