Elite Plus Business Services Pvt. Ltd. (EPBS), jointly with Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturers’ Association (CPMA) organized the 3rd International PVC & Chlor –Alkali Conference, an exciting two day event, in Mumbai on April 11 & 12, 2013. The event was jointly supported by All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) and Plastindia Foundation. This was the 3rd International event after the two successful events already held in 2011 & 2012. The event was strongly supported by The Chemical & Alkali Merchants’ Association (CAMA), Indian Plastics Institute (IPI), Indian Plastics Federation (IPF) and Organisation of Plastics processors of India(OPPI). 2013 event was bigger than the previous two events which attracted 630 delegates from 26 countries representing 280 companies.
The two day event was inaugurated by Mr. Warren Wilder, President-Polymers, Reliance Industries Ltd. Mr. Wilder, in his opening remarks, spoke highly about the very bright future for PVC in India. Vinyl Industry registered a growth of 14% over previous year and nowvstands at annual consumption of approx. 2.5 MT. This will reach 5 MT in the next 5-7 years. The event represented a packed programme with 8 business sessions including 3 parallel sessions on both days. Industry experts took part in panel discussions which addressed various topics such as Molecules to Marcomolecules, Additives & Compounding, Processing, Piping Systems, Profiles and Films and Sheets. China the largest manufacturer and user of PVC was represented by speakers from Shanghai Chlor Alkali and CCAON who gave an interesting paper on Chinese PVC industry.
On the first day, the organizers presented the ‘Life Time Achievement Awards’ to great personalities of Vinyl Industry Shri S.V. Kabra of Kolsite Group and Shri Kanhaiyalal Jain of KLJ Group of Industries. In delivering the acceptance speech Shri Kabra and Shri Jain shared with the delegates their long journey of four decades in building the Vinyl Industry. Featured speaker was Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik, Chief Belief Officer of the Futures Group, who spoke about the succession planning and the message to both the older and younger generations. Vinyl India -2013 concluded the two day packed programme and set the course for an accelerated growth as India marches ahead in developing its infrastructure sector where PVC has a very bright future.