Tarsus Group's South China Label Show 2012 Attracts 5,098, 26-percent Increase to 2010
The biannual South China Label Show 2012, owned by U.K.-based Tarsus Group, attracted 5,098 visitors as its second edition was held Dec. 4-6 at the Pazhou Exhibition Center in Guangzhou.
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 percent, compared with 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 percent.
As well as a busy exhibition showfloor, 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.
“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,” said John Davy, sales director for the South China Label Show.
He added, “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.”
Exhibitors also gave the show high marks.
Rachel Su from GIDUE said, “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. 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, agreed, adding, “The interest received for our products and company was overwhelming and will result with the appointment of several distributors in China for 2013.”