After many date changes, ProPak India 2021 finally took place from 20 to 22 October in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi and experienced good footfalls throughout the event. The crowd levels were unexpected as Covid-19 is still having an impact and many visitors are still avoiding large gatherings and the exhibitions that have begun.
The three day Propack exhibition helped us to understand the breadth of the packaging industry. There is a hunger for technology, change, and information that made us realize that the industry needs to keep creating awareness on many topics. The continuous sharing of knowledge and experience of both the suppliers and the customers is needed to build back the planned growth of the industry and economy.
While we were there throughout the three days of the event we interacted with many exhibitors and, on the last day, Control Print at their stand to discuss their experience of ProPak India.
At the Control Print stand, we met with Heena Mistry, the company’s marketing coordinator for events. On display was the company’s industrial printer for coding and marking.
The impression we got at the stand was that even though the footfall in the event was not yet as large as in Indian industry shows before the Covid-19 pandemic, the visitors who did come lead to very genuine leads. Mistry said, “Whatever leads we got are very genuine. Since this is the first exhibition after the Covid-19 pandemic, I think people are still scared, but they are coming out. The pandemic has not affected our company at all. In fact, our company started a new initiative, where we manufactured surgical masks during the pandemic, we were not sitting idle.”