AIP 2018 textile printing expo ends on a successful note

13 Dec '18
3 min read
Courtesy: Drupa
Courtesy: Drupa

The 7th All in Print China (AIP 2018, which was held from October 24-28, 2018, in Shanghai, China, ended on a successful note. With the theme of ‘Enter the Era of Intelligent Printing’, this year’s AIP highlighted trends and developments of printing technologies in recent years, and vividly revealed the vitality and power of printing technology.

The scale of the exhibition expanded with an exhibition area of 110,000 square metres; an increase of 34 per cent compared with the previous edition. Around 1,030 leading local and international brands came together, which also set a new record. During the five-day exhibition period, a total of 100,933 domestic and international visitors attended the event, which set a new record in the history of the exhibition.

According to the theme of the exhibition, the layout of the exhibition’s floor plan had been designed covering all segments of the industry. These included 7 classic themed pavilions: digital pre-press pavilion, comprehensive printing pavilion, post-press converting pavilion, packaging equipment pavilion, label industry pavilion, ink & innovative materials pavilion, comprehensive/packaging pavilion; and three new special areas: flexible packaging equipment area, corrugated box equipment area, spray printing equipment area. In order to present a wider range of intelligent manufacturing, innovative and technological developments, and highlight the theme of the exhibition, the organisers of the AIP set up two special zones, innovation factory and intelligent factory, according to a press release on the trade show.

During AIP 2018, there were more than 100 forums, technical exchanges, and conferences, providing the visitors with opportunities to exchange information and ideas

On October 22, 2018, World Printing and Communication Forum Council Meeting was successfully held in Shanghai Jielong Centre. At the meeting, representatives from various countries conducted in-depth discussions and exchanges on how to better promote the development of the printing industry in their own countries and how to enhance the social status of the printing industry.

On October 23, 2018, Dialogue with the World: Face a New Era of Intelligent Printing - 2018 World Printing and Communication Forum was successfully held. At the meeting, Liu Xiaokai, director general of department of printing and distribution, SAPPRFT, delivered the keynote speech entitled ‘Insist on Opening and Innovation to Add New Power to the Printing Industry’. Experts from printing industry associations in China, the United States, Japan, India, Australia, and other outstanding companies such as HP, Goss China, Founder Electronics, Artron, Yuto, Sunglow, all delivered speeches at the conference, offering the audience a rich feast of knowledge and inspirations.

On October 24, 2018, All in Print China Intelligent Manufacturing Theme Conference was held with the theme of ‘The Future of Intelligent Manufacturing’. Seven leading suppliers released cutting-edge intelligent manufacturing-related technologies in printing industry.

On October 25, 2018, Global Label Technology Summit Forum and the Intelligent Label - 2018 Sun Cup Awards Ceremony of Asia Label Printing were successfully held. More than 300 attendees including industry government leaders, well-known experts, top label suppliers, product users, and representatives of award-winners, witnessed this label industry event. Raveendra Joshi, president of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), attended the event with more than 200 industry colleagues from India. In addition, 2019 China International Paper Packaging Forum & Paper Packaging Industry Chain Solution Demonstration Forum Press Conference, C9 Printing and Packaging Quality Control and Evaluation Conference, and 2018 AIP Japan Night were also successfully held.

The International Packaging Printing Forum provided participants the latest technical knowledge and solutions through discussions and exchanges, providing an innovative breakthrough for printing companies to explore packaging needs. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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