The International PackTech India and drink technology India 2010


optimism with overwhelming turnout

In a series of four packaging shows at end of the year 2010, the second one being the International PackTech India concurrent with drink technology India (dti) concluded in Mumbai on November 20, proving the collaboration between the organizers a winning synergy. Though a small but smart three-day show encompassing twin activities become interesting for the visitors who tried to interact with exhibitors of their choice in terms of their requirements. The wide topics of today’s needs were also being discussed in respective seminars organised by International PackTech India and dti separately.Albeit moderately attended the topics were of great interest in the prevailing scenario. Printed label suppliers were another attraction at the show.

Organized respectively by Messe Duesseldorf GmbH, Messe Duesseldorf India, Messe Muenchen GmbH and MMI India Pvt Ltd, the International PackTech India and drink technology India 2010 concluded on a high note with unprecedented results. Both exhibitions exceeded expectations in terms of the quantity and quality of exhibitors and visitors. The exhibitions drew the combined participation of 201 exhibiting companies from 22 countries. More than 6,000 buyers and professionals visited the three-day exhibitions, which clearly underscores the growing importance of both exhibitions in India. It was visible that the opportunities offered at both shows were unparalleled adding a boost of optimism for all sectors involved in the packaging, processing, beverage and liquid food.

Throughout the duration of the exhibitions, a busy and positive atmosphere was observed. Many exhibitors commented that they were pleased with their participation at the exhibitions and had received good enquiries and valuable contacts. Augmenting the exhibition were two noteworthy events.

An exhibitor forum on drink technology by Messe Muenchen GmbH and a conference on packaging and sustainability organized by Cognizance Packaging along with Institute of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers of India (IPMMI) and Paper Film and Foil Converters’ Association (PFFCA) proved quite constructive. There was great interest in the

three-day seminar organised at drink technology India by the Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB) of Berlin, one of the world´s leading brewing research centres.

The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association of VDMA (German Engineering Federation) was instrumental in influencing the two exhibitions to be staged under one roof. “We are happy to see the two organizers combining their expertise. We find the co-location of both exhibitions an excellent concept as we have now one major and unique platform in India that caters to the entire value chain of food processing, beverage and packaging technology. It is important for companies involved in this sector to make their presence felt as India is an important market and is developing very dynamically,” commented managing director Richard Clemens.

The next International PackTech and drink technology India was announced to be held  in Mumbai during October 2012 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.

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