Messe Frankfurt India joins hands with Showcase Trade Fairs and Business Media to organise ‘PrintExpo’

‘PrintExpo’ – one of South India’s popular and biggest trade shows focusing on the printing, packaging, signage and advertising segment, will now be organised by Messe Frankfurt India in collaboration with Showcase Trade Fairs and Business Media.


With 25+ years of experience in the Indian market, Messe Frankfurt India will further strengthen the position of PrintExpo by leveraging its intelligence, worldwide network, trusted brand name, operational excellence and streamlined processes developed domestically and internationally over the years. The upcoming 13th edition of PrintExpo will be held from August 3–5, 2023 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai.

The 13th edition of the expo will mark the first PrintExpo with the involvement of Messe Frankfurt India. The expo is projected to evolve as a robust platform displaying cutting-edge technological innovations in machinery, processes and products, to meet the burgeoning demands arising from the e-commerce and economic developments. Printing and packaging solutions are the indispensable needs of every industry, except for those whose products and services are consumed digitally like the entertainment industry. Product manufacturers and brands are consistently hunting for cost-effective, creative, qualitative and sustainable solutions in the areas of printing, packaging, designing, advertising and related domains.

On the collaboration, Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd, said, “We are pleased and prepared to expand our Indian portfolio by entering into this strategic alliance with Showcase Trade Fairs and Business Media for organising PrintExpo. I think a medium like this unifies the Indian printing and packaging industry and offers a competitive edge to the SMEs exhibiting beside the global names in the field. It gives an equal opportunity to the SMEs aiming to expand their businesses, showcase the potential they bear and bring to the forefront the technovation happening across the layers of this industry.”

He continues, “Messe Frankfurt India will boost the scale of this show by expanding its reach in terms of domestic exhibitors, expanding the visitor base to pan India, and offering international exposure and outlook. We are certain that our strong network of Media Expo – which is interrelated to the category of PrintExpo will be a strong value-add to the new show.”

PrintExpo has acclaimed prominence in the South Indian market attracting visitors from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and is anticipated to grow the audience through this business move.

Ashok Neelkant, Managing Director, Showcase Trade Fairs And Business Media Private Limited, stated, “I am delighted to have entered into a strategic tie with Messe Frankfurt India, a global leader in organising trade shows. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our journey and opens up exciting new opportunities for growth and success. By joining forces with Messe Frankfurt India, we will combine our expertise, resources and industry knowledge to create a formidable synergy that will enhance our ability to deliver bigger, better and more dynamic PrintExpo. This collaboration will enable us to broaden our reach, attract a wider array of exhibitors and attendees and provide an even more enriching platform for business networking and innovation.”

With its humble beginnings in 2009, PrintExpo has completed 12 successful editions, with the last three editions garnering an average of 10,000+ visitors and 150+ exhibitors for the show. The show is a magnet for press owners, commercial printers, vendors, publishers, packaging professionals, brand marketing managers, OOH advertising and media companies, creative and art directors, label-offset-screen printers, digital printers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, among others.

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