Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Labelexpo Americas 2018, which recently took place in Chicago, the 6th edition of Labelexpo India, the top label and package printing event in the region, is now just weeks away. The excitement is already building to what promises to be its largest show yet.
Labelexpo India 2018, which takes place every two years, is due to return to state-of-the-art venue India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR) from 22-25 November, following the success of its inaugural 2016 event at the venue. The show continues to grow year on year – over 250 exhibitors from across the label and package printing industry are now on board for this year, which is a significant increase of 25% on the 2016 edition. Companies taking part include Avery Dennison, Bobst, Esko, HP, Hyden Packaging, Martin Automatic, Monotech Systems, Nilpeter, OMET, RK Label, Xeikon, and Zhejiang Weigang Machinery.
The show is aimed at printers, designers, brand owners and industry suppliers, and brings the whole label and package printing industry supply chain together under one roof. This makes it the region’s key platform for businesses to showcase their latest machinery, innovations and products. Many Indian commercial offset printers are now looking to diversify into label and package printing, creating a huge appetite for innovation and technology. Added to this, there are few local manufacturers in India, and almost 50% of its GDP is from trade abroad. In short, this presents excellent potential for overseas business, and Labelexpo India is the ideal place to explore these exciting opportunities. This year’s theme for the show is appropriately “Experience the Future” to reflect this and the speed at which this industry is evolving – in he world’s fastest growing major economy, in one of the world’s fastest growing label markets.
Part of the hugely successful Labelexpo Global Series since 2007,and as in previous editions, this year’s show is strongly supported and endorsed by trade bodies including the Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), Delhi Printers Association and the All India Federation of Master Printers. Labelexpo India will also host the prestigious LMAI Avery Dennison Label Awards the first night of the show on 22 November, which celebrate industry excellence.
Alongside many press developments being unveiled from leading manufacturers at the show, plus smart technology and materials, the show offers an ideal visitor networking opportunity. Machinery and technology on show include Bobst’s M5 printing and converting line, Weigang Machinery’s high speed ZJR-330 flexo printing press, Nilpeter’s new generation FB-Line, Kores’ Endura 2801 high speed label printing device, H.B Fuller’s Swift®melttechnology, Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 190, BST eltromat’s 100% defect detection and web viewing system for narrow web, and VINSAK’stwo 8-color Lombardi Synchroline UV flexo presses.
Attendees can also take part in an exclusive Labelexpo India Brand Innovation Day on day one of the show. This fact-finding day, aimed at brand owners, will highlight the latest technologies, how brands can achieve stand-out product presence, and feature an onsite tour of key suppliers.
A series of forums have also been taking place over the last few months around India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for the first time. These one-day events have proved extremely popular, and are designed to give offset printers a taste of the scope and opportunity on offer at Labelexpo India, and networking opportunities with others in the industry.
The show is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance at www.labelexpo-india.com. To register for the Brand Innovation Day visit www.labelexpo-india.com/brand-innovation-day. For the forums visit www.labelexpo-india.com/labelexpo-india-forums.
Feedback from 2016
“The best part of Labelexpo India is that it brings all the manufacturers and end users under one roof. It’s not important that we always get the return on investments to the show. But what is important is that the information and knowledge which is shared, are stupendous,” said Tilkesh Jathan, Loparex India Pvt. Ltd
“The expo provided us a good platform to showcase our expertise in the area of pressure sensitive adhesive business, which helped us to strengthen the existing relationship with our clients and also facilitated new business opportunities. We showcased our diverse portfolio of solutions to over 250 visitors, which resulted in many leads,” said Vijay Ramachandran, Henkel IMEA