Paperworld India announces new dates

Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show and Interior Lifestyle India have been rescheduled to March 2022.

15 Feb 2021 | By Aultrin Vijay

Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India and Gifts & Accessories, the Exhibition Division of Netlink Solutions India together announced new dates for its leading consumer goods exhibitions due to inaccessibility of venues in March 2021.

The beginning of 2021 has witnessed new developments in India’s fight against Covid-19. As the country will soon enter its third phase of vaccination drives, facilities such as the Bombay Exhibition Centre (NESCO) may double up as a vaccination centre resulting in inaccessibility of halls.

In line with the recent announcement and discussion with venue authorities, the organisers have decided to reschedule Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show and Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India to 3-5 March 2022 (originally slated from 11-13 March 2021).

According to the organiser, with corporates allotting new budgets after every fiscal year coupled with schools starting a new academic year and festivals beginning post March, Q1 is poised to be a crucial buying season for the consumer goods market.

“Covering key sectors such as stationery, office and school supplies, corporate gifting, merchandises, home furnishing, living dining and giving, the new dates will provide a lucrative business platform for buyers to sign deals and keep stalks ready for the rest of the year,” the organiser stated in a press note shared with PrintWeek.

Raj Manek, executive director and board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings said: “Trade in the consumer goods segments is highly reliant on the ‘touch-and-feel’ aspect. With our continued goal to bring together quality product displays at the show, personal experience with face-to-face interactions becomes a must for sector players.

“The decision will allow the industry to put their best foot forward and create a quality event so that both visitors and exhibitors are able to optimally serve their business objectives.”

Rakesh Desai, project director, Gifts & Accessories, the Exhibition Division of Netlink Solutions India said, “It is important that we host these shows in the first half of the year as companies launch new collections which set annual trends. The co-located fairs will also attract a wider range of audience which will allow exhibitors and visitors to cross-connect with related industries leading to new business prospects.”

Messe Frankfurt India said that it will organise exhibitions under its MFISafeConnect standards that are strictly aligned with government’s health and safety guidelines to provide a safe and conducive environment for trade.