Must to attend shows for Indian print and packaging technology vendors


Emerging markets in Asia (especially East Asian countries), Africa and Latin America have immense business opportunities for those technology vendors from India who seek orders from overseas. As usual printing exhibitions are the best tools to enter these markets. So, get ready to participate in the upcoming trade shows to be held in these regions having great potentials.

Pack Print International (PPI): inspiring better business beyond borders

After a successful edition last year, organizers Messe Dusseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association have announced that 4th edition of Pack Print International (PPI) will be held from August 28-31, 2013 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand. With the theme ‘inspiring better business beyond borders’ exhibitors and visitors can look forward to an even bigger and better edition of this Southeast Asia’s event for the printing and packaging sectors. Showcasing the latest technology, products and solutions, PPI is Asia’s leading packaging and printing exhibition serving the entire supply chain. Together with seminars, technical presentations and a host of networking activities the exhibition meets the increasing demands of the dynamic Southeast Asian packaging and printing industries. The last edition from August 31 – September 03, 2011, was the point of convergence for key industry players to update themselves. More than 160 exhibiting companies from 17 countries, attracting 16,360 visitors from 59 countries, the exhibition was noteworthy not only for the number but also for the high quality of industry professionals.

The Asia-Pacific region is a major force in the printing industry, with the packaging and publication sides both enjoying strong growth. Packaging continues to be the largest end-use sector across Asia and is expected to grow to US$ 66.5 billion in 2014. The overall increase in the Asian print market is expected to be driven by real growth in Sheedfed Litho, Heatset and Flexography as well as high growth in Digital Technologies through to 2014. Home to 500 publishing houses, 5,000 printing and 10,000 packaging companies, Thailand is Southeast Asia’s printing and packaging hub. However other countries in the region, such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam or Cambodia, show a lot of growth potential too.

Since its debut in 2007 Pack Print International (PPI) has become Asia’s premier event for all from the global printing and packaging sectors. Driven by the world-renowned and sectors’ leading trade fairs drupa and interpack, PPI will once again showcase technology, products and solutions serving the entire supply chain.

Bevtec Asia 2014: a new trade exhibition launched in Bangkok

Leveraging on each party’s expertise, three industry specialists join forces to launch Bevtec Asia, the first international trade exhibition and conference for Asia’s fast expanding brewing and beverage manufacturing industries. To be held in February 2014 at BITEC (Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre), this inaugural edition of Bevtec Asia comes at a time when there are strong developments and immense potential in Thailand’s alcoholic and non-alcoholic manufacturing sectors.

Jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and Asian Exhibition Services, Bevtec Asia 2014, and in collaboration with the Thailand Beer Industry Guild, will be a biennial exhibition for international and regional manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, technology and materials for breweries, distilleries and wineries as well as the soft drinks, fruit juice, mineral water and dairy industries. It is supported by the Ministry of Industry, the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, organiser of interpack, the world’s leading processes and packaging international trade fair.

Excellent opportunities to explore African market

Organized by Sudanese company Expo Team Services Co Ltd, the third edition of Afri Print Expo will take place in Addis Ababa International Exhibition Center, Ethiopia during October 5-7, 2012. Under patronage of minister of Culture and Tourism (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia) and Ethiopia Printing and Publishing Association, this expo is considered as a launch pad for international companies to penetrate various African markets, providing opportunity to meet visitors from 15 African countries.

Brazilian print market: exploration through exhibitions

The Brazilian market is one of the most promising markets and the sixth largest economy of the world. The printing industry of the region is recognized by the dynamism and entrepreneurship, that projects a successful future. Indian manufacturers who are extensively working-out to explore overseas markets have excellent opportunities in the region by participating in the exhibitions and conferances scheduled to be held by Fairs & Events APS in association with AFEIGRAF. Following are the exhibitions and conferences scheduled to be held in near future which will be most suitable for the Indian manufacturers to participate.

Trends of Print Latin America 2012: The bigest conference in Latin America about technology, trends and business in the Graphic Arts market. Organised by AFEIGRAF (Association of Manufacturers and Agents for Equipements and Suppliers of the Brazilian Graphic Industry), the Trends of Print Latin America 2012 is focused this year on trends, technologies and analysis in order to market the growth chart of Brazilian and Latin American is scheduled to be held on September 20-21, 2012.

ExpoPrint Digital Latin America: Taking place in every alternate year the ExpoPrint Digital is a trade show focused on digital printing market, mainly in the transpromo, direct mail, high relevance, variable data, print on demand, small runs, web-to-print, outsourcing solutions, finishing, packaging and labeling, and digital publishing software. Focus of the event sheduled to be held on March 13-16, 2013, is to generate business with a select audience interested in new investments. (

Fespa Brazil: To be held at the same time and venue of ExpoPrint Digital, the Fespa is the new partner of APS Fairs & Events in the realization of Fespa Brazil, a show focused on large format screen printing and digital textile printing, garment printing, signage and digital signage.

ExpoPrint Latin America 2014: Held every four years the Expoprint Latin America has established itself as the largest event in the printing industry of Latin America is now in its third edition which is scheduled to be held on July 16-22, 2014.


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