Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Labelexpo Global Series announces a new event - Label Summit Africa 2012

The Labelexpo Global Series has announced a new event, Label Summit Africa 2012, which will focus on the growing African label and package printing market. The conference and table-top exhibition will take place on 19-20 March at the Westin Hotel in Cape TownThe rapid growth of supermarkets (by both local and international chains) in Africa is providing plenty of opportunities for the label and package printing industry. This is aided by legislation aimed at improving standards, for example on environmental packaging.

In South Africa in particularly the market is showing strong growth, with most competition taking place in the pressure-sensitive and sleeve segments. South Africa shows a higher market share of sleeve labels – 14% here versus nine percent in the rest of the world. Label and package printing is consistently the fastest growing sector in the printing industry.

Roger Pellow, Labelexpo Managing Director said: "We are very excited to be moving into this important region. Label Summit Africa will give African printers the opportunity to learn about global advances in label technologies and to meet with both local and international suppliers to discuss the future of label printing in Africa."

For further information about Label Summit Africa, email: Jade Grace, Event Director, Label Summit Africa at jgrace@labelexpo.com