Earlier this month from the 1st to 4th of July 2011, PackPlus South 2011 was held at the Hytex Exhibition Centre Hyderabad. With over 250 exhibitors, the organizers as expected were very optimistic about the success of the show.

Mahrishi Labels Ahmedabad at the show

As mentioned earlier by me that, owing to the organisers' past association with the label industry, a sizable presence from this industry was expected.

PragatiPack, Hyderabad

  They, the constituents of the label industry, did show up in substantial numbers. The Packaging industry and also the label industry in India is evolving to reach global standards and the consumer product  growth driven by a fast growing young and literate population to amazing levels is yearning to find new and innovative packaging solutions.
The crowds,they just kept coming
It is indeed surprising and a matter of record that a show which was dubbed as a regional show and expected to have limited success turned out to be stunner! Over 12000 visitors came to visit the exhibits on display. It was amazing to see the long ques at the registration counters even close to the day end. This is an evident indication of the development of entrepreneurial endeavors in the interiors of India. Indians are venturing out to explore the avenues they can indulge in.
Weldon Stand
Label industry also made their impact with not just industry suppliers exhibiting but also leading label printers like Pragati Hyderabad, SGRE Bangalore, Maharshi Ahmedabad, Sai Security Bangalore, GMG Hyderabad and many more were seen displaying their products at their stands at the show.
Creed Engineers
Industry suppliers  like Creed Engineers, Intergraphic, Weldon Celloplast, Reifenhauser, etc were exhibiting their offerings for the label industry.
Harveer Sahni

On the sidelines of this show a highly succesful and interesting conference "Package 2011" was held at the Novotel Hotel. Noted speakers from acroos the packaging industry made extremely informative presntations. Harveer Sahni, of Weldon Celloplast and Ranesh Bajaj of Creed Engineers were prominent speakers from the Indian label industry.
It indeed was a pleasure to hear a young Label printer Hemanth Paruchuri from Pragatipack Hderabad deliver an excellent presentation.
Amit Sheth of Label Planet at the nerworking evening
A grand networking evening held at Hotel Taj Banjara brought together the leaders from the label and packaging industry. A very well attended high profile evening!

Compiled by Harveer Sahni Managing Director Weldon Celloplast Limited New Delhi-110008