Monday, June 25, 2018


Twenty-two Indian exhibitors at ProPak Asia ’17; 5,000 machines on display
Friday, 02 June, 2017, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Anurag More, Mumbai
Eight industry zones – ProcessingTechAsia, PackagingTechAsia, DrinkTechAsia, PharmaTech Asia, Lab&TestAsia, MaterialsAsia, Coding, Marketing&LabellingAsia and Coldchain, Logistics&WarehousingAsia – will be the highlights of the 25th edition of ProPak Asia – the show dedicated to food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging technology, which will be organised by UBM plc at Bangkok International Trade Exhibition Centre (BITEC) between June 14 and 17, 2017.   

Topping the agenda, the EIU report on Obesity in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) - titled “Tackling Obesity in the ASEAN: Prevalence, impact, and guidance on interventions” - will be launched at the event. The study has been commissioned by ARoFIIN, the organiser of the event, and carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Bruno Kistner of the ARoFIIN Secretariat will be the speaker.

Its concurrent event is Printech Asia, which is dedicated to package printing, labelling and converting technologies. The event will expand into a new hall, giving exhibitors the opportunity to expand and display more machines and new exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their products. ProPak Asia is truly an event for Asia and in Asia, and will showcase a wide range of high-quality products. An increase in consumer demand and technological advances are the two factors driving the productivity of operations and the manufacturing standards.

Exhibitors expected
Justin Pau, general manager, UBM BES, said, “In addition to the impressive growth ProPak Asia has witnessed, the event will welcome over 2,000 exhibitors from over 45 countries. This includes 22 companies from India.”

The exhibitors will represent such sectors as aseptic processing and packaging, automation and robotics, bottling technology, brewing and beverage technology, canning and can making, coding, marking, labelling, printing materials and technology, confectionery equipment, cosmetic and personal care processing and packaging, dairy and liquid processing technology, facilities equipment, systems and supplies, fish and seafood processing technology, flexible packaging technology, food ingredients, additives and flavourings, food processing machinery, food safety and hygiene technology, laboratory, testing and measurement equipment, logistics and production facility equipment, machinery controls and components, materials handling, logistics and storage equipment, meat processing and packaging technology, measurement and weighing, packaging accessories, packaging machinery, packaging (cardboard, glass, metal, plastic, paper and wood), palletising and conveying equipment, paper and corrugated box making technology, PET and plastics packaging technologies and materials, pharmaceutical processing and packaging, quality control, production machinery, raw materials and consumables, refrigeration systems/cold storage/air conditioning service companies, solids and bulk handling, trade publications, waste management and environmental technology.

Visitors expected
“About 45,000 trade visitors are expected to visit the event,” Pau said.

The event will host 18 international pavilions, representing Australia, Asia, Europe and North America.

“ProPak Asia has maintained its position as industry leader for the past 25 years and consistently established itself as the leading platform for the industry to meet,” said Pau, adding, “Connections made at the event provide a strong return on investment for those exhibiting and attending.”

Over 5,000 machines, from leading names such as Buhler, Heuft, Hörmann, Mitsubishi Chemical, Siemens, Tetra Pak and many more, will be on display at ProPak Asia.

The show has strong support from the world’s leading associations, including the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and China World Trade Centre (CWTC), the Confederation of Danish Industry - Dansk Industri, Business France, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology (Germany), Italian Manufacturers’ Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry, Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (UCIMA) and Processing & Packaging - The High-Tech Italian Way, Japan Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (JPMA), Incheon Business Information Techno Park (IBITP), Korea, and Korea Packaging Machinery Association (KPMA), Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME), Singapore, Amec-Envasgraf, Spain, Taiwan Plastics Industry Association (TPIA) and World Trade Centre Taichung (WTCT), The United Kingdom’s Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA), and the United States’ Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Institute (PMMI).

ProPak Asia 2017 will also welcome international group delegations representing the Exporter Association of Bangladesh, the Cambodia Association of Food Science and Technology (CAFST), the Cambodia Water Association (CAWA), the Indonesian Food and Beverages Association (GAPMMI), the Indonesian Packaging Federation (IPF), Laos National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), the Myanmar Food Processors’ and Exporters’ Association (MFPEA), Myanmar Industries Association (MIA), Myanmar Fisheries Products Processors Exporters Association (MPEA), the Philippines’ Association of Laguna Food Processors (ALAFOP), Dairy Confederation of the Philippines (DCP), Packaging Institute of the Philippines (PIP), Singapore’s Food Industry Asia (FIA), Singapore Food Manufacturer's Association (SFMA), Singapore Manufacturers' Federation (SMA), Vietnam’s Association of Testing Laboratories (VINATEST) and Vietnam Beer - Alcohol Beverage Association (VBA).

“ProPak Asia has established itself as Asia’s number one processing and packaging event. With its proven and trusted reputation for delivering the latest innovation and best solutions. ProPak Asia is the premier event for both big companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as Thailand 4.0 drives forward the need to expand the country’s industrial capabilities,” said Pau.

Jaruwan Suwannasat, director, exhibition and events, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), said, “ProPak Asia is clearly in coherence with the government’s Thailand 4.0 policy, which encourages the use of innovation and technology to drive economic growth. It will be a great opportunity for businesses, especially those representing SMEs, to explore new solutions for the food, drink and pharmaceutical sectors.”

Workshops, seminars and conferences

ProPak Asia will feature leading industry conferences and events, including Food Innovation Asia Conference 2017, Food Innovation Contest 2017, Asia Drink Conference 2017, Thai Beverage Industry Association with Ministry of Health Seminar, PharmaTech Seminar 2017, Thai Packaging Centre and TISTR Conference 2017, the Department of Industrial Promotion Seminar 2017, the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT)-Nestle Bowl Quiz, Asia Food Beverage Thailand Conference, Food Focus Thailand Seminar 2017, Thai Star and Asia Star Packaging Awards 2017, SME-focused workshops, packaging seminars and many more.

Conferences in Detail
Thai Star and Asia Star Packaging Awards Organised by the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP), this event will take place on June 14, 2017.

Asia Food Beverage
Thailand Conference 2017
Organised by Asia Food Beverage Thailand, this event will have four themes: Food and Beverage Industry 4.0 for Security, Safety & Productivity; Lean and Total Productivity Maintenance for Food Manufacturing (LTFM), World-class Procurement and Procurement 4.0 Framework and Six Sigma for Managers.

Food Focus Thailand
Seminar 2017

Organised by Food Focus Thailand, the theme of this event is Let’s Drive Your Innovation.

Product Presentation
Organised by Coesia Thailand, the topic of the presentation will be Industry 4.0 and the future of packaging in Asia, and Giacomo Rinaldi, sales director, CGM Division (SEAO, Japan and Korea), will be the speaker.

June 15-17, 2017
Food Innovation Asia Conference 2017

Organised by FoSTAT, the theme of the conference is Innovative food science and technology for mankind: Empowering research for health and ageing society.

The conference will provide opportunity to meet and share experiences as well as strengthen networking among international food scientists and scientists in related fields from academia, government and food industries. The objective is to highlight significant developments in research and innovations in food science and technology with an emphasis on innovative ASEAN food research towards the world. The conference will feature a series of presentations and discussions in plenary, concurrent and poster sessions, informal gatherings, competitions and exhibitions.

TISTR Conference 2017
Organised by the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), the theme of this conference is Smart Packaging for Thailand 4.0.

PharmaTech Seminar 2017
This seminar, organised by The Pharmaceutical Industry Association (Thailand), will focus on colour technology for cosmetics applications.

Breakthrough Packaging Technology and Materials from Greater China
It is organised by Food Pacific Manufacturing Journal.

The 8th Plastics in Packaging Conference 2017
It is organised by Asian Plastics News (APN).

The 5th Asia Drink
Conference 2017

Attendees at this conference can stay ahead with current industry knowledge.

The Asia Drink Conference is a premium event catered to senior managers in the beverage manufacturing industry.

Over the past four years, it has seen an attendance of over 100 participants from Asia at each edition, and the fifth edition is expected to be as successful.

The conference will provide a unique and valuable platform for knowledge transfer, networking and promotional opportunities.

Food Innovation Contest 2017
The theme of this contest, organised by FoSTAT is, Seed for Tomorrow Food Innovation.

ASEAN Packaging Gathering
There will be two topics discussed at this gathering: FCM regulations in ASEAN and its implementation and circular economy in ASEAN. Both will be in English.

It is organised by Indonesian Packaging Federation.

DIP Seminar 2017
It is organised by the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP).

DIP Seminar for SME
The theme of this seminar, organised by DIP, is Thai Brand and Packaging: Are you ready for Industrial 4.0?

SME Clinic
It is organised by FoSTAT.

FoSTAT – Nestle Quiz Bowl 2017
It is organised by FoSTAT.

Bühler Group
This conference will focus on Bühler solutions for chocolate, confectionery, snacks and coffee. Marco Chialina, sale director, chocolate, will be the speaker.

Igus Singapore Pte Ltd
The topic of this conference is new products for the food and packaging industry. The speakers are Jan Michels and Phot Techaprecharnon.

For the specific needs of the food and packaging industry, such as hygienic design or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or European union (EU) compliance, Igus is able to provide you maintenance- and lubricant-free machine elements.

Its high-performance plastic solutions will help the users to optimise their packaging machines.

Igus would like to introduce its new products for the packaging, food and beverage industries and show typical applications in various machine types (for instance, labelling, cartoning, weighing, thermoforming, filling and tubular bagging machines).

SMC (Thailand) Ltd
The speaker at the SMC Business Conference is Panyaphol Supannavong, the company’s managing director.

Asian food and beverage packaging industry
The packaging industry is one of the most innovative in the world because a product’s packaging can differentiate it from its competitors, and companies are looking for that competitive edge.

ProPak Asia is the home of innovation in Asia, connecting industry and delivering solutions. It will feature the latest hot trends – convenience, sustainable packaging, brand recognition and trust-building, flexibility and digitisation, as the industry switches from analogue to digital, and through technology and software links, the whole production process from grain to finished product.

ProPak Asia is the industry’s annual meeting place and technology showcase in Asia, and is growing every year.

Delivering more and better business from across Asia as product quality, manufacturing standards, production facilities and greater levels of automation as global consumer demand grow and change.
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