After more than a two-year absence due to uncertainties caused by the pandemic, Pack Print International has been scheduled for 19 to 22 October 2022 for its 8th edition.
Thailand has been chosen as the venue as it continues to be the choice location for the exhibition, with optimistic growth projected for the sectors.
Broadening its reach and application sectors, this edition will see Pack Print International co-locating with a newly formed exhibition on corrugated packaging – CorruTec Asia.
Manufacturers that will be showcasing their solutions include: Bobst, Heidelberg, Konica Minolta, Tsukatani, Zünd, and others.
Often referred to as the exhibition by the industry for the industry, Pack Print International is a tripartite collaboration by The Thai Packaging Association, The Thai Printing Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA), while CorruTec Asia is co-organised by MDA and the Thai Corrugated Packaging Association.
Messe Düsseldorf Asia said the synergy-rich product and technology mix offered by the two exhibitions will reunite Thailand’s packaging, printing and corrugated packaging industries by offering a platform for face-to-face meetings, business opportunities and investment prospects, as well as international collaboration and innovation.
Messe Düsseldorf Asia managing director Gernot Ringling said, “The pandemic has served as an accelerant in multiple ways, particularly spurring the adoption of e-commerce and innovation. It has also magnified the value and power of human connection and importance of face-to-face interactions, and it is proven that the business community is keen and ready for the return of events.”
“We are looking forward to bringing decision makers from the industries together in October, to a dynamic show floor to generate new business and establish new contacts. In addition to smart business matching opportunities, the six focus areas at Pack Print International 2022 are: artificial intelligence, sustainability, digital economy, 3D printing, security and safety, and premium design.”
The Thai Printing Association president Pongthira Pathanapiradej said digital label and packaging print volumes have seen a significant rise the last couple of years due to customisation, short lead-time and high SKU printing from ready to eat food.
“In recent months we have seen some companies focus their business on customised labelling, variable label printing, corrugated packaging, and packaging to include QR codes. This is the time for the Thai printing industry and commercial printers to invest in new machinery and digital machines to automate workflows to be able to run productions with smaller manpower resources and to serve demand from e-commerce,” he said.
Against the changing backdrop and fluid global economy, Pathanapiradej added that it is critical for local businesses to align themselves with the global packaging and printing trends and adapt to new competitive landscapes, revamp business models and find new ways to value-add their offerings.
Pack Print International and CorruTec Asia expect to welcome over 12,500 trade visitors including some 30 per cent coming from outside Thailand, as well as 250 international companies representing on the exhibitor front.