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ProPak Asia: In sync with Thailand 4.0 goals
Source：Food Bev Asia
Date Published：6/15/2017 08:06:41 AM
ProPak Asia, Asia’s Number 1 Processing & Packaging industry event has contributed to the growth of the food and beverage industry in Thailand for the past 25 years. It is instrumental to the country’s determination in accomplishing its targets under the Thailand 4.0 initiative designed to deliver innovation to big and small manufacturers. Agri-business sectors are strongly emphasized by government as key industries where Thailand can a front-runner.
In an interview with Wolf, which has been an exhibitor since the trade show started 25 years ago, owner and CEO Gunter Wolf is a witness to the rapid development in Thailand as well as neighboring countries. The company provides packaging machines, including form-fill-seal machines. Mr Wolf is positive about growth in the region.
According to David Newell, General Manager and Business Development Director at Matcon - IDEX Asia Pte Ltd, there is a change in the mindset of Asian manufacturers in the way their production has to be run. To meet the expectations of their customers, manufacturers are switching from low cost to newer and more efficient and flexible solutions, says Mr Newell. Customers are also looking to improve hygiene in their production systems, and are becoming more brand-conscious when shopping for new machinery. Matcon was at ProPak to exhibit its Discharge Station, and targets SMEs not only in Thailand but in the rest of South East Asia.
Advanced capabilities in the food and beverage industry
“Thailand leads the way in manufacturing and exporting food and drink related products. We are known throughout the world for our advanced manufacturing standards and manufacturers are investing heavily in operations. Boosting demand for more and higher value processing and packaging. Thailand can benefit greatly from this development and continue to lead the industry, and this is where ProPak Asia plays its truly important role: supporting industry to expand potential and competitiveness by connecting our companies to the world’s best suppliers of processing and packaging technologiesenabling industry to succeed at all levels, from big corporations to SME’s, said Mr. Panuwat Triyangkulsri, Deputy Director General, DIP, Ministry of Industry.
ProPak Asia is Asia’s biggest, most international and most important industry event. Now covering over 55,000 sqm of the exhibition space at BITEC’s new facilities. The 25th edition will feature over 1,800 exhibitors from 42 countries, 17 international pavilions from Australia, China (x2), Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea (x2), Singapore, Spain, Taiwan (x2), UK, USA and a new Confectionery Pavilion including exhibitors from Germany and Italy,and over 45,000 trade visitors are expected during the 4 show days.
“ProPak Asia has established itself as Asia’s Number 1 Processing and Packaging event. With its proven and trusted reputation for delivering the latest innovation and best solutions. ProPak Asia is the most important event for both big companies and SME’s as Thailand 4.0 drives forward the need to expand Thailand’s industrial capabilities,” said Justin Pau, General Manager, UBM BES.
ProPak Asia 2017 has a new floor plan focusing on 9 Industry Zones laid out across our Biggest-Ever Show and connected by the ProPak Asia Avenue of Stars, which runs right through the heart of show from halls 98 to 105. Zones include; ProcessingTechAsia,PackagingTechAsia,DrinkTechAsia, PharmaTechAsia, Lab&TestAsia, MaterialsAsia, Coding, Marking&LabellingAsia, Coldchain, Logisitics&WarehousingAsia and PrinTech Asia,driving innovation and enabling buyers and sellers to develop great business together.
In addition to the huge exhibition, 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 FoSTAT-Nestle Bowl Quiz, Asia Food Beverage Thai land Conference, Food Focus Thailand Seminar 2017, Thai Star and Asia Star Packaging Awards 2016, SME focused workshops and packaging seminars, and many more.
Organized UBM plc, ProPak Asia 2017, runs from 14 to 17 June, Halls 98 to 105 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm everyday.