To promote the Indian Chemical Industry, the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have jointly been organising the 'India
Chem" series of events.
8th Edition of India Chern was held from October 9th to 11th, 2014
at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai with the theme 'lndia: A Global Manufacturing Hub'. Concurrent Exhibition- 'Pumps, Valves and Process Equipment 2014' was also organised.
Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Ananth Kumar, inaugurated the 8th Biennial International Exhibition and Conference- India Chem 2014. The most awaited chemicals and petrochemicals mega event of the year was inaugurated in the presence of H E Ghomalreza Ansari, Ambassador, Iran to India; Shri Deepak C Mehta, Chairman FICCI Chemical Committee; Dr B R Gaikwad, Vice Chairman, Chemexcil; Shri Nikhil Meswani, ED, Reliance Industries Ltd; Shri Yoshihiro Umeha, Member of Board & Managing Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation; Shri Surjit Chaudhary, Secretary, Department of Chemicals and
Petrochemicals, Govt of India and Shri Vinay Mathur, DSG, FICCI.
The focus of the Event was on 'Spurting the growth of Indian Chemical & Petrochemical Chemical Industry'. The Chemical and Petrochemical industry is at the threshold of sustainable growth with the Government of India providing a framework of support and encouragement. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, GoI said "One of the most important objectives behind organizing the India Chem series is to highlight the manufacturing possibilities in the country's chemical industry. This event provides an excellent opportunity for the Indian chemical Industry to showcase its capabilities and strengths to the World Chemical Community."
Leading companies from all over the world particularly from China, Taiwan, Germany, Iran, Middle East, Singapore, Vietnam Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Russia, USA, and South East Asian countries participated both as exhibitors and visitors. The event also played host to a galaxy of eminent speakers and leaders from India and abroad.
Shri Deepak Mehta, Chairman FICCI National Chemical Committee said "Green chemistry is crucial to increase the export growth so that we can steadily increase our share in the global chemical market. Through various efforts, the industry is incorporating technologies and process that lead the country to the goal of being a leader of chemical exports." Besides showcasing the strength of Chemical and Petrochemical industry, India Chem event is a crucial platform for networking, exchange of ideas, creating awareness of new products & technologies, and exploration of possibilities for enhancement of trade.
Highlights-India Chem 2014
· Around 300 focused Exhibitors
· 10,000 sq. meters of exhibition area
· Country Pavilions: Japan and Iran
· Partner Country: Iran and Focus Country
· Partner State: Gujarat
· Concurrent Exhibition on Pumps, Valves and Process Equipment
· CEOs' Forum
· International Conference on chemicals, petrochemicals and process technologies
· Seminar on Alternate feedstock for chemical industry
· Round Table on Agrochemicals
· PCPIRs Session
· Indian Chemical Council Conclave