KARACHI - The 6th editions of the International Plastic & Packaging Industry Exhibition and International Food & Technology Exhibitions - Plastic & Pack Pakistan and IFTECH Pakistan respectively, have received an overwhelming response from the food manufacturing and packaging industries. The two exhibitions will be held from April 15 till 18, 2009 at the Karachi Expo Centre, a spokesman of the exhibition said on Friday. Plastic & Pack and IFTECH Pakistan are highly effective platforms to highlight the technological and operational capacities of Pakistani as well as international companies. The shows have a healthy participation of local as well as foreign companies, mainly from Austria, Germany, India, Korea, Saudi Arabia and the US, along with dedicated pavilions from China, Italy and Taiwan. The First Food Seminar is also scheduled in concurrence with IFTECH Pakistan. The seminar features lectures by leading researchers and academicians belonging to renowned research institutes and corporate organizations. The Board of Investment and Engineering Development Board actively support the shows. IFTECH Pakistan has the additional support of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council and Livestock & Dairy Development Board. At the same time, Plastic & Pack Pakistan is also supported by the Gujarat State Plastics Manufacturers Association (based in India), Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry and China Light Industry Machinery Association.