14 - 16 June 2019
Hall 2 & 3 | Chennai Trade Centre
Chennai | India

Post Show Report

PrintExpo 2018: A Resounding Success

  • Over 13,400 attended the 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Exhibition Unmatched in Size, Innovation, Technology, Solutions and Education

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

Key Show Statistics Testimonials

“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.

Key Show Statistics

Some Exhibitor Testimonials...

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.

Priyatosh Kumar

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

M Ilango We had a good response and visitors at our booth this year. We gathered good number of enquiries and hot prospects. We have sold one LS 0604 Digital Cutting Table. There were good number of visitors who came from outside Tamilnadu and across the country from digital and offset segment. We look forward to closing more orders soon.

M Ilango, Sr. Manager, Regional Sales Commercial Print Segment, GTN
TechNova Imaging Systems (P) Limited

S R Vasudevan We have launched a new machine: Konica Minolta 3080 at PrintExpo 2018. The response is very good, and we have sold ten plus machines in the last two days. It is a fantastic turn around for our company and its going very good. We are expecting more visitors and more orders today as well.

SR. Vasudevan, Regional Sales Manager (South) Sales Division
Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd

C.N. Ashok We are in PrintExpo for several years and this edition the response has been excellent, particularly yesterday and today. We have booked one order for the die punching machine and we have several interesting enquiries which are to be converted into orders in the next one or two months. We are happy that we participated in this show.

C.N. Ashok, Managing Director
Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd

Akash Kumar PrintExpo has always been good. We are participating for the last 5-6 years. The exhibition is well organized and quality crowd are visiting us. We are getting a number of deals for the machines also. We have introduced a lot of new products here and people are liking the product so overall it has been a good show.

Akash Kumar, Sr. Manager Marketing & Communications
Monotech Systems Limited

Alok Singh Chandel We are very happy being here at PrintExpo. We look forward to exhibitions like PrintExpo which gives us very good mileage. We have sold 6-7 machines last year at the same platform and fortunately right from the day one we have sold three machines and expecting a closure of approximately ten numbers this year. The organizers have supported us well and I appreciate the team of PrintExpo 2018. We want to be at PrintExpo expo every year and this is the assurance I would like to give Mr. Ashok Neelkant and his team.

Alok Singh Chandel
Epson India Pvt. Ltd.

V.Vaidyalingam We have been participating in PrintExpo for the last ten years. It's been a very good show. The organizers put in a lot of efforts to bring in the visitors. There is a good balance between the visitors and exhibitors, both of them tend to gain

V.Vaidyalingam, Director
Suba Solutions Private Limited

Gilbert PrintExpo 2018 has been a very good show. We have had good response and had a very successful participation at the show.

Gilbert, Vice Manager Department No.2
Shanghai UPG International Trading Co.,Ltd

Charan Sabharwal We are participating for the first time at PrintExpo 2018. The show has been very good for us. Everyday has been very busy and we have received good number of bookings. Overall a good experience.

Charan Sabharwal, Marketing Director
Standard Mechanical Works

P.Senapathy We are regular exhibitors at PrintExpo. We always get good mileage and business out of this show. We met many new customers and several of our existing customers. We booked good number of order at PrintExpo 2018 and overall business is good.

P. Senapathy
Riso India Pvt Ltd

Aamir Kherani We are representing Phoenix German Blankets in India. PrintExpo 2018 is very well organized and it gave us a very good platform to showcase our products in South India. We had good quality enquires from the show.

Aamir Kherani, Managing Director
Alpap Group

Thilak Kumar We participate in PrintExpo every year and like always this year also we received very good response and customers walk in. We generate very good business from this show every year.

B Thilak Kumar,CEO
Shree Maruthi Printers

M.Dinakaran Response at PrintExpo 2018 has been excellent. We have displayed for the first time at this show and the experience has been good.

M.Dinakaran, Partner
Dina Color Lab

Vinod Bhanushali We are participating for the first time in PrintExpo and we are extremely happy with the show response. We also booked many orders from this show.

Vinod Bhanushali, Managing Director
Intec Printing Solution

Devaraj This exhibition has been fantastic for us. We have booked lot of orders over here and have many enquiries to close. It is the best exhibition in South.

Devaraj, Regional Sales Manager -Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh,Kerala,Karnataka
APL Machinery Pvt Ltd

SN Patel We have been participating at PrintExpo since 2009. It has always been a pleasure to participate in this exhibition. Every year we find our sales growing and the exhibition getting bigger and better.

SN Patel, Owner
Patel Enterprises

Rajesh Bhandari PrintExpo 2018 has been very good for us. I am really thankful to the organizers for organising such a good show. Printers from entire South India have visited the exhibition.

Rajesh Bhandari, Owner
Shaharaji Associates

Anzary Syed PrintExpo 2018 has been good for us. The second day and third day the response has been very good. We were able to make good revenue and are very happy with the show.

Anzary Syed, Vice President –Business Development
Kubs Impex Pvt Ltd

Poornima Shriyan We deal in spare parts and this is the first time we are participating in PrintExpo. The response has been extremely good and we are planning to participate in the next show as well.

Poornima Shriyan, Managing Director
Sharp Enterprises

Virendra Pawar I can't explain with what force the crowd is walking in at our booth. The crowd is versatile, genuine and they are liking our products. I would like to thank the organizers for putting up such a great show.

Virendra Pawar, Director
Jagruti Printing Press

K.V. Raguram This is the third time we are participating in PrintExpo. We have found this exhibition to be very crowd pulling and we are sure we are going to have a successful year ahead.

K.V. Raguram, Propreitor
RJ Resolutions

Pradeep Satpute We are participating for the first time at PrintExpo. Shree –LIPI is a brand with our local dealer Akhara Infotech. Shree Lipi Tamil Software we have introduced over here and we have got a very good response. We have got genuine feedback and quality customers. We are very happy with the result at PrintExpo 2018.

Pradeep Satpute, Regional Manager –Marketing
Modular Infotech Pvt Ltd

Manmeet Singh We find PrintExpo a very relevant show for our products. We have got a very good response. Quality customers have visited us. It is a business to business crowd and everyone is a genuine interested buyer. Extremely good experience and we got a lot of customer base.

Manmeet Singh Bindra, Partner

S.Venkataraman This is the 10th time are participating at PrintExpo. We are very extremely happy with the response at the exhibition. Lots of printers from in and around South India have visited the show. We generate good enquiries every time we participate here. I feel every six months they must organize this exhibition.

S.Venkataraman, Consultant-Imports & Exports
Monoprint Digital Equipments