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22 Apr 2021

Webinar - The Next Normal – The future of printing and packaging in Thailand and SEA

Mr Pongthira Pathanapiradej, President of The Thai Printing Association will provide an overview of Thailand and South East Asia printing and packaging market after Covid-19 pandemic.

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25 Jan 2021

INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT rescheduled to 11 – 14 August 2021

INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT rescheduled to 11 – 14 August 2021

The Indonesian International Plastics, Packaging and Printing Exhibition will be moved to the second half of the year and will take place from 11–14 August. As Indonesia’s leading all-in-one exhibition focusing on innovative technologies and solutions from the co-related plastics, packaging and printing sectors, the venue for INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT remains unchanged at Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo), Indonesia.

Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia, said: “The international trade exhibition is recognised for its depth of products and services on the show floor, vibrant line-up of local and international conferences and seminars, and unique platform for networking. With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Indonesia’s domestic border openings and restrictions on international travel and large-scale events, which are likely to continue in the first half of the year, we feel a reschedule was necessary in order to meet the standards of an international trade exhibition that our stakeholders have come to expect.”

“We hope that by moving the exhibitions to August 2021, this will give greater market confidence and optimism and give more time for international participants to make travel preparations. The August dates will also ensure better returns on investment and marketing value for exhibitors and visitors,” he added.

Mrs Rini Sumardi, Director, Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur, PT (WAKENI), said: “In these evolving and dynamic times, adaptability and flexibility are key and we strongly feel that the Indonesian market will be better positioned to do business and manage large-scale events safely and successfully in the second half of the year.”

“We remain committed to meet the business needs of our industry partners, exhibitors and trade visitors, and will stay steadfast in nurturing these trusted relationships for an even more successful participation in August. We will continue to work closely with our stakeholders and are taking immediate steps to provide the required support necessary,” she added.

The INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT team will reach out to all industry partners, confirmed exhibitors and participants for event logistics and planning.

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12 Jan 2021

CorruTec ASIA 2021 holds inaugural edition in Bangkok alongside PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL

CorruTec ASIA 2021 holds inaugural edition in Bangkok alongside PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL

A new addition to the Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA) portfolio, CorruTec ASIA – International Corrugated Technology Exhibition for Asia, will debut from 22 to 25 September 2021 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand. 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.

CorruTec ASIA aims to provide an ideal sourcing platform for industry experts from corrugated sheet and box manufacturers, folding carton converters, rigid carton manufacturers to vertical markets such as packaging designers and product managers from the food, cosmetics, luxury goods, medicine, automotive sectors and more. Held alongside the well-established PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, the co-located exhibitions will represent the synergistic industries and end-to-end value chain for the packaging, printing and corrugated 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-commerce1. 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 country2 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 PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, Mr. 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.

Mr 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

Mr 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, Mr 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 information on CorruTec ASIA, go to

1 Five key trends that are changing the future of the corrugated packaging market – Smithers

2 Thailand folding cartons and corrugated packaging market – growth, trends, and forecasts (2020- 2025) – Mordor Intelligence

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12 Jan 2021

アジア国際段ボール産業展 “CorruTec ASIA”、バンコクでデビュー

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL(アジア国際包装・印刷産業展)と同時開催

シンガポール、2021年1月12日 – メッセ・デュッセルドルフ・アジア(MDA)が手がける業界専門メッセに、CorruTec ASIA – アジア国際段ボール産業展が、新たに名を連ねる。タイ段ボール協会(TCPA)と協力し準備が進められるその初回は、2021年9月22日(水)~25日(土)に開催予定で、段ボール・カートン業界の機械、付属品、技術、サービスが、バンコク国際貿易展示場(BITEC)に集結する。
CorruTec ASIA は、段ボールシート・箱、紙器、強化カートンの製造・加工業者、さらには、食品、化粧品、高級消費財、医薬品、自動車分野といった垂直市場の包装デザイナーや製品マネージャーなどの関係者に、理想的な調達の場の提供を目指す。すでにその地位を確固たるものとしている、同時開催のPACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL(アジア国際包装・印刷産業展)とともに、包装・印刷・段ボールという相互に関連する産業と、そのバリューチェーンを幅広くとらえ、一堂に披露する。
2023年には5.5兆米ドルに到達すると予想される、グローバルに展開するオンライン販売は、包装需要、とりわけ電子商取引部門の需要の80%を占める段ボール産業に、強い刺激を与えている 。顧客への直接配送でますます複雑になる物流チェーンと相まって、電子商取引向けの包材は、標準的な配送において20回、あるいはそれ以上の使用が可能であることが望まれており、これによって、費用対効果が高い中古段ボール包装に対する新たな需要が生まれている。タイの紙器・段ボール包装市場は、紙を基本材料とした国内での革新的な包装開発 と、デジタル印刷技術の進歩により、2025年までに年平均8.42%の成長を記録すると見込まれている。このようにタイは、CorruTec ASIA をスタートさせるにふさわしい、理想的な場所なのである。
TCPA の Chusak Deetrakunwattanapoen 会長は、MDAとの協力関係、さらには PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL との併催について、次のように述べている。『TCPA が持つ業界ネットワークと一体となった MDA の国際的な専門性と現地ノウハウは、段ボール業界に対して、食品・飲料、輸送・物流、ヘルスケアなどをはじめとした関連する産業における段ボール包装需要の幅広さを、タイ国内、東南アジア地域、さらにはグローバルに示す、的確なビジネスの場を提供する、優れた相互関係を生み出す。PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL は、相乗作用のある産業にとって、強力な併催イベントであり、関連業界全てにとって有益である本展とともに、前向きで力強いメッセージを市場に送ることができる。』
MDA 代表取締役社長の G. リングリングは、『地域に焦点をあてたイベントとして、弊社の市場調査と TCPA との協議から得られた業界の実需に基づきスタートを切る CorruTec ASIA は、業界カレンダーに高揚感を与える。特に、サプライチェーンの再編成を検討する企業、電子商取引の隆盛、加工食品に対する強い需要から、最も利用されている環境にやさしい包装ソリューションのひとつとしての段ボール包装の信用に至るまで、ダイナミックな市場変化がみられたパンデミック状況後を背景に、CorruTec ASIA は時流をとらえており、業界はビジネスの準備が整っていると信じている。』と発言している。
PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL を MDA とともに主催するタイ包装協会、そしてタイ印刷協会は、タイ工業連盟(FTI)が、パンデミック収束後に拡大すると予想する13産業分野 のひとつ、包装・印刷分野とともに、CorruTec ASIA の同会期・会場での開催を歓迎している。
『両展の同時開催は、包装印刷の共生関係を促進するカギである』、そう表現するのは、タイ包装協会のM. カモルスワン会長だ。そして、メッセで紹介される革新的な印刷技術が、紙器製造工程とエンドユーザーの知識向上に貢献し、多彩なセミナー・イベントが併催されるこの両展に参加することで、企業経営者は多くのことを得る、と確信している。
回を重ねるごとに国際性と出展・来場者数が高まり、成功を収めてきた PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL を振り返りつつ、タイ印刷協会の P. パタナピラデイ会長は、次のように述べている。『これは、なぜこのイベントが、タイ・東南アジア地域の印刷包装分野にとって最も重要であるかを、まさに立証している。本年で第8回を迎える PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL は、関連性が高く、そして時宜を得た CorruTec ASIA との同時開催により、さらなる成功を参加者にもたらすはずだ。』

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28 Oct 2020

Looking ahead to PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021: Defining Packaging and Printing in Asia

Looking ahead to PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021: Defining Packaging and Printing in Asia

The 2021 exhibition theme takes on an optimistic outlook to focus on future-oriented technology and innovation as it presents end-to- end packaging and printing solutions

Packaging and printing innovations and new solutions will take centre stage at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 - International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, scheduled for 22 – 25 September 2021 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand. With the exhibition taking place on the back of the projected recovery of global economies in a post-COVID19 world, the packaging and printing industries will be energised to do business and to seize new growth opportunities.

“As with many sectors, the packaging and printing industries have felt the heat from the crisis, but it has also been a catalyst for change across these sectors and many businesses have had to restructure how they operate. Industry 4.0 and automation will be trends that would have been accelerated and companies that used to be resistant or slow in its adoption would have had to make quick decisions to adopt the technologies to stay relevant and productive,” said Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia.

Expanding on this point Mr Pongthira Pathanapiradej, President, The Thai Printing Association said that certain segments in the printing  industry have experienced growth, fulfilling the needs of both the domestic market’s increased demand in online consumption of goods and services, as well as the push in demand for export of ready-to-eat products globally. “The  printing sector has responded by adapting to new sales platforms and implementing new packaging models. With creative direction, innovative technology and flexibility of operations, the Thai printing industry aims to strengthen ties between the various cluster businesses as we collectively prepare for the future. PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL gives us the ideal platform for our vision, as it continually draws together the industry’s best to the regional printing hub that is Thailand.”

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL with its highly focused international business setting and new solutions offering will be well placed to stimulate investment and innovation, which is exactly what the industries need, according to Mr Ringling. He added: “We are optimistic that by this time next year, there will be  a more upbeat outlook and PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 will be well positioned to field a power-packed edition, bringing high quality packaging and printing technology and cost-efficient solutions to the forefront in one central networking and sourcing marketplace, as companies look to upskill and upgrade, explore new business models and revenue streams.”

Exhibition for the industry by the industry
A tripartite collaboration between Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL is modelled after No.1 global trade fairs in their respective sectors – drupa and interpack, held in Germany. PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 aims to extend the innovative flavour and technology presented in Düsseldorf to the Thai and regional audience; providing a benchmark exhibition for stakeholders in Southeast Asia to experience first-hand engaging with some of the best the global packaging and printing industry has to offer.

Countries like Thailand – already a regional hub for packaging and printing –  will continue to be in a prime position to abate the disruption in global supply chains caused by the crisis; attracting multinational companies looking to penetrate and expand their footprint in the region. This geographical edge, complemented with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL’s internationality and appeal to both renowned brand names and SMEs, presents the ideal platform  to connect companies, creating new business opportunities. The trade and supply chain disruptions caused by the crisis has put Thailand in the spotlight  as a magnet location for investment and business expansion.

According to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), 13 industries are projected to expand after the crisis, namely medical and healthcare devices, pharmaceutical, information and communication technology,  pulp  and paper, sugar, air-conditioning and cooling systems, food, electricity generating, chemical, rubber products, plastic, printing and packaging and aluminium products1.

In the packaging space, particularly medical packaging, food packaging products and e-commerce related sectors, the crisis has boosted demand. The packaging sector has also experienced increased demand fuelled by rising exports across agricultural, industrial and agro-industrial economic sectors. Commenting on the need for smaller packaging companies to ride on the waves of opportunity, Mr Manit Kamolsuwan, President of The Thai Packaging Association said: “We will continue to work hand in hand with the packaging and printing sectors for a sustainable future and we believe PRINT INTERNATIONAL offers the perfect confluence for these sectors to come together to find complementary business solutions.”

Setting trends @ PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021
As a well-established exhibition serving the region’s packaging and printing needs, re-bookings have already been received from international brand names such as Konica Minolta, Kurz, Tsukatani, Zund as well as local players and prominent distributors; Bangkok Paper Business, Comprint, Cyber SM, Docusys, Foilmaster, Nationwide, Press Systems, Sansin, to name a  few. PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 aims to inspire the industry to think ahead and to provide the right showcase of products and solutions for the industry to invest in the future. Key highlights include:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Self-learning machines
  • Technology with better productive maintenance and zero downtime, clear traceability
  • Premium design
  • Affordable contemporary designs which reflect a premium aesthetic
  • Engaging designs to facilitate social sharing
  • Sustainability
  • Zero-waste concepts
  • Eco-friendly products and solutions
  • Upcycling
  • Sustainable packaging and printing solutions
  • Security and safety
  • Smart packaging for real-time authentication
  • Increased product transparency and traceability
  • Enhanced brand protection
  • Augmented consumer experience
  • Digital economy
  • Digitalisation of machine performance and workflow
  • Connected users in interacting ecosystems
  • Collaborative manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • Additive manufacturing across vertical markets, e.g. automotive, design and packaging, medical, etc.
  • Opportunities for print service providers
  • Opportunities for machine manufacturers and users
Complementing the broad exhibit range of technology, machinery, products and services representing the entire packaging and printing value chain, the exhibition will also feature a strong line-up of conferences and seminars with the sharing of best practices and knowledge exchange from international and local experts.

 At the last edition, the exhibition attracted 325 companies from 30 countries and over 19,000 trade visitors, and with the optimistic outlook for 2021, exhibitor and visitor participation numbers are looking strong. Particularly with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 extending its reach to visitors coming from a broad range of industries and diverse application areas, including print and packaging houses and converters, marketing, publishing and media sectors, vertical markets and those in the future technologies industry. All of which require good packaging, customisation, labelling and packaging printing – to create attractive, cost-efficient and sustainable products in an increasingly crowded and competitive marketplace.

For more information on PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021, visit

1 Federation of Thai Industries – The Nation, May 2020

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28 Oct 2020

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021: アジアの包装・印刷産業を体現


シンガポール、2020年10月28日 – 2021年9月22日から25日まで、タイの首都バンコクにあるバンコク国際貿易展示場(BITEC)で開催される PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 – アジア国際包装・印刷産業展に、包装・印刷のイノベーションと新たなソリューションが、一堂に会する。ポストコロナ期の世界において、予測されるグローバル経済の復興を背景に開催される本展は、包装・印刷産業に活力を与え、新たな成長機会を提供する。
『多くの産業分野と同じく、新型コロナウイルス感染症拡大による危機は、包装・印刷業界に影響を与えた一方で、全体に変化を促す契機ともなり、多くの企業は活動方法を再構築する必要に迫られた。インダストリー4.0と自動化は加速する傾向にあり、これまでその導入に抵抗を感じたり、採用に遅れをとった企業は、その存在と生産性を維持するための技術の導入に関し、迅速な決断を求められた。』そう述べるのは、メッセ・デュッセルドルフ・アジアで代表取締役社長を務める G.リングリングだ。
この点について、タイ印刷協会の P. パタナピラデイ会長は、国内市場の商品・サービスのオンライン消費における需要増と、全世界へのインスタント食品輸出需要への食い込みニーズを満たす印刷業界の特定の分野は、成長を遂げた、と見解を示している。『印刷部門は、新しい販売方式に適応し、新たなパッケージングモデルを生み出すことで、対応してきた。一丸となって将来に向け準備しているタイの印刷産業は、クリエイティブディレクション、革新的な技術、運用の柔軟性を通じ、さまざまなビジネスの結びつきを強化することを目指している。東南アジア圏の印刷の中心地であるタイに、最高の製品を継続的に紹介する PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL は、われわれに理想的な場を与えてくれる。』
G. リングリングは、国際的なビジネス環境に焦点を絞り、新ソリューションを提供する PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL は、まさに業界が必要としている投資とイノベーションを刺激するのに最適だ、と考えている。『来年のこの時期までにはさらに明るい見通しとなり、高度な包装・印刷技術と費用効率の高いソリューションをネットワークやソーシング市場の最戦線へもたらす PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 が、力強く開催できるよい状況にあるだろう、と楽観している。というのは、企業は技術と業績向上を模索し、新しいビジネスモデルや収入源の発掘に努めているからだ。』
メッセ・デュッセルドルフ・アジア、タイ包装協会、タイ印刷協会の三者共催による PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL は、ドイツ開催の印刷・包装各業界を代表する世界No. 1メッセ drupa / interpack 両展をモデルとしている。その特徴である革新性と技術を、タイならびに周辺地域に広め、さらには、東南アジアに規範となる業界メッセのありかたを示し、世界の包装・印刷業界が有する最高の製品・技術を直接体験できる機会を提供することを目的としている。
包装・印刷産業にとって、すでに域内の中心地であるタイのような国々は、危機によって引き起こされた世界的なサプライチェーンの混乱を緩和する絶好の位置にあり、域内への進出とビジネス拡大を目指す多国籍企業を、魅了し続ける。PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL の国際性の高さ、さらには世界的に名の通ったブランドと中小企業双方に対する訴求力によって強化されたこの地理的な優位性は、企業をつなぎ、新たなビジネス機会を生み出す、理想的な場を提供する。新型コロナウイルス感染症拡大という危機から生じた、貿易とサプライチェーンの混乱により、タイは、投資と事業拡大の魅力的な場所として、まさに脚光を浴びている。
包装分野、特に医療包装、食品包装、電子商取引関連の分野では、この危機が需要を押し上げた。また、農工業部門全体の輸出増による需要の増加を経験した。小規模な包装会社がこのチャンスの波に乗る必要性について、タイ包装協会の M. カモルスワン会長は次のように述べている。『持続可能な未来のため、包装・印刷両部門は、互いに協力し続けていく。そして、PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL は、両部門が一堂に会し、相互が補完しあうビジネスソリューションを発見できる完璧な合流の場を提供してくれると期待している。』
この地域の包装・印刷のニーズを満たす業界メッセとして、確立された地位を築いている本展に、コニカミノルタ、塚谷刃物製作所、Kurz、Zund といった業界を牽引するグローバル企業はもとより、Bangkok Paper Business、Comprint、Cyber SM、Docusys、Foilmaster、Nationwide、Press Systems、Sansin などの地元の著名企業が、すでに継続出展の申し込みを完了している。PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 は、業界に先を読む気にさせ、将来の投資に適切な製品・ソリューションの展示を目指す。主な見どころは次のとおり。
 • 人口知能(AI)
  - 自己学習型機械
  - より良い生産保全・ゼロダウンタイム技術、明確なトレーサビリティ
 • プレミアムデザイン
  - プレミアムな美学を反映した良心的な価格の現代的なデザイン
  - ソーシャルシェアリングを促す魅力的なデザイン
 • サステナブル(持続可能性)
  - ゼロウェイスト
  - 環境配慮型製品・ソリューション
  - アップサイクリング
  - 持続可能な包装・印刷ソリューション 

 • セキュリティ・安全性
  - リアルタイム認証のためのスマート包装
  - 製品の透明性とトレーサビリティの向上
  - 強化されたブランド保護
  - 拡張顧客体験
 • デジタルエコノミー
  - 機械の性能とワークフローのデジタル化
  - 相互作用エコシステムにおけるコネクテッドユーザー
  - 共同製造
 • 3Dプリンティング
  - 垂直市場(自動車、デザイン・包装、医療など)における付加製造
  - 印刷サービス業者にとっての発表の機会
  - 機械メーカーとユーザーにとっての意見交換の場
前回開催には、30か国から325社が出展参加、19,000を超える関係者が来場したが、次回2021年の出展・来場者数は、さらに伸びるものと予想されている。PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 は、印刷・包装・加工企業、マーケティング、出版・メディア部門、垂直市場・未来技術産業といった幅広い業界、多様な応用分野に対象を拡大し、働きかけていく。これらの業界では、ますます混雑し競争が激化する市場で、魅力的かつ費用効果が高いサステナブルな製品を生み出すために、優れた包装、カスタマイズ、ラベル、包装印刷などのソリューションを必要としているからだ。

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08 Oct 2019

Strong performance at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019 reflective of positive outlook for Asia’s packaging and print markets

Strong performance at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019 reflective of positive outlook for Asia’s packaging and print markets

  • Growing international profile; more than 19,000 visitors from 62 countries, with international visitors making up 30 percent
  • Stellar line-up of 325 international exhibiting companies and brands from 30 countries and regions
Breaking records and exceeding expectations yet again is the 7th edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL held at BITEC, Bangkok last month. Closing to resounding success, the biennially-staged International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia welcomed over 19,000 packaging and printing trade visitors from 62 countries, representing a near 15 percent increase from 2017 and clocking in a high 30 percent of overseas visitorship. Top five visitor markets registered from abroad were India, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Myanmar. Similar upward trend was seen on the exhibitor’s front, where an almost 10% increase in participation was recorded. This brought to the bustling show floor future ready innovations and solutions by 325 companies and brands from 30 countries, including some of the best local players as well as national pavilions from Germany, China, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.

Proving its relevance and appeal as the region’s premier sourcing event for machine distributors, packaging and printing service providers, licensing manufacturers and finished goods producers, the exhibition also received growing interest from international visiting delegations from the Korea Packaging Association, Myanmar Paper & Pulp Association, Myanmar Printers and Publishers Association, several others from Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, as well as more than 40 local printing and packaging visiting groups from leading FMCG companies. Alongside these was an extended visitor profile that covered a wide range of industries and application areas, including print and packaging houses and converters, marketing, publishing and media sectors, vertical markets and those in the future technologies industry.

Exhibition sales success: A proven business promotion platform
A joint collaboration by The Thai Packaging Association, The Thai Printing Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia since 2007, the success trajectory of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL as an exhibition for the industry, by the industry was hard to miss.

Exemplifying this point this year were numerous first-time product launches by global brands at the exhibition. First up was the worldwide launch of the offset press Speedmaster CX 75 by Heidelberg and Masterwork. A German-made machine for commercial, label and packaging printing packed with optimisations in the feeder, delivery and colour configuration, the multi-talent press was sold by day two of the exhibition along with all the machines that were on show at Heidelberg’s booth.

Next was Canon’s Southeast Asia Premiere of its Océ Colorado 1650, a 64-inch production graphics printer featuring two innovations in the form of a new flexible ink, and Océ FLXfinish technology. To which, three units were sold by the end of the first day of the exhibition, with many more potentials in the pipeline.

In enhancing the capabilities of its print technology, HP opted to present its end-to-end web-to-print solutions at the exhibition. Some of these highlights included the debut of the HP Indigo 7000 sheet-fed digital offset colour press to the Thai market and the inaugural HP Digital Print Pavilion featuring real-life customer testimonials, case studies and the diverse applications of HP’s Indigo technology.

For Japanese brand, OKI, they presented their newly launched label printers - the Pro1040 and Pro1050 – the world’s first, small single-cut label specialised printers. Other packaging and printing heavyweights on show included; Koenig & Bauer, Konica Minolta, Riso, Fujifilm, Ricoh, Bobst, KURZ, Zund, Fuji Xerox, SCG Packaging, Sansin, Selic Corp, PMC Label Materials, and more.

This optimistic sentiment and economic confidence in the domestic and regional markets was also echoed by Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia; “Sales and business promotion activities remain  at the heart of  a trade exhibition and we are delighted that many successful business dealings and collaborations were formed right on the spot at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019. The energy and dynamism across all four show days coupled with the healthy increase in visitor numbers, particularly from those overseas, reinforces the exhibition’s draw as a focal point for suppliers and buyers to gain prospects and quality leads, as well as to make business connections and inroads into Thailand and the regional marketplace.”

Forward-looking exhibition and knowledge-driven programme
Driven by the confluence of disruptive digital technologies and the evolving momentum of Thailand 4.0, the rich menu of exhibition highlights were pervaded by thematic zones such as the return of the successful One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion which served as a hub for trade professionals to reach out to member companies and packaging users and get free professional advice, a Labelling Zone that covered advanced end-use packaging applications to a wider spectrum of label printing, a Prototype showcase, and displays of product packaging designs by students of Toyota Art Camp University and winning entries of the AsiaStar 2019 Awards.

As a knowledge-building platform for the packaging and printing sectors, more than 1,500 delegates attended over 50 industry-focused concurrent events spearheaded by 35 industry experts; these included: the ASEAN Printing and Packaging Conference held in conjunction with the ASEAN Printing Forum 2019, an Asian packaging seminar on sustainable packaging for the circular economy by the Asian Packaging Federation, a Food & Beverage Packaging conference, the 2019 Asian Print Awards, a workshop on professional product photography by Photo Business Association, Thailand, as well as free-to-attend technical presentations by exhibitors.

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL is modelled after the sectors’ leading trade fairs, drupa and interpack, by the Messe Düsseldorf Group in Germany. Validating its success, a host of companies have already signed up and confirmed their participation for PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 which will be held from 22 to 25 September at BITEC, Bangkok. For more information, visit or follow our Facebook page ‘PackPrintInternational’.

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