The 2nd International Conference on Injection and Blow Moulding sector was held on 21st and 22nd August at The Lalit organized by ElitePlus Business Services and CPMA. The specific focus was on Polyethylene, Polypropylene and PET all 3 major polymers on one platform with parcipation from all verticals including raw material providers, convertors, end users .The conference focused on important innovations in materials, processing, Applications, Quality control and sustainability to enable entrepreneurs and intelligent Injection and Blow moulders to stay ahead in their field and prosper.
The Conference brought together industry leaders and specialists from all facets of this exciting sector to share knowledge and provide networking opportunities among the professionals in this fast-growing Injection Moulding (IM) and Blow Moulding (BM) sector. The event was a great success and attracted over 500 attendees from 260 Indian and overseas companies and 10 countries. Over 40 Speakers addressed the delegates and participated in the panel discussions. Shailesh Haribhakti, Managing Patner, Haribhakti & Co. LLP.
He spoke on India- On the Right Track- Opportunities & Challenges by 2020
D Shivakumar, Chairman and CEO PepsiCo
He spoke on Globalization of Indian Packaging Industries
Tom Goeke, CEO, Milacron,
He spoke on Growth & Opportunities Building a Bright Future.
Day 1 focused on Injection Moulding and day 2 was devoted to Blow Moulding and PET.
Industry leaders and professionals presented the latest developments in various injection and blow moulding processes, hardware and applications. Associated issues and opportunities of energy management, and green moulding were discussed in great detail. This Conference gave a singular opportunity to Injection and Blow moulders and end users to come together and be part of the India’s Growth Story.
The Keynote Speakers on Day 1 were:
Shri Raamdeo Agrawal, Co-Founder & Joint Managing Director, Motilal Oswal delivered dinner speech and spoke on Exciting Opportunities in Indian Capital Markets.
Technical sessions during the day covered Injection Moulding Material and products, Innovations in Moulding Processes, IM for Caps and Closures, and Industrial Injection Moulding and Handling.
There were two exciting and thought inspiring Panel discussions on Growth for Injection Moulding and Blow moulding Polyolefins where panellist were from the raw material producing companies. Another panel discussion was on Improving Profitability- Inspiring stories where panellists were owners/ CEOs of leading IM processors.
Discussion on Growth for Injection Moulding & Blow Moulding in Polyolefins was headed by Mr. Kamal Nanavaty, President, Strategy Development, Reliance Industries Ltd. & discussion on Improving Profitability was headed by Mr. Suresh Bhojwani, Bright brothers Ltd. Both these sessions were highly informative & have thrown light in the major areas of company expansion & growth.
Day two was devoted to Blow Moulding and PET. On Day 2, the Keynote Speakers were:
Rakesh Gaur, Sector Head, Polyester, Reliance Industries Ltd.
He spoke on New Opportunities in Bottle Grade PET
Vimal Kedia, Managing Director, Manjushree Technopack.
He spoke on Innovations in PET
Soumya Chakraborti, Head-Packaging Development, Reliance Retail.
He spoke on Moulding to Meet Consumer Expectations & Challenges.
Dr Naoshi kawamoto, General Manager and Head polymer additive R&D, ADEKA Corporation spoke on High Performance Nucleating Agents for Polypropylene.
Andreas Lichten, Managing Patner, Kautex Masehinenbau GmbH
He spoke on Global Trends in Blow Moulding-Engineering, Automotive & Households
Nicolas Lehner, CEO & Board Member ALPLA & Vagish Dixit, Managing Director ALPLA
They spoke on Recent & Future Development in Blow Moulding & System Packs & their Impact on Various Sectors
Technical session included session on World of new opportunities, Innovations in PET machinery, Innovations and value addition in Blow Moulding and Machinery.
On second day there was a panel discussion on Sustainability and Recycling. Panellists were in interesting cross section from various stake holders of Plastic industry represented by Raw material Producers, FMCG companies which uses plastics for packaging, Bodies associated with promoting effective use of plastics and protecting the environment, Plastic Industry’s Associations and lastly from the Academic institutions. Discussion on Sustainability & Recycling was headed by Sh Sapan Ray from Indian Centre for Plastics in the Environment (ICPE).
Lifetime Achievement Awards has become an integral part of CPMA & ElitePlus Conferences. Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Shri Vaman V Parekh and Sharad V Parekh from Nilkamal Ltd and Mr Francis Yu from Yudo, Korea. They have made an indelible mark in Injection moulding household products and Injection Moulding processes respectively.