Look ahead to better business in 2021 with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL

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PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 remains a trusted partner for the printing industry to come closer to the markets of Southeast Asia. While, a new addition to the Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA) portfolio, CorruTec ASIA – International Corrugated Technology Exhibition for Asia, will also debut from September 22-25, 2021 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand.

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL stands primed for its 8th edition in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 22 – 25, 2021. While still navigating the complexities of the current climate, countries are continually steering towards recovery of economic activities, and PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 remains committed to help packaging and printing business succeed in Southeast Asia.

“It’s time to look forward and into the future as the packaging industry continues to navigate through this sea of change, which has seen a sharp rise in demand of packaging for groceries, healthcare products and e-commerce transportation. As the trend is set to continue in 2021, Thailand’s packaging industry can ride the waves of opportunity, coupled with a keen eye on recycling and sustainability as we work towards a more circular economy. We look forward to coming up with creative new ways to continue serving the packaging industry,” said Manit Kamolsuwan, The Thai Packaging Association.

“Not too long ago we bade farewell to an unprecedented year which hit many industries hard throughout the world. Our printing industry was no exception, and together we pressed on despite the challenges. We embraced the digital disruptions the best we could, and continue to unite and innovate. As we look optimistically in 2021, I look forward to working with the printing industry in Thailand to maintain the standards of excellence on all aspects of printing – be it the quality of work, standards, innovation, production technology, and creativity – and together, further developing the progression of Thailand’s printing sector,” said Pongthira Pathanapiradej, The Thai Printing Association.

The FUTURE is here. The FUTURE is now.

Packaging and printing innovations and new technology will come under one roof at the next edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021. As the leading exhibition of its kind in Southeast Asia, the exhibition continues to attract an international and diverse exhibitor and visitor base making it the trade platform of choice to conduct successful business transactions, secure deals, and network with relevant brand names.

The exhibition for the industry, by the industry

A tripartite collaboration between Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Printing Association and The Thai Packaging Association since 2007, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL driven by sectors leading trade fairs drupa and interpack, will reflect the latest trends in the packaging and printing markets.

Established as Southeast Asian’s most prominent event for the packaging and printing sectors, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL has garnered consistent stellar results for both exhibitors and visitors with its ability to address current and future demands by showcasing cutting-edge technologies and connecting top manufacturers and leading brands to active buyers and influential decision makers. It has also been instrumental in maintaining regional market-relevance by staying on top of global industry trends.

Co-located with T-PLAS – International Trade Fair for the Plastics and Rubber Industries, the synergistic collaboration of the two exhibitions will serve as a one-stop platform for the industries.

CorruTec ASIA 2021

Making its debut in 2021, CorruTec ASIA is a dedicated business platform for manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories and services from the corrugated and folding carton industries, and trade visitors from corrugated sheet and box manufacturers, folding carton converters, packaging designers, rigid carton manufacturers, trade agencies, brand owners and decision makers from industry verticals such as food and beverage, retail and e-commerce, automotive, logistics and more. Held alongside the well-established PACKPRINT INTERNATIONAL, the co-located exhibitions will represent the synergistic industries and end-to-end value chain for the packaging, printing and corrugated industries.

A joint collaboration with the Thai Corrugated Packaging Association (TCPA), it is a dedicated exhibition for manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories, technology and services from the corrugated and folding carton industries.

With global online sales expected to hit US$5.5 trillion in 2023, this will create a significant impact on packaging demand, particularly in the corrugated industry which represents 80% of demand in e-commerce. Coupled with the increasingly complex logistics chain for direct to consumer delivery – e-commerce packages are expected to be handled up to 20 times or more during standard distribution, thus generating a new demand for cost-effective secondary corrugated board packaging. Thailand’s folding carton and corrugated packaging market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.42% through to 2025, driven by the innovative paper-based packaging developments in the country and advances in digital printing technologies, making Thailand an ideal location to launch CorruTec ASIA.

Commenting on the partnership with MDA and co-location with PACKPRINT INTERNATIONAL, Chusak Deetrakunwattanapoen, President, TCPA, said, “The international expertise and regional know-how of MDA coupled with TCPA’s industry network make for a winning partnership in providing a targeted platform for the corrugated manufacturing sector; representing a broad range of corrugated packaging demand in related industries including food & beverage, transport and logistics, healthcare and others domestically, regionally and internationally.”

“The co-location of the exhibition with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will also be a strong complement for the synergistic industries, and together I believe we are sending a positive and powerful message to the markets that will be beneficial for all involved,” he added.

While, Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia, said, “As a regionally focused event, and based on the genuine demand from the industry garnered from our market research and discussions with TCPA, the introduction of CorruTec ASIA 2021 is an exciting addition to the industry calendar. Especially on the back of a post pandemic landscape which has seen dynamic market changes – from companies looking at relocating supply chains, the rise in e-commerce and strong demand for packaged food, to its [corrugated packaging] reputation as one of the most used eco-friendly packaging solutions – we believe that the exhibition is well-timed and that the industries will be business-ready at CorruTec ASIA.”

With the packaging and printing sectors among the 13 industries expected to expand in a post pandemic era according to the Federation of Thai Industries3, the co-location of CorruTec ASIA with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL (PPI), was also well-received by The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association – both co-organisers of PPI together with Messe Düsseldorf Asia

Manit Kamolsuwan, President, The Thai Packaging Association expressed that the co-location of the two shows is key to furthering pack-print’s symbiotic relationship. He is confident that the innovative printing technologies presented will contribute to elevating both the carton manufacturing process and end users’ experience, and that business owners stand to benefit from the co-located shows with its full suite of accompanying seminars and events.

Drawing on the successes of past editions of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, with its broadening internationality and numbers of both exhibitors and visitors, Pongthira Pathanapiradej, President, The Thai Printing Association says, “(This) is indeed confirmation of why this event is the most important for the printing and packaging sector in this region. I believe that the 8th edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will bring in more success with its pertinent and timely co-location with CorruTec ASIA.”

For more info, visit www.pack-print.de and www.corrutech-asia.com

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