Messe Frankfurt India announces new dates for Paperworld India

The new dates give industry stakeholders more time to plan for the event

Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts and Interior Lifestyle India is ready to take place 12 – 14 May 2022 at the Jio World Convention Centre
Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts and Interior Lifestyle India is ready to take place 12 – 14 May 2022 at the Jio World Convention Centre

The much-awaited trade fair trio of Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts, and Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India will take place from 12 – 14 May 2022 at the Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC), as confirmed by the organizers. As the first physical exhibition for the industry after a hiatus of two years of business disruptions, the platform will show the industry’s determination, resilience, and opportunities in the ‘new normal.’

Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fairs India, together with gifts and accessories, the Exhibition Division of Netlink Solutions (India) announced new dates for their leading consumer goods exhibitions, met with overwhelming support from the industry. 

Reopening of schools will be a key theme for the launch of Paperworld India

The new dates allow industry stakeholders additional time to plan while offering safety, confidence, and flexibility to both exhibitors and fair attendees. Moreover, it also secures maximum participation while keeping in mind the period before the reopening of schools which is a key theme for the launch of Paperworld India. 

On the other hand, the corporate gifting segment is witnessing a renewed demand for health, safety, or work-from-home related gifting products with the timing aligning with pre-festive sourcing for distributors and wholesalers. Interior Lifestyle India, presented by Ambiente India’s homeware and lifestyle products, will thus create perfect synergies with the two fairs. 

With less than two months from the scheduled event, the new Omicron variant has posed a challenging business environment both in terms of safety and business prospects, both of which might compromise the standard of the event. “As organizers, we strongly believe the change in dates will create more favorable trade prospects for exhibitors, ensure additional time to plan with certainty, and enhance business confidence among the fair attendees,” explained Raj Manek, managing director Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India. 

Minesh Modi, Wholetime Director, Netlink Solutions (India), said, “We are certain that this brief rescheduling will allow us to come back stronger and offer the industry a platform that meets their business objectives. All eyes are set on the 2022 edition, and we’re completely focused on ensuring a strong return with opportunities for business regeneration.” 

Continuing their aim to provide a safe and conducive environment for trade, Messe Frankfurt India will organize exhibitions under the ‘MFISafeConnect’ standards that are strictly aligned with the government’s health and safety guidelines.


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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