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Pack Print International to be Held in September

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, will return to BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand from September 22 – 25, 2021. Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL is modelled after the No.1 international trade fairs in their respective sectors – drupa and interpack – organized by Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 will present global packaging and printing innovations geared towards the Southeast Asia audience.

“As many other sectors, the packaging and printing industries were affected by the COVID-19 crisis, but it has also been a catalyst for change across these sectors and many businesses had to restructure how they operate. Industry 4.0 and automation are trends that have been accelerated and companies that used to be resistant or slow in its adoption had to make quick decisions to adopt the technologies to stay relevant and productive,” stated Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia. PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 will be the ideal venue to get an overview of the latest solutions for these sectors.

Pongthira Pathanapiradej, President of The Thai Printing Association, added: “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 brings together the industry’s best to the regional printing hub that is Thailand.”

Exhibit highlights at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2021 will be Artificial Intelligence, premium design, sustainability, security and safety, digital economy and 3D printing. The exhibits will be complemented by an extensive conference and seminar program, with international and local experts sharing their best practices and knowledge.

As a well-established exhibition for the region’s packaging and printing sectors, international brand names such as Konica Minolta, Kurz, Tsukatan and Zund as well as local companies and prominent distributors including Bangkok Paper Business, Comprint, Cyber SM, Docusys, Foilmaster, Nationwide, Press Systems and Sansin have already signed up as exhibitors.

At the last edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL in 2019, 325 companies from 30 countries showcased their products to more than 19,000 trade visitors. With the optimistic outlook for 2021, exhibitor and visitor participation for the 2021 edition is expected to be strong.

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. According to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), 13 industries are projected to expand after the crisis: 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 aluminum products[1]. Especially in the medical packaging, food packaging products and e-commerce related sectors, the crisis has boosted demand. The packaging sector has also experienced increased demand fueled by rising exports across agricultural, industrial and agro-industrial economic sectors. Manit Kamolsuwan, President of The Thai Packaging Association, commented: “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 venue for these sectors to come together to find complementary business solutions.”

A new addition to the Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA) portfolio, CorruTec ASIA,International Corrugated Technology Exhibition for Asia, will debut from September 22 – 25, 2021 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand, concurrently with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL. A joint collaboration with the Thai Corrugated Packaging Association (TCPA), CorruTec ASIA will be a trade show for manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories, technology and services from the corrugated and folding carton industries. Held alongside with the well-established PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, both events will present the entire value chain for the packaging, printing and corrugated industries.

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