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November 2017

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

Messe Düsseldorf North America
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Chicago, IL 60601


The premiere staging of the three interpack alliance trade shows pacprocess India, IndiaPack and FoodPex India 2017 (organized by Messe Düsseldorf) and the concurrently held drink technology India 2017 trade fair (organized by Messe München) closed with successful results at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center in New Delhi: 212 exhibitors showcased their products on about 118,400 square feet of exhibition space to 9,699 trade visitors. In addition, 600 delegates visited the simultaneous held International Summit for the Packaging Industry (ISPI), organized by the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP). The topic of the sold out conference was “Packaging – the Growth Driver” reflecting the significance of the packaging industry for economic growth in India.

Companies responded favorably to the concept of several thematically related trade fairs held concurrently. Together, the four shows covered the thematic areas of packaging and related processes (pacprocess India), packaging materials and equipment and machinery and technology for packaging equipment production (IndiaPack), food and confectionery processing and packaging (FoodPex India) as well as beverage technology, dairy and liquid food and the related packaging industry (drink technology India).

“Our goal is to continually expand the leading role of our events for the Indian industry. Membership of the interpack alliance is considered to be a special seal of approval and therefore as something that warrants a clear increase in quality. The première of this new constellation of trade fairs showed that this approach was accepted extremely well,” stated Bernd Jablonowski, Global Portfolio Director Messe Düsseldorf.

The new venue - New Delhi - was also well accepted. “We are very happy that Messe Düsseldorf gave us an opportunity to showcase our technologies which we want to bring to India. I am also pleased that they have started a show in New Delhi as there are not many big shows,” said Kapil Sharma, Norden/Citus Kalix (coesia companies), Business Head Tube Filling & Cartoning India & SAARC Region.

With its partnership with the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), Messe Düsseldorf and its Indian subsidiary was responsible for the strategy, planning and implementation of pacprocess India, IndiaPack and FoodPex India 2017 as well as the national and international marketing of those trade fairs. While pacprocess India was a new event in 2017, IndiaPack and the ISPI Conference are well established on the Indian market. Exhibitors praised the partnership between Messe Düsseldorf and the IIP and were also very satisfied with their participation. Rakesh Sharma from Apoorva Valves, an Indian distributor serving a range of international companies, remarked: “It was a very good show which we really enjoyed. Many visitors came to see our technical products from Germany, the U.S. and other parts of the world.”

Following a recent cooperation agreement between the interpack alliance and the Italian mechanical engineering association UCIMA, the association will support the marketing of Messe Düsseldorf’s Indian events in 2018 by organizing an Italian group exhibit and attracting visitors. This year’s trade fair quartet featured country pavilions from China, Germany and Taiwan. In addition, there were also international brands from Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, the U.S. and Turkey.

pacprocess India, IndiaPack and FoodPex India will be held annually in combination with drink technology India. After the New Delhi staging this year, the events will take place in autumn 2018 in Mumbai. This city will be the venue for the trade fairs every two years while the events will take place in various Indian regions in the other years. For information on visiting or exhibiting at pacprocess India, IndiaPack or FoodPex India 2018, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail:; Visit our web site; Follow us on twitter at

About interpack alliance
The interpack alliance covers Messe Düsseldorf events within the Processing & Packaging portfolio. Exhibitors and visitors will recognize these trade fairs by the new “interpack alliance” logo which has been modeled after interpack, the world’s most important event for the packaging industry and the related processing sector. In addition to the flagship trade fair giving the alliance its name, the interpack alliance includes the trade fairs upakovka (Moscow), food pex (Shanghai), bulk pex (Shanghai), pacpro Asia (Shanghai), pacprocess India, IndiaPack and Foodpex India (Mumbai, New Delhi), pacprocess Tehran (Tehran), components (Düsseldorf), food processing & packaging exposyum Kenya (Nairobi), indopack (Jakarta) as well as process expo (Chicago).The Chinese events are held every two years and are combined under the Shanghai World of Packaging (SWOP). The interpack alliance targets important growth markets, focusing on food and beverage, confectionery and baked goods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food consumer goods and industrial goods – with focal themes differing by event. The trade fairs in China, India, Iran and Russia are exclusively supported by the Italian Machinery Manufacturers’ Association UCIMA.

About the Indian Institute of Packaging
The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is an autonomous body in the field of packaging and working under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The Institute was established on May 14, 1966 with its headquarter and principal laboratories in Mumbai. The Institute set up its first branch office at Chennai in 1971, followed by branches at Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad in 1976, 1986 and 2006, respectively. The main objective of the Institute is to promote the export market by way of innovative package design and development as well as to upgrade the overall standards of packaging in the country. The Institute is involved in various activities such as testing and evaluation of packaging materials and packages, consultancy services and research & development related to packaging. The Institute is also involved in training and education in the field of packaging.

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