Duo trade show set for Mumbai

Duo trade show set for Mumbai

Organisers of drink technology India and International PackTech India expect around 8500 visitors to the duo trade fair visitors at the event which takes place at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from September 25-27.

Messe Munchen (drink technology India) and Messe Dusseldorf (International PackTech India) as well as their Indian subsidiaries, say they look forward to accommodating high-level managers, technicians, engineers and users from mid-level management at the shows.

Over 230 exhibitors will present a range of solutions for the packaging, printing, processing, beverage and food industries on about 11,000sqm. Drink technology India 2014 expects an increase of 20 per cent in sold exhibition area and the numbers of exhibitors, which include local and international companies.

Organisers says the combined know-how of the two trade fair organisers and the synergy effects between the packaging and processing industries as well as the beverage and food industry have attracted interest in the rapidly growing economic area of India and they promise a successful trade fair.

A roundtable talk will feature for the first time at drink technology India as a complement to the exhibitor forum. While customised solutions for the Indian market will be presented in the forum, the roundtable talk will deal with the future of the beverage and food industry in India. Rajesh Nath, president of VDMA (German Engineering Federation) India, and Sumit Sharma, VDMA regional manager (North) India will chair the talk.

Roundtable participants include Chandra Mohan Gupta, supply chain director at Coca Cola India, speaking about market growth in the beverage and food segments; K. Ganesh, general manager at Bisleri International, reporting on market growth in the drinking water and competitor segments; Prabodh Halde, head of R&D Regularity Division at Marico, talking about regulatory aspects in the beverage and food industry; Subba Bangera, plastic technologist at ActiveSolutions, showing how the demand for specific food and beverage packing types is changing the Indian packaging market; and Dr Binoid K. Martin, spirit beverage consultant at FlavorActiV, providing an insight into the significance, application and evaluation of sensory technology for the quality and shelf life of innovative (flavoured) alcoholic beverages.

The panel discussion will provide an outlook of the beverage and food industry in India until 2020 and the chance to discuss case studies with recognised experts. Consequently, all participants will have the chance to share their experiences and learn from each other.

At the drink technology exhibitor forum, discussion will centre on the chances for further development in the Indian beverage and food industry, both in the technological sector as well as in the areas of packaging and education/training.

Dr. Roland Folz, director Technology & Innovation Food & Beverage at Pentair Haffmans, will present the latest developments and trends in the Indian beer and beverage market. Amos Lopez, area product manager at KHS Corpoplast, will provide an overview of current achievements in aseptic bottling. Stefan Kraus, product manager Aseptic Filling at Krones will look at innovations in the milk industry. the talk “Krones solutions for milk filling and processing” held by. Annamitra Mahanty, senior executive and Pratish Sheth, marketing manager, both at Siemens, will speak about Plant-wide-automation for the dairy industry/integrated filling & packaging lines for reduced life cycle costs.”



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