“The halls at Pragati Maidan positively buzzed with activity during the four days of the exhibition,” says Chesterman. “This show has introduced international suppliers to a whole new customer base, which they have perhaps not fully explored before. We specifically targeted FESPA India to a select group of people operating in the screen and digital industries in the Indian subcontinent – all the feedback we have received so far indicates that this has been successful for both exhibitors and visitors seeking out the latest, leading edge technology.”
HP Scitex Vision was one successful exhibitor at the show, and general manager for India, Pankaj Goswami, says FESPA India was a key forum for the company. “In terms of visitors, we have seen that it really bridges the gap between screen and digital players, and has attracted users of offset printers too,” says Goswami. “The calibre of visitors to our stand has been very high – it is clear that the major decision makers in the region are here. We would definitely consider being a part of the next FESPA event here, it has been a very positive experience for us.”
Tarun Sharma of Ess Dee Nutek agrees with this evaluation. “FESPA India has been more successful for us than any other show in the region,” he says. “I have been very impressed with the visitor turnout not just from the immediate regions, but from China, United Arab Emirates, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and also Europe.
“FESPA India has been the perfect environment for us to develop a whole new customer base of screen printers, on day three, we have already exceeded our expectations for sales at the show. We will definitely take part in FESPA events here in the future.”