Commenting on PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL’s overall success, Pornchai Rattanachaikanont, President of The Thai Printing Association, remarked: “We are honored that top companies in the two industries have chosen to launch their new products at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, which emphasizes the show’s significance as a prominent exhibition that presents the best current technologies reflecting the real trends and capable of fulfilling market demands.”
Exhibitors were very pleased with their business results at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2013. SANSIN Holdings International Group Co. Ltd. attracted buyers with their live machineries on the show floor. The company’s Sales & Marketing Director, Patrick Ng, commented: “We have displayed over 25 of the latest machinery in print finishing, the largest range of live machineries on exhibit at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL and are happy that visitor inquiries came not only from within Thailand but also from across the region. We sold 20 machines during the four days of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL and will return to exhibit in 2015.”
Among the companies reporting multiple sales was Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific. “We sold much more than we expected and met many new prospects. We have achieved our objectives in leads generation and increasing brand awareness for Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific,” commented Roy Eitan, Director & General Manager of HP Indigo and Inkjet Press Solutions, Printing and Personal Systems, Asia Pacific and Japan. First time exhibitor John Anderson, Managing Director of Nilpeter Asia Pacific, added: “We are very impressed with the efficient and organized management of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL.”
Reacting to the positive comments from visitors and exhibitors alike, Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Dusseldorf Asia, stated: “We are delighted to have fulfilled our objective in delivering “better business beyond borders” - a platform that empowers the world’s best market leaders to generate optimum sales leads and present new products for the first time. This standalone edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL has also met the visitors’ expectations with a one-stop educational experience to network with the best in the industry, draw critical industry insights while sourcing for new innovations that are unique to PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2013.”
Chaivudhi Pungthong, President of The Thai Packaging Association, added: “The numerous machines sold on the show floor reflect PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL’s success as an excellent procurement platform that draws serious buyers.” Robust sales activities were confirmed by digital and offset print leaders such as Canon, Creation Machinery, Ferrostaal, Fuji Film, Nationwide Co. Ltd, Sanki Machinery, Koenig & Bauer AG and Ricoh, stating that the trade fair exceeded their expectations with concrete business deals closed during the show.
Given PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL’s success, key exhibitors have shown strong commitment to return in 2015. “There is added confidence that the trends at the show are reflective of market developments within the print and packaging industries. We are pleased to be a part of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL and will continue our participation in the 2015 edition,” remarked Rene Ludvigsen, Chief Executive Officer of Heidelberg – Asia Pacific Region.
The next staging of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will be from August 26 – 29, 2015 in Bangkok.