Messe Dusseldorf maps out new virus guidance

Drupa director Sabine Geldermann has outlined some of the initial measures being introduced to allow trade fairs to operate during the time of coronavirus, and has also responded to the news that Xerox and Bobst would no longer be exhibiting at Drupa 2021.

It’s confirmed that the two manufacturers, both long-standing sizeable exhibitors, would not be at next April’s show. In response to the news, Geldermann said: “We are sorry that our long-standing partners Bobst and Xerox have decided not to

Avery Dennison and Mactac at Fespa 2020

Avery Dennison and Mactac will be showcasing  more than 10 new innovations across automotive, architectural, interior decoration and retail applications at Fespa in March 2020.

Oliver Guenther, senior director, Marketing and Channel Strategy, said: “2020 sees a new southern European venue for FESPA and some exciting new innovations from Avery Dennison and Mactac. The FESPA theme is ‘Where Colours Come Alive’, and we will be showing a huge breadth of choices across colour and digital wrapping

SGI Dubai 2020: Silver sponsor Heliozid Océ to focus on UV printers and textile printing

Heliozid Océ will be the silver sponsor at the SGI Dubai 2020 show. Philippe Husni, general manager, Heliozid Océ, said, “We hope that will attract visitors to our stand to discover some of the latest technologies and products.”

He added, “SGI is expensive when one considers all the costs involved in the space rental, stand, power consumption and costs of moving the equipment in and out. ROI on these kind of shows are measured over the long term rather than overnight. The show’s strength lies

SGI Dubai 2020: Magic Trading Company keen on keeping up-to-date with latest developments in the market

“With our business focusing on branding of promotional gift items, SGI Dubai is the most important show in the Middle East for us. We have some new products which will be launched during the show. We will invite our large client base to visit the show,” said Sina Haghi, CEO, Magic Trading Company (MTC).

He added, “The show is a great opportunity for us to connect with our customers and update them about our latest product offering and collection. Although we didn’t close many deals during the

SGI Dubai 2020: ‘Visitors to Flex Europa booth are in for surprises’

Flex Europa is preparing in full swing for yet another edition of SGI in January 2019. “We have set our objectives for the show, created our promotions and marketing campaigns, and trained our staff regarding the conduct of the event,” said Vijay Chandran, business development manager, Flex Europa.

He continued, “We plan to exhibit the latest variants to our existing brands along with some new solutions for the end-customers. We had a fruitful participation in the last show and were able to

SGI Dubai 2020: Sappi at SGI for the first time

Sappi is participating in the SGI Dubai show for the first time this year. “At SGI Dubai, visitors to the Sappi booth (hall 7, booth 7D-08) will have the opportunity to find out more about Sappi’s high-quality dye sublimation papers, including the recently launched Transjet Drive, as well as different papers for large format inkjet printing. Transjet Drive impresses with its remarkable features, like consistent high-quality results, fast ink drying and short transfer time. The production

SGI Dubai 2020: Jasani LLC hopes to collaborate with printing companies this year

Jasani LLC is ready for the forthcoming SGI show. “We have recently launched over 400 SKUs, most of which will be displayed at the trade show. New in our stall this year will be the latest VIP gifts catalogue which focuses on best in class products,” said Biren Jasani, managing director, Jasani LLC.

He added, “We participated in the SGI Dubai show for the very first time last year and we were not disappointed. We received some great leads which have of course helped our business.”


SGI Dubai 2020: Unione Agencies to display new LED power supply with 100% power usage and other top selling products in the UAE

Unione Agencies are gearing up to showcase their hot selling products in the GCC market at the SGI Dubai 2020 trade show. “Our new LED power supply with 100% power usage will also be on display,” informed Rahul Kumar, manager, Unione Agencies.

Talking about his company’s participation at the previous editions of the trade show, Kumar said that SGI Dubai has been an encouraging platform for Unione Agencies. “Last year, we received more than 300 visitors. Thus, it was worth being a part of the

SGI Dubai 2020: 'SGI always exceeds expectations with what it offers to participants,’ say Desert Sign CEOs

“Desert Sign has always focused on innovative technologies like UV, solvent, eco-solvent, router and laser machines along with latest eco-friendly digital printing media,” said the company’s CEOs Waqas Sabir (pictured right) and Amar Mustaq.

Regarding Desert Sign’s participation and expectations from the trade show, the CEOs commented, “We are eagerly looking forward to the SGI Dubai 2020 trade show as it has always exceeded our expectations for what it has to offer for the participants. It

SGI Dubai 2020: Masonlite set to launch several new products, offer attractive prices to celebrate their four decades in the industry

Masonlite is ready for the forthcoming edition of SGI 2020. General manager Sunil Purushothaman said, “Preparations are on and we will be launching a few new products –  Plamac brand UV flatbed printers and new models of Artisjet UV printers for the cosmetic industry, sign industry and gifting industry among others.”

He added, “This year’s show is even more significant for us as we are also celebrating our 40th anniversary in this industry. This edition coinciding with Expo 2020, Dubai, has a

Tetra Pak honoured with Best Stand Award

Tetra Pak took home the award for best stand at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing.

This is the sixth time the company wins the title since its participation in the region’s most important F&B manufacturing show.

From interactive production zones and on-stand workshops to displays of sustainable solutions and ingredients labs, under the theme “Do More Together”, Tetra Pak participated this year at Gulfood Manufacturing with a stand which was offering a value-adding and engaging experience

Private label brands primed to make their mark in the region

Private label brands are gathering momentum to mount a serious challenge to household brands in consumer shopping carts across the MEA region, according to exhibitors at the inaugural Private Label & Licensing Middle East who hailed the event for giving them a voice and a platform in an industry undergoing rapid change.

The exhibition, developed following extensive industry feedback for a sector-specific event, stressed on the opportunities in an industry that is primed for rapid growth

Private Label & Licensing Middle East and Gulfood Manufacturing conclude

Private Label & Licensing Middle East, the MENA region’s only dedicated trade platform for the private label and licensing, and Gulfood Manufacturing, the largest food and beverage processing and packaging show for the Middle East, Asia and Africa, featured more than 2,800 exhibitors this year. The event, inaugurated by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority took place at Dubai World Trade Centre between 20 to 31 October.

“The inaugural edition of

Curtains close on SIGN China with visitors from 122 nations

The Shanghai edition of Sign & LED China 2019, organized by Trust Informa Markets, concluded on 20 September at Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

According to the organizers, the three-day exhibition attracted 34,998 visitors, of which, 5,801 were international visitors from 122 countries. The top 20 country breakdown were the UAE, Korea, Japan, India, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia,  Iran, Philippines, Singapore, Brazil, Spain, France, Turkey, Vietnam

MENA’s first private label and licensing exhibition

The inaugural Private Label and Licensing Middle East exhibition, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 29-31 October, will provide a strategic incubation platform for heavyweight local, regional and international businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to tap into worldwide business opportunities across the rapidly accelerating private labelling, brand licensing and contract manufacturing sectors, believe the organizers of the event.

According to the latest Nielsen Total

Sustainability at the forefront of HP’s agenda at Gitex Technology Week 2019

During the 39th edition of Gitex Technology Week, HP is re-emphasizing its continued global commitment to the environment by showcasing some of its latest and most sustainable products and services at a show stand which is recyclable.

HP propels the circular economy with products, practices, and services that let customers do more and consume less. "Through one of its sustainability initiatives, the HP Planet Partner programme, the company has manufactured more than 3.4 billion ink and toner

Epson set to bring innovations at GITEX Technology Week 2019

Epson is participating in the region’s leading technology show, GITEX Technology Week 2019, and showcasing its unique solutions for businesses, education, professional display, hospitality and retail. These range from projector technologies to robotics, printing solutions, visual imaging and augmented reality.

A stand-out feature of this year’s Epson stand is a 180-degree shared virtual reality (VR) projection space, housed inside a custom created structure, providing an immersive projection

Agfa to show newspaper printing solutions at IFRA World Publishing Expo 2019

At this year’s IFRA World Publishing Expo (Berlin, 8-9 October 2019), visitors to the Agfa booth will find newspaper printing solutions that deliver cost-of-ownership and are more environment-friendly, easier to operate and smarter to maintain. "ECOnomy, ECOlogy and Extra COnvenience (ECO³) make the core of Agfa’s value-adding offering for printing companies," said the company statement.

According to the company, the key elements in Agfa’s ECO³ offering for newspapers are its Avatar V-ZH

Dedicated arena for flexible packaging at Labelexpo 2019

For the first time, Labelexpo Europe, slated from 24 to 27 September 2019, has announced a dedicated, flexible packaging arena to showcase conventional and digital converting of stand-up pouches, along with the current trends pertaining to short-run value-added flexible packaging on mid-web inline presses.

Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series, said, “Flexible packaging is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting areas of the label and package printing industry. So we

Flex Europa to launch 3D wallpaper printing solution Dimensor-S at The Hotel Show Dubai 2019

Flex Europa will unveil Dimensor-S, a new 3D wallpaper printing solution from Lithuania-based Dimense Company at The Hotel Show 2019  (Index section), slated to take place between 17-19 September 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

According to Flex Europa’s business development manager Vijay Chandran, Dimense is the first printer to simultaneously print and create structure for bespoke, creative graphic designs especially suited to the production of bespoke wallpaper. “The innovative

Omet to launch XFlex X7 at Labelexpo Europe 2019

Omet will be showcasing three machines on its two stands at the Labelexpo. This includes the launch of the Omet X7, the latest addition to the XFlex line, which would be seen live in action at the show.

This machine is a flexo printing machine for labels and flexible packaging with 670mm (26") web width, able to carry out the most complex jobs in a simple way.  

Omet is also showcasing its XJet powered by Durst, the hybrid flexo+inkjet machine, and "the first and only machine currently on

SGI wraps up Knowledge Series (2019) events in Dubai

Well ahead of its next expo - Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI) Dubai 2020 - hosted a series of round-table conferences with stakeholders from the industry at Shangrila Hotel in Dubai in June and July.

The organizers of Sign and Graphics  Imaging (SGI) 2020 exhibition brought together industry leaders from various segments such as branding and labelling, metal and engraving, and, paper manufacturers and distributors. The Knowledge Series conferences allowed the panellists to share insight on the 

Sign China 2019 promises innovative experience

Sign China 2019 will be held from 18-20 September at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The exhibition, spread across 1,00,000sqm, is expecting to host 1,250 exhibitors out of which 800 have already confirmed their booths.

Some of the renowned exhibitors participating in the event include GD Han’s Yueming, Senfeng, Beyond, Taipusheng, Ezletter, Weeson, Ganglong, Hailide, Yuanyuan, Nar, Guoshun, Hua R Shend, Epson, Flora, Handtop, JHF, Wit-color, Feiyeung Union, Yaselan, Sky Air-Ship

Website for Fespa expo 2020 event goes live

The new event website has gone live at, providing exhibitors and visitors with all the information they require about the exhibition, venue and travel to Madrid.

The website features the 2020 event campaign theme, ‘Where Colour Comes Alive’, using vivid imagery of a colour splash blending the blue, orange and pink that signify the screen, digital and textile zones of the show.

The Fespa Global Print Expo 2020 campaign will build on the ‘Explosion of Possibilities’ theme of the

Deals sealed at Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Gulf Print & Pack 2019 ended on a high note as business deals worth millions of dollars were sealed during the bi-annual event.

Xerox, meanwhile, sold more than 6 Xerox Iridesse and 22 Versant 180 Press machines at the show. Among others were Afra International, who sold its lamination and packaging machines.

Al Mahir Printing, which saw onsite bookings of 5 units, was expecting 10-15 more deals later. Its chief executive officer Dilawar Dalwai said, “Lots of customers are coming next week

Afra at GPP 2019

Afra participated again in the Gulf Print and Pack event and showcased their latest products during the show.

Speaking about the event, Vinay Krishnan, said, “Afra has been participating in the expo since 2005 and is a prominent exhibitor at this show. In this edition we showcased a wide range of packaging and print finishing equipment. In the packaging segment, we launched our Supercut Auto Die cutter, which is a revolutionary solution for paper board packaging.  Morgana RDC rotary die

Vinsak at GPP 2019

Vinsak participated in the event and promoted Vinsak USAR 430 (Modular Slitter Re-winder) including VIS 1200 inkjet system for variable data printing,
Vinsak USAR with variable cold foiling & digital varnish, Vinsak roll lifter, Vinsak TTR (table top re-winders), Vinsak also represented Iwasaki from Japan and with their intermittent-drive flexo press IF330 and TR2 UV offset printing machine. They also unveiled SPGPrints prepress during the show. Rhino by Pantec for flatbed embossing &amp

Masonlite at GPP 2019

Masonlite Sign Supplies, took a last minute decision to participate in the Gulf Print and Pack 2019 and it proved worthy for them. It should also be noted that this was the first time they participated in the event. During the event they displayed UV flatbed printers, direct to garment printers, thermal label printers, eco-solvent printers & laminators and vinyl cutting plotters.

Speaking about the event and their company, Sunil Purushothaman, general manger, Masonlite Sign Supplies, said

Sona Papers at GPP 2019

Sona Papers participated in the event and promoted their major partners at the event.

Sanjay Suneja from Sona Paper Pvt Ltd., said, “We are growing reasonably good in the Middle East. Our growth is quite visible in all the perspectives. We are adding more mills and more varieties from the existing mills as well. We have added few grades from Hansol and Cordenons. We are much optimistic and we are going to keep on adding mills and products, as our goal is to be the best print partner. We intent

AGE Graphics at GPP 2019

AGE Graphics participated in the event again and promoted their partners during the event.

Speaking about the participation, Anil Mishra, technical manager India, Arden Asia Pacific Software Pvt Ltd, said, “We have been having a relationship with AGE Graphics for the last two years. We have covered maximum die making installations through our Impact software. We are able to operate any hardware in the die-making segment. Now, we started to venture design segment where we have 3D options, layouts