A curtain raiser ceremony of Paperex 2019, the 14th edition of the world’s largest international exhibition and conference of the paper industry, was held in Mumbai. This exhibition wuill be held between December 3 and 6, 2019 with 29 participants from state in a special Maharashtra pavilion.
There will be a special state pavilion from Maharashtra this time in which 29 Mills and few big listed companies are participating. NR Agarwal, Pudumjee Pulp, BILT etc are few of them. There are more than 300 new MSME companies from Maharasthra which will be coming first time to witness the world class Business to Business experience in this world’s biggest paper show.
Maharashtra has about 49 running paper mills which produce close to 30 Lakhs tonne of paper per annum. In last 3 years Indian export of paper grew from 660,000 tonne to 1,500,000 tonne. Paper and its allied industries generate close to 5 million jobs in India both directly and indirectly. Paper mills are pre-dominantly set up in rural areas providing large-scale employment and lively hoods directly and indirectly to almost 50 lakh people. A majority of these employees are from lower income group of society i.e. marginal farmers, skilled and semi-skilled workers. Keeping in view of rising pollution levels, Paperex will also conduct a special Session with an emphasis on environment, Green Chemistry and recycling.
J P Narain, VP, Indian Paper & Manufacturers Association & CEO, Century Paper said, “The paper industry is going through a transformational phase and few big paper companies are expanding to meet regional, product or category-specific demands. Overall the consumption of paper is projected to increase to 24 million tonnes in 2024-25 from 15 million tonnes currently. I believe there will be a consolidation within the industry, and we will see more merger & acquisitions. Given that this is manpower intensive industry we expect that these will create jobs both directly and indirectly, thereby, contributing to nation's development. India's quality paper producers serve the need for Printing, writing, packaging, publishing, notebook and stationery sectors.”
Gagan Sahni, Director, Business Development, Hyve India, said, “The 14th Paperex International Exhibition is the world's largest paper show. Paperex is a ‘A Unified Business Platform for Paper Industry’ for new business opportunities, joint ventures, investments and technology transfer in paper and allied industries. This year, Paperex 2019 is ready to repeat the success story with presence of more than 700 leading exhibitors from 28 countries. Paperex, gets one of the highest participation by the business visitor in any show in India. We have two more concurrent events- Tissue-Ex and Corrug-Ex. Paperex will start in Delhi from 3rd Decmeber 2019 and will be open for both business and trade visitors from 10am to 6pm till 6th December 2019.”
Paperex 2019 is a flagship platform for the Paper industry to showcase its capabilities, strength and opportunities to the global end user from different industries. 3 Union Ministers, trade commissioners from 14 countries and CEOs of 30 big public listed companies and more than 200 international companies on a single Platform. The endeavor is to bring out winning strategies for building and strengthening the awareness of emerging new application of paper sector & allied industry and highlight the application technologies to enhance productivity. The event will witness the presence of industry CEOs, engineers, technocrats & scientists; marketing heads, purchase heads, professionals & consultants; policy makers and foreign commercials corps; head R&D, regulatory affairs & quality managers; Industry associations and international trade delegations; manufactures, entrepreneurs, owners, end users; and consultants, contract research organization, contract manufactures and end user buyers from both global and Indian markets.
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