More than 60% exhibitor space at Printpack 2019 already sold

Printpack India in Greater Noida – 1 to 6 February 2019

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L-R: Mustafa Kapadia, president, SPAI; Naveen Gupta, general secretary, IPAMA; Dayaker Reddy, president IPAMA

The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), which is organizing the PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 exhibition at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida from 1 to 6 February 2019, has already sold more than 60% of exhibition space to 244 exhibitors as of 28 February 2018. Running in its 14th edition, the Printpack exhibition is daily including more industry segments with IPAMA making a concerted effort to bring together various associations and stakeholders and hold a strong show at a world-class site.

The Expo Centre in Noida is a permanent structure that can accommodate the running of rotational machinery. It has good transport infrastructure since it is connected by an expressway and a Metro station on the Noida/Greater Noida metro line that should be operational well within 2018 itself.

As per its policy, the IPAMA management is issuing to exhibitors a priority number on receipt of applications along with the requisite amount of space rent. The priority number is generated within 48 hours of credit of the requisite booking amount in IPAMA’s bank account. Space will be allocated to exhibitors strictly in accordance with the priority number. This information has already been circulated to participants, through various channels, for their information and guidance.

Prominent exhibitors who have already booked their space include LineOMatic, HP , Provin Technos (RMGT), Megabound, Xerox India, Manugraph, Insight Communications (Komori), Technova, Kodak India, Prakash Offset, Memory Repro, Alpna Visual, Electro Mec, Bobst, Monotech, Malhotra Graphics, Excel Machinery, NBG Printographics, Ronald Web and Manroland. Others including Konica Minolta, The Printers House, Canon, Zhongke India and Muller Martini are in the pipeline. LineOMatic with 500 square meters has so far booked the largest space at Printpack 2019.

Discount till 31 March 2018

Companies that book space on or before 31 March 2018 will get a discount of Rs. 500 per square meter. New companies enrolling as IPAMA members will get a further discount of 5%. NSIC members can submit their applications for availing MSME assistance. IPAMA intends to provide world-class exhibition facilities to visitors and exhibitors.

A multi-purpose website for the Printpack India 2019 exhibition is being developed as a sharing platform for relevant information by visitors and exhibitors. The industry associations, which are interested in organizing seminars, conferences and business-meets during the exhibition, in association with IPAMA, can submit their proposals for consideration and approval.

IPAMA has signed one more MoU with the Indian Paper Corrugated & Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (ICPMA) for marketing and sales of the space earmarked for the ‘Corrugation Industry’ directly or through sub-agents and for the dissemination of information of about the PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 event through its website, monthly newsletters and bulletins to members and potential exhibitors. ICPMA will also be branded as ‘Corrugation Industry Partner’ for promotion of the show. Earlier, IPAMA signed agreements with the Association of Label Printers & Suppliers (ALPS); the Indian Paper Corrugated & Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (ICPMA); and the Screen Printers’ Association of India (SPAI).

In continuation to agreements with various Indian associations of the graphic arts industry, IPAMA is now heading towards SAARC countries, and has signed its first MoU with Bangladesh Mudran Shilpa Samity. The association is also approaching industry associations in Sri Lanka and Bhutan in this effort.

IPAMA has already organized two promotional meets in Mumbai and Amritsar. It has taken part in domestic exhibitions, including those organized at Kolkata, Vijayawada, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

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Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.

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