The 12th edition of Printpack India 2015 was inaugurated on 11 February 2015 at India ExpoCentre and Mart, Greater Noida, in the presence of eminent leaders from the print and the packaging industries from around the world. The star highlight of the inauguration was the presence of Yoshiharu Komori, CEO, Komori. About 14 print leaders inaugurated the
event –Akira Urakami, chairman, Ryobi Graphic Technology; Kazutada Kobayashi, president and CEO, Canon India; Steve Metcalf, director, NPES; Jimmy Juneanto, Indonesian Master Printers Association; Jiangoo Xu, president, PEIAC; J John Choa, general secretary,Printing Industries Association of Philippines were some of the distinguished overseas luminaries
who participated in the inauguration and the ceremonial lighting of the lamp and ribbon-cutting, which was followed by the launch of the 2015 Business Visitor’s guide.
Vijay Kumar Chopra, CEO and editor-in-chief, Punjab Kesari; Satvinder Singh, general manager, NSIC; Rakesh Kumar, IEML; KS Khurana, president, IPAMA; and CP Paul, general secretary, IPAMA were some of the other delegates to inaugurate the event.
The first day of the event witnessed an increased footfall towards the second half of the day. Mahesh Panchal, manager marketing (international) said, “It is just the first day of the show and you can’t say what is instore. We are getting some serious enquiries and
are quite optimistic about the event.” There are other exhibitors who have participated at the event because they see it as a meeting point for short-listing distributors in India. Hideyuki Hinataya, director and general manager of Hong Kong-based Toka Ink International said, “In the next four to five days we are going to have some serious meetings at our stand with a couple of distributors from different parts of India to represent our company in India.”
This time, the biggest stand at the mega event was Line Omatic’s, at about 500 square metre, with three running machines. The Ahmedabad-based company which specializes in manufacturing machines for exercise or note books launched its high speed fully automatic exercise book machine – Bolt RB104 at the event. E Nandakumar, operations head at ITC-ESPD inaugurated the stand along with Uday Patel, chairman of Line Omatic.