2014 has been a year of momentous events and changes. Already we are experiencing positive improvement in market sentiments. Almost all PMMAI members have better order-booking than a year ago. Against this backdrop of positive factors, we experienced mixed feelings about venue change of Plastindia 2015. Lot of anger and ire has been vented in private & public meetings, internet campaign, even a court petition! There was a justifiable apprehension for new site at Gandhinagar to be ready in time. I personally visited the site on 10 December days ago. We can now feel confident that the site will be ready. It will be a good exhibition ground, if not the best, in the country. I have following comments after my visit.
Mr. Mahendra Patel
Chairman - PMMAI
Currently an exhibition of Indian Textile machinery is on, with the last day being 12th December. There have already been two other events here last week. One was the high profile promotion function of new Shah Rukh Khan movie "Happy New Year”. We can be now better assured that the site will ready for PI-2015 well in time.
It is in our interest to have faith and work for making for PI-2015 successful. Let us hope our event to be a catalyst for future development of Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar urban region with rapid growth of hotels, airport facilities, airline connectivity, transport logistics etc. etc. as the exhibition center of India. History of modern world shows that many cities around the world have grown because of strategically important exhibitions and industrial fairs. I am not sure if I would love my city to become a mega urban sprawl with all its attendant problems, but if that is the price of progress than it must be paid.
Let us have confidence in future.
Let us all now work hard to take full benefit of for PI-2015. Wish you all the best for upcoming for PI-2015 and for the all of 2015.