PlastIndia claims title of world’s third largest plastics fair
If emerging markets are supposed to provide an economic lift to the world economy these days, India’s plastics sector seems ready to oblige, with its leaders opening the PlastIndia trade show on 1 February by predicting they’ll maintain double digit growth over the next decade. Led by that growth, they said that PlastIndia has now become the third-largest plastics show in the world, trailing Germany’s K Fair and the Chinaplas exhibition. It opened its doors in New Delhi with 1,800 exhibitors, 100,000 square meters (1.07 million square feet) of exhibition space and expectations of 100,000 trade visitors over its six days. While it’s hard to directly compare trade shows – organizers of the NPE show in the United States argue that metrics like purchasing power of the buyers on the show floor matter more than visitor headcount – India’s plastics leaders were striking a confident tone.