Successful première of Indian trade fair quartet
With some 10,000 visitors, the combination of several trade fairs - the interpack alliance events pacprocess India, IndiaPack and FoodPex India and the parallel trade fair drink technology India, held by Messe München - can look back to a much acclaimed première in New Delhi.
Companies responded well to the concept of trade fairs supplementing one another from the packaging sector and the processing industry (interpack alliance trade fairs) together with the areas of beverage technology, dairy and liquid food (drink technology India, held by Messe Munich). There was also a good response to the new venue, New Delhi, alongside the main venue, Mumbai. In all, from 26 to 28 October, 212 exhibitors occupied around 11,000 square metres of exhibition space and attracted 9,699 trade visitors to the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre. In addition. 600 delegates visited the simultaneous International Summit for the Packaging Industry (ISPI), held by the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP). This year’s conference, which was completely booked out, ran under a motto intended to reflect the significance of the packaging industry for economic growth in India: “Packaging – the Growth Driver”.
In 2018, following a recent cooperation agreement between the interpack alliance and the Italian mechanical engineering association UCIMA, the latter will give its support for the marketing of Messe Düsseldorf’s Indian event by attracting visitors and organising an Italian joint stand. National pavilions at this year’s trade fair quartet came from Germany, China and Taiwan. In addition, there were also international brands from Italy, Turkey, the United States, Belgium, Slovenia and Switzerland.