PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL and CorruTec ASIA 2023 are set to be held from 20 to 23 September, 2023, at BITEC, Bangkok, in collaboration with leading industry associations in Thailand. The exhibitions will bring together over 300 companies from 20 countries, showcasing the latest advancements in the packaging, printing, and corrugated packaging industries.
With the increasing use of printing and packaging, waste is becoming a major global concern. It is crucial that we embrace biodegradable packaging and align our processes with circular economy principles and governmental sustainability policies like BCG (Bio-Circular-Green). The adoption of these practices presents significant growth opportunities for the packaging industry here.President of The Thai Packaging Association, Prasert Loryuenyong
Highlighting industry commitment to sustainable practices, Chusak Deetrakunwattanapoen, President of the Thai Corrugated Packaging Association added, “In Thailand, packaging manufacturers, irrespective of size, place significant importance on ESG principles and the Circular Economy. This stems from the recognition that ESG and Circular Economy practices positively impact customers’ purchase decisions and are environmentally friendly. Corrugated packaging aligns well with these principles as it is recyclable and reusable.
With sustainability as a focal point, a special ‘#Greenzone’ will feature eco-friendly technologies and solutions, responding to the increasing global demand for sustainable packaging practices. The market for fibre-based packaging, forecasted to reach USD503.4 billion by 2027, reflects the rising adoption of eco-friendly packaging by brand owners and consumers worldwide.
Modeled after renowned global events in their sectors, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL and CorruTec ASIA 2023 provide a dynamic business platform across the entire value chain. Leading brand names such as Heidelberg Asia, Ricoh, and KURZ will be among the exhibitors, showcasing their cutting-edge offerings.
The Asia Pacific region holds one of the largest global commercial printing markets, driven by advancements in digital printing technologies. The expanding food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries further boost the demand for commercial printing solutions. Green commercial printers, which employ eco-friendly printing techniques, are becoming increasingly popular, minimizing waste and energy consumption.
Pongthira Pathanapiradej, President of The Thai Printing Association, elaborated on how these technological strides are revolutionising the industry, “Integrating smart management systems, innovation, AI, and automation equipment enhances production efficiency, reduces costs, and increases overall effectiveness. This transformation will drive the printing industry forward, enabling Thailand to become a leader in printing and packaging within the ASEAN region.”
Gernot Ringling, the Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, emphasized the significance of these exhibitions as platforms for industry advancement. These events not only showcase emerging technologies but also empower businesses to embrace sustainability, digitalisation, and smart automation.
Complementing the exhibitions are concurrent events like the 20th Asian Packaging Excellence Awards 2023 and SHIFT – Asian Packaging Conference. Additionally, Thailand will host the World Print & Communication Forum’s annual transnational meeting, bringing together leaders from major printing associations worldwide.
With an expected attendance of over 15,000 trade visitors, including regional industry group delegations, the exhibitions promise to foster collaboration, knowledge exchange, and strategic alliances. The events offer an opportunity to explore the future of packaging and printing through innovation and technology while addressing the challenges and shifts in the global printing and packaging industries.
For more information on the exhibitions and concurrent events, log on to: www.pack-print.de and www.corrutec-asia.com