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100,000 at Chinese print show

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
By Wayne Robinson

All In Print 2018: world’s biggest print show this year

Chinese print exhibition All In Print has just finished with record breaking numbers, seeing 100,000 printers come through the doors of the five day show.

All in Print 2018 was the world’s biggest trade print exhibition of the year, and the 110,000sqm of exhibitions space was a 34 per cent increase over the previous edition. A record number of exhibitors both Chinese and international, 1,030, were showing their solutions.

With its first iteration in 2003 this was the seventh All In Print, the next will be held in two years time, and just four months after drupa, in October 2020.

The 2018 show had the theme of Enter the Era of Intelligent Printing, with the layout of the exhibition’s floorplan designed according to the theme, covering all segments of the industry.

These included seven classic themed pavilions: Digital Pre-press, Comprehensive, Post-press Converting, Packaging Equipment, Labels, Ink & Innovative Materials, and Comprehensive Packaging. There were also new areas of Flexible Packaging, and Corrugated Box.

In order to present a wider range of intelligent manufacturing, innovative and technological developments, and highlight the theme of the exhibition, the organisers of the AIP set up two special zones – Innovation Factory and Intelligent Factory.

There were more than 100 forums, technical exchanges and conferences, providing the visitors with opportunities to exchange information and ideas.

During the show the 2018 World Printing and Communication Forum Council Meeting was held in Shanghai Jielong Center. At the meeting, representatives from various countries conducted in-depth discussions and exchanges on how to better promote the development of the printing industry in their own countries and how to enhance the social status of the printing industry. 

Also during the event Dialogue with the World: Face a New Era of Intelligent Printing – 2018 World Printing and Communication Forum was successfully held. At the meeting, Liu Xiaokai, Director General of Department of Printing and Distribution, SAPPRFT, delivered the keynote speech entitled “Insist on Opening and Innovation to Add New Power to the Printing Industry”.

Experts from printing industry associations in China, Australia the United States, Japan, India, and companies such as HP, Goss China, Founder Electronics, Artron, Yuto, Sunglow, all delivered speeches at the conference, offering the audience knowledge and inspirations.

The 2018 All in Print China Intelligent Manufacturing Theme Conference was held with the theme of ‘The Future of Intelligent Manufacturing’. Seven leading suppliers released cutting-edge intelligent manufacturing-related technologies in printing industry.

The 2018 Global Label Technology Summit Forum and the Intelligent Label – 2018 Sun Cup Awards Ceremony of Asia Label Printing were held. More than 300 attendees including industry government leaders, well-known experts, top label suppliers, product users, and representatives of award-winners, witnessed this label industry event.

The International Packaging Printing Forum provided participants the latest technical knowledge and solutions through discussions and exchanges, providing an innovative breakthrough for printing companies to explore packaging needs.

With its first iteration in 2003 All In Print will next be held in two years time, and just four months after drupa, in October 2020.

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