Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Plastivision India becomes the first Indian plastics trade fair to be accreditated by UFI

Plastivision India becomes the first Indian plastics trade fair to be accreditated by UFI

Plastivision India Awards held in Mumbai to honor achievers in the Plastic Industry.

MUMBAI, 31st March 2014: UFI, the Paris based Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has granted full membership to Plastivision India in the category of “Exhibition Organizers”. Plastivision India is now the first Trade Fair Exhibition focused on Plastics industry from India to be accreditated by UFI and the All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) is the first Plastics Association to be granted full membership in the category by the UFI.

Plastivision India, a global scale trade fair organised by AIPMA once every three years was held last in December 2013 in Mumbai with over 100,000 trade professionals from over 30 countries participating in the 5-day event. Over 1200 exhibitors displayed the world’s cutting-edge technologies, processes and products from 20 countries such as China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Sharjah, UAE, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam.

“This is a great recognition from world renowned UFI for Plastivision India. This not only recognises our stringent processes and the overall quality of the event, but it will also make more overseas participants confident and eager to participate in our future events.” said Mr. Raju Desai, Chairman of the National Executive Committee of Plastivision India 2013 at the glittering awards ceremony held to honour and commemorate the achievers in the plastic industry.

The awards were handed out by luminiaries such as Mr. Indrajit Singh, Secretary DCPC, Government of India, Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico Industries Limited and Prof. N C Saha, Director and Principal Executive of the Indian Institute of Packaging.

Kailash Murarka, Co-Chairman of the National Executive Committee of Plastivision India 2013, commented, “Plastivision India 2013 was a great show put up by AIPMA. Perhaps, the UFI accridation is a consequence of initiatives that we took on behalf of Plastics industry. The Green Pavilion and other theme pavilions on role of plastics in medical care, agriculture, auto segments, etc. highlighted the role of the plastics industry in an impactful manner.”

UFI is the association of the world’s leading tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations. UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support its members and the exhibition industry worldwide. It represents 639 organisations composed of 333 exhibition organizers, 128 exhibition organizers and hall owners’ managers, 80 hall owner managers, 51 associations and 47 partners of the exhibition industry spread over in 227 cities in 84 countries on the 6 continents
About The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association
The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) is a 65-year old body with 25 member associations from across India affiliated to it. AIPMA is dedicated to the development and growth of plastic industry and contribute to India's growth. AIPMA is based at Mumbai and has Regional Offices at Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. With more than 2500 direct members and 22000 members through Affiliated Associations from more than 175 cities across India, representing various segments of the industry such as polymer manufacturers, machinery manufacturers, processors, moulds & dies makers, traders, exporters, manufacturers, processors, moulds & consultants, institutions and many more.  90% of Membership of AIPMA is from MSME Sector. Since 1992, AIPMA is partnering and is Sole Selling Principal Agents in India for premier Plastics Exhibitions like Arabplast, Dubai, Plastpack Africa, South Africa, NPE US, etc. AIPMA also organises Trade delegations to K exhibition - Germany, Koplas - Korea, NPE, USA, Taipeiplast - Taiwan,  Asiamold - China, Chinaplas, China and  many more. In India, AIPMA helps it members through organising trade fairs like Plastivision India.  Internationally AIPMA is organising Plastivision Arabia at Sharjah every two years to enhance the exports in the Middle East and Africa.

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