The 6th Summit on Injection, Blow and Pet Moulding is going well with the organizers having released an app running on Android and iOS which is useful for keeping up with the agenda and for online networking with the speakers and participants. Updates on the Summit being held on 5 and 6 July 2018 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai indicate that the conference registrations are going well. More than 140 companies have already registered and the confirmed speakers’ list includes 40 renowned industry experts and industry leaders. Several officials from the relevant departments of the government have also confirmed their participation including P Raghavendra Rao, secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals of the Government of India who is a speaker at the event.

Other speakers at the conference include Christian Müller, managing director of W. Müller, Andreas Lichtenauer, managing partner, Kautex Maschinenbau, Kamal P. Nanavaty president, Strategy Development at Reliance Industries, Avinash Joshi, managing director, ONGC Petro Additions, Vimal Kedia, managing director, Manjushree Technopack, Constantinos Sideris, director, Cypet Technologies and Carstern Pfromm, global technical, marketing, and business development manager of Bericap.

Also speaking will be Gary Lategan, owner of Roto Solutions, Christen Merkle, managing director & CEO of AHP Merkle, Akhilesh Bhargava, managing director of AVI Global Plast, Johan Potargent, CEO of AMS Belgium, Marco Solinas, senior global product Manager, S.T. Soffiaggio Tecnica, David Chun technical director Asia Pacific of Solvay, Shankar Karnik general manager, Industrial, ExxonMobil, Sanjay Mehta, head of the chairman’s office in South Asia of the Samvardhana Motherson Group, Rakesh Ramnani, head of Hardlines Category of Amazon Global Sales business, Martin Coles managing director Matrix Polymers, Gauri Pathak assistant professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, Chandan Samanta, GM, Venturing Emerging Business & South West Asia, Coca-Cola India, Haren Sanghavi of The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA), Dr Vijay Habbu, senior vice-president, Polyester Sector of Reliance Industries and Vaibhav Saraogi managing director of the Chemco Group of Companies.

This summit includes 600 delegates and speakers from 290 companies from more than 14 countries. The comprehensive subjects range from business perspective and trend sessions in molding and technology and applications, to automation. Sessions also address innovations in PET packaging, raw materials, design and recycling. The released an app for the event over the past week-end which is useful for keeping up with the agenda and for online networking.

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