The South China Label Show 2012 attracted 5,098 visitors as its second edition was held at the Pazhou Exhibition Center in Guangzhou between 4-6 December. The show exceeded previous statistics in attendee and exhibitor numbers and many senior executives visited, confirming the fast growing importance of the event and the market in the region.
Overall attendance was up by 26.8% over 2010’s figure of 4,021. Exhibitor numbers increased from 90 to 150, with 26 new companies exhibiting for the very first time. Before the show closed its doors, the organizers reported a space rebook for 2014 of 28%.
As well as a busy exhibition show floor which featured demonstrations of 29 pieces of machinery and 15 working presses, the South China Label Show also featured six well-attended conference sessions.
The keynote presentation was given by Jukka-Pekka Haapanen vice president - Asia Pacific at UPM Raflatac who compared global market trends and explored emerging trends and best practices in China. Other presentations included an overview of the new technology and market opportunities for beverage labeling by Manter’s Christian Galí and long-term anti-counterfeiting solutions by Du Zhenlin, president of the Shenzhen Association of Anti-Counterfeiting.
John Davy, sales director for the South China Label Show said: “The Labelexpo team would like to thank everyone involved with the South China Label Show for their contribution in making 2012’s event so successful. Such a large increase in visitor and exhibitor numbers clearly underlines the show’s growing importance in the South China region. With numerous exhibitors reporting strong sales and the news of at least 25 units being sold at the show it confirms its position as an effective platform for sales and networking.”
Quotes from exhibitors:
Rachel Su, GIDUE: “The South China Label Show 2012 was very successful for GIDUE in terms of two points. Firstly, many good-quality label converters came to visit GIDUE’s stand and showed great interest in our flexographic machine. So far there are two companies seeking to reach a contract with GIDUE China. Secondly, GIDUE China is very proud to announce that it received an important contract from a very famous anti-counterfeiting printing company just on the second day of the show, which makes GIDUE‘s image more solid in the Chinese market.”
Darren Hallett, Pulse Roll Label Products: “The South China Label Show 2012 was used as a platform to launch Pulse Roll Label Products into China and the surrounding market. The interest received for our products and company was overwhelming and will result with the appointment of several distributors in China for 2013.”
Emily Yao, Re S.p.a. Controlli Industriali: “Congratulations! The South China Label show 2012 was a successful show. We got many helpful informations from this show. Customers are very interested in our webview, webguide and CPF sensor roller. Now label print market customers need higher quality printed matters urgently, our products are more and more popular in this market. Our products can provide more high quality printing, less waste, more profit and less problems."
Super Tooling: “The Super Tooling Team attended the South China Label Show 2012. It was a great success as many visitors poured into our booth to see the exquisite Rheintacho Strobe. People admired its magical work principle and its powerful functions. What’s more our different kinds of magnifiers attracted lots of people. Some of them placed the order directly to us or left their business cards so that we can build business relationships in long run. Of course we have a great time at the South China Label Show 2012 and it is a help to our business.”