IPAMA stepped in the arena of exclusive packaging exhibitions
On 24th April 2023, Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association launched the 'IntraPac India' exhibition in the presence of distinguished media personnel, heads of different associations and IPAMA governing council members and staff. The booking of IntraPac India has started. IPAMA is sure that it will be a complete solution for packaging industry companies.
After years of organizing the largest fair in the country biennially on the graphic arts industry, 'PRINTPACK INDIA', the Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) has now decided to organize an exclusive packaging exhibition to meet the long-outstanding demand of the packaging machine manufacturers and the companies dealing in allied products.
IPAMA, since its inception in 1988, has been promoting the printing and packaging industry on different platforms, including organizing PRINTPACK INDIA biennially, the most prominent exhibition of the printing industry in India. IPAMA has also been providing necessary inputs relating to the industry to various government organizations, including the Ministry of Heavy Industry, Bureau of Indian Standards, CII, FICCI, PHD, EEPC, etc. IPAMA is also working with other associations/federations to redress the grievances of the industry and its member companies.
The last edition of the PRINTPACK INDIA exhibition was organized at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, from 26 to 30 May 2022, on a net area of 25,342 square meters in which 487 Indian and foreign companies participated. It was visited by a record number of 1,03,412 business visitors. The space charges were kept at the minimum level so that the MSME Units could participate easily and effectively with minimal financial constraints.
IntraPac India - 14 to 16 March 2024
IntraPac India, an exclusive exhibition on the packaging industry, will be organized at IICC, Dwarka, New Delhi, from 14 to 16 March 2024. The profile of the exhibition includes all packaging solutions, machinery, and allied products, inclusive of plastic packaging, metal packaging, glass packaging, paper packaging, filling, capping, filling & sealing, biodegradable packaging, protective packaging, automation and robotics, tube packaging, mono cartons, die-casting, traceability & tracking, logistics, film, molding, and many more relating to packaging industry.
While announcing the dates and the venue of IntraPac India, Rakesh Sodhi, President IPAMA, said, “The packaging sector in India is the 5th largest in its economy and one of the highest growing Sectors in the country. We are making endeavors to promote this sector on different platforms so that the industry can get further momentum. We are also making efforts to increase the exports of packaging machinery and related products to different destinations in the global market. We are happy to say that the industry has successfully come out of the grip of COVID-19. With the legacy of PRINTPACK INDIA, IPAMA will be able to serve the packaging industry in a better way."
Initially, the space charges will be kept between Rs 9,000 to Rs 10,000 per square meter. For subsequent editions, these will be reviewed and kept at the minimum level so that more and more MSME Units can participate in the exhibition. IPAMA is also forming an advisory committee to rope in important industry players who can guide and give their valuable contributions in implementing the project. Some important and prominent industry players have already been approached for this. Within a couple of months, the advisory committee will be in a position to support.
IPAMA, being an association of both printing and packaging machine manufacturers and also responsible for supporting the industry by providing a unique platform so that the maximum number of companies can participate and promote themselves at a very affordable rate, the Governing Council of IPAMA had decided to create such a platform in the form of IntraPac India, exclusively for the packaging industry, on the pattern of PRINTPACK INDIA Exhibition. Packaging has a much wider exposure compared to other sectors of our economy. India is a developing country, and the people are now aware of food hygiene, living standards, health consciousness, along with the adoption of next-gen digital technologies.