«Italy, along with Germany, is world leader in printing and converting machines, aboveall in the packaging sector, and hence needs to be suitably represented in a grand international event of great scope…
… But aboveall Italy’s output is particularly suited to satisfying the needs of Chinese users: for both these reasons we wish to favor the participation of Italian concerns at our fairs, convinced of the reciprocal interest in strengthening business relations between the two countries».
This was declared by Xie Senshu, vice secretary general of Peiac and GM of China Print 2013, at an exclusive interview made with our magazine Converting aside the conference presenting the fair. Stating the following: «The big international brands exhibit at China Print, at times with imposing stands (HP has taken out four times as much space compared to the preceding edition, reaching 3700 sqm of floorspace, Ed.) but the same goes for countless small and tiny companies, mostly represented in the national collectives. It is our intent to dedicate more interest and better services to the same where, in the case of Italy, we are facilitated by longstanding relations with Acimga that, among other things, features special attention for the national exhibition spaces: the Italian space at Beijing and Dongguan and the Chinese space at Converflex-Grafitalia, that unfortunately this year only takes place a week before China Print. I wish to underline on this count that, despite the coinciding dates, the Acimga collective will cover the same floorspace taken up at China Print 2009 (300 sqm, Ed.). I believe that hence in the future, without other hindrances, this space is bound to grow».
What grows most – Today foreigners make up 40% of China Print participants, a good half of which Europeans, hence constituting a precious “capital” for the organizers. The most dynamic geographical areas, both on the side of the exhibitors and the visitors, though are those within China, the fair manager explains, followed by the South east Asia, Middle East, Africa and North America.
On the technological side offset dominates «that is the most widespread print technique and which among other things explains the huge presence at the fair of German concerns, Germany being the uncontrasted leader in the segment», Xie Senshu comments, and goes on to say: «The product categories showing the highest growthrates are digital printing, labeling, packaging solutions as well as screen printing, that are decisively contributing to the growth of the show».