PrintExpo 2023 Chennai gears up for its 13th edition

Scheduled for the first week of August at Chennai Trade Centre, the Indian print, packaging and publishing industry is set to take centre stage at PrintExpo. The show floor is booked by 125+ exhibitors collectively showcasing 250+ brands and is prepared to introduce the advancements in the industry.

05 Jul 2023 | By Abhay Avadhani

125+ exhibitors will showcase live demo of machines

PrintExpo, known as South India’s largest trade fair, will be hosted from 3 to 5 August 2023 at the Chennai Trade Centre. The printing, packaging and publishing segment, is a platform to showcase the latest innovations from the industry.

As per the Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding press briefing, “Printing machinery, packaging materials, publishing software, converting systems, signage technologies, label printing, design services, digital printing solutions, offset printing, and among many other solutions to be displayed at the show.”

Exhibitors such as Ashwin Enterprises, Canon India, Cerofoil, DCC Print, Fujifilm India, Konica Minolta, Minosha India, Monotech, Reprographics India, Riso India, Venkataraman Graphics, among others, will be participating with their product displays and live demos at the exhibition.

Raj Manek, executive director and board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding, said, “We are a month away from the show and I am confident to say that this edition will offer a huge opportunity to scale businesses with the boom in the eCommerce segment and emerging technologies.” Raj Manek added, “We celebrate the achievements and advancements from the printing, packaging and publishing industry to make the show floor extraordinary. We welcome you to explore and experience what goes behind the scenes of beautiful prints, packages and published products.”

Sharing his vision, Ashok Neelkant, managing director, Showcase Trade Fairs And Business Media, shared, “With cutting-edge technology, solutions, innovative concepts on show and a diverse range of exhibitors, PrintExpo 2023 is bound to captivate attendees and redefine printing.”

As per a report by IMARC, the Indian commercial printing market was valued at USD 33.2 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 41.6 billion exhibiting a growth rate of 3.4% during 2023-2028. As per the report published by Exactitude Consultancy, the global digital printing packaging market value is expected to reach USD 46.82 billion by 2029, growing at an 8.93% CAGR between forecast period 2023 to 2029.

The show will transpire from 3 to 5 August 2023 at the Chennai Trade Centre

A recent article published by MarketWatch featured an industry insight from a study conducted by Report Ocean - a strategic consulting and market research firm. The Indian eCommerce packaging market size was valued at USD 115.25 billion in 2022. Their study forecasts the Indian eCommerce packaging market size to grow at a CAGR of 13.68%; reaching a value of USD 279.25 billion during the forecasted period of 2023 - 2029.
The industry has an opportunity to capitalise the eCommerce businesses through customisation, digitisation and integration of smart technologies in the machinery and softwares. 

The highlights of the show will be a live demo of machines performing pre-press, press and postpress functions, advanced software, signage/POP/POS, packaging and converting, as well as ancillary equipment like barcoding, rubber rollers and printing rollers, printing plates and blankets, among other range of products.

The visitor profile includes diverse audiences like advertising agencies, press owners, commercial printers, vendors, publishers, packaging professionals, brand marketing managers, OOH advertising and many more. The show also attracts visitors from companies whose products are dependent on paper printing and packaging solutions.