The exhibitors at the 16th PLASTI PACK and IFTECH-2018, have received over $100 million on the third and last day of Pakistan’s largest exhibition of plastic and food technology sector. The exhibitors from 32 countries were given an overwhelming response from trade visitors who took keen interest in plastic, packaging and food processing machinery & technology along with the food ingredients and chemicals, displayed at the exhibition. The foreign experts have narrated the salient features of latest global trends in the related industries. The exhibitors have seen lots of potential for their machinery and technology in the fast growing processing and packaging market in Pakistan, saying that they are having good business at the PLASTI PACK & IFTECH. “Pakistan has productive market for food processing machinery, but there is a need to create awareness among our buyers about the benefits of value addition “said a Chinese exhibitor. “We see lots of future potential in Pakistani market for the technology our company is offering”, he added.On the second day of the exhibition there was a professional B2B activity at the expo center, a high profile global food technology conference was held. The theme of the conference was, “Pakistan Beverage Industry The Way Forward”, prominent local and international speakers from Germany, Pakistan and Middle East had presented their papers and highlighted the role of the latest trends and practices in beverage industry. They particularly discussed the topics on: Juices and Concentrates – Future Generation Drinks, Drinking Water in Portion Packs + HPP Technology for Fresh Juices & Smoothies. Rapid detection of food-borne pathogens by real-time PCR, Aseptic packed Juices , compulsory to quench and replenish body drains, Hyperbaric Storage of Food and Beverages at Mild Pressure: A Possible New Preservation Concept. The unique skill showcasing activities and competition by the culinary arts students from college of tourism and hotel management, (COTHM), and professional chefs of the hotel and restaurant industry was held at the expo center, which include knife skill, fruit, vegetable and ice carving skills, cake making and decorations and other exotic culinary preparations. All preparations are based on live demonstration in concurrence with the 2nd days of PLASTI & PACK-IFTECH.The 2nd day of Plasti & Pack, received overwhelming response from trade visitors who took keen interest in plastic, packaging and food processing machinery & technology along with the food ingredients & chemicals, displayed at the exhibition. More than 8,000 visitors from China, Afghanistan, Iran, UAE and from the various other cities of Pakistan including Faisalabad, Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Sahiwal,. Sialkot, Attock, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Kasur, Gujranwala, Shekhupura, Multan, Harpur, Abotabad, Khairpur, and Azad Kasmir have visited, the exhibition and appreciated the state of the art technologies displayed at the expo centre. A larger number of visitorsare expected to visit on the last day of the Exhibition.Over 400 companies from 30 countries have participated in the B2B event. The countries includes exhibitors from Austria, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Malaysia Netherland, Philippines, Poland, Pakistan, Portugal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, UAE, UK and USA. Published in Daily Times, August 5th 2018.