One year before the start of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2013 (PPI), 4th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, leading companies from these sectors such as Heidelberg Graphics with their partner Ricoh, Nationwide, Fuji Xerox, Advanced Business Solutions And Services, PMC Label, Müller Martini and C.G.S. as well as Ferrostaal, Riso, Sanxin Printing Machine Material, Canon, Hewlett Packard and Böttcher Systems have already reserved exhibit space.
“Following the great success last year, we are thrilled that leading market players are already signing up more than one year ahead of the next PPI. At PPI 2011, exhibitors determined that it was indeed an ideal platform for their business and the best place to increase awareness, close sales deals and gain market presence in Thailand. Therefore it is no surprise that these exhibitors want to reserve the best locations for the next edition. Their early commitment also comes after many trendsetting impulses launched at drupa 2012 and some of those will be featured at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2013,” stated Beattrice Ho, Senior Project Manager at Messe Düsseldorf Asia.
PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will take place from August 28 - 31, 2013 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. The organizers Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the Thai Packaging Association and the Thai Printing Association are expecting some 250 market leaders and innovative smaller companies to showcase cutting-edge solutions, energy efficient machinery, processes and new technology for the printing and packaging sectors.
PPI 2013 will be held at a time when the ASEAN region is teeming with business opportunities for the printing and packaging industries and the PPI 2013 exhibition will offer a wide range of technology, applications, solutions and machinery for the entire supply chain.
The opportunities presented by Thailand’s packaging and printing market remain a draw for machinery manufacturers. Thailand is currently home to some 500 publishing houses, 5,000 printing and 10,000 packaging companies and is increasingly viewed as Southeast Asia’s printing and packaging hub. Neighboring countries Indonesia and Vietnam show similar trends with a flourishing printing, food processing and packaging sector. Malaysia is anticipated to become a key food and production base in the region with particular emphasis on halal foods, while Cambodia shows strong growth with the founding of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) along the borders with Thailand and Vietnam and several packaging and printing companies setting up at the Goldfame Pak Shun SEZ.