Representing 250,000 printing companies, AIFMP is not only the apex body of the Indian printing industry but also the largest printers association in the world. Since its inception in 1953, the AIFMP has done sterling work to increase the prestige and influence of the printing industry and help it render better and more useful service to the public. It is recognised by the Government of India as the only organisation representing the printing industry on an all-India basis. AIFMP’s mission is
To be India's pre-eminent organisation in developing cooperation among national, regional and global print specialists in all matters of mutual interest
To provide globally relevant, state-of-the-art print technology education and expertise
To develop business leaders, technocrats and entrepreneurs committed to improving the quality of human life through printing
To create truly world-class print material and to encourage and recognise excellence in printing
To articulate the concerns of the Indian printing industry at national and international fora, and to work towards improvement of conditions in the Indian printing industry
Appita was formed in 1946 with the first Annual General Meeting and technical conference held in March 1947 in Melbourne. The association has continued to support and represent the pulp and paper industry in Australia and New Zealand, providing member organisations with tools and opportunities to showcase their products and services, as well as evolve to face the challenges of an ever changing and dynamic sector.
Appita’s mission is to:
advance and promote innovation and manufacturing best practice across the forest products, pulp, paper and packaging value chain, including new biomass-derived products.
To lead the development and transfer of technical information and best practices fundamental to the industry.
To develop and support programs to encourage the growth of a diverse, well-prepared pool of industry professionals.
To build strong relationships with industry stakeholders across the supply chain
To drive the interchange of information across the industry supply chain through effective networking.
This is achieved this through organised seminars, forums, conferences, special interest groups, and publications to the industry, such as our quarterly Appita TIME magazine, our monthly e-Newsletter and our new online publication Sixteen21.
This year Appita celebrates its 70th anniversary in the industry, and to mark this milestone, throughout the year past technical papers will be published in the Appita TIME magazine spanning the 7 decades. The highlight of this year being the 2017 Fibre Value Chain Conference in November.
The establishment of Institute of Print-Media Professionals (IPP) by Hong Kong Printers Association with industry professionals served to promote “continuous learning and professionalism” and to enhance member’s latest technological knowledge to ensure their professional competency. IPP establishes different classes of membership based on the Qualifications Framework set by the Education Bureau of HKSAR and maintains a quality assurance system in the printing industry that provides professional standards and qualifications for the printing practitioners and broaden the recognition for the qualifications. Through IPP’s varieties of activities, a platform is to build up the effective communication and social networking between members and industry practitioners.
To be the “voice” of the printing industry in Malaysia. To achieve our vision, we constantly emphasise on the 3Ps:
Promoting the printing industry by establishing good relationships and understanding among its members, the government and other registered bodies, and sharing information with them
Protecting the interests of the members, ensuring all disputes are settled in a civilised manner. All legislation pertaining or affecting the printing industry will be shared with the members, and we will act on their behalf, advising the next course of action and representing them in any discussion or dealing with the government and respective bodies
Projecting the good image of the printing industry, organising and managing events that are beneficial to the public at large and ensuring the good name of the association among its members as a whole. This also includes to recruit new eligible members to be part of our association.
Offset Printer's Association (OPA) was established in 1988 to look into the daily issues of the printing and packaging industry. OPA is affiliated with the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP).
OPA is known as one of the most active printer's body in India with members from Ludhiana, Amritsar, Faridabad, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Mohali and Jalandhar and organises activities like:
Awards for the Recognition of Print Luminaries, which is considered to be the highest honour for a printer in India
Development and upgrading studies for the Printing and Packaging Industry of the region
Publishing its own calendar
Organising group visits to various national and international exhibitions
Conducting technical seminars for printers of the region
OPA also celebrates 'Gutenberg Festival' every year to pay tribute to the heroes of printing technology.
The Philippine Plastics Industry Association (PPIA) was formed with the objective of promoting the cooperation and understanding amongst plastic product manufacturers in the country. It carries the reputation as the “Premier Voice of the Philippine Downstream Plastic Industry”, that is effectively representing the industry in the resolution of significant concerns affecting competitiveness and interests in key policies and legislations.
The PPIA has a special interest in the areas of Environmental Matters, Product Standards, Tariffs, Customs Rules and Regulations and has expanded across the Philippine archipelago with 162 plastic products manufacturers and 44 technology and raw material supplier advisers.
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Print & Media Association, Singapore
The Print & Media Association, Singapore is the national representative body for the printing industry in Singapore.
The Association was founded in 1937 as the Master Printers Association, Singapore. The change of name to the Print & Media Association, Singapore took place in 2000.
Membership is open to all companies engaged in the printing and allied trades, companies that supply equipment and consumables to the printing industry and companies that support the printing industry eg. exhibition companies, software companies and freight forwarders. The current membership of the Association stands at 140 companies.
The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) set up in 1932, is a national body and industry association that works together with relevant partners to champion the interests and growth of its members and the manufacturing community in Singapore; enhancing their competitiveness through capability development and capacity building, innovation and productivity, adoption and implementation of standards, overseas expansion as well as providing assistance and opportunities for companies to collaborate, network, grow and expand both locally and internationally.
SMF carries out a myriad of activities to enhance the competitive edge of its members. Leveraging on its extensive network of contacts, 10 Industry Groups and 7 Centres of Excellence, SMF is the voice for Singapore’s manufacturing community for over 84 years and plays an important role to facilitate tripartite communications among the government, foreign delegates and the local manufacturing community.
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The Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong Limited is a non-profit organization established in 1983. It aims at enhancing the growth of technology and prompting knowledge of printing, publishing and design through advocacy, education and research. The Association organizes seminars, short courses and international and local exchange activities which enable participants to increase their interactions with local and foreign printing, publishing and design counterparts, stimulating ideas and efficiency. The Association also publishes a monthly bulletin and shares the latest technical information on its website.
The Hong Kong Printers Association (HKPA) is the longest-history and most representative printing organization in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1939, HKPA has not only witnessed the development of the industry, but has also grown with it.
Through its communications with governments and other institutes, its publication – Hong Kong Print Media (HKPM), various conferences and study missions, as well as its professional training centre – Advanced Printing Technology Centre (APTEC), HKPA has enhanced the cohesion and competitiveness of Hong Kong’s printing industry, and acted as a bridge connecting it with Mainland China and the rest of the world.
HKPA also spares no effort in promoting labour relations and occupational health and safety. It also frequently organizes social activities and assembles a selection of benefits to their members.
THE SELANGOR FEDERAL TERRITORY OF CHINESE PRINTING PRESSES ASSOCIATION (SFTCPPA)
Established in 1947, SFTCPPA was initially founded to represent the interests of leading Chinese printers in Selangor. SFTCPPA grew by leaps and bounds through the years and today, it is the most historical association representing the overall Malaysian printing industry. Besides serving as an umbrella body for Malaysian printers, the association also helps foster closer ties between members, encourages information sharing and provides a platform for problem discussion and solving.
In planning for the future, SFTCPPA will continue to keep abreast of technical developments, monitor industry changes and maintain dialogues with relevant government agencies and industry partners in order to provide our members with the confidence and support needed in order to achieve both greater heights and success in their businesses.
THE THAI PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (TPPIA)