PrintExpo 2018 closed 10th June as South India's largest and most successful print show in its 10-year history with more than 13400 attendees and over 140 exhibitors occupying more than 60,000 net square feet area. PrintExpo 2018 was held in Hall 2 & 3 of Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai from 8-10 June 2018.
Serving the printing industry in South India for a decade, the 10th Edition of the show once again established and asserted its' position as South India's biggest, most successful and powerful business exhibition for the print industry.
Organised by Intel Trade Fairs & Expositions Pvt. Ltd., exhibitors at PrintExpo 2018 is expected to generate business worth over 200 Crore. The exhibition not only generated spot business and but also generated hundreds of quality sales leads for the exhibitors.
The largest printing exhibition in South India, PrintExpo 2018 has the locational advantage of being organised in Chennai, as the location allowed easy access by air, rail and road to prospective buyers from the all 5 States of South India, viz., Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra and Telangana. The growing importance of PrintExpo as an key trade shows for the printing industry in India was evident from the fact, this edition drew sizeable number of visitors from Pan India and overseas. While majority of visitors came from South India, visitors also came from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Orrisa, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and from Sri Lanka and Nepal. There was a large delegation that came from the Government Printing Press, Nepal.
Exhibitors were able to reach their target groups very effectively at PrintExpo 2018. The high-calibre of the visitors was rated as “Excellent” by most exhibitors surveyed, which presented ideal opportunities for companies to address their intended target groups.
The attendees to PrintExpo 2018 were very happy with the wide range of exhibits. They were particularly pleased with upmarket technology, innovation and solutions on show. They felt it was time well invested in attending the PrintExpo 2018.
The South Indian print marketplace has always been quick to adopt and embrace newer and sustainable technologies in print more than ever before, which is evident from the fact that most exhibitors have been exhibiting at PrintExpo 2018 continuously for 10 years.
In addition to technology and innovation, PrintExpo 2018 brought several educational offerings to attendees. Several print related educational institutions, associations and academies who were present at the show were imparting value based knowledge to visitors.
Association Partners at PrintExpo 2018 in addition to All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), included Tamilnadu Master Printers Federation (TMPF), Kerala Master Printers Association (KMPA), Karnataka State Printers Association (KSPA), Andhra Pradesh Rastra Offset Printers Association (APROPA), The Sivakasi Master Printers Association (SMPA), The Madurai Printers Association, Podicherry Offset Printers Society (POPSO), Tiruchirappalli District Printers Association (TDPA), Karur District Offset Master Printers Association (KOMPA), Dindigul District Master Printers Association (DDMPA), Pollachi Master Printers Association, Erode Mavatta Achaga Urimaiyalargal Sangam, Krishnagiri District Master Printers Association (KRIPA), Tiruvannamalai Achaga Urimaiyalargal Sangam.
"Our relationships with our association partners solidifies PrintExpo's position as the must-attend printing exhibition in South India" says Ashok Neelkant.
PrintExpo returns to Chennai with PrintExpo 2019 to be organised from 14-16 June 2019 at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai. For more information visit printexpo.in
“PrintExpo for us historically has always been a marque event and we pride ourselves in participating as Platinum Sponsors. This year also we have seen significant increase in footfalls for the event.
We have had a lot of enquiries for our machines and we have also booked a lot of orders here. We believe that this truly represents the regional flavour of South India where we have customers coming in from every nook and corner of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh as well as Tamilnadu.
This year is special for us as we have launched our new press 'Xerox Iridesse Colour Production Press' which has evoked a lot of positive responses. We have also sold our first machine over here and we believe it's kind of going to be a game changing technology. We thought that we have probably synergized well with the team at PrintExpo and launched it here and we feel proud about that.”
Mr. Priyatosh Kumar, Head of Product Marketing - Production Systems Group (PSG) India and IDO Countries, Xerox India Limited
Over the past decade, trade visitors have come to expect innovation and the latest technology and solutions from PrintExpo, and the show continues to exceed their high expectations.
Building relationships has always been a prominent theme at PrintExpo. Every year, exhibitors establish relationship with more and more printers. They try to understand their growing demands and needs and try to find solutions to their needs. That probably sums up the huge support and success of PrintExpo. Realtime buyers and decision makers realise that PrintExpo showcases the most latest and upmarket technology and solutions. Hence, they wait for PrintExpo to make their buying decisions.
Over 90% Exhibitors opined PrintExpo 2018 met or exceeded their expectations.The highlight of PrintExpo 2018 was the large number of buyers and decision makers the show attracted. Visitors to the show came from Pan India, mainly from South India. Some came from overseas as well. PrintExpo 2018 delivered high return on investment made by exhibitors as the show attracted numerous visitors in active buying mode.
PrintExpo for us historically has always been a marky event and we are the Platinum Sponsors. This year also we have seen significant footfalls for the event. We have had numerous enquiries and we have also booked a lot of orders here.We have had customers coming in from every nook and corner of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.This year is special for us as we have launched our new press Xerox Iridesse Colour Production Press which has evoked a lot of positive responses. We have also sold our first machine over here and believe it's kind of going to be a game changer
Mr. Priyatosh Kumar
Head of Product Marketing-Production Systems Group (PSG) India and IDO Countries, Xerox India Limited
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Rajesh Bhandari, Owner
Anzary Syed, Vice President –Business Development
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Poornima Shriyan, Managing Director
Virendra Pawar, Director
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K.V. Raguram, Propreitor
Pradeep Satpute, Regional Manager –Marketing
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