Chennai gears up for 13th PrintExpo 2023

3 – 5 August 2023, Chennai Trade Centre

PrintExpo 2023
Printing machinery, packaging materials, publishing software, converting systems, signage technologies, label printing, design services, digital printing solutions, offset printing and more will be on display at the show.

From 3 – 5 August 2023 at Chennai Trade Centre, the Indian print, packaging and publishing industry is set to take center stage at PrintExpo – South India’s largest trade fair covering all three sectors and showcasing a line-up of the latest innovations from the industry. 

According to the organizers, the show floor has already been booked by more than 125 exhibitors collectively showcasing over 250 brands that are prepared to introduce the advancements in the industry. 

Printing machinery, packaging materials, publishing software, converting systems, signage technologies, label printing, design services, digital printing solutions, offset printing and more are among many other solutions to be displayed at the show.  

Some globally acclaimed brands participating are Ashwin Enterprises, Canon India, Cerofoil, DCC Print, Fujifilm India, Konica Minolta, Minosha India, Monotech, Reprographics India, Riso India, Venkataraman Graphics, among others, will fascinate visitors with their product displays and live demos. 

Speaking on the 13th edition of PrintExpo, Raj Manek, executive director and Board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding, stated, “We are elated to present the industry with PrintExpo’s 13th edition which is going to be a confluence of creative minds. We are a month away from the show and I am confident to say that this edition will offer a huge opportunity to scale businesses with the boom in the eCommerce segment and emerging technologies. We celebrate the remarkable achievements and advancements from the printing, packaging and publishing industry to make the show floor extraordinary. We welcome you to explore and experience what goes behind the scenes of beautiful prints, packages and published products.” 

A recent article published by MarketWatch featured an interesting industry insight from a study conducted by Report Ocean – a strategic consulting and market research firm. The Indian eCommerce packaging market size was valued at US$ 115.25 billion in 2022. Their study forecasts the India e-commerce packaging market size to grow at an impressive CAGR of 13.68% reaching a value of US$ 279.25 billion during the forecast period of 2023–2029.

Strategically located in south India, the next fastest-growing region in the segment, the spirit of the show is driven by the demand for creative, attractive, automated, affordable and sustainable solutions with the booming eCommerce business. The show will attract active buyers, key decision-makers and influencers and help in developing long-lasting relationships with the exhibitors. The industry has a huge opportunity to capitalize the businesses through customization, digitization and integration of smart technologies in the machinery and software.

Printing machinery, packaging materials, publishing software, converting systems, signage technologies, label printing, design services, digital printing solutions, offset printing and more will be on display at the show.

Ashok Neelkant, managing director, Showcase Trade Fairs And Business Media, said: “We are delighted to host PrintExpo 2023 – the 13th edition which is set to be the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring exhibition yet. With cutting-edge technology, solutions, innovative concepts on show and a diverse range of exhibitors, PrintExpo 2023 is certainly bound to captivate attendees and redefine printing. We look forward to welcoming you to an extraordinary experience that will inspire, educate, and forge new possibilities.”  

According to a report by IMARC, the Indian commercial printing market was valued at US$ 33.2 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 41.6 billion exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4% during 2023-2028, while as per the report published by Exactitude Consultancy, the global digital printing packaging market value is expected to reach USD 46.82 billion by 2029, growing at an 8.93% CAGR between forecast period 2023 to 2029.

The highlights of the show will be a live demo of hi-tech machines performing prepress, press and post press functions, advanced software, signage/POP/POS, packaging and converting, as well as ancillary equipment like barcoding, rubber rollers and printing rollers, printing plates and blankets, among other wide range of products.

The visitor profile includes diverse audiences like advertising agencies, press owners, commercial printers, vendors, publishers, packaging professionals, brand marketing managers, OOH advertising and media companies, creative professionals, art directors, label-offset-screen printers, digital printers, graphic designers, photographers and videographers. The show also attracts visitors from companies whose products are heavily dependent paper printing and packaging solutions.

Indian Printer and Publisher will be present at the show. Reach us at and 

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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