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These are exciting times for the packaging industry, with many events lined up to round off this year. The Printing Technology and Innovation Days for Flexible Packaging, to be held from 19-20 September 2018 at Rajkot, Gujarat, will focus on emerging trends and new technology in the flexible packaging industry. Experts from the flexible packaging segment will make presentations; it will be followed by panel discussions pertaining to each topic of the session.

Labelexpo Americas 2018, a prestigious event for the label and package printing industry in the Americas, will be held from 25-27 September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinios, a suburb of Chicago, USA. Moreover, the event will showcase live demonstrations of new technologies that cater to the growing needs of consumers worldwide. Concurrent to the event on 25 September, the Label Industry Global Awards 2018 will be organized to recognize and reward global label and packaging printing industry’s new innovations.

Furthermore, Pack Expo will be organized from 14 to 17 October 2018 at McCormick Place, Chicago, USA. The event attracts corporates, engineers, production supervisors and those involved in operations and quality control. Exhibitors from 2500+ leading suppliers of advanced packaging equipment, materials, containers and automation technologies are expected to demonstrate their offering.

Labelexpo India 2018 is scheduled to be held from 22 to 25 November 2018 at the India Expo Center in Greater Noida, Delhi/NCR. Labelexpo is the largest event for the label and packaging printing industry. The event will comprise of live demonstrations of state-of-the-art presses. In addition, it will also demonstrate emerging new technologies, finishing units, inks, dies and substrates from leading manufacturers in the labels industry.

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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