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Largest Indian Ceramics ever attracts high-quality visitors

January 23, 2015

Final report

• Highest-quality international visitors and decision-makers attend fair

• New Hall D very well received

Over 5,500 visitors from India and emerging international markets attended Indian Ceramics 2015, that took place from January 21–23 at the Gujarat University Exhibition Center in Ahmedabad. The trade fair witnessed an increase in the number of international visitors and key decision-makers.

A total of 161 exhibitors showcased their products and solutions in two exhibition halls. India accounted for 45 percent of exhibitors, Italy for 22 percent , China and Hong Kong for 18 percent of exhibitors, and 15 percent of the exhibitors came from other European countries.

“This year we noticed more visitors from emerging markets. We are getting to know their needs and helping to meet their requirements. Indian Ceramics is a great platform for high-ranking decision-makers,” said Kamal Kumar, Manager—India Operations, Modena Technology Ltd.

Managing Director of SACMI Impianti India, Anand Pande added, “Indian Ceramics 2015 is the perfect platform for us to network with our foreign counterparts. Ours is the biggest company in the ceramics industry, and the response we received during the past few days was tremendous.”

“The second edition of Indian Ceramics under the supervision of MMI India was very well received among exhibitors and visitors alike. The new Hall D in particular and the resulting change in the flow of visitor traffic were highly praised,” emphasized Gerhard Gerritzen, Deputy Managing Director Messe München.

According to Bhupinder Singh, Deputy CEO, MMI India Pvt. Ltd, “We are very proud that we and our exhibitors have increased the quality and internationality of the visitors. The latest technologies were on display to keep visitors abreast with the rapidly changing innovations.”

“Decision-makers are very important for us to generate business, and Indian Ceramics 2015 gave us an opportunity to network with them,” confirmed Dr. Chandresh Agarwal, Managing Director, IMERYS Ceramics.

The Innovation Exchange that was held in conjunction with the trade fair was a unique platform for the show's participants, industry think tanks and consultants alike. It gave attendees meaningful insights into current trends as well as new and emerging technologies. As a backdrop, the All India Pottery Manufacturers Association also held their Annual General Meeting benefiting the industry.

“We are proud to be an indispensable part of the Indian Ceramics success story,” said Gian Paolo Crasta, Marketing Manager—Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics (ACIMAC).

“Since MMI India acquired Indian Ceramics, we have witnessed a clear increase in quality from event to event. This is the most important platform when it comes to overcoming the challenges facing the heavy clay industry in India. Indian Ceramics is our show!” concludes Dries van Hapert—Chairman, European Ceramic Technology Suppliers (ECTS).

The next edition of Indian Ceramics takes place at the same venue from February 23–25, 2016.