Paperex 2017, the four-day international exhibition on pulp, paper and allied industries, concluded on 4 November 2017. The 13th edition of Paperex was an outstanding success with support of all major Industry associations, participation of 568 leading exhibitors from 30 countries and 23,794 high-quality trade visitors from 59 countries. The event also had wide media coverage worldwide.
The event was inaugurated by CR Choudhary, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India in presence of various eminent personalities from the paper Industry. Speaking on the occasion, Choudhary agreed that there is huge shortage of cheap raw material and suggested that recycling of sugar waste and rice straw can be used for paper manufacturing while technology upgrade should be done immediately to compete with the global quality.
All top brands displayed their invocations and products at the show like BILT, JK Paper, Century, International Paper, Trident, TNPL, West Cost, Pudumjee, APP, Valmet, Voith, Andritz and many more. The leading exhibitors had various new launches and special offers for the paper industry.
Paperex 2017 also highlighted new segments like paper, printing, packaging and publishing as well as tissue segments including tissue, products and machinery and technology.
There were various concurrent programs and conferences, such as the conference on ‘Pulp and Paper Industry: Strategies for Sustainable Growth’ by IARPMA, executive committee meeting of the Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA) and Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association, celebration of Paper Day by Federation of Paper Traders Associations of India (FPTA), and Paper Industry Meet by CAPEXIL.
Various business networking and information lounges (BNIL) were also set up by major trade bodies of paper industries at the event like IPPTA, IARPMA, FPTA, INMA, IPAMA, WPF, etc.
Over the last two decades, the Paperex event has played a major role in showcasing the strength of the Indian paper and allied industry by attracting global attention to these technological advancements. The biennial event serves as the only comprehensive business platform for the pulp and paper industry and has established itself as a ‘Business Festival of the Paper Industry.’ It supports the overall growth of the paper industry in the country.