International Media Week brings global preview for PAMEX 2017
The promotional campaign for PAMEX 2017 started off with a big bang with an International Media Week, organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in New Delhi from 3-6 August. The first of its kind event witnessed participation from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand.
Day-1, Aug 3, 2017 – Indian Associations’ Meet
AIFMP organized a joint meeting of printing & allied industries associations on 3 August 2017 at Holiday Inn, New Delhi. It was the first ever meeting of this kind held in the country. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the issue of common interest and problems being faced by printing and allied industries.
Representatives from Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers Association (FCBM), Association of Label Printers & Suppliers, Institute of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers of India (IPMMI), News Papers Association of India, Label Manufacturers Association of India and Jalandhar Printers Association attended the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Kamal Chopra, President, AIFMP.
The topics discussed at the meet included the state of economy & printing industry, identifying common issues that can be taken up jointly with authorities, developing mechanism for resolving inter trade issues, co-operation and support for industry events.
This initiative of organizing such meeting was taken by Prof. Kamal Chopra and was well appreciated by all the attendees of the event. It was further decided to have a mutual co-operation and start a forum to discuss the issues of common interest.
Association and media representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia and Malaysia were also present at the meeting. Mr. Anand Limaye, HGS, AIFMP and Mr. Tushar Dhote, Chairman, Pamex were also present at the gathering.
The meeting was followed by networking cocktail and dinner.
Day-2, Aug 4, 2017 – International Media Conference
To strengthen the mutual co-operation for the development and betterment of printing industry amongst the neighbouring countries, AIFMP organized International Media Conference on Aug 4. The association and media representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, and Thailand were present at the event. The idea and initiative of such gathering by AIFMP was well appreciated by everyone, especially the foreign participants. The representatives from International Associations shared the current printing industry scenario in their countries and underlined that such platform will definitely help share the expertise and advancements. Technova Imaging Systems and Chemline India supported the conference as sponsors.
Ms. Hasina Newaz, Vice Chairman, Printing Industries Association of Bangladesh; Mr Mughira Nurhani, President, Indonesia Print Media Association; Mr. Kelvin LEE Kat Min, Asst. Sec. Gen, Malaysia Printers Association and Mr Madhav KC, President, Federation of Nepal Printers Association presented the printing industry scenario of their respective countries. Mr. Chrisnadi Purnomo, Managing Editor, Print Indonesia; Ms. Katatron Charoenprom, Asst Manager, The Thai Printers Magazine and Mr. Karma Nima, General Manager, Kuensel Corporation Thimpu, Bhutan were also present for the conference.
One of the objectives to organize this gathering was to inform the global printing industry about PAMEX 2017. Mr. Tushar Dhote, Chairman, PAMEX 2017 in his presentation highlighted the encouraging response from industry that the event has received so far and also shared the plans of promotional roadshows scheduled in India and other countries. The International association representatives showed keen interest to host roadshows and bring delegates from their countries at PAMEX 2017.
Prof Dr Rajendra Anayath, Vice-Chancellor, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram – University of Science and Technology Murthal; Mr Deepak Chawla, Head-Marketing & Corporate Communications, Technova Imaging Systems; Dr. R.N Goel, Founder, Chemline India; Mr. C N Ashok, Managing Director, Autoprint Machinery and Mr. Abhishek Paul, Director of Marketing, APL Machinery also enlightened the gathering with their technical inputs and expertise in their presentations.
The meeting was followed by networking cocktail and dinner.
Day-3, Aug 5, 2017 – Factory Visit
Day 3 of the International Media Week started with a visit to one of the leading industry events PackPlus and CartonTech, organized by Print-Packaging.com. The delegates were welcomed and briefed about the event by Mr. Anil Arora, President, Print-Packaging.com. All the delegates were taken through an extensive tour of the entire exhibition.
A factory visit to International Print-o-Pack (IPP Group) was also organized for the foreign delegates. IPP is one of the renowned and leading houses for commercial & publication printing, packaging and stationary. Ms. Amila Singhvi, Managing Director, IPP Group was kind enough to welcome the delegates and shared about the company’s expertise, journey so far and plans ahead with them. The delegates also had an opportunity to witness the on-going printing jobs in the factory.
A special cocktail & dinner was arranged at Indian restaurant for the delegates by AIFMP.
Day-4, Aug 6, 2017 – A visit to the Taj Mahal
AIFMP gave a send-off to all foreign delegates of International Media Week in a unique way by arranging a visit to the Taj Mahal. All the delegates were excited to visit and a brief history of this wonderful monument being explained by a tourist guide.
The four day International Media Week 2017 concluded successfully. The international delegates and the media representatives were extremely pleased and showed keen interest in the upcoming PAMEX 2017 in December (from 9 to 12 December at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai).
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