The Indian Petrochemicals and related industries - Plastics, Packaging and Printing - have registered record growth rates of over 20% in the past decade. Largest of the P4, Chemicals and Petrochemicals alone are industries expected to touch US$200 billion turnover by 2020, while the other three are expected to see a growth of over US$80 billion by 2020 - with the Packaging industry at US$43.7 billion by 2016, printing industry touching US$20.17 billion and plastic industry at US$20 billion, by 2020, is making India an attractive market for the global investors.
Spurred by the prospects of participating in this growth story, global P4 giants are flocking to India for the Country’s first ever integrated P4 exhibition and conference. Organised by the apex body of the Indian plastics industry, All India Plastics Industries Association (AIPIA), in association with Dubai based trade fair organiser, Verifair, the inaugural edition of P4 EXPO 2016 will host country pavilions from China, Korea, Taiwan, EU, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia. The show, to be held between April 5-7, 2016 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, is the first of its kind bringing together the P4 industries - Petrochemical, Plastics, Printing and Packaging - under one roof. Indian Oil Propel has taken pole position as the premium partner for the event. The Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilisers, Government of India, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir announced the launch of the event. P4 Expo India 2016 will bring together the entire value chain of Petrochemical, Plastics, Packaging and Printing industries together and throw open the best networking opportunities for exhibitors and visitors alike .
Mr. Ravi Aggarwal, President, All India Plastics Industries Association, said, “P4 Expo India 2016 will be a true win-win for all four sectors. P4 Expo India 2016 offers the best platform to showcase products, technology and innovations in all the sectors.” Commented Mr. S. Mitra, Executive Director – Petrochemicals, Indian Oil Corporation “We are happy to support this maiden venture to bring together the petrochem and related industries under one roof. Bringing all the four sectors under one roof is a great way to showcase the opportunities in each sector and for each sector to benefit from the growth of innovative technologies in the other sectors." Verifair CEO Mr. Jeen Joshua added, “India is the natural choice for hosting an integrated P4 exhibition given the country’s vibrant consumption-oriented domestic industry. With rising demands and more capacity addition in the pipeline, India is clearly emerging as hub for the P4 sector. By organising P4 Expo India 2016, we have taken the lead in giving our global clients a head start in the race for the emerging opportunities in India.”