Friday, February 1, 2013

INDIAPACK 2013 inaugurated at BEC

By Dr.(Mrs.) D. Purandeswari, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India
Mumbai Mon 28th Jan 2013(by Sailesh Gandhi):The Indian Institute of packaging’s  bi-annual initiative, INDIAPACK 2013 is now in its 5th edition and being organized at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai  during 28th to 31st January, 2013 with the theme,‘Packaging for Economic Growth’. 

Dr. (Mrs.) D. Purandeswari, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India inaugurated the same. 

The exhibition has about 11 overseas exhibitors from USA, , Poland  China, Germany, The Netherland, Denmark, Australia, Japan and Taiwan etc; about 120 exhibitors, and three pavilions from state governments are participating- viz- Karnataka, Jharkhand and Bihar

Dr.D Purandeswari-addresses the audience
Says Dr.Purandeswari, “India is the 6th largest packaging market in the world with sales of 24.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2011. The packaging industry is expected to grow at CAGR of 12.3% during the next 4 to 5 years to become the 4th largest global market, with sales of U.S. dollars 42.7 billion. This growth rate is far higher than the world average growth of 6% per annum. Indiapack 2013 will definitely be a major intervention in technology and knowledge sharing across the industry.”

INDIAPACK 2013 is supported by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Food Processing Industries , Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India.

Userwise; the share of Indian Packaging Industry Sector wise is broadly estimated to be:
Processed Food: 48%
Personal Care Products: 27%
Pharmaceuticals: 6%
Others: 19%

Prof.  N C Saha, the Director of the Indian Institute of Packaging, said on the occasion, “ the total turnover of the packaging industry in India is 24.6 bn USD. Globally its about 550bn USD. There are roughly 22000 packaging companies in the country, comprising of raw material manufacturers to machinery suppliers to ancillary material. 85% of these 22000 units are MSMEs. India is at the threshold of explosive growth and we are looking forward to a great exhibition and knowledge sharing.”

Prof. N.C. Saha is the Director and Principal Executive Officer of Indian Institute of Packaging. He is also the secretary general of Asian Packaging Federation (APF) , a board member of World Packaging Organization (WPO) and  TheChairman of nine sectional committees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for the formulation of national standards on packaging.

Prof Saha is also the member of different committees under government of India like APEDA, spices board, MPEDA, GS1, Indian Centre for plastics & environment, MOFPI, Ministry of Forest & Environments, Weights and Measures Act, National Horticultural Board etc.,

Prof Saha published more than 250 articles on ‘packaging’ in different national and international magazines. Published books on “food packaging” for Indira Gandhi National Open University, ignou.He has made more than 500 presentations in India and abroad in many national and international conferences.  He has also worked as “domain expert” under mission reach project implemented by TIFAC, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

S K Ray Chairman,  IIP added, "  In India, the per capita consumption of packaging is only 4.3 kg per person per annum,  as against Germany which is at 42 kg and even  Taiwan which is at  20kg which is very low as compared to global standards. Initiatives like Indiapack will convert large unpacked commodities into processed and packed and well-presented commodities. There is an abundance scope for innovation, entrepreneurship as well as logistical advancements."

S.K.RAY has graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1971 and completed Post-graduation in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in 1976.

Has over thirty-six years of experience in petrochemical industry, starting with Indian Petrochemicals Corporation in 1976 wherein he was actively involved in drafting Government of India’s five year plans for petrochemical sector.

In 1993 joined Reliance Industries Limited. Major responsibilities were in managing polymer businesses namely PP & PVC. Mr. Ray is currently looking at corporate affairs in petrochemical sector of the business at Reliance.

Is the Honorary Secretary and Member of Executive Committee of Indian Centre for Plastics in the Environment (ICPE), Member of Committee of Administration at Plexconcil, Editorial Advisor to Economic Times Polymers, Chairman of Trade & Business Development Committee at Indian Chemical Council (ICC), a Life Member of Indian Plastic Institute.

Also present on the occasion was , Mr. Thomas Schneider, President , World Packaging Organisation; Mr. Subodh Gupta, Chairman- INDIAPACK Exhibition  And other Governing Body members.

In short, INDIAPACK-2013 is a great initiative for promoting the Indian Packaging Industry which contribute to 2% GDP to the Indian economy.

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