Attracting 8,049 show visitors, attendance figures were up 33% on 2010’s event total of 6,054. Occupying its largest footprint since being founded in 2002, Labelexpo India 2012 featured over 200 local and international exhibitors including 49 first time participants; up from just over 150 in 2010. In addition, the show organizers also reported that 53% of exhibitors had already confirmed their participation at Labelexpo India 2014 before the show closed. Many have committed to bigger stalls at the next edition.
A significant platform for new product launches, Labelexpo India 2012 saw the unveiling of over 20 new presses which were demonstrated live on the show floor. Business was brisk across the show’s four days with many exhibitors reporting on-site sales including Nilpeter and Mark Andy each selling two machines and Epson also reporting strong sales.
Again playing host to the LMAI Avery Dennison Label Awards, Labelexpo India was also supported by the Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), Hologram Manufacturers Association of India (HOMAI), Delhi Printers’ Association and all of the country’s key printing and packaging magazines.
Jade Grace, event director, Labelexpo India, comments: “We would like to thank everyone involved including our association and media partners with Labelexpo India for their unfailing support and contribution in making 2012’s show the largest and best yet. The show’s four full days have been exceptional and the atmosphere in the venue was vibrant and upbeat as the aisles were packed.”
She continues: “The Indian label industry has made substantial advances in adopting new technology and investing in innovation, training and sustainable growth since we were last here in 2010. With label and package printing converters spending wisely on top quality machines, materials and ancillaries, the future of India’s label industry is undeniably strong with so many opportunities to benefit from. With new prospects emerging for label and packaging printers as the retail sector opens up through FDI and a growing interest in digital technologies, we look forward to returning in 2014 to see how much more this exciting market place has developed and grown.”