Plastindia 2023 launch event at Le Meridien, New Delhi

Enabling the plastic industry into a preferred sourcing hub for plastic in India

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(Left-Right) Dubey, general manager, ITPO, Ajay Shah, chairman, NEC, PlastIndia, Bhagwantbhai Khuba, Union Minister of State, C&F and MNRE, Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Jigish Doshi, president, Plastindia Foundation, Arti Ahuja, IAS, secretary to the Government of India DCPC, Ashok Goel, NAB, Plastindia, Jayesh Rambhia, treasurer, Plastindia were present in the launch event of Plastindia 2023 at Le Meridien, New Delhi.

A launch event of Plastindia for the upcoming event in 2023 was held At Le Meridien-New Delhi on 4 April 2022. Next year, the event will be held from 1-5 February 2023 at the International Exhibition Centre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The exhibition will centre on innovation, sustainability, and growth, encouraging new inventive ways that will aid in the preservation of a cleaner environment and contribute to long-term economic development.

The Plastindia series of exhibitions, organized by the Plastindia Foundation, offers investors and manufacturers a compelling entry point into worldwide marketplaces of trade and commerce. It attracts a large number of participants from both the Indian and international plastic industries and covers the entire spectrum of plastics producers, processors, and users.

Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Chemical and Fertilizer, revealed the logo, booklet, and goals of PlastIndia 2023 at the ceremony in the capital. Bhagwanthbhai Khuba, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and Arti Ahuja, IAS, Secretary to the Government of India, were also present (DCPC). Jigish Doshi, president of the Plastindia Foundation, Ashok Goel, chairman of the National Advisory Board, and Ajay Shah, chairman of the NEC Plastindia 2023, were also in attendance.

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Plastic is indispensable in the lives of humans. Everywhere you see, every product today has some elements of plastics in it. The mask we wear, the syringes we use, packaging, consumer products, new and renewable energy, automobiles, agriculture, healthcare, telecom, defence, aerospace, infrastructures and many other sectors. The fourth industrial revolution is constantly in the minds of the industry leaders. Industry 4.0 in the plastic sector signals the latest robotic technology and artificial intelligence are being deployed, creating a rapidly evolving landscape.

The Indian plastics sector is expanding rapidly, with output and consumption increasing manifold during the previous three decades. Today, one of the primary goals of India’s plastic bodies is to significantly contribute to exports and position India as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plastic. The present economic climate, supported by the introduction of the Government of India’s ‘Atmanirbhar’ campaign and ‘Vocal for Local’ effort, offers encouragement to the plastics sector and significant export potential. “In 2019-20, India’s plastics exports totalled USD 10.00 billion (approximately Rs 76,264 crore), with the figure predicted to rise to USD 25.00 billion (approximately Rs 1,90,661 crore) by 2025,” claimed Jigish Doshi, president PlastIndia Foundation.

Doshi further added, “India is poised to become the plastics processing hub of the world. The industry, which employs about 4 million people and comprises more than 50,000 processing units, will reach USD 102 billion (approximately Rs 9.1 lakh crore) by 2025. We are committed to working closely with the government and the industry to facilitate growth and work towards innovative and modern manufacturing techniques that will be sustainable for the environment and the economy.”

Ajay Shah, chairman of National Executive Council, Plastindia 2023said, “The Indian plastics industry presents opportunities for a processing machinery, tools, plastic products, plastic waste management and recycling equipment, and sectors of renewable energy intelligence and robotics. We aim to foster the growth of the Indian plastic industry by holding world-class exhibitions to offer platforms for brands to launch new products, grow their network, learn new technologies, and exchange ideas at a global level.”

He concluded, “The event will be held from 1-5 February 2023, and we are expecting more than 2000 exhibitors from India and 50 other countries to showcase technology-driven machinery with a sustainable approach.”

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