LabelExpo Asia's Attendance Jumps Nearly 19 Percent in Shanghai
The 10th edition of Tarsus Group’s biennial Label Expo Asia broke attendance records when it was held Dec. 3-6 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
There were 21,416 attendees, an 18.8-percent increase, compared with 18,019 who came to the 2011 show.
Attendees were from 87 countries, up 11 percent from 74 countries in 2011. Covering 8,500 square meters of net space, with just under 300 exhibitors, the show was larger by 10 percent, compared with the last edition and also experienced its highest ever onsite level of space rebooking for 2015.
“This has been the perfect way to mark the show’s tenth anniversary with LabelExpo Asia 2013 being the biggest, busiest and best edition to date,” said John Davy, show director of Labelexpo Asia.
He added, “We’ve had fantastic footfall with exhibitors reporting plentiful and strong sales leads while the exhibition floor and conference sessions have been packed for the duration of the event.”
Exhibitors gave the show high marks across the board.
“The team at CALOR RTT, a producer of thermal transfer ribbons, was pleased to be able to welcome about 220 visitors at Labelexpo Asia 2013,” said Ru Hong from Calor RTT. “Throughout the event, we established many new contacts and would like to thank our visitors for their interest.”
“I feel that Labelexpo Asia 2013 was the perfect chance to introduce ourselves, to meet existing customers and to create new business opportunities in a growing industry where hot-melt is still seldom unheard of,” said Summer Chen of ITW Dynatec.
Chen added, “We received more than 100 leads and we have several very positive enquiries from China, India, Taiwan, Malaysia etc. Overall, I would rate we had a great success with a very good response from the customers attending as we presented our professionalism in the label industry.”
The show also is trending well for its 2015 edition.
“We’ve … managed our highest ever rebook with 50 percent of space already confirmed for 2015, which is highly unusual for Asian exhibitions,” Davy said.
He added, “This year’s success is a key indication that China’s economy is showing clear signs of recovery and is picking up pace. With so many market leading suppliers and manufacturers on board, there can be no doubt in the minds of the Chinese converting industry that this is the must-attend show for the label and package printing industry.”