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20% Visitor Increase at Pack Print International 2017

October 12, 2017

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017, the 6th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, welcomed a record-breaking 17,452 visitors from 59 countries at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC).  The 300 exhibitors from 25 nations, including country group exhibits from Germany, Taiwan, China, Thailand, and for the first time, Singapore,  showcased products and technologies for the “packaging and printing 4.0” theme. With these results, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL confirmed its status as Southeast Asia’s leading exhibition for the packaging and printing sectors.

The 20% visitor increase compared to the 2015 staging as well as international visiting delegations from China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan and Vietnam and visits from 48 local printing and packaging groups proved PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL’s importance as a must-attend sourcing event for machinery distributors, packaging and printing service providers, licensing manufacturers and finished goods producers. Attendees came from the retail, creative agencies, labeling and corrugated packaging as well as from the cosmetics, food and beverage production and pharmaceutical sectors.

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017 was jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association. During the event, the three partners signed an agreement for continued cooperation.

According to Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the exhibition is an event for the industry by the industry and the renewed partnership will see the next three editions of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL expand even further: “This year we saw high-quality visitors and noticeably higher demand across all the application sectors with many deals secured on the show floor. From the Labeling zone and the Automation and Robotics Pavilion to the One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion introduced this year, we saw very encouraging uptakes and will continue to fine tune this winning formula to reflect industry trends and demand. We look forward to reinforcing the exhibition as the procurement platform of choice as we strengthen working relations with key government and industry organizations and play our part in driving Thailand’s influence as the center for Southeast Asia’s packaging and printing technological transformation.”

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017 registered successful machinery and equipment sales onsite with companies such as Fujifilm, HP, BPS United, Cyber SM, Wanjin Trading, Guangzhou Yue An Import & Export and Sansin securing business deals at the exhibition. In particular, HP Inc. announced the closing of six new deals in Thailand for its Indigo and Latex range, including the installations of the first two units of Indigo 20000 and one unit of Latex 3600 in Southeast Asia.

Sansin Printing Machine Material (Thailand), an exhibitor since the start of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL in 2007, names the exhibition’s first-class organization and programs for their decision to participate in every edition: “In this edition, we sold 30 machines and we are happy to meet with old clients and have also welcomed new visitors from Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore,” remarked the company’s President Qi Xiaoyun.

For first-time exhibitor Pressio Asia, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL was an ideal showcase for their products. “We had interested buyers and understood their requirements and requests better in a face-to-face setting. Participating in the exhibition also gave us the opportunity to establish new working relations and collaborations with customers and distributors from the region. I look forward to increasing this reach at the next event,” commented Business Development Manager Kenta Kanamori.

The visitors were also pleased with their participation. Suhendra Marz, CEO of Print Pack Indonesia, reported: “We are very pleased with all the product demonstrations on the show floor and bought the latest labeling machine. This is not our first time coming as a group to the exhibition, and it will certainly not be our last.”

Cao Thai Luan, Director of Flexible Packaging Enterprise, Liksin Corporation, agreed: “We will definitely share our experience with other businesses in Vietnam. It is an excellent trade fair to visit and to exhibit at.”

The PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL exhibits were complemented by conferences, seminars and forums which were attended by over 800 industry professionals. A highlight of the ancillary program was the SAVE FOOD Conference, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The next edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will be held from September 18 – 21, 2019 at BITEC in Bangkok. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit our web site www.pack-print.de and www.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/Packaging_MDNA and http://twitter.com/Printing_MDNA

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