IPAMA steps into arena of exclusive packaging exhibitions
Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) announced the launch of IntraPac India exhibition. The announcement was made on April 24, 2023 in presence of the heads of different associations, IPAMA Governing Council Members & Staff, and distinguished media personnel.
After years of organising PRINTPACK INDIA, a largest biennial fair in the country on graphic arts and packaging industry, IPAMA (Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) has now decided to organise an exclusive packaging exhibition to meet the long-standing demand of the packaging machine manufacturers and those dealing in allied products. The booking of IntraPac India has begun as the exhibition is scheduled to be organised from March 14 – 16, 2024 at IICC, Dwarka, New Delhi. IPAMA is quite sure that it will be a complete solution exhibition for the packaging industry.
While announcing the dates and venue of IntraPac India, Rakesh Sodhi, President, IPAMA, remarked, “The packaging sector in India is the 5th largest in its economy and one of the highest growing sectors in the country. We are making endeavours to promote this sector on different platforms so that the industry can get further momentum. We are also making efforts to increase the exports of packaging machineries and related products to different destinations in the global market. We are happy to say that the industry has successfully come out of the grip of COVID-19. With the legacy of PRINTPACK INDIA, IPAMA will be able to serve the packaging industry in a better way.”
Since its inception in the year 1988, IPAMA has been instrumental in promotion of the printing and packaging industry on different platforms, including organising of the PRINTPACK INDIA biennially in a way that the expo excels as the most prominent exhibition for the printing and packaging industry in India. IPAMA has also been providing necessary industry-related inputs to various government organisations, including the Ministry of Heavy Industry, Bureau of Indian Standards, CII, FICCI, PHD, EEPC, etc. In addition, IPAMA is also working in tandem with other associations/federations for redressing the grievances of the industry and its member companies.
The last edition of PRINTPACK INDIA was organised at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR, from May 26-30, 2022, on a net area of 25,342 sq m in which 487 Indian and overseas companies had participated. It was visited by a record number of 1,03,412 business visitors. The space charges were kept at the minimum level so that the MSME units could participate with ease and in an effective manner with minimal financial constraints.
In PRINTPACK INDIA pattern
IPAMA, being an association of both printing and packaging machine manufacturers and also responsible to support the industry by providing a unique platform so that the maximum number of companies can participate and promote themselves at a very affordable rate, the association’s governing council had decided to create such a platform in the form of IntraPac India, exclusively for the packaging industry, on the same pattern of PRINTPACK INDIA. The packaging sector has a much wider exposure as compared to other sectors in India.
As India being a developing country, people in the country are now aware about food hygiene, living standards, and health along with the adoption of next generation digital technologies. IntraPac India, an exclusive exhibition on the packaging Industry, will be a perfect platform for all these increasing needs and requirements of the people.
The profiles of IntraPac exhibition will include all packaging solutions, machineries, and allied products inclusive of plastic packaging, metal packaging, glass packaging, paper packaging, filling, capping, filling & sealing, biodegradable packaging, protective packaging, automation & robotics, tube packaging, mono cartons, die-casting, traceability & tracking, logistics, film, moulding, and many more related to the industry.
Initially the space charges for IntraPac will be kept between Rs 9,000 to Rs.10,000 per square meter. For subsequent editions, these will be reviewed and kept at the minimum level so that more and more MSME units could participate in the exhibition. IPAMA is also in the process of forming an Advisory Committee to rope in important industry players who can guide and give their valuable contributions to implementing the project. Some of the important and prominent industry players have already been approached for this. Within a couple of months, the Advisory Committee will be in position to support and work on this.