Labelexpo India 2018 has more to offer in its upcoming edition. Apart from the 4-day exhibition for printers and publishers, there will be live demonstrations of state-of-the-art presses, smart technology, finishing units, inks, dies and substrates from the more than 250 exhibitors including Avery Dennison, Baldwin, Bobst, Esko, HP, Hyden Packaging, Martin Automatic, Monotech Systems, Nilpeter, OMET, RK Label, Uflex, Xeikon, Zhejiang Weigang Machinery and many more. There are other highlights as well. As we reported earlier, on the opening day, Labelexpo India organizers will host the Brand Innovation day, and that’s not all.
On the first day of Labelexpo India 2018 (22 November 2018), the prestigious label industry biennial event, LMAI Avery Dennison Awards, will take place under the leadership of Kuldip Goel, president, LMAI. It is expected to be a memorable event full of information, presentations, entertainment and global networking.
The award will be distrubuted for the categories such as Flexo, Letterpress, Offset, Combination Printing, Digital Printing, Screen Printing, Green Sustainable, and Rotogravure, Booklets & Coupon Labels, and Innovation, under Gold Category. However, the entry to the awards night function is restricted to either invitees or paid ticket holders.
Apart from this, Global Label Associations Group L9, the informal platform of leading global trade associations for the labels and narrow-web industry, will be held from 22-25 November 2018. With members from nine countries, the alliance will consist of LMAI (India), JFLP (Japan), FINAT (Europe), TLMI (North America), LATMA (Australia), PEIAC (China), AMETIQ (Mexico), ABIEA (Brazil), and SALMA (New Zealand).
At the last 7th L9 meet in Beijing, China, it was decided that LMAI India will host the next meet. LMAI has made elaborate plans. It is now scheduled to be a 4-day prestigious global meet that will include multiple events and agendas including Label Exchange Program, L9 board meeting, industry visits, Labelexpo visit, networking and leisure activities. The event will also cover a wide range of subjects within the label industry including sourcing and consumption of raw material, future demands, quality parameters, new machinery, innovative technologies and global trends.
Founded in 2009, Global Label Associations Group-‘L9’ is aimed at communicating regional issues and developments to the global industry, identifying and jointly examining issues of transnational concern to industry members, sharing information, developing and recommending best industry practices regarding efficiency, training, technology, safety and environmental matters, recognizing Industry achievements and pursuing such other programs and activities to promote and better the industry worldwide.
Sandeep Zaveri, ex-president LMAI said, “We are very excited to welcome the L9 participants to India.” Acknowledging support of his LMAI colleagues Vivek Kapur, Amit Sheth, Ajay Mehta, Harveer Sahni, President Kuldip Goel, Rajesh Nema, Ramesh Deshpande and Dinesh Mahajan in organizing this important event, he added, “It is an opportunity for all our label printer friends to meet international label printing leaders and hear them on various ascents like recycling sustainability.”
Since the last Labelexpo India in 2016 saw over 8000 visitors, the expectation from this year is very high.