On 24 July 2015, the 6th launch cum press meet of Indiapack-2015 was held in NewDelhi which saw an august gathering from different segments of the packaging industry. Samir Kumar Biswas, IAS, development commissioner (handicrafts), was the chief guest of the launch cum press meet. The 6th International Packaging Exhibition, Indiapack-2015 will be held at Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon, Mumbai from 8 to 11 October 2015. Coinciding with this, the organizer of the event, Indian Institute of Packaging, will also organize a two-day packaging congress with the theme ‘Packaging – Strategies for Global Competitiveness,’ at Hotel Renaissance, Mumbai on 9 and 10 October 2015. The events will be organized with the support of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, and the international packaging organizations like World Packaging Organization (WPO) and Asian Packaging Federation (APF).
The Indian Institute of Packaging is a national apex body which was set up on 14May 1966by the packaging an dallied industries and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India with the specific objective of improving the packaging standards in the country. The institute began its activities in a very humble way with limited infrastructural facilities at its head office in Mumbai. Today the institute has its presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Guwahati.
Speaking at the launch event, NC Saha, director of the Indian Institute of Packaging, said, “It is heartening that the institute is stepping into its 50th year of service to the industry and, the Indiapack-2015 is being organized during the golden jubilee year of the institute. It is expected that representatives from 35 member countries of WPO will be participating in this mega event. It is also planned to concurrently organize buyer-seller meetings, an exhibitors forum, and the IndiaStar Award night.” Pradeep Tayal, senior president and CEO of the global film division at Uflex, said, “The Indian flexible packaging industry is quite small compared to them global flexible packaging industry. What affects the Indian flexible industry from making a mark in the global scenario are just three elements – quality, service and innovation. A huge number of the Indian flexible companies have a casual attitude towards quality. The problem is the attitude. If the attitude is corrected, we will be no less than the Japanese. Another problem is that most of the Indian flexibles companies
in India position their products as cheap products. The service approach is equally important and has to be perfect. Innovation is anything that is something different – there is so much to do, so don’t copy others.”