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CPIA offers discount exhibition space at PlastIndia

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The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) (Mississauga,ON) is setting up a rotating exhibit at 2006's Plast...

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) (Mississauga,ON) is setting up a rotating exhibit at 2006’s PlastIndia, where companies can showcase their technology at a lower cost than purchasing their own booth.
“At the same time, it permits company representatives to view the offerings of other exhibitors at the show, and to set up meetings with prospective customer and partners,” said Sally R. Damstra, director of international trade and shows at the CPIA.
PlastIndia will take place Feb. 9 to 14, 2006, at the Pragati Maidan exhibition centre in New Delhi.
This will be CPIA’s first time participating at the triennial PlastIndia, which boasts over 1,000 exhibitors, and draws over one million visitors from more than 30 countries.
The CPIA has embarked on a mission, along with Export Development Canada (EDC)(Ottawa,ON), to help Canadians profit from the lucrative and large Indian plastics market, which is growing between 16% and 20% each year, according to a report from the Canadian High Commission in India, and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.
Opportunities exist primarily for makers of injection molding, blow molding and extrusion machines, according to the report, because India will need up to 28,000 more units over the next two years.
There is also a strong demand for consumer plastics, ranging from household items to automotive to agricultural products. Additionally, India imports the majority of its sophisticated molds another prime opportunity for Canadian firms, the report noted.
The CPIA’s rotating exhibit will accommodate two exhibitors each day, but if there is sufficient demand, the CPIA will increase it to four, Damstra said.
For CPIA members, it costs US$675 to exhibit for one day, US$650 for two days, US$625 three days, US$600 for four days or US$575 for the entire show. Non-CPIA members can add US$200 to each fee.
Companies can also set up a literature and poster display at the CPIA’s information area. For CPIA members, the price is US$200 for 100 pieces of literature, and US$300 per poster. For non-CPIA members, the costs are US$300, and US$500, respectively.
In comparison, PlastIndia organizers are charging 315 euros (approximately C$470) per square metre, with a minimum booth size of 12 square metres.
Companies wishing to participate in the rotating exhibit at PlastIndia can obtain a registration from on the CPIA’s Web site,


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