CHICAGO, Ill. — September 18, 2017 — About one year before the start of All in Print China 2018, the China International Exhibition for All Printing Technology and Equipment, some 60 percent of the exhibit space has already been booked. Renowned global players such as Windmöller & Hölscher, Baumüller, KURZ, UPG, RISO, BOBST and RICOH will use the event as a platform to develop their business. All in Print will take place from October 24-28, 2018, at the New International Expo Center in Shanghai. With nine halls and some 1 million square feet of exhibition space All in Print is again on course for growth.
Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, the Printing Technology Association of China and the China Academy of Printing Technology, All in Print China is part of Messe Düsseldorf’s global portfolio for printing technologies which also includes the world leading trade fair drupa — no. 1 for printing technologies.
“Since its first event in 2003 All in Print has developed into one of the most important trade fairs for the Asian and, in particular, the Chinese printing sector,” explained Sabine Geldermann, global head for Printing Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf. “Every two years All in Print in Shanghai is the platform for communicating ideas, offering technological trends and developments and providing key impulses for the Asian sector. Both exhibitors and visitors value the trade fair for its market-oriented, professional and international atmosphere.”
“Made In China 2025”
Quality over quantity: with the increase of digitalization, China is developing into a quality-oriented producer. The schedule for industrial change has been set by the Chinese government with its “Made in China 2025” strategy which relates to China’s 13th five-year plan for innovation-driven modernization of Chinese industry. The digital change affecting print and packaging companies has already begun with the increased merging of smart manufacturing and production thereby opening up huge market potential for the digital printing industry (cloud computing, big data, mobile Internet technology, etc.).
Enter The Era Of Intelligent Printing
With its motto “Enter the Era of Intelligent Printing”, All in Print 2018 will focus on intelligent printing and packaging technologies in Asia. The eight exhibit segments Digital Pre-Press, Comprehensive Printing, Post-Press Converting, Packaging Equipment, Ink & Innovative Materials, Label Industry, Flexo Technology and Innovation Factory will reflect the dynamic market developments.
Successfully launched in 2016 the Innovation Factory Pavilion will pick up on cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printing, functional printing, green printing, smart factory as well as virtual and augmented reality technologies. In the Digital Pre-Press Pavilion visitors can see the latest trends in digital printing and also test new applications and options. A new special area for corrugated cardboard and flexible packaging will promote interaction between the printing and packaging industries. A first-class supporting program of conferences and seminars will complement the exhibits.
The last staging of All in Print China in 2016 attracted a record 724 exhibitors from around the world on 861,000 square feet of exhibit space and 76,818 visitors (a 24.2 percent increase compared to the 2014 event).
Posted September 18, 2017
Source: Messe Düsseldorf North America