ProPak India 2019: A comprehensive event for processing & packaging manufacturers

ProPak India 2019, 21-23 October 2019, Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center

ProPak India 2018 conferece

ProPak India 2019, scheduled from 21 to 23 October 2019, will be hosted in Mumbai at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center. The international network of ProPak is confirming its fifth stop in Mumbai, touring Philippines (ProPak Philippines), Vietnam (ProPak Vietnam), Thailand (ProPak Asia), and Myanmar (ProPak India Myanmar). The event is increasing its influence in the processing and packaging industries by facilitating business opportunities to more than 3,000 exhibitors and 100,000 buyers.

ProPak India is provides a platform to fulfill the needs of a dynamic and fast-growing market such as India. By representing all the sectors of the processing and packaging domain, the show offers a broad overview as well as solutions for the industry – machinery, materials, process control & testing, and automation. Glatt Engineering, Bossar Packaging, WOLF, Nichrome, Control Print, Ace Technologies, Goma Engineering, Maharshi Udyog and other leading names will showcase their technology to the expected 5,000 attendees at Mumbai.

With participation from countries such as Singapore, Germany and China, various segments, including packaging machinery, processing equipment, materials, packaging companies, coding & marking, automation and components, will be present at the show floor.

The only event dedicated solely to food and health ingredients, Fi India & Hi 2019 will take place alongside ProPak. Marquee names have already confirmed their presence at Fi India like Keva Flavours, DKSH, K.P. Manish, Spice Board of India, IMCD, Brenntag, Dupont and others. This provides attendees access to complete value chain for their manufacturing needs.

Fi India & Hi 2019 is expected to attract 9,000+ attendees and 250+ exhibitors. This strong growth in attendance and exhibitor numbers reflects the ongoing growth of the food and beverage market in India and the surrounding region. Mumbai edition will see many initiatives alongside the show in collaboration with associations, industry bodies and exhibitors.

The B2B matchmaking facilitates conversation between exhibitors and buyers, who can schedule their meetings in advance. Thanks to an innovative match-making software, attendees and companies can identify professionals who perfectly suit their business needs.

SIES School of Packaging with its expertise will curate the technical sessions on packaging machinery and materials. These sessions will see professionals presenting the new technology and its role in shaping the future landscape. In addition, Authentication Solution Providers’ Association will provide a perspective on the implications of counterfeiting on manufacturers and consumers.

On the second day of the show (22 October), Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association will host a business conference by bringing in key stakeholders together for a constructive discussion on the pressing issues faced by the flexible packaging players and deliberate on the sustainable alternatives.

One of the most appreciated initiatives – Women in Processing & Packaging – will put a spotlight on the underrepresented gender in the industry. The session will feature industry leaders’ conferring on the company culture change required to grow women’s presence in this male-dominated field, and how the industry as a whole can assist in building a more diversified workforce.

‘Ask the expert’ will facilitate the visitors’ meetings with the industry veterans and technical experts to have their queries addressed regarding machinery, materials, process control, and automation. The initiative is curated by SIES and AIFPA.

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