Organised by Conventions & Fairs Pvt Ltd, the 12th edition of India International Sign Show (IISS) held recently from June 1-3, 2007 at Mumbai lived up the industry expectations and won great industry support as well. IISS 07, a premier show offering visitors complete industry preview, provided an unparalleled opportunity for the manufacturers and distributors to showcase their existing range and launch new products as well as helped them to achieve new market breakthroughs, joint venture deals, new supply contracts, distributor accords and major new product exposure.
The mood at IISS 07 was immensely optimistic, not only did IISS deliver handsomely, but also has become the region’s main sourcing point for signage, PoP and retail display. This year, there were 60 exhibitors spread over an area of 40,000 sqft. And some of the companies that participated included Canon India Pvt Ltd, Hewlett Packard India Sales Pvt Ltd, Caldron Graphics, Negi Sign Systems & Supplies Co, Apsom Infotex Limited, Apsom Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd, Gandinnovations, Mehta CAD CAM Systems Pvt Ltd, Aditya International, AXYZ Automation Pvt Ltd, Monotech Systems Limited, Maxprint Pvt Ltd, Aqua Tint / Rex-Tone Industries Ltd, Arrow Multimedia Inc, Kakatiya Energy Systems Pvt Ltd, Pragati Systems, Sign & Graphics, and Supreme Sign Material.
Gandinnovations took this opportunity to launch its latest innovation 3324 Jeti printer, which won industry appreciation and attention. Impressed with its quality and features, Big Vision, Mumbai placed an order for the same, thus they became the first one to install Jeti 3324 printer in India. HP also launched its Z6100 in Mumbai, and first machine is being installed at Ink Float, Pune. The show concluded with a great success, measured in terms of the number of footfalls as well as enquiry and lead generation.
Digital Signage Expo and Interactive Technology Expo 2007 staged with rave reviews
The 4th annual Digital Signage Expo and its inaugural sister event, Interactive Technology Expo captivated attendees and exhibitors with a robust exhibit hall, dynamic seminar program and stellar special events at the Navy Pier Exhibition Centre in downtown Chicago, IL from May 16-17, 2007.
Both shows attracted over 2000 qualified attendees (a 60% increase of attendees compared to 2006), including executives from the broadest and largest base of end-users the shows have delivered to date, including heavy-hitters such as Wal-Mart, Target, McDonald’s, Best Buy, JC Penny, Southwest Airlines, AT&T/Cingular, JFK International Airport, Harrah’s Casinos, General Motors, Saatchi & Saatchi X, Carnival Cruise Lines, Home Depot, Macys, Circuit City and Bank of America, to name a few.
Over 110 exhibiting companies, representing a very broad cross-section of the industry, showcased leading-edge technology and solutions in an exhibit hall filled with the energy and electricity of an industry hitting its stride.
As per Chris Gibbs, executive vice president, responsible for DSE and ITE, “2007 really marked the beginning of a new era in digital signage where the world is taking notice and the results are visible in more stores, airports, hospitality venues and so many others. We see an even greater opportunity for attendance growth in 2008 (February 27-28, 2008), especially with our move to Las Vegas.”
Sign & Graphic Imaging Middle East 2008 : celebrating a decade of excellence
Organised by International Expo-Consults (IEC), Sign & Graphic Imaging Middle East 2008 is gearing up for its tenth edition, which has expanded in terms of scope, market research and overall objectives. It is scheduled to be held from February 17 – 19, 2008 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.
Being the only show of its kind serving the wider Middle East, Indian sub-continent and CIS regions, its footprint includes some of the wealthiest states in the world where investment in infrastructure is well ahead of many of their industrialised counterparts.
This year’s edition will feature seminars and workshops that will give valuable insights into the latest developments, innovations, and emerging trends across the industry, which will be held concurrently with the exhibition. Leading international speakers from signage, digital printing, screen-printing and graphic imaging industries will also give fruitful insights into the industry.
For more info, visit www.signmiddleeast.com
Visual Expression Exhibition 2008
Visual and Graphic Symphony, the important appointment of the beginning 2008 (February 13-15, Paris, France), represents all the forms of visual expression: screen printing, pad printing (SERI EXPO), large format digital printing (DIGIPRINT Europe), printing and design on textile (TEXPRINT) and a village dedicated to sign, signage and engraving technologies.
The Visual and Graphic Symphony joins, in one and big event at the European scale, these specific and so different professions, more and more close together, in order to constitute a big family: images manufacturers. With more than 100 exhibitors from different sectors, the Visual and Graphic Symphony represent the most complete offer of the market with a real dynamic.