To make the Printpack India 2011 (to be held from January 16-21 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi) rather effective and comprehensive in response, the organisers (ITPO and IPAMA) of the show continue arranging promotional campaign across the country, under which the recent promotional meets were held in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Chennai for spurring prospective participants from the region. NS Manku, president, and CN Ashok, vice president (South) of IPAMA at Chennai promotional meet. The printing and packaging industry has a great deal of growth potential, but realizing that potential is not an easy task. So, increasing awareness is vital and there has to be more interaction within the fraternity. Organising Printpack India 2011 promotional meets in various parts of the country are opening up doors for printers and printing machinery manufacturers to come together for mutual benefits. IPAMA is emboldened by the overwhelming demand for space at the upcoming event, evidently highlighting the renewed optimism in the print, packaging, converting and signage industry. The total area booked by 111 exhibitors till August 26, 2010 has reached up to around 8000 sq m. Manufacturers desire to exhibit new innovations which are of international standards and cost-effective; while the West is looking for Indian manufacturers to collaborate or have joint manufacturing facilities in India besides outsourcing. Stalls at Printpack India 2011 will provide visitors with an exciting mix of product development and market intelligence through cutting edge technology.

At a glittering promotional meet in Ahmedabad on July 03 amongst galaxy of printing, packaging and allied machinery manufacturers of Gujarat, IPAMA president NS Manku stated that the exhibitions of Printpack India level allow for international technology adoption, thereby develop the business and outlook. He stressed that manufacturers from Gujarat are of no less importance when Gujarat is emerging as one of the fastest developing states. Encouraging the manufacturers for participating in the upcoming Printpack India show in a big way, Manku also made a call to them for being a member of Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) which promotes small and big machinery manufacturers by enhancing their activities at par with international standard, and needs to be stronger. He also emphasized on providing full data of all activities encompassed with a view to make sound database of the industry.

NS Manku, president, and CN Ashok, vice president (South) of IPAMA at Chennai promotional meet. IPAMA general secretary Satish Bajwa briefed the eminent attendees with a PowerPoint presentation of statistical charts depicting comparison of strength of exhibitors and visitors event wise and expected turnout in Printpack 2011 exhibition. He also highlighted segment wise percentage figures of sales and exports. Particularly, he stressed upon the fact that against many odd, our industry is growing fast and it is no where less than any other country. “If we can get proper boost and recognition, we can surpass all,” said Bajwa. He also informed that a new building of IPAMA is under final touches and there is also a proposal to encourage training programmes for the benefit of manufacturers as well as printing fraternity.

IPAMA joint secretary Manish Panchal and treasurer TR Mahajan also graced the occasion and presented vote of thanks.

The Ahmedabad promotional meet was followed by Mumbai promotional meet on July 05, attended by dedicated IPAMA members and well wishers. Despite the inclement monsoon weather and a Bandh organised by the opposition political parties, the meet went on as per schedule. On the occasion, BR Sagar, deputy general manager (regional), ITPO shared the activities of ITPO and the role of the regional offices in extending the necessary support for ensuring the success of the events organised by ITPO.

IPAMA president NS Manku gave details about the growth of Printpack India and IPAMA – how both have contributed to the growth of domestic graphic arts machine manufacturing. He further added that the forthcoming event is not only beneficial to exhibitors and buyers but simultaneously to the growth of the industry. Talking about the upgraded facilities during the Printpack India 2011 exhibition, Satish Bajwa also presented an extensive profile of Printpack India 2011 and mentioned the latest innovations in each segment of printing, packaging, converting and signage.

(From left) BR Sagar, deputy GM, regional, ITPO; along with IPAMA president  NS Manku, vice president (west) JS Doshi, and treasurer TR Mahajan in Mumbai. Bankim Mistry, IPAMA member, gave very important information about the roles of MSME & NSIC in the development of micro & small industries/entrepreneurs. The welcome address was given by JS Doshi, vice president (West), IPAMA, while IPAMA’s treasurer TR Mahajan proposed the vote of thanks.

The promotional meet in Chennai on July 09 was very well attended by the president of AIFMP Chander together with prominent printing fraternity and IPAMA members from all over South India as it was coincided with a local exhibition of printing/packaging where few IPAMA members were participating. Here NS Manku emphasised, “Printpack India has already made its impact on the graphic arts industry scene of India and Asia, but we have to bring this exhibition to international level. IPAMA in association with ITPO are going to offer all international facilities to participants and visitors both besides organizing technical seminars and conferences creating a right forum for joint ventures and technology transfer, etc.” He was very specific that early booking of the space will give participants a right choice of location. V Narayan, manager, ITPO assured all facilities and services during the event.

KS Khurana, IPMA vice president (East), compered the meet by giving introduction of the exhibition, while the welcome address was given by CN Ashok, vice president (South). Satish Bajwa general secretary also informed the gathering with lot of facts and figures on the exhibition. NA Bhojaraj, joint secretary (South) proposed a vote of thanks.


Indian and Chinese print industry’ representatives at IGAS presentation during IPEX 2010 Adex (Istanbul): Visual communication equipments, material and advertising industry exhibition will be held as the first international trade fair in Turkiye at IDTM Istanbul Expo Center during September 30 - October 03, 2010.

Nipex2010 (Nigeria): Organized by DCS Integrated Media Ltd, West Africa, Nigeria International Print Expo 2010 (Nipex) will be held during October 19 – 23 this year in Lagos, Nigeria.

Middle East Converting (MEC) 2010 (Dubai): One of the meeting points for business development and sustainability, Middle East Converting (MEC) 2010 exhibition will be offering a professional platform for companies in the converting industry to expand their business strategically held at Palladium in Dubai during November 23-25 this year.

Gulf Print & Pack (Dubai): Aimed at addressing the exciting developments within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions F&E Ltd has announced several new initiatives for the next edition of Gulf Print & Pack, which will take place in Dubai during March 14 - 17, 2011. The exhibition will be attracting printers and brand owners with its focus on working machinery and interactive workshops. Under new management the show will be marketed under one brand (Gulf Print & Pack), instead of the former Gulf Print and Gulf Pack shows. There will also be a series of workshops focusing on digital printing highlighting latest technologies, opportunities and the wider reach.

Print China 2011(China): Organized by Print China Show Company Ltd, the second edition of Print China will be held from April 09-13, 2011 at the Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center. The exhibition will be targeting a total show area of 100,000 sq m bringing in more than 800 exhibitors. The second International Forum for Printing Technology Development (Forum –PT 2011) will also be held.

International Graphic Arts Show (IGAS) 2011: Featuring a variety of hardware and software including cutting-edge print media equipment, systems, and technologies, The International Graphic Arts Show (IGAS) 2011 will take place during September 16-21, 2011 covering exhibition area of about 41,000 sq m in Tokyo, Japan.

Leading companies in the industry from all over the world will gather at this exhibition and participate in lively business development invigorating the graphic arts industries. Besides exhibiting cutting-edge products, IGAS will provide opportunities to study solutions for various current issues, to look for future technologies and to identify trends in printing and paper-converting technologies.

4th All in Print China (Shanghai): Supervised by Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, General Administration of Press and Publication as well as China Printing Group Corporation, and organized by the Printing Technology Association of China, China Academy of Printing Technology and Messe Düsseldorf China Ltd, the 4th All in Print China - one of the most influential and professional printing exhibitions in China will stage at Shanghai New International Expo Center from November 14-17, 2011.


-with two new special shows ‘Metal Packaging Plaza’ and ‘Save Food!’

Interpack 2011, a leading international trade fair scheduled to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 12-18, 2011 is reflecting in a highly topical range of thematic areas that are at the very centre of the industry apart from the response from exhibitors. Innovationparc Packaging with the focus on ‘quality of life’ and onto two special shows entitled ‘Metal Packaging Plaza’ and ‘Save Food!’ as well as highlighting the current situation, a raft of solutions and approaches will be presented, showing how the protective function of packaging can effectively prevent food from going off between production and consumption. With its ‘Metal Packaging Plaza’, the exhibition will create a new meeting point for the international metal packaging industry. The show will centre around an information platform that provides background details about current issues from a professional perspective. The area will be surrounded by companies with innovative metal packaging solutions. ‘Save Food!’ is about the way in which each stage in the packaging value chain and also in food transport and logistics can make a positive contribution to combat against the pressing global issue of large-scale waste.


December 8-11, 2010 in New Delhi

Scheduled to take place at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, Labelexpo India 2010 is gearing up to be the biggest label event in India this year. Due to high demand from the industry, the organisers have extended the show duration by an extra day, with it now taking place from December 8-11, 2010.

Labelexpo India is the place where local talent will meet the big international players and both will find mutual benefits to their businesses. Having good favour from many companies, the show floor is set to have more machinery on display and live demonstrations than ever before. There has already been an excellent response from the industry, with a good rate of bookings from international industry leaders, such as Mark Andy, Nilpeter, UPM Raflatac, Omet, Gallus, HP, Erhardt+Leimer, Avery Dennison and Martin Automatic. Many local manufacturers like Holostik India Limited, Kaygee Loparex India Pvt Ltd, Kurz India, RK Machine Tool Industry, SMI Coated Products Pvt Ltd, Stic-On Papers Pvt Ltd and Weldon Celloplast Limited have already booked their stand as well.

Many exhibitors would be launching their new products at the show. Nilpeter will for the first time ever showcase its new FB-3300Servo Build, which has a number of features for value-added printing. While Omet will be showing its Flexy and Flexy-S model ranges designed to offer simplicity and ease of use to label converters.

“Even with months to go, we can see that Labelexpo India will support the vibrant Indian label industry and provide a platform to present the latest innovations, ensuring the strong growth of the market. It will be the only focused event for professionals in the Indian labeling industry this year,” commented Roger Pellow, managing director, Labelexpo.

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