Time to get the most out of big fat expos

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Sonal Khurana
Sonal Khurana

Either participating as exhibitors or paying a visit as trade visitors, every one of us are entitled to get a chance to involve with some mega trade shows around in the industry, either on home grounds or offshore venues. Among them, two such prolific shows are next month’s drupa 2024 and last month’s FESPA 2024 Amsterdam. A great deal of excitement about drupa 2024 is its return in physical form after eight-year hiatus and rather the excitement is what it will bring up on the show floors after this long gap.

Now it’s time for everyone to prepare, properly, for getting into what these trade shows are involved and how we can get the most out of them. At drupa 2024, more than 1,400 exhibitors from 50 countries have set their positions to present innovative technologies, solutions, and topics that will trigger the industry now and in future. In addition to the exhibits of latest products and technologies, this world’s most significant show for the sector is the right place for partaking in a string of special events that provide valuable know-how from the industry leaders and experts.

Finally, we all will be able meet up face-to-face and exchange information at drupa 2024 in this very volatile time characterised by large social and also rapid technological changes and global megatrends. This big show is going to be held at this right juncture. Everyone must have to react, anticipate key developments, and adjust accordingly to unfold newer opportunities for the future. It’s pretty sure drupa 2024 will bring a wide spectrum of innovations that will shape the future and offer a multitude of opportunities for high-calibre knowledge exchange, discussions, and networking with peers and experts.

Now, let’s come to FESPA. This show has been breaking new grounds through its series of editions around the globe, unveiling innovations and new markets for business growth. The recently concluded Amsterdam edition last month attracted huge global audience of senior decision-makers prioritising investments for business growth. The show unveiled fresh business opportunities, highlighting thousands of innovations and trends, as well as new vertical market prospects.

Among the global trade visitors at FESPA 2024 Amsterdam, 85 percent revealed that they are involved in decision-making process for their business. Firming up investment plans was high on the agenda of those visitors as 92 percent of them were looking to invest in equipment in the next 12 months. FESPA Africa, Eurasia, Mexico, and Middle East editions are lined up between September 2024 and January 2025. Be it drupa 2024, FESPA or any other, it’s time to take part in these mega shows for connection, introduction and stay on top of the latest developments in the industry.

In this issue, under our Region Exclusive column we have Chandigarh where our travelling bandwagon had recently met with a group of sign makers in the city. Most of them are ahead of the ordinary sense of the so-called mere flex printing companies. They integrate newer and most advanced machines and equipment into their facilities. Their works, services and relationship with clients are simply great. Tremendous future growth is in sight for them.