Printpack 2022 dates announced – 11 to 15 March 2022

IPAMA elects Rakesh Sodhi president from 2021 to 2023

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The Ipama governing council and office bearers elected for the 2021 to 2023 term Photo Ipama | Printpack
The Ipama governing council and office bearers elected for the 2021 to 2023 term Photo Ipama

The IPAMA elections and meeting of its governing council took place last week and together with its new members, the council elected its new president Rakesh Sodhi. Simultaneously the dates for the Ipama’s Printpack Exhibition to take place at the Greater Noida India Exposition Center were announced for 11 to 15 March 2022.

The 15th Printpack India exhibition was announced as Ipama took note of the declining rates of Covid-19 infections reported throughout the country. Ipama said, “Almost 75% of the eligible population has taken at least the [vaccination] first dose, with eight states and UTs achieving 100% coverage of the first dose. Four more states and UTs have more than 90% coverage of the first dose, according to the government.” The leading Indian and subcontinental printing trade fair is to be called the Printpack and Sign & LED Expo this time.

The setup days for Printpack India 22 are from 8 to 10 March 2022, with the event taking place from the 11th to the 15th of March. And there is one day for dismantling – 16 March 2022. The payment schedule is 20% on or before 15 December 2021; 30% payment on or before 20 January 2022, and the balance 50% payment on or before 2 March 2022.

Governing council and office bearers of Ipama

The elected member of the governing council of Ipama for 2021 to 2021 are, Abhay Datta, Adithya Gupta, Alpesh Thakar, DK Garg, Gagan Singh, Gurpratap Singh, Harish Bansal, Jaiveer Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Kartar Singh, Ketan Shah, Kuljeet Singh Maan, Paramjit Singh, R Suresh Kumar, Rakesh Sodhi, Ravinder Singh, Shiv Kumar Sharm, and Vinay Kumar Gupta.

The meeting of the Ipama governing council unanimously elected the following office bearers – Rakesh Sodhi, president, Jaiveer Singh, vice president – North, Harish Bansal, vice president – South, Iqbal Singh, vice president – West, Vinay Kumar Gupta, general secretary, Ravinder Singh, joint secretary – West, DK Garg, joint secretary – East, Gagan Singh, joint secretary – South, and, R Suresh Kumar – treasurer.

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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