Shedding the months of gloom due to the problems related to adoption of the new tax regime, Pamex 2017 portends a bullish industry in the new year as the curtains came down on a successful event with unprecedented footfall of 25223 visitors and several deals being reported at the venue itself. The event was held from 18 to 21 December at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
Spread across two halls, 1 and 5, Pamex’17 opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the hands of AMSG Ashokan, President, AIFMP; S. Dayaker Reddy, President, IPAMA; Tushar Dhote, President, MMS; Mehul Desai, President, BMPA; Chang Xiaoxia, General Manager, CAPT (China Academy); Neetu Arora, Director, Print-Packaging. Com (P) Ltd.; Pernilla Jonsson, Senior Director, Global Programs, NPES; Balasaheb, Maharashtra Mudran Parishad; Yasuhito Nagai, Auditor, JPMA (Japan) & Mustafa Kapadia, Director& President, SPAI.
Reports of onsite deals started appearing on the first day itself. Among the several deals closed, Zhongke India sold its ZK-5540OWL paper box making machine to Ma Prints Bengaluru. Mototech Systems sold Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement Press with Foil Station to United Multiclour Printers (P) Ltd. Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers booked an order for Blankmatic 108 2H, an offline stripping machine at Pamex 2017. EFI Vutek, announced the sale of EFI Vutek GS3250LX Pro wide-format kit. Pratham reported that it booked orders for six paper folding kit of varying configurations. New Delhi-based NBG Tech announced the sale of two machines from Hongming, its Chinese principal. Details were still pouring in at the time this report was prepared.
Several events were also happening on the sidelines where parallel meetings and conferences were scheduled. Elites from Indian print industry discussed the future prospects with the suppliers from China and Japan in closed door events. AIFMP, IPAMA, Capexil, LMAI and other bodies used the occasion to meet at the venue.
The exhibitors evening was organized at a glitteringevent where the prestigious National Awards for Excellence in Printing (NAEP) were given away. The winning entries were also displayed in a special gallery at the exhibition.
Exhibitors were occupied with the steady flow of visitors throughout the four days. “There has been an excellent footfall and we have been extremely busy throughout. We saw a lot of quality crowd and the customers who are here genuinely for business. We sold Scodix Ultra Pro which is in top of line for enhancement press and have got a lot leads for it. We are definitely participating in the next edition in a bigger manner than this year.” said Mr. Tej Prakash Jain, Managing Director of Monotech Systems Ltd.
Mr. Adam Ren from Real Star Machinery China said, “The result at Pamex is excellent, we have sold 5 machines already. It’s a great platform as it provides a good chance for the Indian printers to learn about our machines and even for us as we are exposed to Indian market.”
The visitors were enthralled with remarkable line up of displays and live demos. “Pamex was really helpful as I found the kind of pre-press solution I was looking for along with some interesting offers. The Show was highly informative.” said Mr. Devendra Rathore from Elim Enterprises.
Mr. S. Manoj from Elegant Printing Works, Bangalore says, “The main purpose to visit Pamex is to see the latest technology available in rigid box and UV printing and I’m very happy to find solutions for both.”
The next edition of Pamex is scheduled to be held from 6 to 9 January, 2020 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
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