October 20, 2016
drink technology India on course to be a record breaker!
Now, two months ahead of the start of drink technology India (dti), bookings for space at the exhibition have reached a record level. In order to accommodate all requests, the total amount of space available for the 2016 event has been extended. This comes on the back of an increase in space ahead of the last event in 2014. dti, the national and international Who´s Who of the beverage and liquid food sector, will be gathering in the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai between December 15 and 17, 2016, on a new total of over 7,000 square meters of exhibition space (gross, cf. 2014: 4,500 square meters). The visitors to dti are coming to review sector solutions tailored to the specifics of the Indian market and to benefit from a unique program of supporting events.
On over 7,000 square meters of exhibition space, the visitors to dti 2016 can gather information on all the latest developments from the most important companies in the sector. As well as the classic areas relevant to the beverage industry, the now expanded section on milk and dairy as well as liquid food technology is contributing strongly to the high level of bookings in the hall: “Currently India is the world´s biggest producer of dairy products, and the forecasts are for further growth (up to +28% by 2018) in the coming years,” explained Markus Kosak, Exhibition Director of drink technology India. “The aim of the event in 2016 is for the first time to offer a platform that covers the entire process chain in milk and dairy processing, in order to do justice to the growing market in India,” Kosak added.
Added value for visitors to dti also comes from the high-caliber supporting program that accompanies the exhibition; it features an Exhibitor Forum and Round Table Talks. This combination of trade fair and forums program is unique in India.
The Exhibitor Forum at dti is a knowledge platform that focuses on the challenges and needs of the Indian market. The themes are chosen in close collaboration with the industry partners in India, to ensure relevance and added value for the visitors. In 2016 the forum will provide information on the following trade themes:
- Innovative equipment for bottle manufacturing processes
- Preform and closure manufacturing—lightweight vs. stability vs. design
- India’s beverage, beer and spirits industry—trends and technologies in manufacturing and packaging
- Milk and dairy in India—processing, packaging and product trends
- New developments in beverage flavors and ingredients
Round Table Talks
In addition to the Exhibitor Forum dti is also putting on the Round Table Talks as an additional platform to discuss the future of the beverage and liquid food industry in India. The panel discussion supplements the Exhibitor Forum and delivers the content necessary for evaluating the future prospects of the Indian market. Under the main theme of “Beverage manufacturing, food processing and product packaging in India: lifestyle, trends, challenges and future concepts” the following topics will be covered:
- Liquid food and beverage safety in India
- Ensuring broad appeal for India´s young and older people
- Packaging for India’s rural market (small quantities at lower cost to attract the large rural population)
- Manufacturing possibilities for India´s (future) markets of milk and dairy products
- Different processing and packaging requirements for various climates
- The challenges of transport over large distances
In 2016 drink technology India is again taking place in conjunction with PackTech India. New this year is that these two events are being supplemented by FoodPex India, which rounds off the spectrum of themes relevant to this sector. The exhibitor-registration documents for these three trade fairs, all of which take place concurrently in the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai between December 15 and 17, 2016, are now available at: www.drinktechnology-india.com, www.packtech-india.com and www.foodpex-india.com.