Labelexpo Mexico 2023 Called an “Astounding Success”

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, said: “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.”

The next edition of Labelexpo Mexico will be held in Guadalajara in 2025. Label Summit Latin America has been confirmed for Bogota, Colombia, from March 12-13, 2024.

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