It's going to be interesting to see just how many North American plastics executives venture to New Delhi next week to participate in the subcontinent's huge, triennial plastics fest known as Plastindia. Two factors may serve to keep some people close to home -- the global economic crisis and the recent, high-profile terrorist attacks in Mumbai. But, those challenges notwithstanding, India remains one of the world's largest, most promising plastics markets. One thing is for sure: Those who do go to the six-day exhibition will have no shortage of activities from which to choose, starting with a pre-show rotomolding conference. The Association of Rotational Molders International recently rebranded its division in the region as the Society of Asian Rotomoulders (StAR), and the group will meet Feb. 1-3 at the Hotel Park Plaza Noida. The India-China Plastics Summit also takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Plastindia 2009 runs from Feb. 4-9. On Feb. 5, the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. is co-organizing the India-U.S. Plastics Trade Summit. The show organizers Plastindia Foundation also are putting on an internatiional business and technology conference on Feb. 6-7, and then the environment takes center stage on Feb. 7 with the Asian Plastic Recycling & Waste Management Conference. The Plastindia Foundation has even turned to YouTube to promote the event, with a fast-paced, 50-second video clip. So, if you are headed to New Delhi, rest up because you'll have a hectic schedule. If you can't make it this time, stay tuned in to our (newly redesigned) PlasticsNews.com, as we will have two reporters there to gather and deliver the week's most important news to you.
Next week's Plastindia offers full slate
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