Labelexpo Asia 2013: Reached new visitor heights as it celebrated 10th anniversary
CHINA at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) during 3–6 December, the four-day exhibition was attended by 21,416 visitors – an increase of 18.8% over 2011’s show. Visitors came from 87 countries (+11%). Covering 8500 sqm (91,493 sqft) of net space, with just under 300 exhibitors, the show was larger by 10% versus the past edition and also experienced its highest ever onsite level of space rebooking for 2015.
There were more than 70 running machines being demonstrated. New products unveiled for the Asia Pacific region included Screen’s Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press, Avery Dennison’s TurnLock Laminating System and Brotech’s new turret rewinder with automatic core take-off. Nuova Gidue’s innovative M3 digital flexo press was a major attraction with packed demonstrations.
The opening keynote was delivered by JUKKA-PEKKA HAAPANEN, Vice President Asia Pacific at UPM Raflatac, who gave an overview of the latest global trends and market forecast.
JOHN DAVY, Show Director commented: »This year’s success is a key indication that China’s economy is showing clear signs of recovery and is picking up pace. With so many market leading suppliers and manufacturers on board, there can be no doubt in the minds of the Chinese converting industry that this is the must-attend show for the label and package printing industry.«