• The three co-located trade fairs were held from 7-9 December 2022 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
• Key thought leaders from across the globe participated as speakers at the domestic and international conference within the event.
• 13,104 visitors from 33 countries
• The domestic and International hosted buyer program resulted in high value deals at the buyer seller forum of the trade fair.

Messe Muenchen India successfully concluded its latest edition of drink technology India and World Tea Coffee expo which were co-located with PackMach Asia Expo which was in its first ever edition and was held in collaboration with IPMMI. This edition also witnessed first ever international hosted buyer program with support from PHDCCI and Ministry of MSME with buyers from 8 different countries visiting the event. Key buyers from India, Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal, Srilanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, and UK engaged in extensive discussions with the exhibitors at the buyer seller forum.

As one of the most comprehensive B2B gatherings of the beverage, Food, FMCG, Tea, Coffee and liquid food industry, this trade show covered the full spectrum of technologies and solutions, including packaging materials and machinery, coding and marking solutions, label printing equipment, automation solutions, Processing equipment, filling solutions, caps and closures, brewing equipment, Filtration solutions, and many more solutions.

One of the key highlights of this trade fair was the wide range of knowledge-rich conferences and hosted buyer delegations from India and abroad, organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) in association with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Some of the thought-provoking conferences at the PACKMACH ASIA EXPO, organised by PHDCCI and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), included topics such as sustainability, innovations in packaging materials and machinery, as well as digitalisation of logistics and supply chain interventions.

The conferences at drink technology India and World Tea & Coffee special edition 2022 covered important and timely topics such as strategies in the socio-economic environment for beverages, evolving consumer consumption behaviour, challenges and marketing opportunities in tea industry, the role of technology in revolutionizing the dairy industry, consumer demand trends in the coffee industry, enhancing milk production through newer technologies, circular economy in the beverage industry, and much more.

drink technology India 2022 offered an excellent opportunity to experience and experiment with brews as well as network with brewers from across the country through its ‘place2beer’ program. This program brought together discussions on trending topics like changing consumer behaviours and innovative commercial opportunities in the emerging sector of ‘craft brewery’. place2beer has now emerged as an indispensable program for microbreweries, medium-sized and industrial breweries as well as suppliers to catch up on the trends related to beer brewing.

Few key buyers at the show had the below to say about their experience, Sanjay Singal, Chief Operating Officer, ITC’s Dairy & Beverages Business, said “This is a tremendously interesting forum for networking and understanding new technologies and solutions. For a brand like ITC to launch new brands in the market, we use platforms like these to learn about new trends and suppliers. Therefore, we are happy to be here.”

Dev Arora, CEO, Chai Point said “Platforms like World Tea & Coffee Expo helps industry grow by bringing the buyers and the suppliers together. They help promote the new age technologies through this platform especially to the new age organisations like us who have invested heavily in the new technologies and giving better value for money to the consumers and better product to the consumers.”

Nainesh Patel, CEO & Founder, Farsan Ltd UK ”I came to source some packaging material and equipment. The buyer event has been very good where manufacturers are coming and introducing themselves. I have been able to source 3 potential machineries. I would like to visit next year and would recommend others also.

Along with Messe Muenchen India, the Institute of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers of India (IPMMI) jointly organised this inaugural edition of PACKMACH ASIA EXPO. Anthony Dsouza, President, IPMMIM, said, “This edition has been a real success in terms of quality of participation and number of footfalls. We are delighted at the presence of international speakers at the conferences as well as hosted buyer delegations through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The beverage processing and packaging machinery industry is witnessing major transformations like manufacturing automation, supply chain disruptions, and the emergence of newer markets showing differing demand trends. This platform has served to bring together the collective intelligence of the industry and boost the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovations for shared progress. We are confident of more success in the coming editions of this trade fair.”

Highlighting some key aspects of this platform, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, said, “This year’s edition has proved once again why it is one of the most comprehensive B2B gatherings of the beverage and liquid food industry in India. I am especially delighted at the participation by homegrown brands and their experience of reaching out to the millennial Indian consumers through innovative products and authentic brand messaging, thus creating a positive beverage experience in the Indian market. Each of the participating brands at the conferences brought their real-world experience of testing ideas and innovations in the market. The buyer-seller forum has emerged as the key attraction at our shows because it tests the power of ideas and networks to transform into real commercial deals. The hosted buyer delegations from India and abroad also contributed to the conducive business climate at this platform. We are delighted at the vibrant participation at this edition, and we will continue enabling more meaningful handshakes and unlocking business opportunities for the industry.”

Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Messe München, added, “India is home to one of the youngest populations in the world. Consequently, Indian manufacturers are looking for advanced materials and machinery solutions to cater to the vast domestic demand as well as international markets. I am delighted that drink technology India, PACKMACH ASIA EXPO, and World Tea & Coffee special edition have served the beverage processing and machinery industry through interesting technology displays, focussed conferences, and networking opportunities at this edition.”

Exhibitors’ Quotes

George Fonseca, Company Director, Hilden Packaging Machines Pvt Ltd, said “We received a lot of serious enquiries at our booth. We got a chance to showcase our new products and concepts to many domestic and international visitors. We will be at the next edition and would like to participate in a bigger way.”

Leon Skaliotis, General Manager, Flavourtech, Australia said “We have been exhibiting in this show from so many years and want to continue the same as this the place where we meet lots of Indian customers so we can keep growing our business in India.”

Devdatta Sarpotdar, VP Sales & Marketing, Pratish Packaging “The experience has been great as an inaugural edition. Interaction with the International and domestic buyers are good, have displayed few machines which is helpful for buyers to understand how it works. We will surely be participating in the next year”

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Messe Muenchen India
Founded in 2007 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Messe München GmbH, Messe Muenchen India Pvt. Ltd. is one of the leading organizers of trade fairs in India with an extensive portfolio of B2B trade fairs covering various sectors: air cargo India, analytica Anacon India/India Lab Expo, bauma CONEXPO India, drink technology India, electronica India, IFAT India, Indian Ceramics Asia, Intersolar India/The smarter E India, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, MatDispens, Pack Mach Asia Expo, Pharma Pro Pack, productronica India, Smart Card Expo, VRTECH India, World Tea & Coffee Expo. Messe Muenchen India works closely with industry stakeholders to develop well-researched trade fairs encapsulating the latest trends and innovations dominating the industry. Headquartered in Mumbai with offices in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, Messe Muenchen India connects global competence by bringing professionals together for business, learning and networking.

Messe München GmbH
Messe München GmbH is one of the leading exhibition organizers worldwide with more than fifty of its own trade shows for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies. Every year, about 50,000 exhibitors and around three million visitors take part in more than 200 events at the exhibition center in Munich, at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München, the Conference Center Nord and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München as well as abroad. Together with its subsidiary companies, Messe München organizes trade fairs in China, India, Brazil, Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia and South America, and with around 70 representatives abroad for more than 100 countries, Messe München has a truly global presence.