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NPES India Trade Mission

India 2017 Trade Mission

NPES Trade Mission to India, Mumbai

WHAT Is a Trade Mission?

NPES trade missions offer a proven, cost-effective tool for members to learn first-hand about target export markets. Trade mission participants travel together as a delegation, attend market briefings, participate in site visits and networking receptions, and have one-on-one business matchmaking appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners.

WHY India?

  • India is the fastest-growing print packaging market across all segments, growing on average 12.4% per year in local currency terms in 2016-20. Mumbai remains at the center of this economic growth and commercial capital of India.
  • Since 2011, India went from being the 8th largest print packaging market to 5th in 2016. It will pass Germany in 2020, and it will be just $557m behind 3rd-place Japan.
  • In India, the flexible print packaging market is much larger than folding carton. However, the folding carton segment is still sizable because of exports, in particular luxury goods and cigarettes.

Join NPES for a 3-in-1 business development trip in conjunction with the PAMEX 2017 show and the NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2017 in Mumbai, India.

Included in the Trade Mission:

  • Participation in the PAMEX 2017 show (December 18-21, 2017)
  • Booth sharing with NPES at PAMEX 2017 – Be visible to the printers and customers attending the show.
  • Visits to printing facilities around Mumbai – Observe a print shop floor in India and learn how the plant runs.
  • Arranged meetings with prospective customers, distributors and agents – Get help from our NPES India office to set up meetings based on your interest.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Investigate and learn the state of the Indian printing industry and market.
  • Seek new business opportunities.
  • Identify customers and suppliers.


Please note that delegates will be responsible for organizing, confirming and payment for their own international flights and accommodations, as well as submitting relevant visa applications for India. To ensure that the delegation can be accommodated, however, NPES will make a room block reservation in Mumbai to obtain discounted rates. Once participation in the mission is confirmed - to help delegates with their bookings accommodations and other logistical details, such as transport options, will be provided.