Pamex 2024: The Tushar Dhote column

Pamex 2024 to be bigger in size, scale, and innovation

60 days to go. For Pamex 2024. With the exhibition space almost housefull, organisers face the challenge of accommodating new exhibitors. "The pressure is building, but our team is up to the challenge," says Tushar Dhote, chairman of the Pamex organising committee

14 Dec 2023 | By Tushar Dhote

Ten months ago, at the end of March 2023, we witnessed the most successful edition of Pamex ever. 

I feel, Pamex 2023 provided a platform for industry professionals to network, learn from industry experts, and explore new business opportunities. Several significant partnerships and collaborations were formed during the exhibition, further solidifying the industry's growth prospects. The event served as a catalyst for businesses looking to expand their operations and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Continuing the theme of Convergence in Print, the organisers of Pamex are already preparing for an even more promising 2024 edition, which will transpire from 6-9 February 2024 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai. In addition to print, the event will include textile printing and soft signage. It is expected to build on the achievements of its predecessor and offer even more exciting opportunities for participants.

Pamex 2024 aims to showcase the latest advancements, technologies, and trends in the printing and packaging industries. It will serve as a precursor to the much-anticipated Drupa 2024, which is the world's leading trade fair for the printing, media, and packaging industry. Drupa is held every four years in Düsseldorf, Germany, and this year it will take place after a gap of eight years.

Pamex 2024 will provide a platform for manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers to display their innovations, products, and services to a diverse audience.

One of the highlights of Pamex 2024 will be the Innovation Pavilion. This pavilion will showcase the latest futuristic print technologies. It will offer industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts a unique opportunity to explore the latest advancements and developments in the printing industry.

The pavilion slated for the upcoming event will showcase the latest advancements in print technology predicted to revolutionise the industry in the near future. Attendees will get an opportunity to witness the capabilities of these futuristic printing solutions, which include advanced 3D printing, augmented reality printing, security-based printing, flexible electronics, and personalised printing.

The Innovation Pavilion will not only showcase technological marvels, but also host a series of knowledge sharing sessions. Industry experts and thought leaders will conduct seminars and workshops, providing valuable insights into the emerging print technologies and their potential applications across various sectors. Attendees will gain knowledge about the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the print industry, empowering them to stay ahead of the curve.

The Innovation Pavilion will serve as a hub of inspiration and learning for print industry professionals. It will provide a platform for networking, collaboration, and idea exchange, bringing together individuals and organisations at the forefront of innovation in the printing field.

With Drupa 2024 in May-June, the four-day exhibition in February will provide a platform for industry players and enthusiasts to discover the latest innovations and possibilities in their field. By attending this event, they can keep themselves updated with the latest industry advancements, acquire knowledge, and make informed decisions for the development of their businesses.

Overall, Pamex 2024 promises to be an event that surpasses expectations and provides an unparalleled platform for the printing industry. With its focus on innovation, collaboration, and business growth, the event is set to propel the industry forward and contribute to its ongoing success.

(This is the first of Tushar Dhote's weekly columns leading up to Pamex 2024. He will discuss what to expect at the show and why it's important to attend.)