Screen Print Sri Lanka will be held from June 22-24, 2018 at Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka with co-located events Sublimating Ideas Expo, Sign Expo. The expo space will be spread over an 1800 sq.m area, to be occupied by an estimated 100 brands from 15+ countries.
Till today, about 45% space has already been booked and many new and previous exhibitors are gearing up to book their stalls. Some of the leading exhibitors who have confirmed their stalls include: Allflex Plastics, Kolkata; Antler General Industries, Sri Lanka; Crystal Consumer, Sri Lanka; Grafica Flextronica, Mumbai; Harris & Menuk, Sri Lanka; Imperial-International, Sri-Lanka; Lakshmi Bio Chem, Tirupur; NBC Meshtec, Japan; Ninehearts, Sri Lanka; Panorama Screen; RP Marketing, Sri Lanka; Skyscreen, Mumbai; Standard Holdings, Sri Lanka; Tajima Colombo, Sri Lanka; TSR Technologies, Sri Lanka; Turan Kimya, Istanbul, etc.
Moreover, the special and new attraction of the Screen Print Sri Lanka show is that there would be a National Awards competition to recognize ‘Excellence in Printing’ in Sri Lanka. “This is for the first time such an Award competition is being initiated which will cover the entire gamut of screen, digital and textile printing with over 30 sub categories,” says Devang Sheth, Director of Aditya Expositions. As usual, there will be a series of Technical seminars for which internal experts will be invited.
The international expo will showcase a wide range of segments such as Screen Printing, Textile Printing, Digital Printing, Sublimation Printing, Signage & Signage Systems, thus covering the entire gamut of Sri Lankan printing sector, far and wide with special focus on garment decoration.
It is a small island nation, but never underestimate the power of Sri Lankan apparel sector. According to a report, Sri Lanka’s apparel exports is rising gradually and has surpassed US$4.9 Billion mark. Sri Lanka is focusing itself to take a lead position in exports of apparels and garments against stiff completion from countries like India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. Sri Lanka Apparel industry is expected to emerge as a fast fashion and logistical hub for the entire South Asian Region.
Reportedly, the South Asian region accounts for a 17% market share of US apparel imports. Owing to quality and quantitative labor force coupled with textile resources, there is the country’s capacity is growing. So, considering the growing interest and needs of the Sri Lankan printing industry, this is a great opportunity especially for manufacturers and suppliers from India to showcase their products and services and get connected with a long term business interest.