With the theme “Enter the Era of Intelligent Printing," AIP 2018 was designed according to the “7+3” plan, covering all segments of the industry. These included the seven classic themed pavilions: Digital Pre-press Pavilion, Comprehensive Printing Pavilion, Post-press Converting Pavilion, Packaging Equipment Pavilion, Label Industry Pavilion, Ink & Innovative Materials Pavilion as well as the Comprehensive/Packaging Pavilion. New were the three special areas Flexible Packaging Equipment, Corrugated Box Equipment and Spay Printing Equipment. In order to present a wider range of intelligent manufacturing, innovative and technological developments and highlight the theme of the exhibition, the AIP organizers also set up two special zones – the Innovation Factory and the Intelligent Factory.
Exhibitors were satisfied with the amount and quality of the visitors, the number of international buyers and the professionalism of the organizers.
The exhibits at AIP 2018 were supported by more than 100 forums, technical exchanges and conferences. At the 2018 World Printing and Communication Forum Council Meeting representatives from various countries held in-depth discussions on how to better promote the development of the printing industry in their own countries and how to enhance the social status of the printing industry. The “Dialogue with the World: Face a New Era of Intelligent Printing - 2018 World Printing and Communication” featured Liu Xiaokai, Director General of Department of Printing and Distribution, SAPPRFT, as the keynote speaker and industry associations from China, the U.S., Japan, India, Australia and renowned companies such as HP, Goss China, Founder Electronics, Artron, Yuto and Sunglow shared their knowledge. At the 2018 All in Print China Conference “The Future of Intelligent Manufacturing”, seven leading suppliers presented cutting-edge intelligent manufacturing-related technologies for the printing sector.
Over 300 participants took part in the 2018 Global Label Technology Summit Forum and the Intelligent Label - 2018 “Sun Cup” Awards Ceremony of Asia Label Printing. Other events included the 2019 China International Paper Packaging Forum & Paper Industry Chain Solution Demonstration, the C9 Printing and Packaging Quality Control and Evaluation Conference, the 2018 Digital Printing in China Technology Summit Forum and the 2018 “Konica Minolta & Keyin” Digital Printing Elite Invitation Awards ceremony.