Labelexpo Mexico 2023 hailed ‘astounding success’
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First dedicated Mexico label and package printing show attracts almost 6,000 visitors from across the region
The inaugural Labelexpo Mexico 2023 exhibition, held at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, has been hailed an ‘astounding’ success, attracting 5,878 visitors from 46 countries and 145 exhibitors.
While the great majority of visitors (80 percent) were from Mexico, there were significant numbers from the United States, China, Columbia, Brazil, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador and Argentina.
The show featured a wide range of working machinery, with Nilpeter demonstrating its FA-17 printing shrink sleeves, and digital presses on display from Mark Andy, Epson, Konica Minolta, Durst and Pulisi.
Tasha Ventimiglia, Labelexpo Americas group director, commented: “We saw at the show the trends driving the growth of the Mexican label industry. For example, the tequila market is booming not just in Mexico but in the US as well, with lots of highly embellished labels from challenger brands appearing on store shelves. And a lot of foreign investment is happening in Mexico, mostly due to its strategic position to serve the US market, with international companies like Tesla and others building plants in Mexico, creating further opportunities for local label converters.”
Labelexpo Mexico 2023 event manager Mirco Mazzarella added, “This was a fantastic debut event and I would like to thank our exhibitors, visitors and staff onsite for helping to make this first Labelexpo Mexico an astounding success. Our suppliers were very impressed by the quality and number of converters, particularly from outside Mexico, and we had a few suppliers commenting on the number of flexible packaging printers in attendance. Over 70 percent of exhibitors rebooked for Labelexpo Mexico 2025, with the majority of those upgrading their space.’
The next edition of Labelexpo Mexico will be held in Guadalajara in 2025. Label Summit Latin America has now been confirmed for Bogota, Colombia from March 12-13, 2024.
Quotes from Exhibitors:
Lucila Rodriguez, Acoban: “Labelexpo Mexico filled me with great experiences, brought me the opportunity to know extraordinary people and brands, and inspired me with new ideas. To have lived this rich and refreshing experience in a place such as Mexico City exceeded my expectations.”
Fernando Trujillo, Director General de Flexi-vel: “The show provided us with a fantastic opportunity to connect with multiple potential clients in the labeling industry. The attendance at the show and our booth was exceptional, surpassing our expectations. We were pleased to see such a high level of interest in our products and services. We are excited to announce that we have successfully closed deals with several of these potential clients. The show was a valuable investment for our company, and we are grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a productive event. We are eager to attend future editions of the show!”
Luis Piña, Wilson Manufacturing: “Labelexpo Mexico 2023 is definitely the show to attend! The exhibitor hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. really optimized attendance yet gave us plenty of time to have conversations with our visitors. We met with many converters from Mexico as well as visitors from nine other countries. A successful show for Wilson Manufacturing and we look forward to the next one!”
Ken Wu, Symbio, Inc: "Symbio, Inc. had a fantastic experience at Labelexpo Mexico 2023. The event was well-organized and provided us with great opportunities to connect with industry professionals and showcase our latest products. We were particularly impressed by the quality of leads generated and are already following up on several promising opportunities. We look forward to attending future Labelexpo shows."
Trisha Smith, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Mark Andy: "Mark Andy was thrilled to be a part of Labelexpo Mexico. Our booth was continuously busy throughout the entire three-day show with visitors showing strong interest in both our flexo and digital equipment offerings. Kenjiro Celaya and John Vigna closed several deals on the floor and have several more they plan to close in the coming months. We would like to thank the organizers of Labelexpo Mexico for their efforts in making the event a success and look forward to participating in future shows."
Hans Ramón Hofmann, Head of Webfed Labels & Packaging Business Unit, Manroland Latina: "For our participation at a Labelexpo, showing machines from Prati and DCM-ATM as well as displaying the multiple capabilities of our other represented companies (Omet, Pantec and Miyakoshi), we had a very successful show with over 120 leads and very promising projects, especially with complex to manufacture labels and shrink sleeves."
Andrea Martinez, Marketing Manager, Sun Digital/HP Indigo: “We are very happy cause Labelexpo Mexico 2023 was amazing! We were very pleasant to see our clients in our booth and also to receive new leads to increase conversations. We are very grateful to everyone who visited us and had conversations with all our expert staff, our stand was always full. The expo was great and we are very satisfied with all the Labelexpo team that help us to do a great show.”
Natália Lopes, Marketing & Sales, LEMORAU: “This very first edition of Labelexpo Mexico 2023 was a fantastic event for our company. Visitors were eager to learn more about our products and conduct business. It was a very dynamic and invigorating experience. A big “Thank you” to all visitors at our stand. We were able to collect over 300 leads mainly from Mexico and nearby countries and had over 10 floor sales.”
Nick Vindel, Heaford: “We are extremely delighted with Labelexpo Mexico 2023, where we generated a huge amount of leads of existing and new potential customers. Mexico is an important market for Heaford, and exhibiting at Labelexpo 2023 cemented our position as the leading plate mounter manufacturer for Mexican label manufacturers.”
Hector Yañez, Graphics System Director, Fujifilm Mexico: "It was a great experience to be part of the Labelexpo journey, with good quality attendants and good expositors. We are thrilled to close some deals after the event."
Manuel Andrade, Sales Manager- Flexo division, Representaciones Pfeifer S.A de C.V : “We welcomed important customers and exciting new leads in our booth at Labelexpo Mexico 2023, which will certainly translate into new sales and business for our company. Representaciones Pfeifer is a leading distributor of consumables for flexo and gravure, including: ASAHI photopolymer digital and analog plates, CBG doctor blades, TESA stickyback, CADENCE blades and MOTOKNIFE cutting systems for coil to coil converting.”
Patrick Potter, Flexo Wash: “Flexo Wash was honored to participate in the inaugural Labelexpo Mexico last week. This new show provided us an opportunity to showcase our Leading Cleaning Solutions to an entirely new Spanish speaking audience in their home country of Mexico. We feel that we have a new and better understanding of this active and vibrant market which deserves the access to the information, resources and products that Labelexpo provides.”
Roy Jimenez C, Managing Director, EyeC Quality Control Systems S.A de C.V : “Labelexpo Mexico 2023 is our starting point to stay in touch with current customers and increase or market portion for Latin American countries. Based on our past experience attending other shows, I have the confidence to continue to be a part of this edition. The Labelexpo is by far the most important trade show in Latin America”
Ricardo Lobo, Chief Executive Officer, Beontag: “The Mexican market has always been important for our business. Labelexpo Mexico 2023 proved to be another great opportunity to showcase Beontag’s diverse portfolio, including self-adhesives, RFID technology, and linerless labels to the market. Overall, it was a very successful fair - busy and productive, with some great connections made. We look forward to progressing the conversations started at the Expo as we continue to grow our customer base.”
Lykke Trusbak, Director, Labels at GM: “We see LATAM as a fast-growing market, so we wouldn’t want to miss out on such a great opportunity to highlight our established presence in Mexico, connect with our partners, and show our finishing innovations to even more potential customers. We managed to sell out the equipment on our stand – most importantly the DC330Mini finisher and closed the exhibition with some very interesting leads. I would be surprised if we do not close these within the near future.”
Kelly Hart, Martin Automatic: “Martin Automatic has been a consistent exhibitor at every Label Summit held in Mexico, and the recent Labelexpo event surpassed their expectations. The attendees showed genuine interest and presented Martin with numerous inquiries. As a result of this positive experience, Martin Automatic plans to participate in the next Labelexpo Mexico, continuing their commitment to showcasing their innovative solutions to the LATAM market.”
Carmen Sánchez, Sales Manager, M+S: "An enriching experience that gave me a different view of the potential reach our brand and products have in the market”
Pablo García, Sales Project Coordinator, Maquiladora Grafica Mexicana: “The forum that managed to bring together everything from operations to the supply chain of the specialized graphic industry, MGM is proud to have been part of this event”
Lic. Roberto Reza, Director General, SISCO: "The participation of SISCO and REA in the Labelexpo scenario opens up a universe of opportunities for growth and development, both for our own company and for the industry itself in Mexico."
Virgilio Micale, CARTES: “We are very pleased with the response we received during Labelexpo Mexico 2023. It was a unique opportunity to show CARTES’ technology to visitors and the Mexican market interested in improving their production. We are glad to have been able to share our experiences with them.”