PackPlus 2019 at Pragati Maidan Delhi

International Packaging Conclave 2019

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PackPlus, the packaging, converting and supply chain event, will take place in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 28 August to 31 August 2019. The event will take place in halls 7A, B, C, D, E, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 12A. The exhibitors span across three major segments – primary packaging and automation, supply chain and material handling and flexible packaging, converting and corrugation. More than 325 exhibitors have already confirmed their presence at the show. PackPlus is expected to showcase a wide range of products and services related to packaging machines, materials and equipment, coding and marking solutions.

The event is reported to have more than 100 product launches. The key products that will be on display this year include flexo, gravure, offset and screen printing presses, label printing equipment, corrugated box machinery, paper, film, foil, inks and other consumables. In addition, the exhibition will also have equipment for food production and processing, barcodes and RFID, rigid and flexible packaging, flexible intermediate container, woven, sacks and other bulk packaging solutions, end-of-line packaging, supply chain, logistics and material handling.

The International Packaging Conclave 2019 will take place during the show on 30 August 2019 from 12.30 p.m. to 7 p.m., co-organized by IppStar and Reed Exhibitions. After a networking lunch at 2 p.m., the keynote session on ‘Challenges of PWM rules & EPR for brand owners’ will be followed by the first session on ‘Reduction & reuse brand owner case studies of substance reduction, recycling and waste management.’ The second session will delve on the topic, ‘Material Innovation showcase wonder materials to meet active packaging challenges.’ The conference will conclude with the third session on ‘Conversion and waste management experience.’

Spread over 15,000 square meters across 11 halls, this year trade visitors will witness exhibits from USA, Canada, Germany, China and Taiwan. The event is supported by the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Automation Industry Association (AIA) and Metal Container Manufacturers Association (MCMA). The event is co-located with CartonTech, SupplyPlus, PackSol and India Converting Show. In 2018, the event featured 400+ exhibitors who attracted a footfall of more than 20,000.

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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Correspondent. Akanksha Meena is striving to learn to write and the fundamentals of publishing with every opportunity with hopes of being able to write something worth publishing someday. She works as a correspondent with Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia. In her free time, she can be found pursuing her other interests such as reading, writing, sketching, and painting.

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