The much awaited 10th edition of the Vinyl India International PVC & Chlor - Alkali Summit 2023 by ElitePlus Business Services was the two-day Summit held on 26th – 27th April 2023, at Hotel Sahara Star Mumbai, India, after a gap of 3 years.
Vinyl India Summit has been veritably a truly historic event, creating history this year, as it attracted over 1035 delegates from 490 Organizations representing 22 countries, making it the Largest Conference of the Vinyl Industry - Globally. 10th Vinyl India has been widely acclaimed and acknowledged as a grand success, with the wholehearted participation of the entire cross-section of the worldwide Vinyl Industry, on the extremely popular ElitePlus platform.
The highlight was the whole hearted participation by Policy makers - Shri Arun Baroka, Secretary, Shri Deepak Mishra, Joint Secretary(PC), Department of Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India and CIPET leadership team who interacted with industry captains for the 2 days. There was a Global CEO Conclave – first time at Vinyl India -which attracted over 55 CEOS who had close interaction with the DCPC officials -on challenges and way forward for PVC Industry.
The two-day conference consisted of presentations and panel discussions by industry leaders and subject matter experts from across the world, covering the latest innovations & technology developments in PVC industry.
This Summit attracted unparalleled gathering of the brightest minds in the industry, who spent two powerfuland packed days together, engaging in high-level networking, sharing information, disseminating the latest information and technologies & collaborating. The Who’s Who of the Vinyl Industry including Industry
Thought Leaders, Luminaries, Visionaries, Key influencers, Innovators, Veterans, Strategic Heads, Subject Matter Experts, Policy makers attended the pathbreaking Summit. Vinyl India brought together the entire PVC value chain on this platform .
The 2-day Program included 6 power-packed Business sessions and Interactive Q & A sessions. A huge push towards the latest developments, Innovations, New Applications, and Forecasts for the PVC Industry was outlined through multiple business sessions and the panel discussion giving an overview of (a) the
Sustainability of PVC Profiles and (b) Making PVC Piping Robust Enough to Withstand Competition.
Nidhi Verma, Founder & MD ElitePlus Business Services who was at helm of the 2 day Summit opened the Summit. The Keynote Speakers in the inaugural session were Mr Vijay Sankar, Deputy Chairman, The Sanmar Group who outlined the Opportunities & Challenges in Meeting India’s Growing PVC Demand, Outlook for India’s Agricultural Sector and the role of PVC was covered by Anil Jain, Vice Chairman & CEO, Jain Irrigation Systems .Global Recession and How India is positioned to face it- was addressed by Nilesh Shah Group President & MD, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management.
PVC Business Overview session were presented by; Pulin Rajyagor, Head - Vinyls Growth, Reliance Industries, Senior Director Sustainability, CRISIL, Saumya Chakrabarti, Director - Finolex, Sandeep Engineer, CMD - Astral, Andy Jones, Global SBU Head, Baerlocher.
Innovations in Processing & Downstream Machinery were presented by Clemente Bausano, MD, Rajoo Bausano Extrusion, Yash Parikh, Director, Neoplast Engineering, Rajesh Shinde, Director, Theysohn ,Lukas Jenni, Process Engineer, Buss AG, Dhruv Shah, MD, Prasad Group.
Path forward with Sustainability session was addressed by Dr. Michael Schiller, ED- Platinum Industries, Nasrin Kashefi, GM- Plastics Certification Division, NSF International, Mili Majumdar, MD, Green Business Certification Institute & Stefan Eingärtner, Associate, Sustainable Growth Associates .
Latest on Additives & Compounding was addressed by Pushp Jain, MD, KLJ Plasticizers, Dr. Frank Abraham, Manager - Marketing and Technical Service, Galata Chemicals, Rajeev Mehendale, Co-founder and Director, Goldstab Organics, Jagat Chokshi, Director, Basil Prompt Vinyl, Ashish Bhatt, Head of Technical Service -Polymers Region Asia Pacific, Omya India
Innovations in Applications - Solutions for the future were presented by Peter Loetscher, Head Technical Service, ACG Europe, John Chan, Group Technical Manager, Sun Ace, Australia, Dr.(hc) Mario Schmidt, MD,Lingel Windows and Doors Technologies, India & Germany, Robin Banerjee, President, Caprihans India, Jaideep Bihani, Managing Director, Bihani Group.
Session on latest Technology developments were presented by Dr Alexander Poppe, Head of Service -Petrochemicals and Polymers, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany, Jean-Christophe Millet,Chlor Alkali Hydrogen Main Expert and VCM & PVC Licensing Manager | Lyon Operating Center, Technip Energies, France, Joost Smit, Technology Development Manager, Johnson Matthey, UK, Dr. Ajay Ramesh Bidwe, Global Lead Process Engineer, Dürr Systems, Germany, Padmashri Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram, Former Director, CSIR.
All major Associations and Media bodies partnered for the Summit lending their support. The Gala Dinner was another key highlight where all industry members networked and met face to face after a gap of almost 4 years. The Grand Vinyl India Quiz has been a showstopper for Vinyl India and was the highlight in this 1othedition too.
The ElitePlus 10th Vinyl India Summit has emerged as the most preferred and not to miss platform of the Vinyl Industry & the most popular Summit not only in numbers but also in terms of content and value to the participants and partners, in addition to networking opportunities.