The inaugural ceremony of drink technology India took place on 15 December 2016, where the keynote address was delivered by Werner Dornscheidt, president and chief executive officer, Messe Dusseldorf; George Moller, executive director, Messe München; Richard Clemens, managing director, VDMA (German Engineering Federation) Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association; and Mahendra Mehta, president, IPMMI.
Technology on display
A wide range of products, solutions and technologies are on display as about 280 global and domestic exhibitors from countries like Belgium, China, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK and India are showcasing innovative solutions.
Delighted with the response on day one, Anand Nayak, assistant director of marketing, Endress + Hauser (India), says: “We are more of a process instrumentation supplier to a lot of companies in the food and beverage sector. We are launching our products, solutions and services at drink technology India and it is helping us understand the market better.”
Knowledge exchange programs
Day one saw attendees engaging in the concurrently held Roundtable Conference, where stakeholders from the food and beverage industry came together to engage in knowledge sharing. Some of the key speakers of the program represent top companies such as Bisleri, Kiwi Foods, Mother Dairy, Tilaknagar Industries and many more.
Another key attraction was the Buyer Seller Forum organized by Messe München India, where top buyers conducted one-on-one meetings with participating companies. A special session on food waste and loss—SAVE FOOD—also took place as part of the Exhibitor Forum.
PDIT (Packaging Design Innovation Technology) Conference
The inaugural PDIT Conference on 16 and 17 December 2016 is held simultaneously with the PackTech India, drinktech India and FoodPex India exhibitions, and is aimed at sharing knowledge, information and insights on a range of technology innovations that go into the packaging supply chain. It covers post-harvest packaging innovations that can prevent wastage in the farm to active packaging that can save food on the retail and consumer front. The PDIT conference will move the industry’s conversations to a new level by tackling the inter-connected themes of safety, health and environment together with the opportunities that packaging design and technology present to the agriculture, industry and the service sector.