Labelexpo Europe 2017, the largest international event dedicated to the label and package printing sector, culminated in its biggest-ever show last month with record-breaking visitor numbers – 12% bigger than 2015.
Held at Brussels Expo over 25 – 28 September, Labelexpo Europe hosted 679 exhibitors, including nearly 200 new exhibiting companies. Visitors and exhibitors alike enjoyed a massively enhanced experience thanks to the recent refurbishment of Brussels Expo. Attracting large delegations from Brazil, China, India and Japan, the show reported 37,724 visitors; an increase of 5.6% on 35,739 visitors in 2015.
World leaders Esterlam were amongst the exhibitors with their technical experts on-site . “It was a highly productive show this year,” said Esterlam’s Managing Director John Hailey, “With the ever increasing demands of doctor blade applications, we were able to meet companies face-to-face and discuss specific requirements. We also supplied a great number of samples and we’re still sending sample products to new contacts post-show.”
Labelexpo included a wealth of new conventional developments on show with enhanced features for automation, package printing and increased efficiency for short runs.
“Our unique blades are made from bi-axially oriented polyester which have been sourced for their engineering properties and material characteristics,” said Commercial Director Neil Hailey. “It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the next generation of doctor blades.”
We met with a lot of our current agent/distributors and also many new companies who recognise the quality of Esterlam products and the benefits they offer. We had companies from every European country, Scandinavia, North and South America and Asia etc who all wanted to represent us which is a great testament to the Esterlam Team, our products and technical support service too!
Lisa Milburn, Labelexpo’s managing director comments: “The Labelexpo team have worked incredibly hard to deliver outstanding content for what was a very bold show and thanks to the commitment and support of our exhibitors and industry partners, we’ve created a very successful business environment for the industry. This edition has broken all previous records and its success is testament to the fact that the label and package printing industry continues to see Labelexpo as being the place to be. We are still extremely ambitious for the show’s future and we look forward to returning to Brussels with an even bigger and better event in September 2019.”
John added, “The traffic flow from start to finish was strong and the four days flew by, a big thank you to everyone that made this year’s show such a sucuess!” added John.
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