ArabPlast expands to Asia through CII, the biggest industry association in India
New Delhi, India, Dubai, UAE, 6th February, 2012: Arab plastics and petrochemical sector is to get a fillip in India with the launch of IndiaPlast exhibition which will be organised from March 6 to 8, 2014, at Chennai Trade Centre by Al Fajer Information and Services in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s biggest industry association.
This announcement was made on the heels of signing a strategic agreement between the two bodies in New Delhi today (Monday, 6th February, 2012).
Mr. Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information & Services, said: “We were looking to expand ArabPlast into new markets after the successful launch of Plastpack Africa show last year. Arab plastics and petrochemicals companies were excited about India because of its rapidly increasing industrial development. The move to expand ArabPlast into India holds significant potential for the continued growth and development of the Pan Arab plastics and petrochemical industry.”
Spread across eight halls at Dubai International Exhibition Centre, ArabPlast a household name in the region is the Middle East’s premiere trade show for rubber, plastics and plastic processing.
Khanna added: “ArabPlast gave birth to Plastpack Africa, extending the brand into Africa, while now we are launching IndiaPlast in conjunction with the largest industry association in India, the second largest economy in the world.”
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded over 117 years ago, it is India’s premier business association, with a direct membership of over 7000 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 250 national and regional sectoral associations.
Besides playing the role as the supreme body of Indian corporates, CII also organises large number of trades shows and conference in India and aboard, most notably the recently concluded AutoExpo in New Delhi.
Khanna added: “We are positive that plastics and petrochemicals companies from all over the world will participate in IndiaPlast. The new show will cover a wide spectrum of plastic machinery, plastic/rubber processing technology, pre and post-processing systems, plastic packaging technology, injection moulding, blow moulding, wrapping technology, extrusions, chemicals and additives, semi finished goods, engineering plastics and plastic products.”
He pointed out: “IndiaPlast will cater to the rapidly increasing Asian demand for plastics and its raw materials and, of course, the machines.”
Khanna added: “Our first exhibition was launched way back in 1975, four years before the existence of Dubai World Trade Centre. Since its inception, Al Fajer has created a niche in the market by organizing and managing some of the premier shows in Dubai. Currently, in its portfolio, Al Fajer has some 25 international exhibitions in some 7 Countries, with office / agent network world wide.”