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Paperex 2007 :
The Real Panorama of Indian Paper Industry

India's per capita paper consumption is presently around 7 kg, one of the lowest in the world. The Indian Paper Industry is growing fast with the current paper demand of 8 million tons is estimated to be 10 million tons by 2010, 15 million tons by 2015 and 20 million tons by 2020. Paperex 2007 demonstrated the growth taking place in the Indian Paper industry.

The recently conclulded, 8th edition of Asia's largest trade fair & technical conference on Pulp, Paper and Conversion industry held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during Dec.7 - Dec.10, 2007, was an astounding success. Paperex 2007 attracted 32,429 trade visitors and the concurrent conference witnessed 325 delegateswith a total presence from 41 countries, clearly confirming Paperex as the global meeting place.

The trade event was represented by 382 exhibitors from 26 countries covering a net area of around 8,000 sq.mt. The general opinion from most of the industry professionals was that Paperex 2007 edition by far surpassed their expectations in the size of the show and the number & quality of visitors. The aisles were crowded, the stands were busy and much business was being conducted.

The event was inagurated by Hon'ble Minister of State, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, Shri Mohd. Ali Ashraf Fatmi and the keynote address was delivered by Mr. John P. Harison, Vice President, TAPPI. The who's who from the Paper Industry was Present on the day first of the event.

The Hon'ble Minister in his inaugural speech said "At a time when the environment, globalization and resource reduction are major concerns for pulp & paper industry the workd over, Paperex 2007 will be a ideal platform for manufacturers, business executives, Govt. official & head of industries.

Mr. Gopalaratnam, Chairman, Technical Committee, Paperex 2007 spoke about the opportunities and threats for the paper industry; he also outlined governments support and policty for the same.

The concurrent conference with the theme "Pulp, Paper & Allied Industry by 2020" was favourably received by the delegates. The participants included from a wide range of positions from Mill Owners, Presidents and Vice Presidents etc of large companies. In all the 3 days conference included 34 interesting and informative presentations on management, markets, technical and operatinal issues impacting the business.