* Labelexpo India 2016 closed its most successful show to date on November 20. Held at its new home for the first time, the India Expo Center in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR), the four-day trade show was its biggest-ever edition and hosted 8,029 visitors.
Billed as the largest dedicated label and package printing event for the South Asia region, Labelexpo India amassed the latest technology and solutions available to printers with over 200 exhibitors occupying the show floor. The show was used as a catalyst for many new product launches, with announcements from Atul Papers, Avery Dennison, Bobst, DuPont, Flint Group, GEW, HB Fuller, Konica Minolta, manroland, Monotech Systems, Nilpeter, Omet, PGI Technologies, SPGPrints, UPM Raflatac.Webtech and Zonten.
Endorsed and supported by the Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), All India Federation of Master Printers, Delhi Printers Association and Authentication Solution Providers' Association, Labelexpo India also hosted the revered LMAI Avery Dennison Label Awards.The prestigious awards were given out for excellence in six categories: Flexo, Letterpress, Offset, Combination Printing and Digital. Avery Dennison was the Gold sponsor. The event was also supported by Silver sponsors: Iwasaki Tekko, Label Planet, Nilpeter, Omet, Orthotec, UPM Raflatac, Vinsak and Xeikon.
Jade Grace, Labelexpo India's event director, comments, "The 2016 edition of Labelexpo India has been an enormous success with a 50% rebook for 2018.The venue move has been well received and got the seal of approval from both exhibitors and visitors. The watchwords from this year's show were definitely new technology launches and press sales. Business being done on the show floor was really amplified by the numerous innovations unveiled during Labelexpo that could be transformative for the Indian market. We also had excellent feedback on the caliber and variety of buyers visiting the show, with many significant sales contracts being...