Events & Exhibitions

New Delhi to host inaugural India International Printing & Packaging Fair (IIPPF)

With special focus on ‘out sourced publishing’, the first edition of India International Printing & Packaging Fair (IIPPF) will take place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during August 06-09, 2013, showcasing the latest trends in the contemporary graphic art industry. Organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the India International Printing & Packaging Fair (IIPPF) aims to project the potential of Indian graphic arts industry and from the international arena. At the same time, it will provide manufactures to showcase their well researched, designed, produced graphic arts machinery and equipments.

IIPPF 2013 has been designed by the ITPO as an international event to meet the aspiration of printing and packaging industry professionals from all over the world. This new fair has wider profile with an additional focus on printing and publishing business outsourced by developed countries.

The display profile of the fair covers: In pre-press segment: software for CtP, colour management, digital workflow, colour scanners, digital proofing system, plate making systems and plate setter. In-press (printing): sheet-fed offset, web offset, hi-tower web machines suitable for newspapers magazines, text books, etc; flexographic & rotogravure; label printing; digital printing machines and signage. Binding: paper cutting, three-knife trimmers, perfect binding, thread sewing, wire stitching’ book block preparing machines for soft or hard-cover binding. Finishing: laminating, folding, die-cutting, creasing, slitting and rewinding, sheeters’ folding and gluing, stackers, conveyor systems machines. Packaging: corrugating, rotary cutting, punching and creasing, slotting, gluing, card board printing, laminating’ from-filling, box stitching machines. Converting: paper & board converting, corrugated, box making, plastic converting, flexible packaging, metal converting, and glass converting, label gluing, continuous label application, rigid packaging’ thermoforming vacuum packaging, bag & pouch making machines, besides bottling lines & label applicators.

This event is a significant initiative at a time when the printing and packaging industries in India have been growing at a fast pace. The speedy economic growth in recent years in India has created a stirring momentum in India’s print industry. The printing industry is well established and presently growing at 12 per cent per annum. As many as 8000 weekly and fortnightly newspapers/periodicals are published in Indian languages. India has around 2, 50,000 small, medium and big printers. Besides, up to 26 per cent FDI is permitted in newspapers and periodicals. Packaging industry is currently valued at over USS 14 billion and growing at 14-15 per cent annually. Approx 700 packaging machinery manufacturers and 95 per cent of whom are in small and medium sector are located all over India.

INDIA PACK 2013 marks a huge success

(Left to right) Dr NC Saha, director IIP; Dr D Purandeswari, union minister of state for Commerce and Industry; and Thomas Schneider, president, World Packaging Organisation inaugurating the event.Organized at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, during January 28-31, with the theme, ‘Packaging for Economic Growth’, the Indian Institute of Packaging’s bi-annual initiative, INDIAPACK 2013 marked a huge success. After a glorious inauguration by D Purandeswari, union minister of state for Commerce and Industry, Govt of India, the buyer seller meet at IndiaPack 2013 got off to a very promising start. Business worth over 50000USD was confirmed within a few hours on the first day itself. The seven countries who participated in the Buyer Seller meet were Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Taiwan.

Welcoming the participating countries, S K Ray, Chairman IIP said, “When there is hardly any face to face connection between the buyers and sellers because of digital media, we think that this maiden initiative of Buyer Seller meet will be beneficial for the industry.”

Dr NC Saha, director IIP added, “IIP has started this initiative for the first time. We invited industries from abroad along with the members of World Packaging Organization and Asian Packaging Federation. The success of this meet has been possible by the presence of a lot of delegates.”

New Delhi World Book Fair turns annual

The preparations for the now annual New Delhi World Book Fair 2013 are in full swing. National Book Trust (NBT), the organizers of the event, is leaving no stone unturned for a successful and a better show. Time is short but the energies high…Here’s more on the NBT Publishers’ Meet held in New Delhi to discuss none other than the expectations and the preparations for the New Delhi World Book Fair. The NBT Publishers’ Meet was held at IIC, New Delhi on November 3, 2012 to discuss the expectations and the preparations at the New Delhi World Book Fair to be held from February 4-10, 2013. The agenda for discussion included online and offline bookings for stalls; a slightly lesser exhibition areas (44,000 sq m as against 45,000 last year); creation of separate space for e-content developers; inauguration of the fair by honourable HRM Pallum Raju; to name a few. MA Sikander, director, NBT is infact talking to every stakeholder to make the event more meaningful and of course successful.

First Guest of Honour…

It was informed that France will become the first guest of honour during the upcoming New Delhi World Book Fair and will be present in the foreign pavilion (7-A, 7-B and 7-C), coinciding with the celebration of Bonjour India – festival of France. The BIBF and Embassy of France will bring a delegation of publishers and authors to present a cultural programme with food court, etc. Besides, B2B meeting could be organized by NBT with them as well.

Also, Poland has shown interest to be the guest of honour for the 2014 edition but it is yet to be finalized.

Theme pavilion…

The theme pavilion this year, would focus on ‘Indigenous Voices – Mapping India’s Folk & Tribal Literature’ (Hall 7-E), where publishers can display their books on this subject as well as be a part of the Rights Catalogue. Books in English and all Indian languages related to the theme including studies on tribalism, folk and tribal lore, art and culture, performances, music, new writing across various literary genres, legends and myths, will be on display. Moreover, there would be folk performances from Sangeet Natak Akademi and Navodaya Vidyalaya.

Facilities improvised...

Keeping in mind the interests of the exhibitors as well as visitors, facilities at the fair will be improved. The Rights Table will be organized with the close proximity with foreign pavilion with programmes like match-making etc to promote B2B activities. The list of the publishers will be prominently displayed at the entrance of every hall. Author’s corner will be a part of the hall and cultural programmes will also be held at Lal Chowk and Falaknuma.

Choice from 2014...

It was also discussed that for 2014 (14-23 February 2014), the NBT will facilitate online booking of space of their choice.

Publishers’ speak...

Around 50 participants including top-of-the-line publishers, officials of the associations and senior officials from NBT were present at the meet. A few of the participants suggested that the first half of the fair should have dedicated business hours. While another one requested for more publicity out of Delhi region. Another one requested for provision of food/drinks inside the halls for the convenience of small exhibitors. Problem of carrying books from parking area to exhibitor’s stand was also pointed out.

In all, it was a healthy discussion to make New Delhi World Book Fair 2013 to be a truly international fair. The preparations have begun and the industry is anxiously waiting for the better show.

The annual fair has brought back energy to NBT

says MA Sikander, director, National Book Trust, in an exclusive interview with P&P. He asserts that NBT is equipped to make New Delhi World Book Fair an annual affair and the 2013 edition would indeed be a better show, despite less time to prepare.

The logo of New Delhi World Book Fair 2013 depicts the mandate to promote reading habits, the primary aim of the fair. From this year, the show has become an annual fair but NBT is not perturbed with the preparations. “We have huge manpower – 250 regular employees and 100 on contractual basis. Yes, at times, there is a shortage of right kind of manpower but with the deployment of outsourcing services; we are able to manage the show. For example, we have outsourced the warehousing, ERP and are redistributing manpower to our new requirement,” told MA Sikander, director, NBT.

“Infact, making New Delhi World Book Fair an annual meet has brought back energy to the organization. We have no option but to perform at our optimum level,” he added. “Infact, we are reenergizing the organization; we are training and educating our staff for skill enhancement and equip them to understand the changing scenario. Team work is the need of the hour and this brings in more efficiency.”

“The support from the industry has been tremendous…the event is not for NBT but for the industry at large and they are happy to make it an annual fair. However, due to sudden change in fair’s frequency from bi-annual to annual, availability of time slot and expo halls from ITPO, the number of days have been reduced to seven and there is a marginal decrease in the availability of total exhibition area; but we hope that the number of exhibitors would, by large, remain the same. Though, there may be less space available for the bigger exhibitors,” told Sikander.

Also, in an effort to bring the show at par with international fairs, NBT has introduced the guest of honour and this time, France is the guest of honour. “There will be a delegation of 35 authors and publishers from France coming to India to promote each other’s literature,” he added.

“Besides, there would be a separate area for e-contents and big players like Khobo, Amazon, Aptara, etc have shown interest, informed Sikander. “Moreover, to attract authors and visitors, there would be Author’s Corner in every hall where authors can meet and interact with the readers,” he added.

With such high hopes and preparations, the New Delhi World Book Fair 2013 will indeed be a show not to miss!

Setting stage for Paperex 2013

The 11th edition of Paperex - an internationally renowned series of events and conferences focusing on the pulp and paper industry - is scheduled to be held from Oct 24- 27, 2013 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. Held biennially, this business event is the world’s largest exhibition on pulp, paper and allied industries, organized by International Trade and Exhibitions India Pvt Ltd in association with Indian Agro and Recycled Paper Mills Association.

Being the only comprehensive forum serving the paper industry, Paperex has established itself as an international business platform for interacting with luminaries from practically all corners of the globe, promoting business and giving a fillip to the growth and development of paper, pulp and allied industries in the country, joint ventures, investments and technology transfer.

Paperex has always set benchmarks for quality, innovation and meeting exhibitor and visitor expectations. Spread over 15 halls with more than 25,000 sq m area of exhibition area, Paperex 2013 is expected to witness the presence of more than 500 exhibitors from 25 leading countries.

The upcoming event will have special handmade paper pavilion and an exclusive machinery display area as a key attraction of this leading business event. Attracting business visitors from more than fifty countries, the show will feature international group participation from China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, etc. A high level technical conference on ‘Global Pulp and Paper Industry: Problems and Prospects’ will also be organized by Indian Agro and Recycled Paper Mills Association at the 11th edition of Paperex.

LABELEXPO India 2012: all set to open its doors

-becoming the largest show ever in its ten year history, with participation of around 200 exhibitors, with about seventy exhibitors coming from overseas

To be held during Oct 29 - Nov 01 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, LABELEXPO India 2012, is all set to be the largest show ever in its ten-year history, with participation of around 200 exhibitors, showcasing the latest advancements in their offerings. The sixth edition of the show is a must-to-attend for labeling and packaging printers/converters, brand owners and label designers, to witness many new products and technologies apart from the latest trends in the industry.

Notably, the previous edition of the show also marked a great success with 6,054 visitors. Over 150 international and domestic exhibitors presented their latest developments in technology and materials, launched new products and gave live demonstrations to visitors during this four-day show.

While as per the website of LABELEXPO, accessed on September 28, 2012, around 178 exhibitors have booked their stands in the upcoming show. There has also been a huge increase in international exhibitors with more manufacturers than ever before. Among these 67 exhibitors come from overseas: Brazil, Canada, China (19), Denmark, France (3), Germany (9), Hong Kong, Italy (8), Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia (2), Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan (2), Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (4), and United States (8).

ACE Electrostatic, ACG Worldwide, ACT (Advanced Card Technology), AEBO Science Technology, Alliance Printech, Alphasonics, Apexrototech Industries, Apsom Infotex, Arjobex/Polyart, Armor Asia Imaging Supplies, Avery Dennison India, Berhalter, Bodhi Professional Solutions, Boise, BST Sayona Automations, Capital Graphic Supplies/Tresu, Changzhou Zhonghong Machine, Color-Dec Italy, Colour Dot (Madras), Colourking Foils, Convertech Equipment, Creed Engineers, Cyklop Packaging Systems, DaLian Fujisan Office Equipment, Delhi Printers’ Association, Diehard Dies, Digital Impressions, DMS INC, Dow Corning India, DRAGON FOILS, Edale, EFI Jetrion, Electro Optic (Asia), Electronic Systems and Controls, Encres Dubuit, Enercon Asia Pacific, Epson India, Erhardt & Leimer (India), Esko Graphics India, ETI Converting Equipment, Falcontec, Flexo Image Graphics, FlexoCleaners, Frimpeks AS, Fujifilm Sericol India, G&K Techmedia, Gallus India, Garware Polyester, Genius Flexo Machinery, Global Graphics Machineries, GSE Dispensing, Gulton, Hangzhou Todaytec Digital, Heraeus Amba, Hilda Automation, Hind High Vacuum, Holoflex, Holostik India, Hontec Machinery, Impress World, Inkmaker, Inkstar Office Appliance Factory of Tianjin, Inkstream, Innovative Flexotech, IST Metz, Jandu Engineering Works, Jesons Industries, Jiaozuo Zhuorim Digital Material, Jung Chang Machinery, Kapsun Resources Corporation, Kaygee Loparex India, Khushboo Scientific, KISSCUT, Kodak India, Kumar Labels, Label Planet, Labels India, LARTEC - Flexible Dies, Lucky Graphics, Maan Machine Tools, Malhotra Graphics, Mark Andy, Martin Automatic, Mastercorp Group, Matho, Maxcess India, Mimaki Kanphor India, MLM India, Mona Equipments, Monotech Systems, Muller Martini (India), Multitec Aids, NanJing Ascent Automatic Equipment, Nastrificio di Cassano, Nikka Research Deutschland, Nilpeter India, Nuova GIDUE, Omet, PK Marketing Co, Packaging South Asia, Patel Enterprises, PBJ Industrial Electronics, PRATI, Precise Graphic India, Primera Asia Pacific, RK Label Printing Machinery, Re Controlli Industriali, Reifenhauser (India) Marketing, Rekha Enterprises, Repro Graphics, Retail Solution, RH Special Coatings, Rheintacho Messtechnik, Ricoh Thermal Media Asia Pacific, Rishichem Distributors, Rita Pad Printing Systems, Rotary Technology, ROTOCONTROL, Rotoflex, RotoMetrics, Royal Coat, Ruian City Henyue Printing Machinery, RuiAn City HuSong Printing Machinery Factory, SA Automation, Safire Machinery Company, Sakazaki Engraving India, Sandilyam Automation Systems, Screen Print India, Shandilya Sons, Sheetal Mercantile, Shen Zhen Labellong Printing Machine, Shenzhen Ourmate Adhesive Products, Shri Lasers Automation, Shri Sidhi Vinayak Engineers, SMI Coated Products, Solutions Graphiques, Spinks India, Standard Printers Providers, Stay On Papers, Stic on Papers, Stovec Industries, Sun Papers & Labels, Swedev AB, Taghleef Industries, Technova Imaging Systems, Tesa Tapes (India), Teslin Substrates, Tianjin Zhongtian Hongda Paper, Toyobo, Toyochem Speciality Chemical, Uflex (Flexo/Cylinder Division), Uflex Limited (Holography Division), Unilux India, United Enterprises, Univacco Technology, UPM Raflatac, UV Graphic Technologies, UV Ray, Vetaphone, VIRANI INTERNATIONAL, Viva Graphic, Webtech Engineering, Weldon Celloplast Wilson Manufacturing, Wonder Polymers, Xiamen Powerlong Office Consumable Manufacture, XINFENG GROUP CORPORATION, Yupo Corporation, Zecher, Zeller+Gmelin, Zhejiang Weigang Machinery, and Zhongtian Machinery Works, etc.

Besides, All Indian Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), and Hologram Manufacturers Association of India (HoMAI) shall also be participating to promote their activities during the show. And last but not the least, Print & Publishing shall also be present with stand I34, to serve all as always.

Coinciding the show…

In addition Labelexpo India will again play host to the LMAI Avery Dennison Label Awards. Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), along with the support of Labelexpo will present the LMAI Avery Dennison Awards 2012 on October 31 in New Delhi, honouring the leaders in the Indian label printing and converting industry, which will see around 500 printers, suppliers, brand owners and members of the media coming together. Once again, 27 awards will be presented at the gala dinner ceremony, and split into 9 categories. The Gold Sponsor is Avery Dennison, the main official awards partner to Labelexpo and the LMAI.

Group Publications


Neeraj Dargan to lead
Manroland Sheetfed subsidiary in India

-With offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai

Manroland Sheetfed GmbH has established an own subsidiary in India. Manroland Sheetfed India Pvt Ltd will be based in New Delhi with local offices in Mumbai and Chennai. Neeraj Dargan heads up the new Manroland Sheetfed operations as managing director. Dargan brings a wealth of experience, having spent more than 30 years in the fields of sales & marketing, technical, operations and commercial, in capital goods and consumables for the print and graphic arts sector.

“I am delighted to be heading the new Manroland Sheetfed subsidiary to expand the company’s APAC operations. My local-market experience will enable to better serve the group's existing client base and with year-on-year growth in India’s printing industry, I am looking forward to the challenges," said Neeraj.

Coming Events

K-Print Week
August 27 - 30, 2014
KINTEX, Goyang, Korea

Label Expo India 2014
Oct 29 - Nov. 01, 2014
Pragati Maidan,
New Delhi, India.

All in Print China 2014
November 11 - 13, 2014
Shanghai, China

Print China 2015
April 07 - 12, 2015
Dongguan, China

12th Printpack India 2015
February 11-15, 2015
India Expo Centre,
Greater Noida, NCR Delhi

Gulf Print & Pack 2015
April 13 - 16, 2015
Dubai, UAE

Pack Print International 2015
August 26 - 29, 2015
BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand

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