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10th Flexible Packaging Summit in Mumbai draws worldwide attention

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ElitePlus++ Business Services shines with the 10th edition of the Global Packaging Summit

The 10th Speciality Films & Flexible Packaging Global Summit of 2023, which concluded on 1 September in Mumbai, was a resounding success. The two-day event marked the tenth edition in a series that has now become the world’s largest gathering for the flexible packaging industry. With each passing year, the summit’s popularity has continued to soar, and this year’s event shattered all previous records by attracting over 1900 delegates from 725 organizations representing 20 countries.

The summit took place at the newly constructed Reliance Jio World Convention Centre in BKC, Mumbai, an expansive venue that truly showcased the grandeur of the event, solidifying its status as the most significant gathering in the flexible packaging industry worldwide. ElitePlus++ Business Services has established itself as a leader in organizing summits that exceed international standards, and the Speciality Films and Flexible Packaging Summit is undoubtedly one of its flagship events.

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Quality and service are the cornerstones of ElitePlus++ Business Services. Its commitment to learning, growth, and collaboration defines their service platform. The exceptional quality provided by ElitePlus summits consistently results in nearly 100% of delegates and partners choosing to continue their association with the organization after attending one of their events. This trust has propelled ElitePlus to become the ‘Gold Standard’ and a formidable presence in the world of professional and technical conferences.

Nidhi Verma, founder and managing director of ElitePlus++ Business Services, spearheaded the two-day summit with an impressive lineup of inaugural keynote speakers. The speakers covered a range of topics, including the near-term outlook for the flexible packaging industry, insights from converters, and perspectives from brand owners. Additionally, discussions delved into innovations for a circular economy and an insightful look at the Indian economic landscape, leaving investors inspired and optimistic.

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The 10th edition of the summit was meticulously curated to encapsulate the current and anticipated trends in the industry. With their extensive experience in organizing similar events, ElitePlus++ made this summit a “must-attend” for anyone associated with the packaging industry and those aspiring to enter related businesses. The summit brought together a remarkable assembly of industry luminaries, visionaries, influencers, innovators, and experts, making it a powerful platform for networking, information sharing, and the exchange of the latest industry insights. Representatives from across the packaging industry’s value chain, major associations, and media bodies lent their support to this event.

The summit’s agenda centered on growth opportunities and emerging technologies from around the world. The two-day program featured ten information-packed business sessions, interactive Q&A sessions, and three panel discussions. Notable additions to this 10th edition included a panel discussion on disruptive technologies, enthusiastic participation from brand owners, and a sprawling 100-stall exhibition at the recently constructed Reliance Jio center.

The summit provided a deep dive into critical issues of the day, such as environmental concerns, extended producer responsibility, and sustainability, offering valuable insights into global actions and trends. Another panel discussion focused on the perspective of brand owners, shedding light on their sustainability initiatives alongside the plastics packaging industry. The summit introduced a unique dimension by exploring the role of private equity in driving growth in the flexible packaging industry, India’s role in consolidation through mergers and acquisitions, and the evaluation of takeover opportunities and risks, as presented by a leader from Premji Invest. The richly curated content was the summit’s standout feature, with a distinguished lineup of speakers covering the latest technologies and applications, including mono-polymer family laminates, transparent metallizing with coatings, plastic barrier paper, MDO film, BOPE, PET/PET laminates, as well as environmental considerations, raw materials, and government perspectives.

The feedback from summit partners speaks volumes about the event’s content and reach. To quote a few: “Our entire leadership team from Europe attends this summit annually. It’s time for ElitePlus to take these summits global and showcase this highly impactful, useful platform to the world.” Another partner remarked, “This summit has become an integral part of India, like the Red Fort or Taj Mahal, a must-visit attraction.” Yet another partner enthused, “If there were a world championship of packaging conferences, your 2023 event would undoubtedly win the gold medal!” The summit also featured networking dinners accompanied by entertaining performances, creating an unforgettable blend of business opportunities and enjoyment for all attendees.

Manash Das
Manash Das
Manash Das is associate editor at The Packman. He has been contributing editorially to The Packman since 2016.

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