The 6th edition of All in Print China was held at Shanghai from 18 to 22 October, 2016. The theme of AIP revolved around “Discover the Future of Printing” that scrupulously showcased the advancements in printing technologies in recent years.
All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) celebrated India Day on the morning of 20 October. The ceremony was attended by more than 100 Indian Printers and His Excellency, Shri Prakash Gupta, Consulate General of India at Shanghai was the Chief Guest. Welcoming the delegates Mr. Alex Bartkus, Messe Dusseldorf, Germany said, “I am delighted to know that the Indian Printing and Packaging industry is growing at a rapid speed and with 250,000 printing companies India is the leading nation in this trade. “
His Excellency Shri Prakash Gupta, Consulate General of India at Shanghai appreciated the gesture of AIFMP to celebrate India Day. He said he conveyed this thought to many Indian associations but AIFMP has taken the lead and I am so happy to be here with the Indian entrepreneurs. He invited international companies to start manufacturing the machines and equipment in India and assured complete support and cooperation at the level of Consulate General of India. His Excellency said with the vision of our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi now India is fast emerging as the factory of world and there are ample opportunities. He invited Chinese manufacturers to visit India and assured the simplified visa processing for such visitors.
Mr. Anand Limaye, Hon General Secretary of AIFMP remarked that the huge printing and packaging industry in India has generated a plethora of opportunities for employment in a variety of fields. The
INR 500 billion industry provides employment to 400 thousand people directly and 1500 thousand people indirectly. In its quest to provide a platform that voices the concerns of the Indian Printing Industry, AIFMP supports, participates and organises a number of regional, national and international events. These programmes lobby for the interests of the Indian printers and showcase the industry’s achievements. Holding technical seminars to educate printers about current global trends and technologies is also one of its important functions.
Prof. Kamal Chopra, President of AIFMP said, “All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) is inviting the companies for ‘Print in India’ to get their printing and packaging work executed from India and at the same time AIFMP is inviting the companies to manufacture their printing and allied machines in India. The purpose of celebrating India Day is to disseminate the caliber and potential of the Indian Printing industry. We are here as a world entity to celebrate the power of print and to recognize just how far it has come. Print has spanned a millennium. “He presented the facts and figures of the Indian print industry, claiming it to reach INR 374 billion by the end of 2018.
He concluded his speech with the wording of former Indian President, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam “India is a country which has over the years learnt to evolve and maintain a unique unity amongst diversity. It has become an inspirational model and an example to emulate for every region in the world. India supports a social form of economic development and encourages a model of growth with equity. We are conscious of the need for growth to respect the environment and make it sustainable for future generations. With this valuable experience of centuries behind India, we can bring a doctrine of global cooperation built over the foundation of regional collaborations and core competencies of people and society of many nations”. Prof. Chopra added, It is therefore today’s India Day will pave a way for the unity of minds of printers not only of both the countries, but the entire printing community world over.
AIFMP also promoted their flagship event Pamex 2017 that will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from 18 to 21 December, 2017. The AIFMP stall received great response and saw an enthusiastic wave among the visitors for the upcoming Show. Mr. Anil Arora, President of Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd, the event organizer for Pamex said, “There is a rapid growth in the industry, the Indian printers are forthcoming and adopting the latest technologies and trends. There were a lot of queries not only from the Indian but also the printers across the globe wishing to participate in the show. We are anticipating the show to cater all the printing needs and solutions and to be a boundless platform for all the small and large printers to explore opportunities and expand their business.”
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