Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series, said, “The health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and staff remains our top priority and we have been monitoring the ongoing impact of Covid-19 in India over the last few months. Postponing Labelexpo India by a year means that we will be able to run the safest and highest quality event the industry expects from us.
Milburn said the decision was taken after taking advice from the show's local partners, venue, health authorities, and exhibitors. "Crucially, this event – as is the case with our other Labelexpo shows around the world – will play a vital role in driving the economic recovery of the region’s label and package printing industry, plus its supply chain, post Covid-19.”
Kuldip Goel, president of the Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), said, “From a converter perspective, the industry and I are looking forward to Labelexpo India 2021, which will be an extremely important catalyst in the industry’s recovery post Covid-19. We are delighted to lend our support to this much-needed event and urge the industry at all levels to get involved – suppliers, manufacturers and converters.”
The previous edition of the show attracted 9,851 visitors from 55 countries, who came to see over 250 exhibitors occupy more than 7,073sqm of space in nine halls. The show also saw a 22.7% increase in attendees as compared to the 2016 edition.