Organizers of Labelexpo Asia 2019 recently announced that the 9th edition of Labelexpo Asia, held December 3-6 in Shanghai, was its largest yet. The event recorded 18% growth in buyer visitors and a floorspace that was 26% larger than its previous edition.

A total of 23,636 visitors from 90 countries attended the four-day show, compared to 20,084 visitors from 81 countries at the 2017 edition. Attendees were there to connect with over 350 industry suppliers from the region and worldwide, showcasing the latest label and package printing machinery, technology innovations, and related products.  

“We are delighted with the success of this year’s Labelexpo Asia,” said Lisa Milburn, managing director of the Labelexpo Global Series. “The huge leap forward in buyer visitors consolidates the show’s position as our largest show in Asia, a growth that is truly inspiring.” 

The show’s new feature areas were reportedly well attended, including Flexpack Asia, which displayed the latest flexible packaging technology. In addition, a series of live demonstrations at the Flexible Packaging Arena took place on the show floor each day. Making its debut, this area of the show enabled visitors to see two press lines in action. Similarly, organizers report that the returning Smart Zone enjoyed a constant flow of visitors.

“The label and package printing industry in China is currently experiencing a period of unprecedented expansion, and flexible packaging and smart labeling in particular are two huge trends we saw dominating this year’s show,” said Milburn. “The packed out feature areas and numerous live demonstrations are testament to the appetite for this technology, and are further proof that China is rapidly becoming an all-round key market force in an extremely competitive global market. This bodes extremely well for our two new shows in the region next year, Labelexpo South China and Brand Print China.” 

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