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Friday, October 12, 2012

Labelexpo India is South Asia’s largest label, product decoration, package printing and converting industry expo...

In a run up to the  Labelexpo India show happening at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from October 29th to November 1st,  we at Labels India are bringing to you a series of interviews with various personalities. In the start up to this series, we have brought to you a first hand account of what converters can expect to see at the show by none other than Roger Pellow, the MD of Tarsus - the organisers of Labelexpo India. Here is a short tete..
Labels India: How pleased were you with your last Labelexpo India showing? What are your expectations this year?
Roger Pellow: Labelexpo India 2010 was a fantastic success with 150 exhibitors and 6,054 visitors in attendance - a figure that was up by 27% from the show in 2008. We’re hoping to surpass that this year with over 200 local and international companies exhibiting and a target of 7,000 visitors. As with all of the other recent Labelexpo events – Europe, Asia and Americas - we’re seeing record breaking attendances and many new suppliers signing up for the first time as exhibitors in new territories.

Labels India: How is this show different from the others?
Roger Pellow: Labelexpo India 2012 is different from other trade shows for several reasons. Firstly this is a fast growing market sector in a fast moving economy. Secondly, the show is interactive for show visitors as they buy and network. 
          The event is all about the show floor and allowing visitors to get close up to the newest machinery, ancillaries, inks and substrates. With over 20 live working presses being demonstrated at the show by companies including Gallus and Mimaki, attendees are strongly placed to make well- informed choices. Being able to see firsthand the many features these presses offer such as quick change over time, rapid tension control and resulting print quality will be invaluable when it comes to those show visitors making purchasing decisions.
            Also the support of the LMAI, AIFMP, Delhi Printers’ Association and HOMAI really underlines how the show is the country’s main opportunity to showcase the latest in state of the art printing technology while keeping Indian printers abreast of changing trends – both at a local and global level.

Labels India: With more than 200 exhibitors this year, how has this show grown over the years?
Roger Pellow: Since we purchased the show in 2007, Labelexpo India has fast become South Asia’s largest label, product decoration, package printing and converting industry expo. Starting with a little over 5,000 visitors, the show has gained momentum each year and now with the sixth edition set to take place it will be the largest show in its 10 year history.

Labels India: Apart from established market leaders, there are many first time exhibitors. Comment.
Roger Pellow: As with our other Labelexpo events we are experiencing an influx of new exhibitors. Following Labelexpo Asia 2011 a number of Chinese manufacturers started to look at opportunities outside of the domestic Chinese market and take space at our other international shows. For Labelexpo India 2012, we have new exhibitors from all over the world including China, the Middle East and Brazil. New exhibitors include: Anoop Plastic, Color-Dec, Fujifilm Sericol, Heraeus Amba, Jung Chang Machinery, Mastercorp, Mimaki, Rheintacho, Taghleef Industries and Webtech.

Labels India: More products, more launches and more live demonstrations is the theme this year. 
Roger Pellow: As ever, Labelexpo India 2012 is the place to see the latest product launches and technology in action. Time spent at the show needs to be maximized, so it is vital that printers use the opportunity to compare the various printing presses and technologies that are being demonstrated. With all the key suppliers under one roof, Labelexpo India offers unparalleled access not only to the equipment, but to experts who will be able to advise on how individual printers can improve their own efficiency and margins. 

Labels India: What new products, technologies and services, are on display at Labelexpo India?
Roger Pellow: There will be a number of press launches including new machines from Durst, EFI Jetrion, Mimaki, Monotech, Nuova Gidue, Omet, Primera and Webtech. Lots of new materials are also being showcased for the first time including new inks from Fujifilm Sericol, adhesives from Jesons, foils from Univacco and tamper evident security labels from Weldon Celloplast

Labels India: How will this show help Label and package printers looking to diversify and add value to their operations?
Roger Pellow: Attending the show will enable converters to see a wide selection of technologies in action. It will also allow them to examine and understand how presses can be configured with different processes such as embossing, over-laminating, foiling and how effective inspection systems can be. More importantly, show visitors will be able to see machines that are capable of printing on other materials and converters should not ignore how they can diversify their business beyond the label by easily moving into package printing e.g. folding cartons and flexible packaging.

Labels India: And finally, how do you feel Labelexpo India is positioned going forward?
Roger Pellow: As one of world’s most vibrant and exciting market places, the future is very bright for Labelexpo India. As the show continues to grow in size and footfall, visitors can be assured that they will continue to see the latest innovations in label and package printing under one roof. As with our other Labelexpo events which are held in other parts of the world, the shows are designed to remain central and key to ensuring the printer stays in control of their business and profit margins. 

For a detailed interview, please read the Labelexpo Special Issue of our magazine LABELS INDIA...