In a move that signals the growing business relationship between China and India, the leaders of those countries' plastics trade associations plan to host the first China-India Plastics Industry Summit.
The all-day conference, with a theme of ``Technology Transfer - Opportunities & Challenges,'' takes place in Guangzhou on May 20, a day before this month's big Chinaplas 2007 trade show. Organizers are planning for 250 delegates - with space for about 150 from China and 100 from India. The Chinaplas show runs May 21-24 and is expected to draw more than 60,000 participants from around the world.
The conference will focus on the partnership between China and India in the global supply chain. Planned topics include discussion of trends and analysis relating to development of China's plastics products, plastics machinery and mold-making sectors, as well the market prospects for nano materials and fluoroplastics, plus intercountry trade and other issues. The organizers also are aiming to facilitate some local factory visits.
Speakers will come from trade associations and plastics companies from both countries, including from India's largest private enterprise, Reliance Industries Ltd., and China's largest injection press maker, Ningbo Haitian Group Co. Ltd.
Trade between India and China continues to grow. In 2005-06, Indian plastics-related exports to China amounted to $273 million, and Chinese exports to India totaled to $187 million. Meantime, 55 Chinese companies participated in the Plastindia 2006 trade show in New Delhi, more than twice the number at Plastindia 2003.
The Mumbai-based Plastindia Foundation (plus 11 regional Indian plastics associations) and the Beijing-based China Plastics Processing Industry Association (along with 17 regional Chinese plastics associations), together with Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. of Hong Kong, have been the driving forces in organizing this conference.
CPPIA also is supported in this effort by the China National Light Industry Council, the China Plastics Machinery Industry Association, and the Guangdong Plastics Industry Association.
Further English-language details are available via a link on the Plastindia site at www.plastindia.org.