11th PLASTINDIA to be bigger than previous editions, to actively focus on responsible innovation to conserve environment
Expecting 2000 + exhibitors from 45+ countries including India to showcase latest innovation and technology in plastic packaging, manufacturing at 2021 Expo in New Delhi
by Priya Jadhav
Mumbai,October 2019: Plastindia Foundation recently held an event in Mumbai to announce the launch of the 11th Edition of PLASTINDIA to be held in the year 2021 in New Delhi. PLASTINDIA is the third largest exhibition of its kind in the world and the largest in India. It is held once every three years and this edition will be organized from February 4 to 8, 2021at ITPO, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
The launch event in Mumbai was graced by Shri Kashi Nath Jha – Joint Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India along with Shri Rajesh Agrawal, IAS, Executive Director, India Trade Promotion Organization, Mr. Jigish Doshi – President, Plastindia Foundation, Mr Ashok Goel Chairman National Advisory Board, Plastindia Foundation and Mr. Ajay Shah – Chairman, National Executive Council Plastindia 2021.
The PLASTINDIA 2021 International Plastic Exhibition & Conference will be supported by Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals - Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India. This edition of the expo will be held at the new world class venue at ITPO, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi and will showcase India as a global hub for sourcing processed items related to plastics, raw material, machinery and various other products for use in different segments.
PLASTINDIA 2021 is known to provide a superlative platform to showcase world-class innovations and products from the plastic industry that are likely to benefit a host of sectors. Over the years, the Expo has successfully facilitated support from the government where the latter has constituted several groups to address important issues like quality and specifications, recycling and waste management etc. of plastic. While PLASTINDIA and Plastindia Foundation are proactively engaged in enabling the sustainable growth of the Indian Plastic Industry, there has also been an ample amount of focus on quality, human health, and most importantly environment.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Jha said, “The plastics industry in India is contributing significantly in the economic development and growth of various key sectors in the country. Right from automotive, agriculture, horticulture, construction, medical equipment, health care, irrigation, sanitation, drinking water, sports, plastic composites and packaging – all sectors are impacted by the use of plastic. In fact, the food security industry requires the highest ever safe, secure & hygienic packaging and its perfect solution is provided by Flexible Packaging including Plastic woven sacks. The plastics industry continues to break into newer spheres, thereby enabling India to manufacture world class products. I am optimistic that the PLATINDIA 2021 will be a reflection of this and I wish the team great success.”
PlastIndia is also taking active steps to support the decision of the Central Government for single use plastics. It is working towards fully backing the circular economy with focus on Recycle and Multiple use of Plastic Products in line with the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji.
Plastindia Foundation will meet all stakeholders and submit concrete proposals to the Department with special focus on Plastics and Environment in the near future. Mr. Jigish Doshi said, “We are devoted to promoting excellence in the field of plastics and making India a preferred sourcing base in plastic products for the world. But we will also be focusing very specifically on environmental concerns. We completely support the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji and will be focusing on the idea of Recycle and Multiple use of Plastic Products. This edition of PLASTINDIA - 2021 is all set to surpass the landmarks created by its previous editions. It will see the presence of more than 2,000+ exhibitors from India, participants from 45+ countries and over 2 lakh business visitors-- both national and global. With every edition we are growing and building more number of exhibitors, visitors and participants.”
Mr. Ajay Shah said, “Our mission is to enhance the image and growth of the Indian plastics industry by holding world-class exhibitions in India, at regular intervals. Plastindia Foundation has been taking this initiative over the years to bring together the best in this field globally, which has provided a platform for our domestic industrialists to share their experiences with their global counterparts.”
Mr. Doshi further added, “The focus should be on developing new technologies and innovations in order to facilitate growth of the plastic industry. India's plastics industry offers immense potential in terms of capacity, infrastructure and skilled manpower. In this age of globalisation and constant need to improve the standard of living, the demand for plastic is bound to increase exponentially and turn India into the world's next plastic destination. But having said this we must use plastic responsibly to minimise its impact on environment. There is a need to create awareness about recycle, re-use of plastic and adopt a better waste management facility for sustainable growth of the industry.”
Some of the dignitaries present at the Launch Function of PLASTINDIA – 2021 include Mr. Erhard Wienkamp, Executive Director, Foreign Trade Fairs Division,Messe Duesseldorf GmbH, and Shri Dr S K Nayak, DG, CIPET
The previous edition of PLASTINDIA 2018, which was held in Gujarat, had been inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani. The expo had proved to be an extremely successful global event, attracting a large number of participants and visitors from across the world.
About PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION:Established in 1987, Plastindia Foundation is the apex body of major associations, organizations, and institutions connected with plastics, with common objectives to promote the development of the plastics industry and to assist the growth of plastics and related materials. The Foundation is dedicated towards national progress through plastics.
The key focus of the Foundation is to facilitate export led growth of the Indian plastic industry and help boost export business volumes and revenues. In line with that, the Foundation also focuses on helping India to become the preferred sourcing base of plastic products around the world.
As part of this exercise, the Foundation creates opportunities to showcase Indian capabilities in processing and converting, at various industry trade shows across the world.