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May 2018

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

Messe Düsseldorf North America
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Online exhibitor registration for the interpack alliance trade fairs pacprocess India, food pex India and indiapack 2018, is now open at Organized by Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging, the events will be held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Mumbai from October 24 – 26, 2018, concurrently with drink technology India, organized by Messe München. Traditionally held in Mumbai, the trade fair quartet had its successful debut last year in New Delhi and now alternates annually between New Delhi and Mumbai.

As the leading events for the industry in India, the four trade fairs cover the entire range of food, beverage, baked goods, confectionery and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics as well as non-food and industrial goods. At the 2017 staging in New Delhi, 212 exhibitors occupied around 119,000 square feet of exhibition space and attracted around 10,000 visitors. Higher numbers are expected for the 2018 staging at the main venue of the trade fairs in Mumbai (2016: 300 exhibitors and over 12,000 visitors).

Germany and Italy will have a strong presence at the trade fairs. Renowned companies such as SMC, Multivac and Bizerba, Cama, Ronchi, Clevertech and Makro Labelling have already signed up. The four events are also attracting companies from the Far East and exhibitors in 2018 will include the Chinese market leader Hangzhou Youngsun Intelligent Equipment Co. Group stands from Germany, Italy and China are planned. An important Indian market leader will be represented for the first time: Pakona Engineers Pvt. Ltd.

The packaging sector is one of the fastest growing in India. This process is driven by dynamic economic growth, rapidly growing middle classes, rising levels of income and a steady increase in urbanization – elements which are causing changes in consumer patterns as well as a growing demand for packaged food, beverage and commodities.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at pacprocess India, food pex India or indiapack 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 and

About interpack alliance
The interpack alliance comprises events of Messe Düsseldorf that form part of the Processing & Packaging portfolio. Exhibitors and visitors will recognize these trade fairs by the new “interpack alliance” brand which has been modeled after the interpack brand - the world’s most important international event in the packaging industry and related process industries In addition to the flagship trade fair giving the alliance its name, the interpack alliance includes the trade fairs upakovka (Moscow), swop (Shanghai World of Packaging), pacprocess India/indiapack and food pex India (Mumbai, New Delhi), pacprocess Tehran (Tehran), components (Düsseldorf), food processing & packaging exposyum Kenya (Nairobi), indopack (Jakarta) and process expo (Chicago). The interpack alliance targets the segments food, beverage, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food consumer goods as well as capital goods on important growth markets – with focal themes differing by event. The trade fairs in China, India, Iran and Russia are exclusively supported by the Italian Packaging 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 like testing and evaluation of packaging materials and packages, consultancy services and research & development related to packaging. In addition, the Institute is involved in training and education in the field of packaging.

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