Dear Members,

It gives me great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of you. The last quarter of the year is typically one filled with festivity and celebration. I hope all of you have found the time to celebrate the year gone by with friends and family. On behalf of WICMA I hope all of you had a wonderful 2018 and wish that each one of you has an even better 2019. At WICMA too we have continued with the momentum of my predecessors with scheduled Technical Courses and Practical Courses in Testing. I am sure all of you are getting regular communication from our office over email and sms on the same.

I will appeal to you to take full benefit of the same and spread the awareness of these courses within the industry so that the level of knowledge within the manufacturing as well as user industry is brought up to date with the latest standards. I am thankful to our entire WICMA R & D Committee for their unstinted dedication in this direction.

Members, it was also my privilege to lead the WICMA delegation to the 47th FCBM Conference held in Chennai from 30th Nov – 2nd Dec 2019. It was a very successful event with high registration numbers and very engaging Corrutech Exhibition with several live machines on display. Friends FCBM has launched an new initiative in the form of a mobile app called FCBM Connect during this conference. This new age App is available for both iOS and Android Platform. I request each one of you to download this app and make full use of the same to interact with our WICMA members as well as FCBM Fraternity at large.

Within a short time the content of the App will be updated and I am sure that it will be an enriching experience for all of us to share and interact on industry issues. Although corrugated packaging has a wide applications and seemingly boundless market it has been our endeavor to facilitate its acceptance and strengthen the hands of our members in tapping new markets and expanding their businesses. It is my pleasure to inform you that WICMA will be participating in the World Orange Festival scheduled from 18th – 21st January in Nagpur. We are fortunate that FCBM President K. Arunachallam along several members of the FCBM New Market Development Committee will be visiting the event on our invitation.

We are hopeful that with our active participation the members from Vidarbha Division will be able to develop the potential of orange packaging and benefit on the whole. Friends we look forward to explore more such markets in this manner and seek your suggestions in this regard to expand and develop the market for our product. Our Editor Shri Sanat Thakkar has been doing an exemplary job in bringing out very exciting issues each time and like all of you I too look forward to learn something new with each issue.

I am also enjoying working with my team of office bearers Vice President Shri Anil Loya, Hon Secretary Shri Shlok Kedia, Hon Treasurer Shri Mayank Mehta and Ex Officio Shri Sunil Gupta. We hope that with our teamwork we can contribute to WICMA and live upto your expectations. Feel free to contact any one of us with any suggestions.

Finally, I would like to once again wish all of you the very best for the coming year and hope we are able to have a very enriching and activity filled year at WICMA.

Deenu Shetty