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Thursday, October 12, 2017

My Pictorial walk through an amazing Labelexpo 2017!

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Labelexpo Europe 2017 at Brussels has been the biggest ever edition in the event's history so far. The show that is primarily dedicated to self adhesive labels industry has now evolved to  different segments of labels and into the larger world of print packaging. Evidently the show will continue to become bigger in the years that follow. As per information from Tarsus, the show occupied nine exhibition halls to be 12 percent bigger than the previous edition in 2015. It hosted 679 exhibitors, including 198 new participants. There was 25 percent more working machinery demonstrated at the show, including a number of product launches. Labelexpo Europe attracted large delegations from Brazil, China, India and Japan, the show reported 37,724 visitors; an increase of 5.6 percent on 35,739 visitors to Labelexpo Europe 2015. There were a number of sales recorded on the show floor.

I reproduce here images from my pictorial walk through this amazing show and the events organised on the sides and attended by me.

The Omet Agents Dinner one day prior to Labelexpo

Harveer Sahni and Amit Sheth as Judges at World Label Awards

Judging in progress for World Label awards

Chinese Press Manufacturers Weigang, stand

With Mike Russel International Sales Director Mark Andy

Mark Andy/Rotoflex Stand

With Dirk Schroder, Sales Manager E+L displaying their intelligent inspection system

With Pankaj Bhardwaj Vice President and General Manager, South Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa of Avery Dennison, India at their stand.

At the The Label Industry Global Awards Night and Gala Dinner, Tony White announcing the "Best of the Best" in World Label awards heldon the sidelines of Labelexpo Europe!

LMAI (India's label association) President Kuldip Goel and Vice President Rajesh Nema with Labelexpo Managing Director Lisa Milburn.

Professor Tan Junqiao receiving the receiving the Stanton Avery Lifetime achievement award from Georges Gravanis, President, Label and Graphic Materials, Avery Dennison and Mike Fairley

With Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group Managing Director


With FINAT President Chris Ellison, FINAT events and communication manager Jakovina and LMAI Vice President Rajesh Nema

With Jules Lejuene, Managing Director FINAT

FINAT President in meeting with Mike Fairley at the "Label Academy" Stand

Networking at Dinner hosted by Lisa Milburn for Industry friends and colleagues around the world

Jakob Landsberg Sales Director of Nilpeter with Niklas Olsson Global Brand Manager of Flintgroup

With Lisa and Mike Fairley at the dinner

SMI Team at their Stand

Amit Ahuja Multitec

The Gallus Stand

With Lars and Peter Eriksen of Nilpeter

Kocher + Beck Stand

Karan Reddy of SticOn papers Hyderabad

Tapan Patel of BST Eltromat

John of Orthotec
Bobst Stand

Gavin Rittmeyer of Martin Automatic
MPS Stand

Kapil Anand of Cosmo Films
Marco Calcagni of OMET

Spilker Team

The Sahnis with Paolo Grasso, Omet

No Labelexpo at Brussels is complete without having spent a casual fun evening at the Grand Place!!!

Compiled By Harveer Sahni, Chairman, Weldon Celloplast Limited, New Delhi October 2017


  1. Great picture story Harveer!
    Very enjoyable read!

  2. Your blog truly justifies the proverb “ a picture says thousand words…”
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I like your visual trip around Labelexpo. Well done.