INDPACK 2014 held successfully

Anita Agnihotri, IAS, special secretary & financial advisor, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India inaugurating INDPACK 2014 with Prof NC Saha, director IIP (2nd from right).The 16th edition of National Packaging Exhibition & Conference “INDPACK 2014” successfully held from January 16-18, 2014 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The chief guest for the inaugural function was Anita Agnihotri, IAS, special secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

Inaugurating the exhibition, Anita Agnihotri said, “In the world scenario, the total turnover of packaging industry is about USD 550 billion where Indian share is about USD 24.6 billion per annum. The annual growth rate of this sector is about 15 percent per annum and it is expected that annual turnover of Indian packaging industry will touch USD 32 billion by 2025. The huge response to the exhibition is testimony to the importance of packaging in the modern economy.”

The main objective of INDPACK 2014 is to provide Indian packaging industry a unique platform where Indian packaging industry would showcase state-of-the-art packaging technology and machinery, products and services along with international companies providing effective packaging solutions in terms of costs, productivity suitability and quality.

Prof NC Saha, director, Indian Institute of Packaging, the organizers of the event, said, “The three days exhibition of INDPACK 2014 was organized in a total area of 4,500 sq m where about 90 exhibitors from all over India participated. In INDPACK 2014, we have also taken a special effort to make a separate pavilion for Small Scale Industries (SSI) with an area of 6 sq m for each booth. We also invited few Government organizations like Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Spices Board, APEDA who are dealing with the packaging of fresh and processed foods for export.”

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