Media Expo Mumbai 2024 records footfall of 14,941 visitors

Exploring advanced branding and advertising solutions

The show floor led to updating the industry professionals with technological innovations, new launches and a variety of products

The 52 edition of Media Expo Mumbai 2024 – a leading trade exhibition for indoor, outdoor advertising, printing and signage industries – concluded its Mumbai edition with a footfall of 14,941 visitors from 14 countries and 290 India cities and 31 states. The three-day trade fair which brought together 195 exhibitors along with the leading associations and the stakeholders to witness innovation and latest trends, concluded with an overwhelming response. 

Amidst the trend of sustainability, the industry showcased the efforts taken towards presenting eco-friendly, recyclable and biodegradable products at Media Expo Mumbai. The expert led sessions at this edition also emphasized the use of sustainable products and practices. The industry doyens shared their views on the latest trends and also discussed how the advertising and branding industry can ensure products and technologies can positively result towards a sustainable tomorrow. 

The show floor led to updating the industry professionals with technological innovations, new launches and a variety of products. Along with the business professionals from the domain, the expo garnered acclaim from the guests, exhibitors and visitors. 

Chief guest Pawan Bansal, chairman, Indian Outdoor Advertising Association, said, “The out-of-home advertising industry in India is close to about Rs 4,500 crore and contributes 4% to the advertising expense. It is growing in double digits and the future of this industry looks bright with the evolution of the technologies. Media Expo has a lot to contribute to the Indian out-of-home advertising industry. With the ubiquity of sustainability, Media Expo is contributing and will continue to contribute in a significant way to educate this industry on how to use sustainable products to protect the environment. I wish the exhibitors and visitors of the Media Expo all the best.”

Eyeing a growth in the advertising segment, Praveen Vadhera, CEO, Indian Outdoor Advertising Association (IOAA), said, “We expect a rapid growth in this industry in the next five years and hopefully it will enjoy a larger share of media spend. The primary role played by Media Expo is bringing together the entire industry on one platform. This is my first year at Media Expo and it has been a very positive experience. With this association we are working on the possibilities in further strengthening the relation.” 

Krishna Iyer, director, marketing, Mullen Lowe Lintas Group, said: “Outdoor and signage advertising is helping advertisers in delivering the messages of our brands to a wider audience. A forum like Media Expo opens the doors to various opportunities that exist and help people adopt new trends, technologies and new products that are available in the market. Messe Frankfurt India has played a very crucial role in bringing the people together at such a large scale on a regular basis.”

Media Expo Mumbai once again functioned as a launch-pad of several brands who trusted the platform to introduce their new products and solutions in various categories. Besides brands like Arihant Uniglobe, Ansure Tech Solutions, Rhino Lux, the show floor witnessed the product launches from many known companies. 

  • Colorjet launched the Suniq Duo high speed mild solvent printer for outdoor and retail signage. It also launched a new media which can be recycled and upcycled and will help in moving towards the goals of sustainability. 
  • Roland launched their latest direct-to-object printer, ‘VersaOBJECT MO-240’ – which delivers high-quality vibrant and impactful graphics onto a vast range of objects and substrates, including metal, plastic, glass, wood, canvas, vinyl, paper and more.
  • AJS Marketing, who have been exhibiting at Media Expo for the past five years, introduced their new LED screen for indoor and outdoor advertising in two variations – square and regular, with various size options. 
  • Lumocast Digital Signage introduced a digital signage product with a wide range of variety, like wall-mount and desk with a brilliant IPS panel and full toughened glass display, under the brand name ‘CAN’. 
  • Wyte India– the printable media company launched wallpaper ranges for décor; both side visible blind fabric – printable on one side; eco-friendly PVC vinyl for outdoor and retro reflective night glow. 

Satisfied by the response of the visitors, Manish Taneja, director, Wyte India, said, “We launched multiple products and we are very happy with the responses from the visitors. We have participated in many other exhibitions but at this show, we have always experienced relevant clients visiting our stall, probably this is because the marketing of Media Expo has been done excellently. We are getting very good brand visibility and coverage.”

Pavel Kuzmenko, sales director, EMEA Emerging Countries, Roland dg North Europe, said, “We introduced our new product to the Indian market through Media Expo and we believe in the strong potential of the Indian market and therefore, we have brought our newly launched product to showcase here. We are also happy to endorse Media Expo as a perfect exhibition platform and it has become like a tradition for us to participate in both the Mumbai and New Delhi editions of the show to meet our partners and end-customers.” 

Mr Kenichiro (Ken) Seki, managing director, Mimaki India, said, “We are happy to exhibit at the Media Expo. We regularly participate in both the Mumbai and New Delhi editions of this show. This time we were given the opportunity to conduct a presentation on our newly-launched two flagship printers: UC JV330-160/130 and UJV100-160pLUS. For us, the Indian market holds a very big potential and our association with Media Expo is an opportunity to display our products to the Indian customers. It’s one of the most important exhibitions for us as we are able to expand our businesses further and one that we will continue attending.”

Cheryll B. Madriaga, senior technical sales specialist, American Biltrite Far East, said, “American Biltrite has been participating in shows by Messe Frankfurt for the last 15 to 20 years. This is the first time we are participating in the Media Expo. It is the best platform to meet and greet people who we know in the market. Our main objective is to expand our network, stay updated with all the latest trends in the Indian market and also expand our business prospects in screen printing. It’s a good show for us.” 

Sharing his experience as first-time visitor at Media Expo, Manoj Tripathi, assistant manager, technical services-pigments, Pidilite said, “I came to know about Media Expo and I visited the stalls of printing inks to learn about eco-solvent printing, applications for indoor and outdoor and various types of machines. It was a very nice event organized by Messe Frankfurt India. I am happy that I attended this event and got to learn and understand so much about printing. Media Expo is a good platform for all the people associated with printing industries.”

Offering a superlative experience to the exhibitors and visitors, Media Expo once again emerged as the ideal industry platform for finding out about the latest solutions in advertising, branding and signage.

The next edition of Media Expo will be held in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 12-14 September 2024 and will present the next stride of innovations from the industry. Media Expo will also launch its first Chennai edition in 2025.

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