The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), which has now acquired a distinct status in the Indian Graphic Arts Industry, had successfully organised the 14th edition of PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida from February 01-06, 2019 in which 509 Indian and foreign Exhibitors had participated and displayed their strength in the manufacturing field of printing, packaging and allied machinery, covering a gross area of over 65,000 Square Meters. It was inaugurated on 1st February 2019 in the presence of Heads of various Industrial Associations from India & abroad, Exhibitors, Business Visitors and Special Invitees. In comparison to previous editions of PRINTPACK INDIA, 2019 Edition has shown an overall growth of 47% in space booking and 20% in Companies’ Participation. The Business deals finalised, and serious business enquiries received by the Exhibitors during the period of the Show, are being analysed. The preliminary assessment shows that the growth rate in these two categories will be around 50 per cent and is going to set new records in the history of PRINTPACK INDIA exhibitions. Once the figures are known, these will be circulated to the Trade and Industry and uploaded on the website of the Association. However, the visitors’ feedback from different sources have been collected, most of the visitors were satisfied and appreciated the Exhibition.
The Exhibition was visited by 90,720 Business Visitors from 82 countries, including Russia, Indonesia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Palestine, UAE, USA, China, Japan etc. More than 500 visitors have visited from Nepal alone.
In PRINTPACK INDIA 2019, IPAMA had provided number of incentives to its Members including space rental discounts, subsidised power charges, complimentary lunch and water etc with a view to encourage them to display their latest machinery and related products, being manufactured by them. IPAMA had not raised the basic space changes during the last three editions, despite overall increase in construction costs, electricity consumption charges and other services which are being provided by the Association to the participants. The exhibition is now recognised as one of the international platforms for showcasing latest technology and innovations. IPAMA has also recognized top six companies, area wise more than 330 Sq. Mtrs, during exhibitors’ night.
IPAMA had also provided number of free Services to the Exhibitors and Business Visitors including Shuttle Services from Botanical Garden Metro Station to the venue, keeping in view the flow of Business Visitors using this route. During the Show, Conferences, Seminars, B2B Meets and other related programmes were also organised by different Associations and Institutions. The Exhibition ended at 1600 hours on 6th February, 2019 with an announcement “SEE YOU IN 15TH PRINTPACK INDIA, 3 – 8 FEB 2021.”