As always the 11th Printpack India, scheduled to be held during Feb 23-28, 2013, was formally launched with the first promotional meet in Amritsar, one of the holy cities in the country. Organized by Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), the Printpack India has emerged as an internationally renowned exhibition over the years, providing an appropriate platform for not only domestic print machinery manufacturers, but various global industry majors. Addressing over 85 attendees at this promotional meet for the show on April 11, 2012, the organizers enumerated the new highlighted features of the event, encouraging all to effectively participate and grab the opportunities through this exhibition.
On the occasion, TR Mahajan invited all dignitaries to the dais by introducing them briefly. Later he handed over the mike to NS Manku, immediate past president of IPAMA. Addressing the august gathering, Manku informed, “So far Printpack India show was being jointly organised by ITPO and IPAMA, but the upcoming Printpack India shall be organised solely by IPAMA. The previous event in the year 2011 succeeded to mark 18,500 sq m covered area, with 417 exhibitors, attracting over 50,000 visitors, and we are expecting this time equally good numbers at the new exhibition venue in Greater Noida.”
Highlighting features of the new venue, Sudeep Sarcar, general manager, India Expo Center & Mart mentioned that located on 58 acre of land, India Expo Center & Mart provides world class infrastructure facilities for exhibitors as well as visitors. There are eight halls of 4,000 sq m area each, with further open space for hangers. For the comfort of all participants/visitors, nearby the expo centre, around 3,804 hotel rooms (including 2,000 service apartments) are available ranging from budget category (Rs 750 onwards) to five star hotels.
“Shifting Printpack India out of Pragati Maidan for the first time will enable us to offer different types of incentives to the IPAMA members on various accounts, viz, members prior to April 01, 2002 till date shall get 15 percent discount, members since April 01, 2002 till date shall be given 10 percent discount and members since April 01, 2007 till date shall be provided 05 percent discount. Also, the new members will be eligible for discounted rate of five percent, provided they fulfill prescribed terms and conditions,” stated CP Paul, general secretary, IPAMA. “With Printpack India 2013, offering a bare space at Rs 7,200 psm makes it the most economical exhibition in India to participate. Even those visitors who go for online registration, shall also be incentivized,” he added. As a word of caution Paul underlined that manufacturers should preferably be participating in well established exhibitions.
Calling all Indian machinery manufacturers to participate in the upcoming event in a big way, KS Khurana, president of IPAMA emphasized on the importance of brand ‘Printpack India’, recognized by international organizations. As per the president, “It is a matter of pride that all manufacturers in Amritsar are doing very well and keeping themselves busy, but Printpack India will enable the participants to demonstrate their products to thousands of visitors in one go.” He assured the prospective exhibitors that the newly formed exhibition committee will be helping them by all means.
Pritam Singh Kalsi, president, Amritsar Printers and Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association, speaking on the occasion mentioned that it’s a matter of pride that one of their members from Amritsar has risen to the post of president of IPAMA. He wished KS Khurana to take the association to newer heights.
In the Q&A session, CP Paul informed that the promotional activities for this event will be taken up very vigorously through press advertising, hoardings, radio, social network, etc. A dedicated website is also being developed to keep everyone update about its activities. Adding further he confirmed that prior to formal launch of Printpack India 2013, they have received booking of around 2,000 sq m space coming from 12 manufacturers.
Later, Satish Bajwa, vice president (north), IPAMA presented vote of thanks.
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