Conferences, B2B partner meetings & collaborations, interactions, and product displays marked the 11th edition of PlastIndia 2023 being at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from 1 to 5 February. The international plastics exhibition, conference, and convention brought together government departments, raw material, and plastic product manufacturers, machinery and auxiliary equipment producers, the recycling industry, automation, and IoT technology providers and consultants to enable the exchange of ideas and technologies.
Leading voices of the industry from across the world discussed and debated the way forward to drive the growth of polymers and plastics. A CEO conclave presided over by Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Health & Family Welfare Mansukh Bhai Mandaviya took place on 3 February, where industry leaders deliberated on how the Indian plastic industry can reach its full potential and garner more participation from across the world to emerge as a global, servicing, manufacturing and technology innovation hub. Apart from Minister Mandaviya, Arun Baroka, joint secretary, Department of chemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, was part of the meeting.
Leading industry names such as M P Taparia, MD Supreme Industries; R K Lohia, chairman Lohia Group; Helmet Huber, COO Bruckner Group; Avinash Verma, CEO – Polymers, Reliance Industries; and Anil Jain, CEO, Jain Irrigation were part of the Conclave. The Plastindia CEO Conclave has been curated by Nidhi Verma, NEC Chairman.
The main focus of PlastIndia 2023 is to innovate, sustain and grow and facilitate modern techniques that will help to maintain the development of the plastics industry in India and to work towards developing India as a preferred sourcing hub for plastics globally.
Around 1,800 exhibitors are showcasing their latest world-standard processing machinery, raw materials, recycling technology, and the latest automation technologies for the plastics industry. The exhibition, which has seen participation from 79 countries, is expected to have a footfall of more than 200,000 over the five days, the organizers said.
Jigish Doshi, president, Plastindia Foundation, said, “We are delighted to host this exhibition. It feels great to see various stakeholders across plastic industries coming together to pave a path for a technology-enabled sustainable future. The main aim of the exhibition is to facilitate the export-led growth of the Indian Plastics industry and help boost exports both in volume and revenues. The Indian plastics industry is capable enough to compete in cost & quality with neighboring countries such as China.”
Ajay Shah, chairman, National Executive Council, Plastindia 2023 said, “This has been a great start to the PlastIndia 2023 edition. We see the value that technology is bringing for a better future. The innovations, discussions, and milestones set for the upcoming years are critical. It will be interesting to see how we can improve the industry standard and outcomes in efficient ways”.
Launched in 1990, the Plastindia series of exhibitions under the aegis of the Plastindia Foundation is closely followed in the industry and retains a permanent date in the corporate calendars globally. The Plastindia Foundation is an apex body of the major association, organizations, and institutions connected with plastics.