The organisers, Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), have agreed a collaborative venture. From next year onwards, the two organisers will bundle their expertise in the packaging sector and the related processing industry with a focus on the Indian market. In October 2017, a combination of pacprocess India, now realigned by Messe Düsseldorf India and IndiaPack, an event created by IIP and well established in the Indian market, is planned for New Delhi. pacprocess is a further development of the International PackTech India, previously organised with the involvement of Messe Düsseldorf until 2016.
In the future, Messe Düsseldorf and its Indian subsidiary will be responsible for the strategy, conceptual planning and implementation of the trade fairs as well as for national and international marketing. The events form part of the interpack alliance, comprising the international events of Messe Düsseldorf in the areas of processing and packaging. The trade fair trio will be supplemented by a conference, the International Summit for Packaging Industry (ISPI), planned and organised by IIP.
From 2017 onwards, they will be held at annual intervals, taking place in Mumbai every two years and at different venues in the other years. After New Delhi in 2017 and Mumbai in 2018, the venue will be Bangalore in 2019. In 2018, drink technology India, organised by Messe München (Munich), will be held in parallel at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre.
“The Indian Institute of Packaging will be a strong partner for us, so that we can continue to offer our customers the leading platform for this industry in India. For the Indian market, too, we are therefore consistently realising our ambition of establishing interpack alliance trade fairs as number-one events in the region,” says Bernd Jablonowski, Global Portfolio Director in Processing & Packaging at Messe Düsseldorf.