New dates announced for Anutec – International FoodTec India, PackEx India, Annapoorna -Anufood India, Anutec – Ingredients India and Food Logistics India 2020

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The Anutec– International FoodTec India that was planned in Mumbai from 23 to 25 September 2020 has been postponed to a new date that is 26 to 28 November 2020. Koelnmesse India is responding to the increasingly acute global situation around the recent occurrence of the coronavirus.

The virus already hits many states in India including Maharashtra, which has now become one of the leading Indian states affected by cases of infection. The ministry of health is also convening to discuss the current situation and possible measures in response. In addition, since last weekend, exhibitors from the food industry have reiterated their concerns for the health of their employees and the possibility of their participation in social platforms.

In view of these current developments at “Anutec – International FoodTec India” co-located with PackEx India, Annapoorna – Anufood India, Anutec – Ingredients India and Food Logistics India 2020, the management team at Koelnmesse India has reassessed the current situation and set the new date in consultation with the venue and the industry.

According to the organizers, over 1000 exhibitors, including around 200 from overseas countries, are expected to attend the Anutec – International FoodTec India 2020, India’s leading innovation and business platform for the food industry that is held every two years in Mumbai.

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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