|Vivek Kapoor President|
|Anil Sharma(Avery) & Kamlesh Shah Letragrafix|
|Peter Henderson Esko|
|Dupont Team with LMAI president|
As the days schedule was coming to an end all the sponsors, without whom an event of this scale was not possible were felicitated by LMAI.
|Ranesh Bajaj of Creed|
Engineers/Vinsak made his presentation on technologies available for Brand security, Tamper evident solutions and anti-counterfeiting options.
|Carmen Chua Avery|
|Lisa Milburn MD Labelexpo and her team|
|Ferdi and wife (Gallus) with Harveer Sahni (Weldon)|
Backbone of any printing show is the primary printing equipment producers. They are the biggest exhibitors and the biggest sponsors. This holds true for the narrow web label industry as well. The heavy presence of top executives of all the big label press manufacturers gave credibility to the fact that India continues to be the market for them that grows consistently and continuously. It has like Anil Sharma of Avery said a market that has the lowest per capita usage and there is only one way it can go and that is, up! Ferdinand ‘Rüesch owner of Gallus was present along with his wife, son, Samir Patkar MD India and other team members. The Gallus presentation talked about forces influencing Indian markets.
|Paolo (Omet) Pawan(Weldon)|
Paolo Grasso Sales Manager Omet made an interesting presentation on how the leading international label press manufacturers innovated to aid evolution of label printing and converting technologies to present day level.
Federico D’Annunzio Managing Director of Gidue spoke on excellence of digital flex. Manohar Dhugga of Mark Andy talked about Innovation & Automation for today's label needs & UV LED. Presentations were also made by Alan Baretto of Nilpeter and Spring XU of Weigang Machinery China. Each time we visit Labelexpo Europe we see the number of Chinese label press manufacturers exhibiting there, keeps on growing.
|Amit Ahuja Multitec|
|Wolfgang Burkard of Kurz|
Wolfgang Burkard from KURZ the second Platinum sponsor spoke on boundless opportunities in
|Appa Durai: HP|
|Josep Roca Xeikon|
|Harveer Sahni with Chiara Prati|
On the sidelines during the coffee an lunch breaks networking was largely evident.
|Naresh Khanna of IPP deliberating|
|Ramu Ramanathan Printweek|
Media also marked their presence!
As the presentations came to an end European dancers emerged, followed by excellent singing performances by Arshpreet Kaur a “Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa” (Popular TV Programme).
Arshpreet entertained the audience with fine performance and singing.
The last performer for the evening was another TV contestant and popular singer Meiyang Chang.
|Label industry's favorite dancers Pawandeep (Weldon)|
and Sandeep Zaveri (Total Print)
Before Chang’s singing session came to an end he had a crowd on to the dancing floor.
|Chandan Khanna Ajanta|
The bar was open and the delegates were unstoppable drinking, dancing, networking, striking new relationships and going on as if the night will never end.
|Lisa Milburn & Ajay (SMI)|
|Rupa and Amit Sheth|
They danced and made merry and pulled every one close by to the floor.
The competition was forgotten only comradeship and friendship prevailed. It appeared like a global label family was celebrating endlessly! Around 3AM they were still partying when I was thoroughly exhausted and left wondering how long they would go on…
All good things have to come to an end. Next morning it was time to say good bye but I guess some business being in their blood, I could see printers trickling into the breakfast area with suppliers in tow for a meeting before they left. It really was a very busy event and one wished there was time to steal moments to enjoy the destination, Goa! The event management company did a good job. Vivek Kapoor had a genuine smile, now that everything went well. As we checked out of the hotel, delegates who over indulged last night, came somehow half asleep limping toward their coaches to take them to airport on their way back home. Even in their slumber they vowed to come back again for the next conference with more vigour and in bigger numbers. One thing common they communicated to each other alongwith the good bye as they left, was a commitment to meet again soon. Each bye-bye was followed by “See you at Labelexpo Europe”.