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Saturday, March 10, 2012

100 Top Pakistan Printers for InterPrint Expo 2012


Print2Pack, a Pakistan’s printing monthly conducted a survey about the interest of Pakistan’s Printers participation in InterPrint Expo 2012 which is going to be held in New Delhi, India from 14-16 September, 2012. According to the report Pakistani printers are looking eagerly at the InterPrint Expo 2012. The report revealed that more than 100 top printers of Pakistan will visit this most important show of the year after DRUPA. If the trade barrier between two countries may not be any hindrance, many Pakistan manufacturers are also interested to show case their products in this exhibition, said in the report.

InterPrint Expo is being jointly organized by the Delhi Printers’ Association and Offset Printers’ Association (OPA), Ludhiana at New Delhi on 14, 15 & 16 September, 2012.  Giving his reaction to the report, Mr. Kamal Chopra, General Secretary OPA said, it is a pleasant sign, especially on the background of Pakistan Government lifting ban for the import of some Engineering goods/machines and parts of machinery from India and declaring India as the Most Favoured Nation (MFN). Trading relations between the two countries resumed after the Simla Agreement by putting four items on the positive list. But, India moved ahead and granted MFN status to Pakistan in 1995 when WTO replaced GATT. Now Pakistan has put more than 1900 items on the positive list which includes engineering machinery, tools and parts, Mr. Chopra said. He further said, that the visit of these printers will prove to be a mile stone in the print-trade relations between two countries

Giving details of the show, Mr. Kamal Chopra said the InterPrint is not being organized for any commercial gains; rather it is a show with a difference for the overall benefit and promotion of Printing and Packaging sector.  He said, it is very well evident that with more than 14 per cent growth India is becoming an upcoming market for the printing and packing machines and material. The Indian printing and packaging industry is expected to reach $ 41 billion by 2015, to become the sixth largest market in the world, according to a study by ICD Research. In line with the growth in the overall industry, the printing and packaging machinery category is expected to record robust growth to reach $ 2.3 billion by 2015 from its current estimated value of $ 1 billion. Again with the growth in literacy, due to recent ‘Right to Education Act’  the Indian print media industry is expected to grow at CAGR of 5.7% for the period 2009-13 to reach Rs. 213.6 billion from Rs. 161.8 billion in 2008. This growth clearly indicates the upcoming opportunities for the printing machinery manufacturers.

Mr. Vinod Rajpal, Chairman of the project said, we are inviting the printers of other SARC countries also to so that they can practically see the development of Indian machinery manufacturers parallel with the international manufacturers displaying their product under the same roof. For Indian printers this exhibition is unique for many reasons, he said. The Used Printing Machinery Forum, being organized for the first time in India, The Knowledge Centre, Free training in Screen Printing and UV techniques, are some of the feature to make the show a must attend and different from the routine exhibitions. We are eagerly, waiting for the Pakistan delegation and would like to organize some B2B meetings with this delegation for the promotion of Indian Printing and Packaging Machinery and equipment in Pakistan, Mr. Rajpal added.

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