'India Label Show' proves to be outstanding success
The India Label Show that took place on 3 to 6 December at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, was hailed a great success.
Notwithstanding the fact that India, like many other countries, is currently experiencing an economic slowdown, and despite the terrible atrocities that happened in Mumbai just five days prior to the show opening, the India Label Show was a successful event with all the major label industry players showing their presence there.
It was a tremendous effort demonstrated by the label industry in India, and the show attendees displayed their utmost commitment to the industry's development and growth.
The India Label Show, for the first time organized by Labelexpo Global Series, gathered 4,752 visitors that came not only from various parts of India, but also Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
The exhibition had almost 200 exhibitors with plenty of working machinery on display. There were live demonstrations running continuously throughout the duration of the show. Nilpeter, Gallus, Gidue, HP, Jandu, Rotatek, Weldon Celloplast were among the most attended stalls where visitors had a unique opportunity to see the latest technology in action, ask questions and experience the entire label workflow first-hand.
In this respect, the show achieved its primary role - to gather the best examples of machinery and materials from a wide variety of international and Indian manufacturers and enable visitors to compare technology and make their decisions on future investments.
And many exhibitors noticed how focused and knowledgeable the visitors were - they came prepared to discuss their opportunities and plan the future growth of their business according to its potential.
"I was pleasantly surprised to see such a focused crowd", said Mrs Christina Toffolo, Managing Director of Gidue. "Visitors to our stand were very well-prepared, they knew what they were looking for and our team were eager to answer their questions."
Samir Patkar, Business Manager of Gallus added: "In the current situation of the credit crisis and the tragic terror attacks in Mumbai the India Label Show delivered the right audience for us. The quality of attendees was very high, we saw approximately 80% of our customers who were willing to do business with us. It is a great result for us."
In addition to the exhibition, the India Label Show ran conference sessions on the first three days of the show. The conference was chaired by Mike Fairley, world-renowned label guru, and Andy Thomas, Managing Editor of Labels & Labeling.
The conference explored the most important subjects in the label community, among which were: brand protection, the future of digital technologies, end user requirements and successful print buyer - converter partnerships.
The panel discussions had a mix of end users, designers, converters and suppliers; there was a lively discussion from the floor as label experts reviewed challenges facing the label industry in India and pondered on best solutions for suppliers, converters and designers to jointly deliver a successful product for the end-user.