IPAMA decides to reschedule 15th PRINTPACK INDIA due to second pandemic wave

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Keeping in view of the impact of second pandemic wave in the country and lockdown imposed by various state governments and its subsequent impact on industrial operations, IPAMA (Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) has decided to organise the 15th PRINTPACK INDIA on newly rescheduled dates. The news dates will be announced as and when the situation permits.

Members of the Governing Council of IPAMA recently held their 118th meeting to review a survey report on the organisation of 15th PRINTPACK INDIA which was scheduled to be held from December 20–24, 2021 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR. At the meeting, along with the reviewing of the survey report, the council also considered various other relevant factors like government covid guidelines, health-related issues of exhibitors, business visitors, service providers, etc. They also considered the impact of lockdowns on the industrial operations as well as postponements of significant events like Delhi Auto Expo, India ITME and others due to pandemic.

Initially, the council made tremendous efforts to pull participates into the 15th PRINTPACK INDIA on the dates scheduled in December. Exceptional discounts were offered after the first pandemic wave. Against the regular tariff of Rs 9000 per sq m for shell and Rs 8000 for bare space, IPAMA extended up to 64 percent discount for regular members (more than 15 years). Unfortunately, the second wave has terminated the momentum. That’s why the council decided to postpone the exhibition after considering all pros and cons.

First survey
When corona positive cases spiked across the country last year in the first wave, IPAMA conducted its first survey seeking the views of all exhibitors on organising the 15th PRINTPACK INDIA on the scheduled dates from February 01-06, 2021. Most of the exhibitors in report showed their willingness to reschedule the dates as there had been an adverse impact of the nation-wide lockdown on the industrial operations. After considering the factors, the Governing Council of IPAMA decided to postpone the expo to December 20-24, 2021.

Second survey
When the second wave hit hard the country with various state governments imposed lockdowns for extended time periods, IPAMA again conducted a fresh survey seeking opinions on organising the 15th PRINTPACK INDIA on the rescheduled dates in December. Questionnaires were sent to every exhibitor and all other related companies, seeking their views. IPAMA also personally contacted each exhibitor for submission of the survey report.

Based on the information provided by the exhibitors, IPAMA prepared a comparative statement in which around 80 percent of the exhibitors recommended postponement of the exhibition, while 20 percent said they are comfortable for participation in the exhibition under the prevailing condition. For further information, contact Prashant Vats at+91 9871999384

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