Mr. Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India has chaired the first Advisory Council Meeting of IPX India 2012 at Le-Meridian Hotel, New Delhi. The meeting was attended by various industry professionals from the paper & pulp industry.
In his opening address Mr. Maira commented that IPX India is a new international paper exhibition and conference scheduled during 13-15 December 2012 in Mumbai with an objective to connect paper industries across the globe on one platform to discuss and deliver the best business practices in paper industry.
The Advisory Council chaired by Mr. Maira selected “Paper Industry – A World of Opportunities” as a theme of the conference after long deliberations on various aspects of the paper industry. Members further recommended for holding a dedicated CEO Meet to conceive a strong future plan for strengthening the paper industry. IPX India 2012 will hold a two day conference alongside the exhibition in the financial capital of India, Mumbai.
The Advisory Council has scheduled another meeting in the coming months to discuss in detail to structure a detailed conference programme involving various need of the hour sessions in the conference.
The Indian Paper industry is amongst the fastest growing pulp and paper markets in the world today and it presents an exciting scenario. Paper consumption is poised for a big leap forward in sync with the economic growth and is estimated to touch 13.95 million tonnes by 2015-16.
The Indian Paper Industry accounts for about 1.6% of the world's production of paper and paperboard. The estimated turnover of the industry is Rs.25,000 crore (USD 5.95 billion) approximately. The industry provides employment to more than 0.12 million people directly and 0.34 million people indirectly.
The demand for newsprint and writing & printing paper is expected to grow with 9% per year and the total Indian paper production is expected to grow from 9 million tonnes in 2010 to 14 million tonnes by 2014. According to many industry experts, India will definitely be one of the most interesting markets for the global pulp and paper industry in the coming years.
IPX India 2012 will attract large groups of national and international companies at the exhibition, and the conference is expected to address various opportunities created by paper industry by eminent speakers from India and abroad.