AIPIA Global Smart Packaging Program 2021 strengthened for bigger impact

China hybrid event with ProPak China & FoodPack China – 23 June 2021

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AIPIA rejigs its 2021 program in the interest of quality and impact
AIPIA rejigs its 2021 program in the interest of quality and impact

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association that recently held its first Smart Packaging Solutions Virtual Congress for India and South Asia on 19 March 2021, has announced some changes to the rest of its Global Smart Packaging Program events for 2021.

The AIPIA states, “Herewith we inform you that we have made some changes to our previously announced 2021 Global Smart Packaging Program in order to deliver a stronger series and offer both delegates and speakers the high-quality events which can be expected from us.”

  • The China Congress, a hybrid virtual and live event in Shanghai, will now be two weeks later than originally planned. It is now taking place on 23rd June 2021 and will coincide and co-locate with the ProPak China and FoodPack China exhibitions.
  • The Supply Chain online Congress scheduled for May has been moved later in the year, to September 16.
  • The Sustainability & Recycling event will now be co-located with the Digitalization and Connected Packaging Virtual Congress and the date for this event will move slightly earlier, to 2nd November. This will enable these interconnected topics to be covered more efficiently and effectively.

See the details and website here: https://events.bizzabo.com/AIPIA_2021_Events

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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