16th Printpack India at Greater Noida – 1 to 6 February 2025

Booking of space will begin in a month

Printpack India at Greater Noida
(Left to Right: Mr. Suresh Kumar, Treasurer- IPAMA, Mr. Vinay Kumar Gupta, General Secretary-IPAMA, Mr. Abdul Khan, DGM - IEML, Mr. Prashant Vats, Director Operations-IPAMA)

The much-awaited 16th edition of the Printpack India Exhibition will be held from 1 – 6 February 2025, at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, the Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) has announced. An agreement to this effect was signed with India Exposition Mart Limited (IEML) on 2 December at the IPAMA Secretariat.

Mr. Rakesh Sodhi, President – IPAMA
Mr. Rakesh Sodhi, President – IPAMA

President of IPAMA Rakesh Sodhi said, “It is needless to say that Printpack India plays an important role in the growth and development of the Indian printing and packaging machinery industry. It provides a platform to the Indian printing and packaging machine manufacturers for showcasing their technology and competence.”

Sodhi said the industry is anxiously awaiting to take part in the show both as exhibitors and visitors to see the latest and the next-gen machines. “IPAMA is committed to fulfilling the expectations of the industry and its members, and hence it organizes this prestigious and important international event at very affordable rates so that it can remain in the reach of even the smallest companies”.

“We are excited to start working on the 16th Printpack India with our valued partner community. Instead of the two-year cycle, the next edition is being organized in February 2025 as Drupa is scheduled in May 2024. We want to give equal opportunity to the exhibitors and visitors to explore the technologies both at the international and national level.”

The 15th Printpack India exhibition had 487 exhibitors over a net area of 25,342 square meters, and a record number of 103,412 Indian and foreign, business visitors. As per feedback from exhibitors, the business generated during the exhibition was highly encouraging. During the 15th Printpack India, the space was allotted at highly subsidized rates to ease the financial burden of the members as Covid had affected industrial operations.

The16th edition will also be organized segment-wise. Two halls will be reserved for label, two for corrugation, one for sign and LED; half for the paper segment; half for screen printing and the remaining halls will be for mixed printing and packaging segments.

The exhibitors will be kept informed, from time to time, about additions or changes, if any. Booking of space will begin in a month, which will be conveyed to all concerned through different modes of communications. The information will be uploaded on social media channels and IPAMA’s website.

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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