Giant Asian print show All in Print China will welcome some of the biggest names in the business when it opens next month in Shanghai.

The New International Expo Centre will host the exhibition, opening up its nine halls with 110,000 square metres of floor space, more than double the space that Ipex used to have in its glory days. Exhibitors include the likes of KBA, Fuji Xerox, Windmöller & Hölscher, Baumüller, UPG, Riso, Bobst, and Ricoh.

Jointly organised by the Printing Technology Association of China, the China Academy of Printing Technology and Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, the trade fair forms part of Messe Düsseldorf’s global portfolio for printing technologies which also includes drupa.

Sabine Geldermann, global head for Printing Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf says, “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 print sector.

“Every two years All in Print in Shanghai becomes the platform for communication ideas, offering a fertile ground for technological trends and developments and providing key impulses for the Asian sector. Both exhibitors and visitors alike value the trade fair for its market-oriented, professional and international atmosphere.”

As digital spreads, the Chinese government sets the timetable for change in the industry there. Its Made in China 2025 strategy flanks China’s 13th five-year plan for innovation-driven modernisation of Chinese industry. The digital change affecting print and packaging companies has already begun with the increased dovetailing of smart manufacturing and production, opening up huge market potential for the digital printing industry – thanks, among other things, to cloud computing, big data and mobile Internet technology.

With its motto Enter the Era of Intelligent Printing, the seventh edition of All in Print pitches itself as a key platform for intelligent printing and packaging technologies in Asia.

It offers eight exhibition segments including digital pre-press, comprehensive printing, post-press converting, packaging equipment, ink and innovative materials, label industry, flexo technology and innovation factory reflecting the various different aspects of the industrial value added chain.

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