Tuesday, 1 October 2019

11th PLASTINDIA to be bigger than previous editions, to actively focus on responsible innovation to conserve environment

Expecting 2000 + exhibitors from 45+ countries including India to showcase latest innovation and technology in plastic packaging, manufacturing at 2021 Expo in New Delhi

Mumbai, 01st October 2019: Plastindia Foundation recently held an event in Mumbai to
announce the launch of the 11th Edition of PLASTINDIA to be held in the year 2021 in New
Delhi. PLASTINDIA is the third largest exhibition of its kind in the world and the largest in India.
It is held once every three years and this edition will be organized from February 4 to 8, 2021at
ITPO, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The launch event in Mumbai was graced by Shri Kashi Nath Jha – Joint Secretary, Department
of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India along with Shri Rajesh Agrawal, IAS, Executive Director, India Trade Promotion Organization, Mr. Jigish
Doshi – President, Plastindia Foundation, Mr Ashok Goel Chairman National Advisory Board,
Plastindia Foundation and Mr. Ajay Shah – Chairman, National Executive Council Plastindia

The PLASTINDIA 2021 International Plastic Exhibition & Conference will be supported by
Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals - Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government
of India. This edition of the expo will be held at the new world class venue at ITPO, Pragati
Maidan, New Delhi and will showcase India as a global hub for sourcing processed items
related to plastics, raw material, machinery and various other products for use in different

PLASTINDIA 2021 is known to provide a superlative platform to showcase world-class
innovations and products from the plastic industry that are likely to benefit a host of sectors.
Over the years, the Expo has successfully facilitated support from the government where the
latter has constituted several groups to address important issues like quality and
specifications, recycling and waste management etc. of plastic. While PLASTINDIA and
Plastindia Foundation are proactively engaged in enabling the sustainable growth of the
Indian Plastic Industry, there has also been an ample amount of focus on quality, human
health, and most importantly environment.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Jha said, “The plastics industry in India is contributing
significantly in the economic development and growth of various key sectors in the country.
Right from automotive, agriculture, horticulture, construction, medical equipment, health
care, irrigation, sanitation, drinking water, sports, plastic composites and packaging – all
sectors are impacted by the use of plastic. In fact, the food security industry requires the
highest ever safe, secure & hygienic packaging and its perfect solution is provided by Flexible
Packaging including Plastic woven sacks. The plastics industry continues to break into newer spheres, thereby enabling India to manufacture world class products. I am optimistic that the
PLATINDIA 2021 will be a reflection of this and I wish the team great success.”
PlastIndia is also taking active steps to support the decision of the Central Government for
single use plastics. It is working towards fully backing the circular economy with focus on
Recycle and Multiple use of Plastic Products in line with the vision of the Hon’ble Prime
Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji.

Plastindia Foundation will meet all stakeholders and submit concrete proposals to the
Department with special focus on Plastics and Environment in the near future. Mr. Jigish Doshi
said, “We are devoted to promoting excellence in the field of plastics and making India a
preferred sourcing base in plastic products for the world. But we will also be focusing very
specifically on environmental concerns. We completely support the vision of our Hon’ble Prime
Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji and will be focusing on the idea of Recycle and Multiple
use of Plastic Products. This edition of PLASTINDIA - 2021 is all set to surpass the landmarks
created by its previous editions. It will see the presence of more than 2,000+ exhibitors from
India, participants from 45+ countries and over 2 lakh business visitors-- both national and
global. With every edition we are growing and building more number of exhibitors, visitors and

Mr. Ajay Shah said, “Our mission is to enhance the image and growth of the Indian plastics
industry by holding world-class exhibitions in India, at regular intervals. Plastindia Foundation
has been taking this initiative over the years to bring together the best in this field globally,
which has provided a platform for our domestic industrialists to share their experiences with
their global counterparts.”

Mr. Doshi further added, “The focus should be on developing new technologies and
innovations in order to facilitate growth of the plastic industry. India's plastics industry offers
immense potential in terms of capacity, infrastructure and skilled manpower. In this age of
globalisation and constant need to improve the standard of living, the demand for plastic is
bound to increase exponentially and turn India into the world's next plastic destination. But
having said this we must use plastic responsibly to minimise its impact on environment. There
is a need to create awareness about recycle, re-use of plastic and adopt a better waste
management facility for sustainable growth of the industry.”

Some of the dignitaries present at the Launch Function of PLASTINDIA – 2021 include Mr.
Erhard Wienkamp, Executive Director, Foreign Trade Fairs Division,Messe Duesseldorf GmbH,
and Shri Dr S K Nayak, DG, CIPET

The previous edition of PLASTINDIA 2018, which was held in Gujarat, had been inaugurated
by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani. The expo had proved to be an
extremely successful global event, attracting a large number of participants and visitors from
across the world.

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