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T-PLAS 2017 focuses on opportunities under “Thailand 4.0
Source：Plastics News Asia
Date Published：9/20/2017 12:09:22 PM
The 2017 edition of T-PLAS and PACK PRINT International was officially opened by Dr. Somchai Harnhirun, Ph.D. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry. Other distinguished guests included Khun Noppadol Krairisksh, President of the Thai Packaging Association and Khun Pimnara Jiranithinon, President of the Thai Printing Association.
T-PLAS, the international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries, and PACK PRINT are exemplary events emphasizing the importance of cross-trade partnerships and will pave the way for influential business connections in the synergistic packaging, printing, plastics and rubber industries.
Optimizing the attractive opportunities that Thailand and the ASEAN region offer to international players, a total of 550 companies from more than 24 countries have been gathered across the two exhibitions.
With the theme “Packaging and Printing for the Future,” PACK PRINT brings forward the latest technological innovations in printing and packaging in line with “Thailand 4.0” development plan. The exhibition highlights Thailand’s strength as Southeast Asia’s printing and packaging hub with top-class capabilities. The full spectrum of the pack and print value chain comes to life with in-demand machinery and Industry 4.0-driven solutions presented by 300 exhibitors from 20 countries, including national pavilions and groups from Austria, China, Germany, Malaysia, Taiwan, and for the first time, Singapore.
A series of concurrent seminars, conferences, technical presentations and product demonstrations centered on the latest market trends and technological advancements will also be held over the 4-day show period.
Mr. Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Dusseldorf Asia
In his welcome speech during the opening ceremony, Mr. Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Dusseldorf Asia, mentioned that PACK PRINT this year has recorded a 30% growth in exhibitor participation, as well as the return of many repeat exhibitors who experienced the exhibition’s success in previous editions. For T-PLAS, 85% of the exhibitors are international companies, the highest number ever since its inception. He stressed that Thailand’s rising economic potential and ability to lead the region in its manufacturing sector is reflected in its performance as a packaging and printing hub for Southeast Asia and is gaining market share on a global level as well.