Indian signage industry displayed its resilience at Sign India 2009 held from 6-8 February at Hitex, Hyderabad. Sponsored by leading companies like Ess Dee Nutek Infinities Pvt Ltd, the three-day signage exhibition was overwhelmed by a magnitude of exhibitors and visitors rushing from various nooks and corners of India and abroad.
Exhibitors who were a bit skeptical while booking because of the current market condition got surprised at the vigorous visitors’ response in the exhibition. The fact that there were no vacant stalls bear testimony to the same. Visitors from all over South India and the neighbouring states like Maharashtra trickled from morning onward on the opening day of the fair and it subsequently gathered momentum to create full-packed exhibition halls on the second and third days.
Products on display
An array of products on displays including solvent printers, laser engraving machines, routers, inkjet printers and flatbed machines attracted visitors in the exhibition. Witnessing huge crowds hovering around each and every stall, Hyderabad edition of the fair marked a 20 percent increase in area and 40 percent increase in visitor turnout. Chosen among the best of the best stalls in the exhibition, Max Flex won a precious prize for being the ‘best stall’ at Sign India 2009 (Hyderabad).
Discreet enquiries from potential trade visitors during the exhibition showed that exhibitors were quite confident to boost their business in post exhibition. All in all, it has been confirmed that the signage industry is holding on against the trend of recession looming large in some other industrial sectors.
At the close of the unbeaten edition of the Sign India 2009 (Hyderabad), majority of the exhibitors have confirmed their participation in the Chennai edition of the exhibition to be held from June 12-14, 2009 concurrently with Screen Print South focusing on textile printing.