Asian convergence witnessed as exhibitors and visitors declare the show a huge success
The 2016 edition of the Screen Print India show, held from May 6-8, 2016 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, affirmed a huge success by exhibitors and visitors alike. The three days show, with 1000 stalls and 7000 visitors raised benchmarks for enhancing awareness, high-level networking, knowledge dissemination and industry bonding.
A cluster of global gurus conducted technical seminars and interactive sessions, adding considerable value to those who attended this show. Mike Young, Imagetek Consulting International, USA, conducted seminars on Little-known Techniques for High-Performance / Industrial Screen Printing Applications, High-Tech Screen Printing 101 for senior and mid-management, Overview of Printed Circuit, Touchscreen and Conductive Screen Printing Applications and most importantly, High Growth Areas for India’s Screen Printing Community.
Charlie Taublieb conducted seminars on Simulated Process and Four Colour Process in addition to the unique ‘Charlie’s Corner’ concept popular all over the globe. Jacek Stencel, Pasja Print & Media, Poland, explained Print Finishing, UV Varnish and Special Effects while Adam Batting, Technical Manager, Fujifilm Europe Graphic Systems Division highlighted the Future of UV Printing.
The Screen Print India Awards for Excellence in Printing completed 2 decades – a memorable milestone – continuing a tradition of recognising excellence in screen printing that started in the year 1996. The ‘Oscars’ of the screen printing industry in India were presented by dignitaries from across the globe.
Responding to feedback received from exhibitors, visitors and supporting associations, the event was being held during the summer period. This made it possible for more people to exhibit and visit and the venue was selected so that large and heavy running machines could be displayed during the show.
Devang N Sheth, Director, Aditya Expositions, commented, “The Screen Print India exhibition made its debut in 1994 and has grown bigger in size, wider in scope and greater in significance. It now also includes textile printing and digital printing. A co-located niche event, Sublimation Ideas Expo also made its debut alongside, providing a focused interface to printers who are already into sublimation as well as those planning to explore the various opportunities it offers.”
The credibility factor of this dedicated platform for the screen printing industry since over two decades was evident from the fact that SGIA (USA), SGAI and IPAMA pledged their support. Plus, ASGA, which usually only officially supported exhibitions in China, supported SPI 2016 and held its Board Meeting in Mumbai, just a day after the event.