The stage is set for the prestigious flagship exhibition on printing and allied machinery - the 9th edition of PAMEX during November 14- 17, 2013 at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida (NCR).
PAMEX – a platform for the printing technology, printing equipment, allied machinery industries, materials, services including software solutions, management information systems, etc will be held from November 14-17, 2013.
“The previous edition held in 2011 was unqualified success, and we expect PAMEX 2013 to be bigger and better. In a crowded marketplace, PAMEX 2013 provides organizations the opportunity to break through the clutter and grab the attention of its target segment,” said AMSG Ashokan, incoming president, AIFMP. The show will be inaugurated by Anand Sharma, hon’ble minister for Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India.
Print Conclave 2013 – “Experience tomorrow’s printing today”
To address the challenges faced by the Indian industry, the deliberations at Print Conclave will help in finding sustainable solutions, from November 12-13, 2013 at Hotel Eros, Nehru Place, New Delhi.
As per AIFMP press note, on ‘day 1’ the chief guest will be Deepa Das Munshi, hon’ble minister of state for Urban Development, Govt. of India. The inaugural & keynote session will be followed by Country Papers presentations by representatives from international print organisations from Australia, China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka and USA. Also, there would be a Business Session on Government Printing: Panel Discussions. On ‘day 2’ the business sessions would cover varied topics like Future Trends in Digital, Inkjets, Opportunities with Offset and Digital – Mergers and Affiliations – What to expect in the future, Cloud Computing: The Next Gen Tools for designing, Enhancing value with specialty paper, Technology: Application / VDP, Profitable opportunities for publishers, Labels & Packaging, Brand Protection with Digital Technology, Transpromo & Mailroom: the way to future, Creating Dimensions in Digital Printing, PrePress for Digital and ePublishing: Its effect on the printed book. While panel discussions will focus on holistic view of investing in Digital and Brand Promotion with Digital.
Major highlights of 9th Pamex 2013…
PAMEX 2013 will showcase the generation next technologies from worldwide solution providers across various categories like pre-press, in-press and post press segments. Visitors can see publishing, signage machinery and equipments in printing and graphic arts under one roof. It will be a complete event covering exhibition of printing technology, printing equipment, allied machinery industries and materials & services. Display will cover the innovative trends in printing including digital printing, software solutions, management information systems, etc.
Besides, key decision makers, industrialists and others will be able to network in an ideal business atmosphere leading to excellent business opportunities. Every evening, there would be a display of fireworks outside exhibition halls (courtesy: The Sivakasi Master Printers Association).
Value added activities…
For the benefit of exhibitors/visitors, the organizers of PAMEX are providing value-added facilities. These include online registration for easy entry for trade visitors, accommodation facilities at good package rates around the venue by official travel associate; complimentary pick up service at the Noida Metro Station to the venue and return; Multi cuisine food court at exhibition premises as well as availability of paid taxi facility, etc.
Organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) and TAFCON, the event is supported by the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Ministry of Urban Development. Indian Printing Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) is actively supporting this event with participation of their members as exhibitors. Some of the prominent exhibitors taking part include: Ricoh India, AS Print Aids, Aesthetic Multimedia, APL Machinery, Autoprint, Bobst India, Esko-Graphics India, Heidelberg India, Indo Poly Machines Corporation; Joy D-Zign Engineers, Line-O-Matic Graphic Industries; manroland Sheetfed GmbH, Memory Repro Systems, Prakash Offset Machinery, Print & Publishing; SL Kulkarni Cyril Graphics, TechNova Imaging Systems, Welbound Worldwide and many more.
For more details log on to: www.pamex.in
The printing industry is reeling under rising cost issues and the depreciating upee value. But, there are ways to handle these issues and make business profitable for the printers. Let’s see how.
In recent years, the printing industry in India has seen record levels of growth, owing to liberalized regimes, globalization and progress in automation. The industry has grown leaps and bounds due to the latest technology and machinery, quality standards and production capacities. The growing Indian economy, increasing consumerism, entry of global brands in the country and opening of the sector to foreign investors are bound to offer growth opportunities to the industry.
Indian printing industry: the strengths
Indian printing industry: the flip side
Depreciating rupee value & its impact on Indian printing industry With the price of rupee depreciating, the impact has been multifarious. On one hand, the import of machines of latest technology would be beyond reach for many printers. Paper prices would go up as mostly pulp for quality paper is imported. Most of consumables for printing industry are also imported so the cost would go up. Printers would need to check the increase on input costs and accordingly raise their prices. The industry would have to act in a mature manner to recover this rise in cost. On the flip side, some exporters would be benefited but even that benefit would not last long if the printers reduce the price in exports.
AIFMP, in all its programmes, educates printers to deal with current scenario and the economic situation. The phrase ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’ is very relevant. Printers not only need to give best possible value and service to the customers but also charge adequate profits.
“During the show, we will be highlighting all the new launches of machines or technology through various mediums (print, electronic and online). The indication of response and with the active support of the industry, we hope to achieve about 50 percent increase in the exhibition area compared to the last edition. So, block your diaries and reach out to print industry professionals at 9th PAMEX 2013.”
DPA honours AIFMP newly elected office bearers
Delhi Printers’ Association (DPA) recently organised felicitation programme to honour the newly-elected team of office bearers of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) for the 2013-2014. The former president of DPA, Vijay Mohan announced that three other associations of Delhi and NCR - Delhi Master Printers’ Welfare Association, Greater Delhi Master Printers’ Association and Noida Offset Printers’ Association have joined with DPA in the event. He wished, “Such a unity may flourish in future.”
The print luminaries in the new team comprise the president - AMSG Ashokan; vice president (North) - Vinod Rajpal; vice president (South) - Nagasundar; vice president (East) - Shyamal Chandra Basu; vice president (West) - Prakash Joshi; hon. general secretary - CD Kumaravel; hon. joint secretary - Arvind Mardikar; hon. treasurer - Rajesh Sardana; chairman-PAMEX-2013 - SR Sharma; adviser to PAMEX and chairman, Beauty Mart - Manoj Mehta; immediate past president - Govind Bhargava; past president - Vijay Kumar Chopra; president of DPA - Arun Berry and MD of Tafcon - IP Wadhwa.
In his welcome address Arun Berry said that it was his privilege to felicitate the new team on behalf of the largest affiliate of the apex body. The past president of AIFMP Vijay Kumar Chopra wished that they should work in tandem for upliftment of the Indian printing industry. Vijay Mohan pointed out to Chopra as being the head of Punjab’s associations, should now bring together all Punjab and Delhi’s associations under one umbrella so that the entire North can work jointly.
In his presidential address AMSG Ashokan suggested that each one of his team should follow the right path in achieving wonders and asserted that being united not only we could flaunt our strength in India but in the international arena too.
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