HV Sheth who was president of IPAMA, the apex body of printing, packaging and allied machinery manufacturers in India, which organises the show, passed away last month. On the occasion Reddy stated, "It is indeed a gigantic task to head such a huge and prestigious association. But, the most satisfying aspect is that we will be in the forefront to serve our business community at a very crucial stage now. I am confident that our team will leave no stone unturned in furthering the objectives and goals of IPAMA."
Reddy added, "You are aware that IPAMA's PrintPack has been recognised as a top exhibition both in India and abroad. In this sense, PrintPack 2019 is planned as a much bigger event with 65000 sq/m of area and an additional day. This makes is a six day exhibition from 1 to 6 February 2019." He stated "The expectations are very high and we certainly take this challenge and come up with better facilities both for the exhibitors as well as visitors."
Reddy is the first IPAMA president from Hyderabad and as pointed out, "the youngest". He said, "I am humbled by this honour but at the same time will feel happy if the younger generation realises that nothing is impossible if one works hard with dedication, sincerity and application."
He said, "My top priority is to extend all possible help and assistance through our organisations to our GIPT. It will be our sincere endeavour to ensure the introduction of graduate courses like BE, and BTech, in printing technology in the Universities in our Telangana State and leading private engineering colleges. I also will strive to talk to the Andhra Pradesh government for starting a Govt institute with the initiative of the AP State Offset Printers Association for starting diploma courses in printing technology."