PAINTINDIA 2016 ... A Big Success...
A Big Thank You!
It is now about a fortnight since we concluded our PAINTINDIA 2016 Event. The event, as seen by most of you for yourselves, was a grand success by all yardsticks. The increased number of exhibitors provided the industry with a bigger plate of suppliers to choose from, and the significant number of first-time exhibitors added to this with a unique set of offerings. The operational aspects also saw a marked improvement making for a better visitor and exhibitor experience alike, both onsite and in the lead up to the event.
All in all, on display at the Exhibition was a showcase of the latest and finest materials, processes, equipment and solutions for the coatings and related industry segments under one roof in a concentrated 3-day span.
The most important and telling statistic would be the increase in visitor numbers. The success of any worthy exhibition can be characterised by the quality and number of serious business visitors, who constitute the buying and influencing fraternity for that industry. By this count, an 18% increase in visitor numbers emerges as our single largest gain from the event.
The technical content on offer by way of the Congress, the technical conferences and the end-user oriented modules were all also well received and added to the character of the event, as also the take- away for the visitors.
All of this has vindicated both the industry's faith and investments in us, as also our untiring efforts of about 22 months spent in the preparation of the same. We can once again proudly reinforce our claim that this is indeed the third-largest event of its kind the world over, and one that reflects the true glory and potential of our Indian Coatings Industry.
We continue to serve the Industry through our monthly journal, our various conferences and indeed this proud event, and will surely continue to remain in touch with you as we begin our reverse countdown to PAINTINDIA 2018 (8-10 March 2018, Mumbai).
We take this opportunity once again to thank the entire Industry for this show of faith and support in us. On our part, we are happy to take up this challenge again and again, and ensure that we can be the torch-bearer and caretaker for our Industry in terms of its promotion and visibility in the context of the global village that it has now become.
Dilip Raghavan Editor Publisher