Labelexpo India saw 7,927 visitors at its seventh edition from Oct. 29 – Nov.1 in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. With just under 200 exhibitors taking part, the show floor was busy with product launches and news of many installations agreements as numerous deals were signed on-site.
“There was a good buzz about this year’s Labelexpo India, and our exhibitors reported excellent visitor engagement with revisit numbers up 42 percent. This is not purely a numbers game, however, and attracting the right sort of visitor is crucial, so we are delighted to report an increase in senior decision makers attending the show. We’ve been really satisfied with the anecdotal feedback from our exhibitors with many of them securing large orders and generating strong leads. We look forward to returning in 2016,” stated Jade Grace, event director, Labelexpo India.
Aimed at label and package printers, brand owners and label designers, 2014’s show saw the leading Indian and international manufacturers showcasing their cutting-edge technology. Product launch highlights included new flexographic plate and equipment from DuPont Packaging Graphics, HP Indigo’s WS 6800 digital press, Multitec’s two new narrow-web label printing presses – Ecoflex VSi Servo and Ecosmart, Nilpeter’s Indian-made FB3300S press with gravure unit, Omet’s XFlex X4 8-color all-servo press and Rotatek’s Smartflex UV flexo press.
2014’s edition also saw the successful debut of the Brand Innovation Summit. Held in partnership with HP Indigo, the half-day conference program was attended by several top brands, including ACG Pharma, Cipla, Coca Cola, Dabur, GSK, ITC, Morepen, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser and Siemens amongst others. The insightful session focused specifically on the role and importance of label and package printing in a brand’s design and ultimate sales performance in the Indian marketplace.