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Second India Label Summit in New Delhi - March 7 and 8, 2007

India Label Summit 2007

The second India Label Summit is again developing into a solid meeting of industry stakeholders and leaders. In short a well organised conference with real take home value and a good opportunity to network with both leading industry users and suppliers. It will take place at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi on March 7 and 8, 2007. Registration for printer and converter delegates is Rupees 3,300 for which includes a cocktail party on the evening of 7 March. A similar two-day pass for suppliers and manufacturers costs Rupees 12,600.

For printers and converters who only want to visit the tabletop exhibition there is an entry fee of Rs. 1000. The exhibition will consist of approximately forty booths including leading label press manufacturers Drent, Focus, Gallus, Gidue, Mark Andy, Nilpeter, Omet, and Rotatek; and leading software, options, and consumable suppliers such as Avery Dennison, BST Sayona, Esko, GEW, Kurz, Erhardt and Leimer, Rotoflex, Rotometerics, Stork, UPM, Weldon Celloplast and Xsys.

More than six hundred delegates are expected to take part in the two-day summit that will discuss economic, industry, and technology trends with both expert presentations and in panel discussions. Of particular interest are three panel discussions that we would like to highlight in our series of email newsletters.

The first of the panel discussions that we would like to bring your attention to is called, “What is the end user looking for from their label supplier?” and it will be held on the morning of March 7. Discussing current and future label developments from the end-user perspective, it will focus on the expectations of the major retailers and give a close look at the possible or likely market development of RFID. The panelists are professional label buyers within the Indian context — Ravi Shankar, Manager Packaging Development, Reckitt Benckiser; Pradeep Sardana, Executive Director-Operations, Pepsico;Avijit Das, Deputy Manager, Packaging Development, GSK; and, Tony Corlett, Hub Manager, Indian Sub Continent, Tesco.

The Label Summit has a fairly comprehensive two-day program and you can see its quality by logging on to the website: Last year’s event that took place in Mumbai was extremely successful and we expect an even better event this year. The highlight will be the networking opportunity afforded to the leading label suppliers and the vendor community in a cosmopolitan and serious context. The event is a part of the LabelExpo Global series.

Conference Program Wednesday 7 March 2007
Overview of the global label market and key trends — Mike Fairley, Director Strategic Development, Labels Group, Tarsus Exhibitions and Publishing.

The Indian label market — current update and future developments — Harveer Sahni, Managing Director, Weldon Celloplast      Panel session: What is the end user looking for from their label supplier?

What do major retailers expect from their label manufacturers and printers? — Ravi Shankar, Manager Packaging Development, Reckitt Benckiser; Pradeep Sardana, Executive Director-Operations, Pepsico; Avijit Das, Deputy Manager, Packaging Development, GSK; and, Tony Corlett, Hub Manager, Indian Sub Continent, Tesco.

Economic outlook for India and Indian business — Manoj Mehta, President, AIFMP.

Bringing down the cost of RFID tagging — UPM Raflatac.

Utilizing inks for performance and value —  Bernd Prattl, Sales Manager Narrow Web Business, IST Metz; Alex Stevenson, Managing Director, Intercolor/ Zeller+Gmelin.

How to make money with digital printing — Les Bovenlander, Area Manager Asia, HP Asia Pacific & Japan.

How to increase your print production productivity — Paul Mattle, Marketing Manager, Gallus
Combination Printing & Cold foiling as a market opportunity — Dilip Shah, International Sales & Technical Support Manager, Nilpeter.

Thusday 8 March 2007
Packaging trends with impact on labels  — The Indian converter as a global player — Amar Chhajed, President and CEO, Webtech Industries PVT.

Panel session: What makes a successful label converter? — Aditya Chadha, Marketing Director, Update Prints; Manish Desai, Director, Mudrika Labels;  Amila Singhvi, Managing Director, International Print-O-Pac; Bhavin Kothari, Managing Director, Interlabels.

Panel session —  Which printing processes will enable you to maximise efficiency and performance of your labels business? — Paul Mattle ; Dilip Shah; Paolo Grasso, Asia-Pacific Area Manager, Omet; Federico d’Annunzio, Managing Director, Gidue.

Pre-production advances from design to press — Shrihari Rao, South Asia Manager, Esko.

The Power of Shelf Appeal — Andrew Crawford, Marketing Director of Roll Materials Asia Pacific, Avery Dennison.

Low cost option for anti-counterfeiting technology — AK Datta, General Manager, Kurz India; Pradhyumna Venkat, CEO, Gemini TRAZE RFID.

Automation in IML —  Injection molding and In Mould Labels — Bernd Bruckert, Director of Sales, HEKUMA GmbH.

Omet Discover the latest in-line options that will add value to your labels —  Learn how to get the most out of your UV curing — Dnyanesh Amonkar, CEO, GEW India.

Managing the label business to improve margins and profitability — What creates declining margins and profits? — Andy Thomas, Group Managing Editor, Labels & Labeling Magazine.

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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