Informex returns to India in 2012


Speciality chemicals focus for Mumbai exhibition and conference

InformexINDIA, a three-day event designed to showcase the latest developments and opportunities across a broad spectrum of India’s thriving specialty chemicals sectors, will be held from 12-14 September 2012 at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai.

Owned by UBM Live, organised by the same team as InformexUSA, North America’s leading networking event for buyers and sellers of high value chemistry and managed in conjunction with the UBM team in India, the event is supported by the Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetic Export Promotion Council (Chemexcil), Gujarat Chemical Association and the Indian Speciality Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (ISCMA).

This will be the second InformexINDIA and it follows a successful launch event in 2009, which attracted 100 exhibitors and more than 3,200 professional visitors, 41% of whom had decision-making authority.

‘We are excited to be returning to India with a speciality focused event,’ said Jim Buckley, UBM Live’s Informex Brand Director. ‘According to a recent study by global consulting firm McKinsey, India’s speciality chemicals industry has the potential to grow from the present US$22bn to $80-100bn by 2020.

‘The Indian Government is putting in place plans and regulations to support this growth and our event will cover the latest developments in this fertile market while acting as an international networking platform designed to cater for those involved in sourcing, r&d and top-level management.’

Recalling the original 2009 event, Dr Kishore M. Shah, President of the ISCMA, added, ‘Informex 2009 was a very well organised event. Highly qualified visitors from all over India visited the exhibitors to find new suppliers, new market segments, new ideas, tie-ups and joint ventures.’

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Running alongside an exhibition hall, where around 100 exhibitors will showcase high value chemistry in a range of industries, will be a full conference programme examining hot topics in the Indian speciality market. Topics will include the regulatory climate, ‘Green’ strategies for success, export opportunities in Western and emerging markets and adapting to changing consumer demands. Industry specific tracks will look at developments, opportunities and challenges in construction, agrochemicals, personal care, paints and coatings and water treatment.