The show, which took place in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 12 to 14 December 2019, saw a footfall of 9,925 visitors, around 2,000 more than the show’s debut in Delhi two years ago. Total 201 exhibitors presented their offerings across a total of 11,400-sqmt area.
Every year, the trade fair trio alternates between Mumbai and New Delhi and is accompanied by an extensive conference programme.
At the second Packaging Design, Innovation and Technology Conference (PDIT2), 35 speakers offered visitors a substantial wealth of knowledge. The topics ranged from packaging design and sustainability to smart packaging. India is also affected by the growing pressure on the industry to ensure that packaging is recyclable and reusable. At the same time, the food industry benefits from more sustainability thanks to the increasing use of packaging that extends shelf-lives, reduces food waste and increases food safety.
PDIT2 aspired to provide sound information on each topic and to avoid superficial sales presentations. The conference was organised by IPP Star, in cooperation with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and in its second year, PDIT2 was held in New Delhi for the first time.
“In combination with the conference offer, the consortium of Pacprocess India, Food Pex India and Drink Technology India, which is organised by our colleagues at Messe München, represents a unique knowledge and business platform for the industry in India. The alternating locations Mumbai and New Delhi ensure ideal market coverage for the subcontinent,” said Bernd Jablonowski, global portfolio director, processing & packaging at Messe Düsseldorf.
Pacprocess India and Food Pex India is organised annually in combination with the drink technology India trade fair by Messe München. Connecting the three trade fairs offers benefits for exhibitors and visitors alike, as the shared location allows them to exploit synergies. Combined under one roof, the trio of shows presents the entire range of packaging and associated processes (Pacprocess India), food and confectionery processing and packaging (Food Pex India) as well as beverage, milk and liquid food technologies (Drink Technology India). This, in turn, makes this trio the leading event in the region.
The next edition of the trade fair trio will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from 9 to 11 December 2020.