Focus on the Indian market

Messe Dusseldorf India, IIP collaborates

NC Saha, vice chairman, IIP, addressing participants at the event. Photo PSA

Messe Dusseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) have plans to enter a collaborative venture wherein from next year onwards, the two will combine their expertise in the packaging sector as well as the related processing industry with a focus on the Indian market. The trade fair duo― Messe Dusseldorf India’s pacprocess and IIP’s indiapack―will take place alongside as a single event from 26-28 October 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. pacprocess is a further development of the International PackTech
India, previously organized with Messe Dusseldorf until 2016.

The event, which was formally announced on 21 March 2017 in Delhi, was attended by Inderjit Singh, additional secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, who was also the chief guest at the show. The other delegates included RVS Ramakrishna, chairman of IIP, Thomas Schlitt, managing director, Messe Dusseldorf India, NC Saha, vice chairman, IIP, Subodh Gupta, vice chairman, IIP and Amitava Ray, director, Uflex. The delegates from IIP and Messe Dusseldorf spoke briefly about their partnership, which both the organizations are looking forward to. They also applauded the role of Singh in bringing their organizations closer by means of this partnership.

Key features of indiapack pacprocess 2017

The fair is spread across 10,000 sq. m and has already attracted participation of over 300 exhibitors from India and overseas. The conference is powered by interpack, Germany, the leading trade fair in packaging and processing and a well-known brand in the Indian market. It is a unique platform for entrepreneurs, decision makers, senior government officials, investors, industry members, traders, equipment buyers and suppliers, academia, engineers and trade delegations to congregate, brainstorm, showcase and forge meaningful partnership for business.

Well-defined objectives

indiapack pacprocess has a clear focus on the processing and packaging industry where global market leaders will present tailor-made solutions for India. The event is set to bring together technology specialists and decision-makers from all segments of the Indian packaging industry. Messe Dusseldorf also appreciates the importance of culture as a connecting element and understands that organizing trade fairs successfully anywhere depends on the organizer’s awareness of the subtle details of business dealings in that particular region.

A mutually beneficial partnership

Messe Dusseldorf, with its line of events, is creating the basis for connecting Indian companies to the global marketplace and for internationally operating businesses to explore the Indian domestic market. It decided to partner with IIP to consolidate its capabilities and extend its reach within the country to organize industry-leading events. IIP  is an autonomous body in the field of packaging and works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The institute is involved in various activities like testing and evaluation of packaging materials and packages, consultancy services, and R&D related to packaging.

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