pacprocess & food pex Mumbai 2020 exhibition & conference postponed

New dates announced for the event

pacprocess & food pex Mumbai exhibition and conference postponed to 09- 11 December 2021, Mumbai. Photo - Messe Duesseldorf India

In view of the rising health concerns due to Covid-19 and its unforeseeable after effects worldwide, continued travel restrictions and strict social distancing measures, Messe Düsseldorf India, the organizer of pacprocess & food pex Mumbai has decided to postpone its event originally scheduled for 9 to 11 December 2020 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai to 9 to 11 December 2021 at the same venue.

By postponing the event until next year, Messe Düsseldorf India is responding to the current dynamics concerning trade fair shifts in the international calendar of interpack alliance portfolio, including one of the popular trade fairs in India for Processing and Packaging– pacprocess & food pex Mumbai.

“Together with all partners and key industry stakeholders, the situation was reassessed and the difficult decision was made to postpone pacprocess & food pex Mumbai exhibition until December 2021,” organizers said.

Thomas Schlitt, managing director, Messe Düsseldorf India, expresses, “We are very grateful to our exhibitors and partners for their continued support in these difficult times, as we stay committed to take every possible measure to carry over the successful status of the trade fair to the new date.”

The organizers informed that the pacprocess & food pex Mumbai team would reach out to all industry partners confirmed exhibitors, and participants regarding event logistics and planning.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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