Established in 1953, All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) is sole representative of 250,000 printing companies of India and is the world’s largest printers’ association. AIFMP draws its strength from various regional associations spread across the country. For the purpose of strengthening the printing industry, AIFMP supports, participates in and organises a number of regional, national and international events with the aim of lobbying for the interests of the Indian printers, showcasing the Indian printing industry’s achievements and holding technical seminars for educating the printers about global trends and technologies.
AIFMP is the member of World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF), which is a collaborative platform for the world’s major transnational and national printing associations to work together to promote the development and prosperity of the global printing industry. And, member of Forum of Asia Pacific Graphic Arts (FAPGA), an international organization of Printing and Graphic Arts, to encourage mutual cooperation and active exchange of ideas, and to provide training in the areas of graphic communication and related areas, as well as the appropriate environment for high-quality information and technology exchange.
AIFMP has also been at the forefront of initiating significant cooperation among the printers of SAARC countries through South Asia Print Congress (SAPC) to create a shared vision of the future. AIFMP also facilitates and encourages communication with other printers and allied associations at national and international level to further develop the print and communication market through international and cross-industry networking and knowledge-sharing.
‘PRINTING TIMES’ is the official journal of AIFMP, publish bi-monthly over the last 44 years PT is considered to be most authoritative source of information decision makers in the printing industry look to. AIFMP also facilitates and encourages communication with other printers and allied association at national and international level to further develop the print and communication market through international and cross-industry networking and knowledge-sharing.
To remember Johannes Gutenberg, father of modern printing, 24th February is celebrated as ‘Printers’ Day’ by AIFMP. Several knowledge seminars are organized every year under the banner ‘Romancing Print’ at different and remote locations of the country. National Awards for Excellence in Printing (NAEP) – considered to be Oscars of the Printing, is organized by AIFMP to motivate and recognise the printers in their quest for quality. The international trade show, PAMEX is the prime event, which is organized every alternate year to keep the printers abreast with the technological developments taking place in the global printing industry.
For more information, please visit aifmp.org/
All India Printing Ink Manufacturers Association (AIPIMA) ,the Apex Body of the Printing Ink Manufacturers in India, was established in 1953 by the then market leaders of the Printing Ink Manufacturing Industry.
The objective was to create a body for greater co-operation among Printing Ink Manufacturers in order to create awareness among consumers, knowledge sharing and taking up matters of common concern to Government through an organised platform. Since then it has grown from strength to strength to reach the current stature.
For more information, please visit aipima.org/
The Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1986 for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. With wide-ranging services and programmes, ASME strives to equip member SMEs with the business knowledge and market opportunities to help them grow their businesses.
ASME, as the champion of a pro-enterprise Singapore, bridges the public and the private sectors to promote a more conducive business environment which facilitates the start-up, growth and development of a larger pool of SMEs. The two ASME flagship awards — The Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Singapore Prestige Brand Award are in recognition of SMEs’ successes.
ASME will continue to roll out new SME-relevant programmes to enhance its position as THE business association For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs.
For more information, please visit asme.org.sg/
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) and website www.hkprinters.org, 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 has acted as a bridge connecting it with Mainland China and the rest of the world.
HKPA also spares no effort in promoting labor relations and occupational health and safety. It also frequently organizes social activities and assembles a selection of benefits to member.
For more information, please visit www.hkprinters.org/en/
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 the website www.gaahk.org.hk, sharing latest technical information.
For more information, please visit www.gaahk.org.hk/index.php
Printing is one of the major industries in Hong Kong manufacturing sector. There were a large number of printing industry participants, but the majority of them is not awarded recognized professional qualifications. To address this, the Education Bureau of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established the Qualifications Framework in 2008. Printing and Publishing industry is one of the sectors which pioneers its implementation. The Qualifications Framework is a crosssectoral hierarchy covering both academic and vocational qualifications required by various industries, with well-defined standards of qualifications and clear indication of the articulation ladders between them. The Qualifications Framework enables industry participants to set clear goals and direction for obtaining quality-assured qualifications.
With a view of the development of the Qualifications Framework, The Hong Kong Printers Association together with industry professionals have jointly founded the Institute of Print-Media Professionals (IPP) in 2005 to promote “continuous learning and professionalism”, to enhance member’s latest technological knowledge and ensure their professional competency.
For more information, please visit www.ipp.org.hk/IPP_Web_Eng/index.html
The Philippine Center for Print Excellence Foundation, Inc. (PCPEF) was established by a group of the country's leading printing and graphic arts practitioners, suppliers, and service providers committed to uplift the printing industry.
Registered and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since February 2002, the PCPEF recently re-launched itself as a foundation due to strong industry clamor. As advocates of "Excellence in Print Development", PCPEF members and supporters firmly believe in offering the best technical training programs.
A Progressive Printing Industry
Strengthen Printers to be Globally Competitive and Socially Responsible while Contributing to National Development.
For more information, please visit pcpef.org.ph/
The Philippine Plastics Industry Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization who stands as the voice of local downstream plastics industry. It was formed on January 18, 1970 with the aim of promoting the cooperation and understanding amongst plastic product manufacturers in the country. Today, PPIA has 161 members, who are engaged in molding, extrusion, weaving, lamination, and recycling. Forty one of them are advisers who supply raw material, technology and machinery that are imperative for industry’s business operations. The Association carries a reputation for upholding the industry’s interest in key polices and legislations, particularly on customs and tariff rules, environmental laws and regulations, power and energy issues, labor concerns, and product standards among others. The association is actively involved in addressing environmental issues and pursuing scientific and fact-based policies on issues affecting the health of the industry, its products, and the environment. To ensure the competitiveness of the plastics industry, PPIA continues to uphold the principle of a fair and equal level playing field by disputing any forms of tariff distortion in the industry.
For more information, please visit www.philippineplastic.com/index.html
Established in 1947, before Malaya gained independence status, the Selangor Chinese Printing Presses’ Association was formed by a group of dedicated Printers with the aim of creating an entity to support and be of helpful service to fellow printers. In the early days, printing was relatively new on Malaya. By sharing knowledge and pooling support and resources together, the Association flourished and later changed to its present name “The Selangor and Federal Territory Chinese Printing Presses’ Association” (the Association), being one of the oldest trade Association in Malaysia.
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/SFTCPPA/