Paperworld India announces new dates, again

Paperworld India, which will be co-located with Corporate Gifts and Interior Lifestyle India will take place from 12-14 May 2022.

28 Jan 2022 | By Aultrin Vijay

Organisers of Paperworld India have announced new dates for the exhibition, yet again, thanks to the new Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus. The show, which will be co-located with Corporate Gifts and Interior Lifestyle India, will be held from 12-14 May 2022.

Early last year, the organiser said the show will be rescheduled to March 2022. However, the new dates will allow industry stakeholders additional time to plan while offering “safety, confidence and flexibility to both exhibitors and fair attendees”.

The trade fair trio, presented by Ambiente India, will take place at the Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC), the organisers confirmed. “As the first physical exhibition for the industry after a hiatus of two years of business disruptions, the platform will be a show of the industry’s determination, resilience and opportunities in the ‘new normal’,” the organiser stated in a release shared with PrintWeek.

Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fairs India together with Gifts and Accessories, the Exhibition Division of Netlink Solutions (India) announced new dates for their leading consumer goods exhibitions.

The new dates are expected to secure maximum participation, while keeping in mind the period before the reopening of schools, which is a key theme for the launch of Paperworld India. “The corporate gifting segment on the other hand is witnessing a renewed demand for health, safety or work-from-home related gifting products with the timing aligning with pre-festive sourcing for distributors and wholesalers,” it stated.

With less than two months from the scheduled event, the new Omicron variant has posed a challenging business environment both in terms of safety and business prospects, both of which might compromise the standard of the event.

“As organisers, we strongly believe the change in dates will create more favourable trade prospects for exhibitors, ensure additional time to plan with certainty and enhance business confidence among the fair attendees,” explained Raj Manek, managing director, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India.

Minesh Modi, wholetime director, Netlink Solutions (India) said, “We are certain that this brief rescheduling will allow us to come back stronger and offer the industry a platform that meets their business objectives. All eyes are set on the 2022 edition, and we’re completely focused on ensuring a strong return with opportunities for business regeneration.”

Messe Frankfurt India will organise exhibitions under the “MFISafeConnect” standards that are strictly aligned with government’s health and safety guidelines.