K. K. Seksaria

K. K. SeksariaPresident, Plastindia Foundation

On behalf of Plastindia Foundation, I extend a warm welcome to all my online friends. In this age of digitilisation and rapid automation, we are proud to have moved closer to making Plastindia and the mission of promoting plastics more digital and more accessible to all our industry bretheren.

A mission that was taken up in 2015-2016 has continued wonderfully under the able guidance of our Chairperson of Publication Committee, Mrs Kavita Shah. "Insights" our quarterly inhouse journal has gone places and now boasts of a reach of more than 15000 readers both in its print and digital version. Not only we have been able to garner lots of readers but also we have been able to get some amazing content from our industry stalwarts, technocrats and practising professionals. The journal continues to focus on The Indian Plastics Industry and bring to forth the various developments happening in it.

Another news I would like to happily share is the rapid progress with which the Plastindia International University coming up at GIDC, Vapi is shaping up under the leadership and guidance of Our Empowerment Committee Chairman, Shri Arvindbhai Mehta, The Institution has made rapid progress with the signing of the MOU with University of Massachussets and the beginning of construction of the first phase. With encouraging support from various industry institutions PlastIndia International University is all set to become a landmark of learning and a centre for creating future leaders that will bring glory to Indian Plastics.

K. K. Seksaria

K. K. SeksariaPresident

Plastindia Foundation as the apex body has always championed the cause of plastics and the growth of the industry, while Plastindia welcomes the economic reforms with the introduction of GST and One form of taxation, Plastindia has raised concerns over the uneven taxation and severe anomalies that have bracketed different plastic products and materials in different tax brackets. This tax structure will hamper the growth of many MSME’s and also impact the overall pricing of many essential plastic products. We have raised our concerns through various forums and will continue to lobby to the Govt. of India to reduce the tax burden and save this sunrise industry from stunted growth.

The website of the Foundation is also undergoing major changes to make it user-friendly with enhanced features. It is becoming more vibrant by constantly updating the news/events etc.

With PLASTINDIA 2018 round the corner, Its going to be a great year ahead where the Indian Diaspora of Plastics will rub shoulders with the world, As PLASTINDIA 2018 gears up for a mega showing from February 7-12, 2018 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. I am pleased to share with you that under the able guidance of Shri Rajeev Chitalia, Chairman, NEC. Plastindia 2018 has added many firsts to its credit, namely ,industry focussed pavilions with special pavilions on Composites, 3D Printing, Automobiles, Healthcare and Sports.

A Reverse Buyer Seller Meet with the help of our founder member, Plexconcil and The ministry of Commerce, PLASTINDIA 2018 , will host 600 international buyers from across the world who will come to PLASTINDIA 2018 and meet exhibitors to buy raw materials/ finished goods/ancillary equipment/ machinery and even strike up Joint ventures and Bilateral Trade Deals.

In an attempt to make PLASTINDIA 2018 a truly green event, we are working on reducing the carbon footprint by adopting digital and electronic platforms to reduce use of paper and other natural resources. A transition to a completely web based application of administering the exhibitor manual, and having QR codes to transmit exhibitor brochures and contact information to visitors and vice-versa, we are making our small little effort to save our planet by reducing the need for paper.

Recently Our Environment Committee under the leadership of Shri Atul Kanugaji has also been able to activate A campaign to generate awareness on waste segregation and you all will be happy to know that we have made our first inroads with an MOU signed between Plastindia Foundation and The Collectorate of Bhandara District to ensure segregation of waste and correct disposal of plastic waste and its recycling with the guidance of our team of experts like Dr Sameer Joshi who will be anchoring the project to ensure that we continue to inspire India and make it socially aware of Recyling and re-using Plastics.

We will be happy to meet each one of you at PLASTINDIA 2018 and welcome you all to join us in making PLASTINDIA 2018, the most relevant plastic exhibition in the world.

Plastindia Foundation will always strive towards bringing Progress to Indian Plastics and PLASTINDIA 2018 is one such attempt to empower growth of Indian Plastics… as the tag line says… NEXT is Here..!.... and next is India.

Wish you all a great year ahead and do keep writing to us with your feedback at contact@plastindia.org to enable us to understand your valuable suggestion to make Indian Plastics industry reach the world.

Thank you and Best regards

K. K. Seksaria President