Asia’s definitive event for international manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, technology and materials in the sectors of packaging, filling, processing, quality assurance, and their related fields, ProPak Asia 2011 will be held from the 15th-18th of June 2011 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The 19th in the series, the event theme,“Go Clean, Go Green, Go Together” is particularly pertinent with the increasing focus especially in Asia on the use of cleaner, environmentally friendly technologies, and the task of creating great awareness of environmental issues.
“With the growing significance of Asia, especially in the manufacturing space, Asian companies are being urged to think about sustainable packaging solutions and concepts to realize greater business value ”, explained David Aitken, Managing Director of Bangkok Exhibitions Services (BES) in charge of the ProPak Asia series. “ProPak Asia will bring under the same roof some of the industry leading players and vendors in Bangkok,” continued Aitken.
C.S Wong, the Honorary Chairman of the Packaging Council of Singapore added,“ProPak Asia 2011, as the largest international packaging industry event in Asia, is guaranteed to attract the leading companies from around the world, presenting a wealth of opportunities for Singaporean manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their latest products and solutions to the international audience.”
Riding on the “green” theme, this year’s ProPak Asia Conference and Exhibition will further emphasise the task of creating greater awareness of environmental issues, campaigning for the use of cleaner, environmentally friendly technology, as well as the practice of material reduction and recycling as a goal for all.
ProPak Asia has certainly earned its name in the manufacturing industry, having attracted 30,663 trade buyers from 59 countries with key Asian buyer concentration from Singapore, Malaysia, India, Japan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan and China at its 18th Pro Pak Asia event last year. It was estimated that the show generated direct sales of an estimated US$100 million, and post-show generation of US$ 300 million.
To further enhance the learning environment for the processing, filling and packaging industry, ProPak Asia 2011 also encompasses a series of high-level conferences, seminars, workshops and competitions. These include:
• The Brewing Conference 2011 organized by the Germany based, Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei Berlin (VLB Berlin) and the Thailand Beer Industry Guild (TBIG). The presentations will explore, the “Going Green – The Time is Now”, concept and how this relates to breweries and the related packaging industry.
• The ASEAN Food Conference 2011 organized jointly by the The Federation of Institute of Food Science and Technology in ASEAN (FIFSTA), Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT), Agro-Industry academic Council Association (AIAC) and Khon Kaen University (KKU). The presentations will explore how science and technology are key tools for the technical and strategic competitiveness of ASEAN not just from an industry point of view, but also the economical gains that the food and beverage industry will bring to the respective ASEAN economies.
• PharmaTech Seminar 2011 organized by the Industrial Pharmacist Group. This is an important industry forum to create understanding among pharmaceutical manufactures, suppliers, distributor and industry stakeholders to be aware of specifications for drug standard and the regulations viewpoints of the Drug Administration Association of Thailand.
• 4th Plastics in Packaging Conference organized by Asian Plastics News.
• The Thai Star Packaging Award and Press Conference 2011 organized by The Department of Industrial Promotion.
• The FoSTAT-Nestle Quiz Bowl organized by the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT).
• Food Innovation Contest 2011 organized by the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT).
Notable spokespeople for the conferences planned include Dr Surin Pitsuwan, the current Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) president-elect, Dr. Ping Fan Rao, Professor Jae Park of Oregon State University, Dr Nik Ismail Nik Daud from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Dr James Swi-Bea Wu of the National Taiwan University, including top spokespeople from the International Life Science Institute and the Agro-Industry Academic Council Association.
“The exhibition and conference in Thailand is built around impressive growth of the ASEAN economy that serves almost 600 million people in ten countries. From here we are sure to see a big step forward in processing, filling and packaging in many key sectors such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics in efforts to go green”, adds Mr Aitken.
About ProPak Asia
ProPak Asia 2011 (propakasia.com) is Asia's definitive event for international manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, technology and materials in the sectors of packaging, filling, processing, quality assurance, test and measurement and their related fields of automation, transportation, storage, refrigeration, ingredients, labeling and pollution control.
About Bangkok Exhibition Service (BES)
Since its incorporation in 1989, BES rapidly became one of the leading trade exhibition and conference organisers in Thailand. Now with a portfolio of more than 20 events over three countries, BES has extensive experience of organising both national and regional exhibitions and conferences in Thailand, Vietnam and India. International recognitions include its organisation of the first exhibition in Thailand to be endorsed by the worldwide exhibition standards organisation in Paris, the Union des Foires Internaitonales (UFI), and its achievement of the International Star for Quality Award in Geneva in 2010.