Printing South China/ Sino-Label 2017 Ended Successfully

Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017 attracted 68,019 professional buyers during the three-day show period 

The organizer welcomed numerous delegation groups formed by trade associations and leading enterprises 

The latest packaging printing machinery attracted visitor’s interest 

High-calibre experts shared industry hot topics at professional symposiums 

Special display zones provided visitors with new insights 

The curtain of the first printing and labeling exhibitions in 2017 was perfectly dropped at Guangzhou on 3 March 2017. The vitality of the industrial market could be reflected in the exhibition scale and number of visitors. “The steady growth of print and label markets have generated golden market opportunities for enterprises. Catering to their needs, the scale of Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017 increased 3% to 95,000 sqm, while the total visitor numbers reached 68,019 eventually, with a growth of 20% when comparing with last year’s figures,” said Ms. Celine To, General Manager of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, one of the show organizers.

Jointly organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Limited and China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), the Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017 were held successfully on 1-3 March 2017 at Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China. The shows attracted 68,019 visitors of which 9,722 were overseas visitors, accounting for around 14% of total number of visitors.

Positive Responses from Exhibitors

Exhibitors were satisfied with the on-site results. Mr. Wang, Manager of Yutian Uanchor Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. said that this was their first attempt to join Printing South China and the results were out of their expectation, “While the visitors were mostly from South China and its surrounding areas, there were also quite a lot of quality overseas buyers from Indonesia and the Philippines.”

Mr. Huang, President of Hangzhou Cron Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd. said that they had booths at both Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017, “We met a lot of potential buyers and are satisfied with the overall results.”

The representative of AKO Printing Technology Shanghai Ltd. said that AKO specialized in electronic express bills and labels while ETI Converting Equipment specialized in printing equipment, and they have been joining Sino-Label for consecutive years. “This year, we have booths at materials zone and equipment zone. Both achieved great results and attracted many visitors. Some visitors have already placed orders. We will join again next year.”

Luster Lighttech Group commented that they had a 10-man team on-site and their main products were soft packaging, information inspection equipment and industrial vision inspection equipment. They agreed with the 4-in-1 expo concept and thought that the results were really good. They would join the exhibition again.

Enthusiastic Support from Visitors

This year, over 130 domestic and international delegation groups formed by trade associations and leading enterprises were attracted to the shows. They were from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, etc. In China, professional delegations came from Guangdong (Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, and so on) and provinces including Fujian, Anhui, Hainan, etc. Factory visits were arranged for premium overseas visiting delegations to facilitate in-depth communications between exhibitors and visitors.

Mr. Tee Teck Hock from Malaysia Printers Association thought the event was a huge success, especially on the increase in show scale and the number of exhibitors, “Our members feel fruitful and the arrangement of the organizer is very good. We will visit again next year.”

Ms. Amy Wong, Chief Officer of Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong, observed that there are more visitors in the 2017 edition, “Visitors have close exchange with exhibitors and generally spent more time at booths compared with last year. We believe there would be a lot of growth in the number of on-site transactions. Four exhibitions held concurrently also provided great conveniences to visitors as they could get all the latest information related to the graphic art industry at this one-stop platform.”

Mr. Chao Sio Seong, President of Macau Printer's Association was happy with the on-site results, “The show arrangement is very good. We have purchased two box-making machines. It seems there is more packaging printing related machinery on-site. Overall, the show is quite good.”

Mr. Feng, Secretary-General of Guangxi Yulin Printing Industry Association said that their association has always been forming delegations to visit Printing South China, “We visit Printing South China every year. This year, we have gained a lot and some members bought the equipment they need on the show. Thank you for providing us such a fine platform.”

One of the buyers, Mr. Valetin Go, Manager of V-Print from Malaysia was very satisfied with the show, “It was a huge success. There is an increase in the number of exhibitors on packaging machinery that can fulfill our needs. We have communicated with some exhibitors like Weifang Donghang Graphic Technology on the market trend, through which we can further decide the direction of our product development. We are also satisfied with the organizer’s arrangement and good services.”

Mr. Fan, Process Engineer of Zhongyong Printing thought the organizer has provided great services, “There are more exhibits on equipment and I have pretty good gains in packaging processing, labeling, anti-counterfeiting and Internet+ printing. Overall, the show is quite good and I met a lot of suitable suppliers in laser engraving, ink, anti-counterfeit, post-press packaging equipment, and so on.”

Concurrent Events Address Industry Development Trends

During the shows, concurrent events such as "The 2nd Intelligent Printing Summit" and "Innovation Drives the Future - 2017 China Label Green Technology Development Forum" were held at which high-caliber experts were invited to share a number of hot topics on smart packaging and labeling, digital packaging, intelligent printing, creative design and printing techniques.

Furthermore, special activities zones including “3D Printing Activity Zone”, “The 28th Hong Kong Print Awards” Display Zone and “Ling Yun Cup - Gravure Printing Premium Display Zone 2016” were set up to capture visitors’ attention.

One Stop Print-to-Pack Industries Expo

Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017 featured the printing and labeling equipment and technologies with “intelligent, automated, green and efficient” functions, which provided a one-stop industrial chain to the visitors. Catering to the needs of printing and packaging manufacturers and end-users, Printing South China 2017 mainly focused on Post-press, Packaging Converting and Carton Packaging, meanwhile, also covered various equipment, materials, parts, etc. Prestigious exhibitors included HP, Epson, Guowang, Uanchor, Keqiang, Wenhong, Jinbao, Zhongke, Hongming, Zihong, Lixin, Donghang, Daqiao, etc.

The concurrent show Sino-Label 2017 focused on digital, smart and green printing. High-caliber exhibitors such as HP, Omet, Epson, KURZ, Founder, Zhongte, Haotian, Brotech, Taiyo Kikai, Weigang, Rhyguan, Source MTR, Antac, etc., introduced a wide range of machinery and materials, especially RFID labels, anti-counterfeit labels, logistic-related labels and in-mold labels to visitors. 

The fairs featured 973 exhibitors and also attracted buyers from nearly 100 countries and regions. The on-site atmosphere was vibrant and there were frequent interactions between exhibitors and visitors.

An onsite visitor survey was conducted by the organizer. Among the interviewees, nearly 80% rated the exhibition scale as “Excellent” and “Very Good” while around 95% said they “will visit this show again next year”.

Shows Return in March 2018

The 25th South China International Exhibition on Printing Technology (Printing South China 2018) and 2018 China International Exhibition on Label Printing Technology (Sino-Label 2018), together with The 25th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2018) and China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2018) will be held during 10-12 March 2018 at Area A, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China.

The synergy of the four shows will create a one-stop purchasing platform from printing, labeling to packaging industries where worldwide visitors can enjoy an all-round and time-saving sourcing experience. Stay tuned!


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