Labelexpo India 2018 – Pre-Events took place
INDIA • The final half-day forum event hosted by Labelexpo India has now taken place, concluding a series of seven events to promote the show to printers across the country, plus those in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for the first time. Labelexpo India 2018 takes place from 22 to 25 November at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida – Delhi NCR.
About 860 converters attended the forums, which took place between August and November in the cities of Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Pune and Jammu in India, Colombo in Sri Lanka and Dhaka in Bangladesh. The events provided an overview of this year’s Labelexpo India, previewed some of the key trends emerging, and offered a unique networking opportunity for offset printers considering diversifying into labels and package printing.
According to the organiser, this is almost double the number of similar regional events hosted by Labelexpo India in the run up to the 2016 show, and across more countries. In the case of Bangladesh, it was the very first time an event of this kind had taken place in the country.
Insights discussed included:
- UV flexo: the fastest growing narrow web printing technology in India
- The customization of printing presses for individual customers
- In Asia Pacific, the pressure sensitive label (PSL) growth is fastest in India at 8% CAGR
- The flexible packaging market in India is growing at around 15-17% per annum
The organizer of Labelexpo India 2018 also reported to be happy with the demand for this year’s exclusive, invitation-only, Brand Innovation Day on-site at the show, taking place on 22 November.
Labelexpo India, the largest label and package printing event in South Asia, will run from 22 to 25 November at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, and entry is free. The organiser reports a number of 250 exhibitors at the sold-out show.