PackEx India & International FoodTec India 2012 received an overwhelming response from the Indian as well as global industry, with more than 11,385 trade visitors.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Michael Siebert, Consul General of Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai in the presence of other dignitaries including Rajesh Gandhi, President, Indian Ice Cream Manufacturers Association and Managing Director, Vadilal Industries Ltd; Sanjeev Gupta, President, AFTPAI and Managing Director, Kanchan Metals Pvt. Ltd.; Ashwani Pande, Managing Director, Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd.; Matthias Schlueter, Product Manager, Anuga FoodTec, Koelnmesse GmbH.

Siebert in his inaugural address, outlined the importance of Food Processing sector and the packaging sector in the overall growth and development of the economy in the country and also on the trade relations between India and Europe with respect to these sectors. While focusing on the packaging sector he pointed out that the food processing and packaging sector go along very well and this is a very appropriate platform provided by Koelnmesse YA tradefair to not only Indian exhibitors to widen their growth potentials but also to the international companies who are looking forward to get into the ever growing Indian market.

Siebert also emphasized on importance of Indo – Europe co-operation and extended his fullest support in working towards the same.

Ashwani Pande, Managing Director, Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd. in his speech acknowledged the support and co-operation extended by all the exhibitors for supporting these trade fairs and making it huge success year on year.

Apart from the quantity of the visitors, the major highlight of the show was the quality of the visitors with the top management of the companies including Chairman, CEO, Managing Directors and Heads of various divisions seen in serious discussions with the exhibitors. This resulted in high conversion ratio of deals finalized during the show.

Among the visitors were key decision makers / personnel from the top management of companies from all the major user industries like Food, Pharma, Beverage, Dairy, FMCG, Textile and Retail sector from India and abroad.

Individual participation came from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, UK and the USA.

International Delegations were sent by The Netherlands, the city of Brampton, Canada and the Consortium for Commercial Promotion of Catalonia, Spain.

Total Exhibitors 337
Total Visitors 11,385
Indian Exhibitors 174
International Exhibitors 163
Area Covered 19,000 square meters
Exhibitor Participation 26 Countries
Country Pavilions Germany, Italy, France, Europe, China, Taiwan

Concurrent seminars

• Seminar with the theme, “Emerging trends in Ice Cream industry” was organized by Indian Ice Cream Manufacturers Association (IICMA) on Sep. 11, 2012, the first day of the trade fair which turned up as big event for all the stake holders of Ice Cream industry with the attendance of top management of all major brand owners including Hindustan Uniliver, Vadilal Industries, Amul, Havmore, Naturals, Hatsun Agro, Scoops and many more. The seminar was addressed by eminent speakers from India and abroad addressing the complete aspects of emerging trends in the ice cream industry in India and the challenges being faced. Over 200 delegates attended this seminar.

Rajesh Gandhi, President, IICMA in his address, conveyed thanks to all the speakers and delegates of this seminar for making this event a huge success.

• Seminar with the theme “Cheese – The future milk product of India” was organized on Sep. 12, 2012, the second day of the trade fair by Indian Dairy Association (West Zone). The seminar was attended by over 150 delegates and was addressed by eminent speakers from across the globe, addressing the untapped potential and increase in demand for Cheese.
All the speakers, delegates and IDA-WZ officials present during the seminar paid homage to the father of white revolution, Late Dr. Vergheese Kurien.


The next edition of PackEx India, International FoodTec India, Dairy Universe India and Sweet & SnackTec India together will be organized during November 14 – 16, 2014 in Mumbai, India.

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