As the dates for PAMEX 2023 are coming closer, the growing enthusiasm around the industry in the country is discernible and was amply evident at the Indore event.
The PAMEX Road show reached Indore on its fourth stop on 24 January 2023 at the Brilliant Convention Centre with registrations crossing 300 in numbers. The event witnessed visitors in large numbers from Bhopal and Ujjain who all converged with local attendees of Indore for the afternoon to evening event, where the Table-top Exhibition started off at 2 PM and the Conference began at 4 PM.
The Indore event was a joint effort of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) and Indore Master Printers Association (IMPA) and was organised in association with Print-Packaging.com Private Limited and supported by Bhopal Master Printers Association, Indian Plastpack Forum, Federation of Corrugated Box Mfrs. of India (FCBM), Madhya Pradesh Corrugated Box Manufacturers’ Association and Ujjain Print & Media Association.
After the inaugural lamp lighting by Raveendra Joshi, President, AIFMP, Tushar Dhote, Co-chairman, PAMEX, AIFMP, then gave a presentation on PAMEX, talking about its history and the current status of the 15th edition of the Show which was followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by industry veteran, V Vaidyalingam of Suba Solutions raising some very relevant questions around ‘Convergence in Print – The Way Forward’. The panelists included Aditya Pahuja (Colours Packaging Solutions), Gaurav Nema (Pragati Graphics), Amit Shah (Spectrum Scan), and Amit Khurana (Technova).
The Panel discussion was followed by a technical presentation by Rajesh Khatwani (VINSAK India) on ‘Connected Packaging’. Speaking about the importance of track and trace in today’s scenario, he gave a brief on how technology makes it possible to get full information of a product through a simple barcode.
Pawandeep Sahni (OMET India), who has been a part of all the four roadshows conducted gave a presentation on ‘The Convergence Mindset- How to encash on the biggest opportunity in Print’. Premchand Prajapati (Konica Minolta), spoke about ‘Digital printing & the way forward’.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks extended by Pritesh Jain, Vice President, Indore Master Printers Association, (IMPA).
A table-top exhibition, running parallel to the Conference, created an opportunity for the attendees to network and talk business. The evening ended with a networking dinner, which allowed the delegates and participants to interact in an informal ambiance. The next destination for PAMEX 2023 Roadshow is Bengaluru, where once again the table-top exhibition and conference will be held on 23 February 2023. The last venue of this series will be in Haridwar on 03 March 2023.
PAMEX 2023 is scheduled to be held from 27-30 March 2023 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.