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Bangkok – ProPak Asia 2019 is returning in its 27th installment as the largest industry event of its kind in Asia with the theme of ‘The Future of Processing & Packaging Innovation’. Continuing in its commitment to provide the processing and packaging industries with the latest advancements in machineries, technologies and solutions, ProPak Asia will focus on innovations. The key to overcoming many global challenges and driving industry into the future that will require quality products and efficient solutions to feed a growing population and protect the environment.

Innovation and technology are competitive advantages driving manufacturers toward a sustainable future. There are solutions for improving efficiency, quality and sustainability in every activity of the supply chain from farming to processing, and packaging to warehousing. Digitalization and mobility can create higher performance and flexibility while also minimizing losses and time in areas such as chicken deboning or through the use of offsite analysis to increase productivity and precision. Digitalization also helps gain customer trust due to the quality and consistency of production, reliability of data and traceability.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been widely accepted and adopted in operations including; processing and packaging lines, and logistics and material handling solutions. In the quest to improve performance there are innovations that allow manufacturers to help protect the environment through energy saving, zero waste processes, use of degradable and compostable materials and thinner films that can still maintain product integrity and longevity. These are just some of the examples of smart future innovations that will be showcased at ProPak Asia this year.

The various kinds of processing & packaging technologies and innovations will come from over 2,000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries including 22 international pavilions from 14 countries including; Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, the UK and the US, two each from Korea and Taiwan and three each from China, Japan and Italy. Over 20,000 machines, products, and services from around the world will be showcased across 60,000 sqm in 9 halls at BITEC, Bangkok. Visitors will be able to interact with a wide range of industries including the food, drink, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, personal care and consumer products, as well as find solutions for their manufacturing, automotive, semiconductor and electronics packaging needs.

In addition, visitors have the opportunity to network across 9 industry zones including; ProcessingTechAsia, PackagingTechAsia, DrinkTechAsia, PharmaTechAsia, Lab&TestAsia, MaterialsAsia, Coding,Marking&LabellingAsia, Coldchain,Logistics&WarehousingAsia and PrintechAsia. These industry zones receive strong support and sponsorship from valued partners including the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), Better Pack and Clearpack for PackagingTechAsia Zone, Clearpack also for the DrinkTechAsia Zone and Cleantech Solar for Clean Energy Sponsor.

ProPak Asia is the annual meeting point for large enterprises, SMEs, startups and professionals looking to find and adopt products and services of all scales and sizes to meet their needs, from small to large scale machines and OEM service providers. ProPak Asia will feature SME focused promotions and Food Business Clinics organized for SMEs to gain knowledge and consultation from experienced professionals, exhibitors and organizations.

Many various events and activities will be held concurrently with the show. New and highlighted events for 2019 include; The Global Packaging Forum, which will discuss global and regional trends in sustainable packaging organised by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and UBM Asia; Global Trends of Food & Beverage Packaging organized by the Plastic Institute of Thailand (PIT); Active & Intelligent Packaging for Asian Markets organized by the Active & Intelligent Packaging Association (AIPIA); Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design organized by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP); Circular Economy Seminar organized by the Thailand Institute of Packaging and Recycling Management for Sustainable Environment (TIPMSE) and The Asia Drink Conference, which will focus on Digitalization in Industry organized by Eastern Trade Media (ETM) and UBM Asia.

There will also be many other leading events during ProPak 2019 including; the Food Innovation Asia Conference & Contest 2019, Thai Beverage Industry Association Seminar, Laboratory Facility Contests, PrintechAsia Seminar, PharmaTech Seminar, Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan) Seminar, Thai Refrigeration Association (TRA) Seminar, TISTR Conference, GS1 Thailand Presentations, The Federation of Thai Industries Conference, Cleantech Solar Seminar, The Department of Industrial Promotion Seminar, Thai-German Institute Seminar, Institute of Food Research and Product Development from Kasetsart University, The FoSTAT-Nestle Quiz Bowl, ThaiStar - AsiaStar - WorldStar 2019 Awards Ceremony and many more.

“In our modern interconnected and highly competitive markets businesses must adopt new innovations and technology in order to grow and meet ever-changing consumer demands. The development of technology leads to innovation that can provide the driving force to greater business. ProPak Asia is here to serve global processing and packaging industry with new innovations and technology from around the world. It connects the future of innovation with the industry of today,” said Mr. Justin Pau, General Manager of UBM Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

“To pull the country out of a middle-income trap and develop it into an innovative and dynamic nation, Thailand 4.0 was initiated with technology and innovation as key factors in achieving its goals. The government has established a strong environment for industry to invest and improve business through various measures and policies. There is no better time than the present for industries to find new solutions to create added value and improve capabilities. All of these are available at ProPak Asia, which is a significant driver for the country and a place where industry is always supported from every angle,” added Mrs. Wanpen Rattanakangwal, Director, Division of Creative Industry Development, of Industrial Promotion (DIP).

Catch up on the latest trends, discover advanced technologies and innovations for the future and participate in industry leading activities at ProPak Asia 2019, held from 12-15 June, Hall 98-106 at BITEC, Bangkok. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm every day.

For more information on remaining participation opportunities and upcoming show developments visit

Notes to Editor:

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Tel: +662 036 0500 ext. 728

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