The event aims to showcase the potential of the Indian chemicals sector and allied industry
A curtain raiser of ‘India Chem Gujarat 2017’, the 5th edition of the international exhibition and conference of the chemicals industry in India was presided over by Mansukh L Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Chemical & Fertilizers, Govt of India in Mumbai in the presence of Samir Kumar Biswas, Joint Secretary, Chemicals, Dept of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt of India. The biennial event, jointly organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Department of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt of India, Govt of Gujarat, and iNDEXTb.
While speaking at the curtain raiser Mandaviya said, “It is one of the most diversified of all industrial sectors covering thousands of commercial products and we need to provide opportunities to ensure self-sufficiency in petrochemical intermediates for the manufacture of specialty chemicals.”
Mandaviya added, “Make in India initiative will provide necessary support to companies for investment in the sector which is likely to grow by 9 per cent p.a. to reach $226 billion by 2020.”
India Chem Gujarat is a flagship platform for the Indian Chemicals industry to showcase its capabilities, strength and opportunities to the global chemicals community. The focus of the conference and exhibition would be on dyes and dye stuff, specialty chemicals, fine chemicals, agrochemicals and colourants this year. The event aims to showcase the potential of the Indian chemicals sector and allied industry, Indian capabilities and invite global investors to invest in these upcoming sectors in the country. With structured buyer-seller meet, 150 exhibitors and more than 7000 business visitors are expected to make their presence at the event. The endeavour is to bring out winning strategies for building and strengthening the awareness of emerging new application of specialty chemicals sector and allied industry and highlight the application technologies to enhance productivity.
The event will witness the presence of industry CEOs, engineers, technocrats and scientists; marketing heads, purchase heads, professionals and consultants; policy makers and foreign commercials corps; head R&D, regulatory affairs and quality managers; Industry associations and international trade delegations; manufactures, entrepreneurs, owners, end users; and consultants, contract research organisation, contract manufactures.