Chinese print expo attracts 70,000
The world’s first major post-Covid print expo this year has just concluded after 70,000 printers attended All in Print China, although few were from overseas.
Some 687 brands came from 10 countries to exhibit at the eighth iteration of the biennial expo in Shanghai. These included companies from China, Japan, the US, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, UK, Italy, Spain, and Austria.
During the five-days of the show, there were 10 seminars and technical conferences that provided visitors with opportunities to analyse industry trends and grasp the pulse of industry development.
The New Technology Conference, 2020 Asia Label Awards Ceremony, the 2020 Printing and Packaging Industry Economic Forum, and the China Printing Manager Annual Conference were highlights of this year’s line up.
All in Print China ran a concurrent virtual show on its new online platform – All in Print Cloud – which will remain open until 10 November as a value-added service.
It integrates presentations, matchmaking, and industry exchanges functions for the printing and packaging industry. It also provides exhibitors and professional buyers with video/live streaming promotions, supplier-buyer matchmaking, real-time communication and online inquiries.
On 14 and 15 October, three online matchmaking conferences were held on the All in Print Cloud platform. Some 16 exhibitors showcased their flagship products on the platform to overseas buyers around the world and attracted 7000 visits covering 17 countries/regions.
“Being named as the Oriental Window of World Printing Industry, All in Print China has always been the ideal platform for the exhibitors to launch their new products and new technologies.” said Evian Gu, senior project director of All in Print China from Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai).
The next All in Print China will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre in two years.
All in Print China is part of the Messe Düsseldorf organisation, its visitor headcount will be encouraging for execs marketing the rescheduled drupa, now due to take place 20-28 April, and for Australia’s own PacPrint, slated for next September.
Covid has wiped out virtually all print industry expos since March, both overseas and here in ANZ, where no exhibitions, conferences, or awards have taken place, nor will they before next year.