The new addition of two more segments — signage and screen printing — have been a big hit with prospective exhibitors. With this, the exhibition profile now includes pre-press, press, label printing, signage, screen and textile printing, digital, post-press, corrugation, converting, rigid and flexible packaging, service & software, paper and consumables and spares.
During November and December, 2019, IPAMA, the organiser of the show, had participated in number of domestic exhibitions organised in different states for marketing and publicity of PrintPack India 2021 exhibition.
The IPAMA marketing team had also been to Bangladesh, Nepal, Iran, Philippines and UAE during the last two months, not only for organising participation in the exhibitions, but also for marketing of PrintPack India 2021.
The efforts have paid well, with many Indian and foreign companies/ organisations coming forward to enter into agreements with IPAMA for selling the exhibition space on mutually agreed terms and conditions. With one whole year to spare, 201 Indian and foreign exhibitors have already booked their stands by remitting the requisite space charges. The priority numbers, generated based on the bank statement indicating the date of the remittance, have also been conveyed to the respective companies. The stands will be allotted based on the priority numbers.
As the last date for availing early bird discount is also approaching fast, which is 30 April 2020, the organiser believes that the booking of space will get further swing during the coming months.
During PrintPack India 2019, the entire space had been booked by the exhibitors two months prior to the show. About 100 companies had been kept in the waiting list for allotment of space against cancellation. However, these companies could not get a chance as there were no cancellations.
This time around, IPAMA is expecting to close the booking of space by end of November 2020. Thereafter, the companies will be provided space only against cancellation.
During the previous edition, IPAMA had reserved few halls segment-wise for displaying machinery and other related products. This scheme was appreciated not only by the exhibitors but also by the business visitors, who had direct entry to the respective halls of their interest. For PrintPack 2021, separate halls for corrugation, label, screen printing, signage, printing and packaging have also been planned.