Overall attendance was up by 26.8% over 2010’s figure of 4,021. Exhibitor numbers increased from 90 to 150, with 26 new companies exhibiting for the very first time. Before the show closed its doors, the organizers reported a space rebook for 2014 of 28%.
As well as a busy exhibition show floor which featured demonstrations of 29 pieces of machinery and 15 working presses, the South China Label Show also featured six well-attended conference sessions.
The keynote presentation was given by Jukka-Pekka Haapanen, vice president - Asia Pacific at UPM Raflatac, who compared global market trends and explored emerging trends and best practices in China. Other presentations included an overview of the new technology and market opportunities for beverage labeling by Manter’s Christian Galí and long-term anti-counterfeiting solutions by Du Zhenlin, president of the Shenzhen Association of Anti-Counterfeiting.
John Davy, sales director for the South China Label Show, says: “The Labelexpo team would like to thank everyone involved with the South China Label Show for their contribution in making 2012’s event so successful. Such a large increase in visitor and exhibitor numbers clearly underlines the show’s growing importance in the South China region. With numerous exhibitors reporting strong sales and the news of at least 25 units being sold at the show, it confirms its position as an effective platform for sales and networking.”
Darren Hallett of Pulse Roll Label Products noted that the show provided a excellent foum for introducing the company to the region. He said, “The South China Label Show 2012 was used as a platform to launch Pulse Roll Label Products into China and the surrounding market. The interest received for our products and company was overwhelming and will result with the appointment of several distributors in China for 2013.”