Inter FoodTech and its co-located shows Snack & BakeTec and Pac MechEx are now live at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai. The three-day exhibition will take place till 11 June 2022.
The three co-located shows witnessed the participation of exhibitors from all areas of the food and beverage industry. They are all here to offer innovations and new technologies and exchange ideas that help drive the food and beverage industry forward.
Day 2 of the trade shows witnessed a good footfall of the visitors. The day was full of energy and excitement with content exhibitors, curious visitors, knowledge-sharing sessions and panel discussions. Plan your visit for tomorrow and grab the opportunity to meet the food processing and packaging industry at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, to take your food and beverage manufacturing business to new heights.
Highlights of the Day 2
MCMA Seminar - Sustainable packaging- Metal Containers
The need to be sustainable has affected all branches of the food sector. The packaging industry is not far behind. With the rise in consumers' healthy choices, the interest in having foods packed sustainably is imminent. Hence, metal container manufacturers are pulling up their socks and putting their heart into propagating metal as a choice of packaging that is recyclable and versatile.
MCMA is a primary organization that represents the interests of companies involved in producing metal containers, packaging and allied components. It is committed to supporting its members in identifying, measuring, controlling and minimizing any impact arising from the manufacture and use of metal packaging. The association actively works towards forming and implementing standards for the necessary raw materials, finished goods and allied products of the Metal Packaging industry in India while working hand in hand with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and government departments.
Commenting on the importance of sustainability, Sanjay Bhatia, president of MCMA, said, "Mahatma Gandhi rightly said that earth provides enough for everyone's need but not enough for everyone's greed. The earth is our only home, and we are responsible for protecting it at all costs if we have to sustain ourselves on this planet. Perhaps the greatest economic opportunity of the 21st century could be found in green technology. Sustainable development is the path to a better future."
Further explaining the importance of metal as a packaging material, he said, "Metal can provide a maximum barrier to oxygen, bacteria, dust, humidity and rodents as compared to plastic and glass. Steel cans are easily stored, handled, stacked and virtually impossible to spill or break."
The chief guest at the event, Preeti Chaudhary, director of the Western region at FSSAI supported the use of metal packaging for foods and said, "At FSSAI, we look for three things in packaging- sustainability, suitability and safety. Metal container is a material that is sustainable even beyond the shelf life and can extend the product's shelf life. Most of the commodities can be filled in it in a sustainable and safe way. I think the first job of this forum should be to identify articles where metal containers can be used."
Inter FoodTech Conclave
Concurrent with the Inter FoodTech exhibition, Inter FoodTech Conclave featured panel discussions and deliberations on the current trends & challenges of the food processing industry and learning's for the future.
Trupti Nistane, asst. manager Mespac, said, "Excellent management and arrangements by VA. They've proven to outshine their own words by not only bringing the giants of the fields to the ground but by gathering a tremendous amount of footfall on the first day itself."
Samir Sawant, DGM- Marketing, AVI Global Plast, said, "The exhibitors have exceeded our expectation in terms of footfall. We got many leads that we believe are potential customers. Good experience!"
Avinash Pai, executive director, Chiorino, said, "The exhibition is good. We got to exhibit with some niche participants."
Karishma Mehta, business head, Bricspac, said, "Being the first edition, the organizers have outdone themselves given all the footfall showing up from pan India. It shows the commendably detailed hard work and dedication put in by the exhibitors. I see the customers coming from Taiwan, India, to visit this exhibition. So I'm sure they had a very good reach and network to connect people."
You still have one more day to connect and network with exhibitors!
Plan your visit to the Inter FoodTech and its co-located shows Snack & BakeTec and Pac MechEx at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai.