Seminar on Plastic Industries-Opportunities & Challenges
FINER in association with the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, has successfully organized the Seminar on Plastic Industries-Opportunities & Challenges, on 12th of September, 2016 at Hotel Lily, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam.
The main objective of the Seminar was to disseminate appropriate information to the prospective investors and investment partners from the region regarding Government of India’s thrust area. The Seminar revolved around presentations and interactive panel discussions on the various aspects of the importance of ‘Plastic Industries” and its initiative and challenges and way forward, followed by a one-to-one interaction between Ministry officials, Industry captains and Participants from various States.
Shri Chandramohan Patowary, Hon’ble Minister, Industry & Commerce, Government of Assam was the chief guest of the program and Sri Arun Agarwal, Director, Department of Chemical & Petrochemical, Government of India was the Guest of Honnor.
Inaugural Session: The inaugural session started with the Lighting of Lamp by Shri Chandramohan Patowary, Hon’ble Minister, Shri Arun Agarwal, Shri Pabitra Buragohain, Chairman, FINER, Shri R.S. Joshi, Immediate past president, FINER and Smt. Indrani Chaudhury, Dy. Director General FINER. Welcome Speech was given by by Shri Pabitra Buragohain, and also Speech by Guest of Honor and Chief Guest.
The following technical sessions were addressed during the seminar –
Session 1:“Scenario of Plastic Industry in North East and Employment Generation in the Industry”
Addressed by – Smt. Mousumi Sen, Joint Director, Directorate of Employment & Craftsmen Training, Government of Assam, Sri O.P. Taylor, Director, Finance, BCPL and Shri H.K.Deka, Training Incharge & Quality Manager, CIPET
Session 2: “Understanding the dynamics of the change in Raw Materials used in Plastic Manufacturing”
Addressed by – Shri Arun Agarwal, Director, Department of Chemical & Petrochemical, Government of India, Shri Prasanta Bora, Dy. Director, AIDC, Government of Assam and Prof Vimal Katiyar, dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT.
Session 3: Cost Saving techniques of Plastic and Marketing opportunities & challenges in the Industry
Addressed By: Dr. Arup Kr. Misra, Director, ASTEC, Government of Assam, Shri Swapnanil Baruah, IAS (Retd), Former Commissioner, Industry & Commerce, Government of Assam, Shri Bivas Das, Manager, Reliance Polymer, Shri Pankaj Sharma, Director Rhino Industries and Shri Ranjit Karmakar, Director, Seven Sisters Ltd.
The seminar was a huge success with more than 100 participants from Central and State government, BCPL, CIPET, Reliance, Nilkamal, Plastic Manufacturing Industries & Associations, Entrepreneurs from Plastics & Petrochemicals Industries, Trade and Industry Association, NGOs, Community Organizations, Research & Development Institutes of Petrochemicals, University and Colleges and both Print & Electronic Media.