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Registration opens for Labelexpo India 2022. Photo Labelexpo

South Asia’s premier labels and package print expo, Labelexpo India 2022, has opened registration. The event will take place from 10–13 November 2022, at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.

The full spectrum of label and package printing technologies, including digital and traditional printing presses, label and packaging materials, pre-press and platemaking technology, finishing and converting systems, inspection and label application equipment, inks and coatings, security solutions and software, and interactive technology, are all represented at Labelexpo India 2022.

Pradeep Saroha, event director, said, “Labelexpo India 2022 is an unmissable opportunity for the industry to come together under one roof and reunite with industry peers to witness and be a part of the future of print technology. This year’s show will feature the changes and trends that the industry observed over the last four years such as the rise in eCommerce, the emergence of start-ups, the developments in food packaging and labeling during the pandemic, and commercial printers diversifying into packaging as a result of the pandemic.”

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The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

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– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

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