China Print 2013: a worth attending show for all

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To be held during May 14-18, 2013 at the New China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing, CHINA PRINT 2013 is all set to have a successful showcase for all. Apart from experiencing the latest technological advancements around the globe, the visitors to CHINA PRINT 2013 will additionally get choices to make from the whole spread of products from Chinese manufacturers. For Indians, it shall be one of the most worth attending show. Printing and Printing Industry Association of China (PEIAC) has vastly promoted China Print 2013 at various international exhibitions by participation as well as organizing press conferences in order to attract the best across the world to share a common platform. “Apart from a very successful press conference at drupa 2012, and at Print Technology 2012 in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), we also shall have a meeting with the press scheduled at KIPES to be held at South Korea and for the Indian visitors we plan to visit Print Pack 2013 being organized by IPAMA in New Delhi,” conveys Lu, vice-chairman and secretary general of Printing and Printing Industry Association of China (PEIAC).

“India is a big market for Chinese manufacturers and it would be a good idea to have as many visitors from India to visit the show. There were about 4,000 visitors from India during the last China Print and the figures are expected to increase at least fifty percent this time,” he adds.

Bookings beat space

The show has received an incredibly large number of booth applications with requests actually overflowing the space available. The sales progress has outshined any previous edition with total booking already crossing 130,000 sqm (24,000 sqm more than the planned indoor exhibition space), several months ahead of the show opening its curtains. The organizers had already reported the 1,06,000 square meters indoor show space as fully occupied well before one year from the show opening.

With the organizers mulling over the idea of temporarily accommodate the surging demand for exhibition space, there has been increased demand for space from many of the leading names of the industry including – Heidelberg (3700sqm.), HP (3600 sqm), Bobst (1100 sqm), KBA (1100 sqm), Komori (1200 sqm), Muller Martini (600 sqm), Canon (1000 sqm), Wilson (900 sqm), Kodak (1200 sqm), manroland Sheetfed (558 sqm), Dinga (600 sqm), Konica Minolta (500 sqm), Mitsubishi (450 sqm), etc.

“The demand for space at the show is so severe that major participants have been requested to consider reducing their exhibition space to accommodate more exhibitors,” says Lu, adding, “It is for the benefit of the exhibitors as well as the visitors to have more booths at any exhibition – the visitors get more to choose from and the exhibitors get more visitors at the stalls to sell their wares to.”

The organizers are opening up additional show space by building temporary halls to satisfy exhibitors’ booth demands. New China International Exhibition Center, the exhibition venue has eight halls, with 106,000 sqm of indoor show space divided by exhibit categories as: offset-W1, W2; digital and prepress-E1, E2; consumables and equipments-W2; flexo, gravure, label printing-E3; packaging-W3; and postpress-W4, E4.

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