Pamex, the much-awaited exhibition for the printing and allied industries, is all set to hit the floor from 27-30 March 2023 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Online visitor registrations are going in full swing, attracting visitors from all over the country to meet companies from the print, labels, converting, and corrugated packaging segments of the industry.
The online registration not only eases the process of entry at the exhibition but also entitles visitors to many other benefits, the organizers said. The show is being organized by the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.com.
Print your badge at automated kiosks
The visitor registration process has been made simpler this year with the process being completely automated. Once visitors are through the online visitor registration process on www.pamex.in, they will receive a QR code on their email IDs. They can carry this QR to the venue during the show and scan it at automated kiosks to get a printed copy of a badge.
These self-service kiosks are available at the entry of all three halls of the exhibition. A pre-registered visitor’s product interest is visible to the exhibiting companies, who can connect and fix meetings.
How to reach the venue
The venue is Bombay Exhibition Center, NESCO Complex, Off Western Express Highway, Opposite Mahananda Dairy, Goregaon East, Mumbai.
By Road: Bombay Exhibition Center is along the Western Express Highway in Goregaon East and is easily accessible by autos and cabs.
By Local Train: The nearest local railway station is Ram Mandir Road and Goregaon Railway Station, both of which come under the Western Suburban Line.
By Metro: The nearest metro station is Goregaon East station, on line 7A (Red Line). The venue is a 5-minute walk from the metro station.
From the airport: The venue is a 20-minute drive from the Mumbai Domestic Airport and a 14-minute drive from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
Pamex has tied up with several hotels in the vicinity and pre-registered visitors can get special rates. Details are available onwww.pamex.in/travel-stay.
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.