Strong business growth reported at Media Expo New Delhi 2022

Rounding up its 49th edition, Media Expo New Delhi 2022 was held from September 1-5 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida (Delhi-NCR). It recorded massive business success for the exhibitors who expressed high levels of trade optimism, confirming multiple on-site deals and potential business closures expected in the coming months. This edition, the statements speak for itself!

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Equipped with next-gen branding innovations, the three-day fair brought together more than 132 exhibitors with over 250 live product displays. Business visitors and buyers rushed from all over India attracting a footfall of 11,338 visitors from 555 cities covering 29 states and five union territories. The platform also attracted visitors from 17 overseas countries including Bangladesh, Germany, Iran, Japan, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and USA. With an exciting display of innovations and branding solutions, Media Expo exceeded business expectations for many of its participating companies.

Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd, said the success and growth of their exhibitors is what defines the two-decade long journey of Media Expo. As it approaches its landmark centennial next year, the expo aims to reflect the transition of ‘Business of Branding’ and the transformative journey of the brands associated with it throughout the years. He conveyed, “The 50th grand edition of Media Expo will take place from March 2–4, 2023 at Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai.”

Crowd pullers

NEGI Sign Systems & Supplies Co showcased a vast range of its flagship NegiJet, Mutoh and Brother DTG systems. Girvir Singh Negi, Director, NEGI Sign Systems & Supplies Co, said the vibrancy of the expo determined the fresh optimism of market revival. Cosign India continuously pulled crowds throughout the three days of the expo to its existing and new modular signage products on display. Tejasa Purandare. CEO, Cosign India Pvt Ltd, said the i-Sign (10 ft totem) from the company is a new launch.

JN Arora & Co was another crowd puller which presented the whole gamut of textile printers and high-end protection films from Avery Denison. Aishwaray Arora from JN Arora & Co Pvt Ltd mentioned that they offer premium range of ‘green’ products for those looking for something sustainable beyond the ordinary. Colors Digital India (CDI) presented its range of machines including the ‘Futurejet’ and whole gamut of spare parts. Tejinder Singh, Director, CDI, said that they are quite satisfied with the serious trade visitors.

Mehta Cad Cam showcased six printers, among which the PRINCE with Seiko (4 printheads) was a showstopper. Shailesh Mehta, Director, Mehta Cad Cam System Private Limited, mentioned that their range of machines with Seiko printheads gain new speed and quality print production. Manish Aggarwal from AT Inks shared that the portfolio of AT Inks comprising the textile range for dye-sub and direct to polyester pulled crowd.

UN Inks showcased its line of universal inks comprising newly launched eco-solvent and dye-sub range. Pradipta Chowdhary, Co-founder of UNI Inks, stated that the expo is the right place to present the latest products and soon-to-be-launched products. For Apsom Infotex/ColorJet India, their colossal stall collectively presented nine Roland and ColorJet machines on display. Smarth Bansal, GM Product /Brand Management, Colorjet Group, said ‘green’ and ‘sustainability’ is the main theme of their stall.

The expo is a truly business driven platform for Skytek India. Santosh Nair, Group Director & CEO of Skytek India said, “Our journey with Media Expo has been phenomenal generating business worth Rs 2.5 cr in this edition.” Drawing in a positive response for their newly launched GZ hybrid UV printer, Lisco also confirmed to have closed big deals. Yatinsinh Vaghela, MD, Lisco Systems Private Limited, “This expo helps us meet buyers from across India and closed about 12 deals. Riyaz Siddiqui, CEO, Kheizer Trading Company said the expo gained a new momentum of business revival in the post-pandemic with positivity among trade visitors.

Raj Manek
Raj Manek

Kheizer showcased its highly popular Kbend letter bending machines and CO2 laser tube and accessories. Crowd that gathered at TechNova’s stall attracted to the live demo of Wei CB03 II Series flatbed digital cutter. “We have two variants of our Wei CB03 II Series—this one is for the display graphic applications and while the other model Wei CB03 II 1113 for corrugated packaging,” said Sameer U Shah, Deputy Manager, Regional Sales, Digital & Offset Print Solutions, TechNova Imaging Systems (P) Ltd.

Mimaki India put up its flagship printers on display at the expo. Kenichiro (Ken) Seki, Managing Director, Mimaki India Pvt Ltd, appreciated Messe Frankfurt for the successful show. Sun Sign & Technologies pulled huge crowd comprising its regional dealers. Deepak Gupta, Director, Sun Sign & Technologies, said the expo, as always, is prolific with good footfalls this edition. Arrow Digital pulled crow to the first live demo of the Canon Colorado 6650. Sanjay Bindroo, Vice President – Sales, Arrow Digital Pvt Ltd, said the new Canon system in their portfolio is a game changer.

At the expo, Monotech Systems launched Pixeljet LEO 3200, focusing on future technologies, innovation budget-friendly products and step towards green printing. “Pixeljet LEO3200 is available with the RICOH industrial grade printheads which are the most popular printheads when it comes to the UV printing technology,” says Manoj Garg, General Manager, Wide-Format Graphics, Monotech Systems.

Key exhibits

With an attempt to explore the Indian market for new business venture, Italian company Gildo Profilati presented its crowd-pulling profiles extrusion and thermoplastic edge banding materials. Dr Franco Bandelli from Gildo Profilati said they are desperately looking for business partners in India. Metamark is yet another overseas participant in the expo with onsite demo of its versatile premium printing materials. Iain Wallace, Strategic Development Manager, Metamark, said the expo offered the best networking platform.

ADS LED unpacked its range of highly-versatile LED modules and strips. Gautam Bajaj from ADS LED informed that the crowds and their seriousness show the market revival after a long pandemic slumber. Among the key exhibitors was the Ecopro Board, known for being the manufacturer of green materials for modular applications. Shekhar Varma from Ecopro Board rightly said the industry needs to be ‘green’ and they have the right approach towards it.

Eurobond, yet another media manufacturer at the show, demonstrated its new range of premium printing materials. Jayanta Das, General Manager (Pan India), Eurobond, mentioned that the expo actually provides the bonds that last. Jyoti Suppliers demonstrated its range of LED lighting and glow sign solutions with the promotion of its Brandlit and NYUU. Nishant Gattani, Director, Jyoti Suppliers Pvt Ltd, said the expo gained a new momentum with prolific footfalls.

Among the exhibitors who unveiled highly innovative solutions was Bitbang Signage Animator. “As our company name suggests we manufacture signage animators used for LED glow signs,” said Lakshay Nanda, Director, Bitbang Signage Animator. A debutant at the show, Chinese company Kejie demonstrated its two versatile and economical industrial K10 and K20 solvent models. Rajiv Bharadwaj, CEO & Project Guide, Kejie, said they look forward to expanding business in the Indian market in a rapid manner.

Afford Digital Inks unpacked a line of UV inks suitably designed for different technologies. In this, Raju Dharasandia, CEO, Afford Digital Inks, said they are now scaling up the UV ink production. Other key exhibitors at the expo included some big signage solution and material manufacturers in the industry, viz. Spectrum, Sibco, Flex Sign India, Miraai Advanced Composites, Printop. Tasman, Add Mart, among others.

Next 50th edition

Setting the stage for its grand 50th Edition in Mumbai 2023, Media Expo has completed two decades and is now heading towards its milestones that will herald a new chapter for the signage and graphic arts industry.