Being the single point of contact for three progressive sectors in India, Stationery & Write Show presented by Paperworld opens today along with Corporate Gifts Show and Houseware & Kitchenware Show at Bombay Exhibition Center. The co-located shows cover 12,276 sqm and host 272 companies that will include market leaders like Doms, Swiss Military Lifestyle Products Pvt Ltd, Hindustan Pencils Pvt Ltd - Nataraj, Kores (India) Ltd, The Greatwhite Global Pvt Ltd - Anchor, Linc Pen and Plastics Ltd, Industries Pvt Ltd, Kangaro Industries, Montex Pen Industries, Titan Company Ltd, Spyker, Welspun India Ltd, Raymond Group, Ampro - Truware, Tuffware India, and Bharat Potteries Ltd.
Hosting the first edition under the Messe Frankfurt India umbrella, Mr Raj Manek, Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd shared: “I am pleased to state that our recent alliance with Gifts & Accessories, the Exhibition Division of Netlink Solutions (India) Ltd has helped envisage and strengthen our aim in entering the constantly growing sectors of stationery and corporate gifting in the country. I am confident that the interactions between all the manufacturers, dealers, buyers and stakeholders will transform into successful business relationships.”
Sharing similar sentiments, Mr Minesh Modi, Director, Netlink Solutions (India) Ltd also said: “We are elated to join forces with Messe Frankfurt India Pvt Ltd. I am confident that both our industry experience and Messe Frankfurt’s expertise in exhibitions and global reach will help take the platform to new heights of growth and quality business.”
The inauguration of Stationery & Write Show presented by Paperworld saw eminent members from the industry including:
- Mr Anuj Sawhney, Managing Director, Swiss Military Lifestyle Products Pvt Ltd
- Mr Santosh Raveshia, Managing Director, DOMS Industries Pvt Ltd
- Mr Shital Shah, Chairman, Corporate Gifts Association of India (CGAI)
- Mr Ketan Haria, Mentor & Advisory Board Member, Surburban Stationary Vyaapari Association (SSVA)
- Mr Manoj Lodaya CEO Great Global Pvt Ltd - Anchor Group
- Mr Nitin Nagrale, Founder Hospitality Purchase Managers Forum
- Mr Praveen Jain, Secretary, Calcutta Pen Manufacturer & Dealers Association
- Mr Michael Reichhold. Director Paperworld and Creativeworld
- Mr Rakesh Desai, Head – Exhibition & Print Media Division, Gifts & Accessories
- Mr Michael Dehn, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd
The trade fairs also features a special “Innovation Zone” curated to give business visitors easy access to all the latest technologies and trends of the industry displayed by exhibitors. Knowledge gainers and buyers can then proceed to the respective exhibition stands for detailed information on the products they wish to source. Visitors from stationery and paper goods shops, institutional buyers like schools, colleges, universities, large scale and regional distributors, direct corporate buyers, export merchants, distributors, wholesalers and retailers will benefit from the new technologies and cost-effective options available on the show floor.
Open till the 12th of January, the co-located shows are backed up with strong support from associations like the Suburban Stationery Vyapari Association (SSVA), Calcutta Pen Manufacturer & Dealers Association (CPMDA), The Tamilnadu Pen Manufacturers and Dealers Association (TNPMDA), Bhavnagar Stationery Merchants Association (BSMA), Pune Pimpri Association (PPA), Mira-Bhayander Association (MBSA), Computer Media Dealers Association (CMDA), Stationery Vikrata aevom Nimrata Association (SVMA), Panjim, Corporate Gifts Association of India (CGAI), Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), and Hospitality Purchasing Managers' Forum (HPMH).
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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
*preliminary figures 2018