MP printers converge at Pamex roadshow in Indore
On its fourth stop, the Pamex roadshow at Indore in Madhya Pradesh was held on 24 January. The event saw the participation of more than 300 printers from Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain. The day-long event on the theme, Convergence in print, included a tabletop exhibition and a conference.
03 Feb 2023 | By Rahul Kumar
The Indore event was a joint effort of the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) and Indore Master Printers Association (IMPA) and was organised in association with Print-Packaging.com. The event was supported by the Bhopal Master Printers Association, Indian Plastpack Forum, Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India (FCBM), Madhya Pradesh Corrugated Box Manufacturers’ Association and Ujjain Print & Media Association.
During his welcome address, Umesh Nema, president, IMPA, spoke about Indore not just being the cleanest but also one of the fastest-growing cities in India. He assured full support to Pamex where a lot of printers and converters from Indore and nearby cities will be visiting.
In his presidential address, Raveendra Joshi, president, AIFMP and chairman, Pamex, spoke about the great response that Pamex 2023 had been receiving, He said, “Pamex, the flagship event of AIFMP, has gained momentum over the years and 2023 is set to break all previous records.”
He also spoke about the AIFMP Bhavan, which is aimed to develop IT related skills, applicable to print, packaging, printed electronics, 3D printing and publishing domain.
Tushar Dhote, co-chairman, Pamex, AIFMP, then gave a presentation on Pamex, talking about its history and the current status of the 15th edition of the show, where only a few stalls remain available for booking.
The panel discussion at the conference was moderated by industry veteran, V Vaidyalingam, director, Suba Solutions, raising some interesting questions about convergence in print: the way forward. He held the interactive session with Aditya Pahuja, Colours Packaging; Gaurav Nema, Pragati Graphics and Packaging; Amit Shah, Spectrum Scan and Amit Khurana, TechNova Imaging Systems.
Talking about what Convergence meant for each of them, Amit Shah said, “Convergence is the use of various ideas, techniques & machines to give a favourable outcome.” He also stressed the importance of sustainability, which according to him will be imperative in the future of packaging.
Gaurav Nema shared that during covid the concept of convergence was applied in various segments like for example, the food-safe packaging with a reduction in touch points and online buying was driving convergence in print during the pandemic, while bringing in the dimension of sustainability in packaging.
Stressing sustainability, Aditya Pahuja said, “Flexible packaging is growing by 33% PA and it’s a good opportunity for us. In such a promising and growing market, we wish to build sustainability through a multi-pronged approach.”
Sharing his thoughts on the theme of convergence, Amit Khurana said, “Change is only the constant and one must be ready for this. Speed and innovation should be kept on the radar as the next 10 years are the golden period for the Indian print industry.”