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Plastivision 2017 Highlights


Raising the bar of grandeur

Our plastics industry has worked very hard for decades to reach this point of global recognition. The spirit of passion is a part of our DNA. Inspite of facing challenges, the industry has taken giant strides and comes with a promise for more. With a profound business understanding, desire to excel and phenomenal growth opportunities, it’s most certain that the industry will continue to be a sunrise industry for times to come. It remains the most deserving winner... PLASTIVISION INDIA 2017 just provided it with a platform that justifies this achievement.





₹ 2,000+ crore


Creates History

Congratulatory calls and messages

Post event to the phones of the core organising team kept ringing for weeks on, with thousands of calls from exhibitors and visitors extending their heartfelt thanks to Team PVI 2017 for putting up a show par excellence. This was in addition to over 10,000 online reviews.

A very unique ‘standing inauguration’ surprised many, but this welcome change was much appreciated.


Kailash B. Murarka



Raju Desai

Chairman, National Advisory Board


Arvind M. Mehta

Chairman Governing Council, AIPMA


Rituraj R. Gupta

More than just an exhibition...

An event where knowledge and excellence were recognised

Plastics Industry

Assured of Government Support at PVI 2017

PLASTIVISION INDIA, 2017, was inaugurated at the hands of Anant G. Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, in the presence of the plastics industry veterans, overseas visitors, and hundreds of thousands of attendees on 19th January, 2017. All present stood up as the National Anthem played in the backdrop, breaking into thunderous applause after the traditional lamp was lit. Balloons of every hue and color filled the atmosphere as Anant G. Geete unveiled the show logo.

The Minister, who had flown in directly from the Capital especially for the exhibition, managed a brief, but firm talk, “We (the government) are with you”, despite having earlier hinted that he was going to say only a few words with the election code of conduct having kicked in. Still, it was enough to put a smile on the lips of Amit Kumar Ghosh, MD, UPSIDC; Haren Sanghavi, President, AIPMA; Arvind Mehta, Chairman, AIPMA Governing Council; Kailash B. Murarka, Chairman, PVI 2017; Raju Desai, Chairman - National Advisory Board, PVI 2017; Achal Thakkar, President, Organization of Plastics Processors of India (OPPI); Naresh Patel, President, Gujarat State Plastics Manufacturers Association (GSPMA); Kamal K. Agarwala, President, Indian Plastics Federation (IPF); E. Sundareshan, Chairman, Indian Plastics Institute (IPI); Ming Yang, DGM, CMEC International Exhibition; Michael Wittmann, Chairman, Wittmann Group; Steve Morris, President and GM Systems, Milacron; Craig Ward, President, NegriBossi Global, and all those gathered there.

Later, at the ‘Plastics in Packaging’ conference organised by the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) on 21st January, 2017 at Hotel The Leela Mumbai, Rajani Ranjan Rashmi, I.A.S., Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India recalled his interaction with former Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, and said, “It is not possible to ban plastics nor is it in the interest of the public. What is the alternate? Cut more trees? Any alternate could harm and degrade the environment even more.”