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Messe Frankfurt India acquires Screen Print India

Event to be part of Messe Frankfurt’s Texpertise Network expanding its presence in high-growth Indian market.

8th August 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Mumbai

Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors

Having made its debut in 1994, Screen Print India exhibition is held biennially in Mumbai since its inception and has grown wider in scope covering not just screen printing but textile printing and digital printing.

Leading position

In 2014, Messe Frankfurt India acquired the rights of the International exhibition on indoor & outdoor advertising and signage solutions – Media Expo. “Over 40 successful editions and record-breaking figures year on year have made this the industry’s most trusted trade platform for the printing, advertising and signage industries,” the company reports. The organiser says it feels that that this new addition will only reinforce Messe Frankfurt leading position in print industry and provide a wider scope of exploring other related printing segments.

“As the only dedicated show in this segment, Screen Print India accelerates our strategy to expand and enhance the offerings we provide to our customers and partners in the printing and textile sectors,” said Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd.

“By allowing both Media Expo and Screen Print India fairs to be independent of each other, we aim to develop the exhibitions in a more targeted and well-defined manner to suit their respective visitor profiles and market demands. Going forward, we also aim to expand the exhibit segments and develop the scale of the platform to that of internationally renowned exhibitions in this space.”

Fastest growing sector

Printing is one of the biggest and fastest growing sectors in India and together with its allied sectors ranks second in the world in growth and supplies. Screen printing industry, in particular, has tremendous potential for expansion and diversification. Today, screen printing is a technology-oriented process that has applications across commercial, garment, textiles and almost every industrial segment.

As a platform dedicated for the screen printing industry since over two decades, Screen Print India focuses on new innovations and application areas in this technology-driven product segment. The latest edition in Mumbai 2016 featured 100 exhibitors, drawing around 7,000 professional visitors.

“The Screen Print India exhibition made its debut in 1994 and has become bigger in size, wider in scope and greater in significance. It has raised benchmarks for enhancing awareness, high-level networking, knowledge dissemination and industry bonding. Now, it is time to take it to the next level and under the aegis of Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, Screen Print India will realize its true potential and soar to even greater heights,” commented Devang Sheth, Managing Director of Aditya Exposition.

Digital printing

While the fair will continue to maintain a strong focus on screen printing machines, textile/garment printing materials, sublimation printing, digital and conventional printing presses, digital textile printers, wide format digital machinery, consumables and inks among others, the organiser aims to expand the exhibit segments to cover embroidery, garment and apparel printing in the coming years. The event will be part of the company’s Texpertise Network.

“Digital printing is becoming more and more relevant for our textile shows over the last years. And the potential of digital printing solutions for the textiles industry is growing a lot. Under the umbrella of our worldwide Texpertise Network, Screen Print India will now make the next big step in its development,” said Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.

The next Screen Print India will be held from 20-22 April 2018 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in India.

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