Media Expo Mumbai 2024 drew record footfalls of 14,941 visitors

The 52nd edition of Media Expo Mumbai 2024, which was held from May 09 – 11 at Bombay Exhibition Center (BEC), Mumbai, pulled a prolific crowd of 14,941 visitors from 14 countries and 290 India cities and 31 states. The three-day trade fair bought together 195 exhibitors along with the leading associations and stakeholders, witnessing innovations and latest trends.

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Amidst the trend of sustainability, Media Expo Mumbai 2024 presented latest trends encompassing upgraded machines, materials, eco-friendly, recyclable & biodegradable products, and latest market trends. A league of leading companies as exhibitors, such as NEGI Sign Systems & Supplies Co., Kheizer Sign, Sun Sign & Technologies (SST), Cosign India, Canopus, Wyte India, Monotech Systems, Metamark, MIMAKI India, CDI (Colors Digital India), Perfect Bend, Rhino Lux (Hii-Sign), Skytek (KDS), Daksh Enterprises, Geeta & Company, Orafol, Apsom Infotex (Roland DG), Lisco Systems, Karni Alufab, to name a few, pulled crowds and signed some good deals during the three-day expo.

As a chief guest, Pawan Bansal, Chairman of Indian Outdoor Advertising Association, stated that OOH advertising industry in India is close to about Rs 4500cr contributing 4 percent to the advertising expense. Eyeing a growth in the sector, Praveen Vadhera, CEO of Indian Outdoor Advertising Association (IOAA), expressed that the industry expects a rapid growth in the next five years.

Media Expo Mumbai 2024 once again functioned as a launch pad of several new machines and products. Also, during the show many had celebrated the landmark sales of machines. Lisco Systems introduced an all new GZF 2008D hybrid belt converting UV printer. HP India unveiled the brand new HP Latex 630, designed with features to go beyond sustainability. Rhino Lux (Hii-Sign) announced the new linea LED Wall, a key product evolving the digital signage and retail industry.

At the show, Wyte India launched ranges of wallpapers for décor; both side visible blind fabric (printable on one side); eco-friendly PVC vinyl for outdoor and retro reflective night glow, etc. Sun Sign & Technologies (SST) also announced the launch of new Sunstar Fabric and Sunstar Wallpaper. Apsom Infotex/ColorJet launched the Suniq Duo high-speed mild solvent printer and Roland VersaOBJECT MO-240, designed for vibrant and impactful graphics onto a vast range of objects and substrates.

Among the companies which sold maximum numbers of machines during the show was Canopus that signed the deals of 16 machines comprising its ever demanding Canopus CYGNUS (10 units), Canopus VEGA Pro (3 units) and Oric Eco-Solvent (3 units). The expo once again emerged as the ideal industry platform for networking and finding out about the latest machines and solutions for best signage and branding.

Some of the show-stoppers at the expo were Gildo Profilati, PV Media, Interlone, Ace Infotex, Mistry Sign, IDS, Ashwin Enterprises, Shree Balaji Polymers, Nilkamal, Ansure, Maruti Flex, Newclear Technologies, ADS LED, Apsom Technologies, Fayon India, Mistry Sign, Raj Incorporated, ITMS, Keundo, among others.

The next edition of Media Expo will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from September 12-14, 2024. Media Expo will also launch its first Chennai edition in 2025.


Industry talks

On the sidelines of the show, the expert-led conferences emphasized the use of sustainable products and practices. Some of the industry doyens revealed new products and shared their views on the latest trends and also discussed how the industry can ensure products and technologies positively resulting towards a sustainable tomorrow.

Started with a session titled ‘Skin in the Game’ by Junaid Sheikh of RoshanSpace Brandcom Pvt Ltd, followed by a panel discussion on ‘Marching Towards Sustainability’, moderated by Santosh Nair of KDS with panelists comprising Pawan Bansal, Indian Outdoor Advertising Association; Rohit Yajnik, Mumbai Metro One; Jahan Mehta, OAP India; Krishna Iyer, MullenLowe Lintas Group; and Praveen K Vadhera, Indian Outdoor Advertising Association.

In a subsequent session, Ian Wallace from Metamark (UK) Limited talked about recycling of media in the signage industry. It was followed by Tejasa Purandare of Cosign India took the stage to present the ‘SignAgent’—an advanced tool to streamline signage production. Naved Nakhwa from MIMAKI India presented the prowess and possibilities with the newly launched MIMAKI UCJV330-160 and UJV100-160Plus.

In the concluding session of the two-day conferences held on the sidelines of the show, Amit Kanodia of Illuminati India demonstrated the innovations that work through the company’s highly innovative ‘Mobile Light Box’.