Pamex set for a grand event after roadshows conclude

Pamex organisers concluded their roadshows after successful last two events at Bangalore and Haridwar.

Held at the FKCCI Auditorium in Bengaluru for the penultimate PAMEX roadshow on 24 February which also happened to be the Printers’ Day, nearly 200 delegates were in attendance from Davangere, Hassan, Malanad, Tumkur, Udupi and Vijaypur Districts.

Inaugurating the event, Raeendra Joshi, President AIFMP said, “I am thankful to the delegates who have extended their support towards the event and have showered so much love on me. I will always remember this day with fond memories. AIFMP looks forward to welcoming the visitors from all over Karnataka to PAMEX 2023 in Mumbai.”

A panel discussion, under the established theme ‘Convergence in Print – The Way Forward’ was moderated by Amitabh Luthra, Printers Supply Co Private Limited, who started the discussion giving a brief on how Convergence is clearly visible in all stages of printing.

“Whether it is the software used in pre-press, printing machines which have inline finishing options, the possibility of printing on various substrates, convergence exists in label printing processes and now even in cartons,” he said.

The panellists at the session included Gopi Ballarwad, iTekPackz LLP; Denver Annunciation, Janus International; Suresh Srinivasan, Kamsri Printing & Packaging Private Limited and C. N. Ashok, Autoprint Machinery Mfrs. Private Limited, who shared their success stories.

Pawandeep Sahni from OMET India gave a presentation on ‘The Convergence Mindset- How to encash on the biggest opportunity in print’. He explained that it is very important to evaluate your results, compared to the efforts you put in. Convergence is not only about adopting the change, but also about understanding how to make the change work for you.

Ashutosh Tripathi, National Centre for Flexible Electronics- IIT Kanpur, talked about ‘Printed Electronics- Opportunities for Print and Packaging Industries’. According to him, convergence can be of use when we innovate& collaborate, focus on R&D & longterm objectives, understand each-other better and develop the indigenous eco-system.

The concluding roadshow held on 3rd March at Haridwar, the industrial hub that is served by several printing and packaging companies, saw attendance of more than 125 delegates.

The event at Haridwar gave a final push to the efforts PAMEX has been putting in gathering local printers and educating them about the pros and cons of adopting Convergence as a strategy in their businesses.

Ashutosh Tripathi, National Centre for Flexible Electronics, IIT Kanpur moderated the panel discussion and was joined by expert panellists including Sanjeev Sondhi, Zircon Technologies (India) Limited; Arvind Singhal, Square Vision India Private Limited; Nitin Sharma, Ekta Graphics & Printing Solutions; Amitabh Luthra, Printers Supply Co Private Limited.

Giving a gist of Convergence Ashutosh said, “Haridwar lies along the Ganga- which is formed with the Convergence of two rivers- Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi. In terms of technology, convergence is the merger of two or more stand-alone technologies resulting in new values, new features and even new business.”

Sharing his views on many companies exploring other verticals of business that brought an upsurge in Convergence during the pandemic, Sanjeev Sondhi said, “I feel that keeping the trunk of the tree safe,means keeping your base business same, you can still apply convergence by adding more elements of technology to your current business. For example, keeping our basic printing business intact, we looked at multifaced converting options during pandemic. We moved from labels to metallised printing for enhancement and also explored high secured printing to avoid counterfeiting. The vision of the future is important. Today our new products are doing much better than the old ones.”

In his technology presentation, Pawandeep Sahni from OMET India explained, “If the convergence is applied in the process that you are already well versed with, it is easy to adopt and analyse results. However, if there is a shift of form, material or solution- the learning and understanding of new process is important before the convergence is applied.”

Surya Lamba of Fujifilm, shared his presentation on ‘Process Optimisation’, where he spoke about the role and expectation from plates in printing and packaging. “Consistency, accuracy, quality & quick output, less chemical wastage, higher productivity and better for environment are some of the requirements from the industry, which need to be met when it comes to the technology we adapt for plates,” he said.

Pamex 2023, featuring more than 400 exhibitors, is scheduled to be held from 27-30 March 2023 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

Back to News

All Copyright Reserved @ Sumi Publications 2019      Site Design: Photo Monkey