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Pack Print International 2015 Confirms Status as Quality Business Platform

Monday, September 21, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

The recent staging of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015, 5th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, attracted 300 exhibitors from 20 countries and 14,615 visitors from 50 nations. Jointly organized by The Thai Packaging Association, The Thai Printing Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia in Jakarta, Bangkok, the event presented a wide array of the latest developments for the packaging and printing supply chain.

“We are very pleased with the success of the exhibition, also in light of the recent safety and security concerns in Bangkok. On closing, we registered strong visitor numbers and significant sales transacted on the show floor – both of which confirmed the “pull” factor of this world-class exhibition,” commented Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, about the strong exhibitor and visitor satisfaction.

Companies such as Heidelberg Graphics, Konica Minolta, Takano Machinery, Wanjin, Sansin, Superior Inkjet and Hewlett-Packard reported sales of their machineries during PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015. First-time exhibitor Wanjin, a specialist in print finishing solutions, sold two machines on the first day of the exhibition.

According to Korarit Jindatanon, PSB Product Marketing Manager for Fuji Xerox (Thailand), the company chose to introduce itsr Color 1000i Press to the Thai market since they were confident that PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL would draw a quality regional audience. Repeat exhibitor Hewlett Packard, who had the largest digital printing booth at the exhibition this year, highlighted their extensive fleet of machinery, specifically the HP Indigo Digital Presses and HP Latex Printers. HP (Singapore) Business Development Manager Daniel Leong commented: “The objective of our participation at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL was to showcase the latest Indigo technology and other new presses to the Thai market and we were successful at this exhibition. This show is amazing! We had lots of people visiting our booth and received many sales enquiries and leads. We will definitely be back in two years’ time.” Heidelberg Graphics, who announced its strategic partnership with Masterwork Machinery Co., Ltd. (MK) - the largest Chinese manufacturer of die cutters - at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015, also reported positive business transactions during the exhibition.

During the four-day staging, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015 welcomed a diverse range of trade visitors from the packaging and printing sectors, including corporate groups and delegations as well as industry associations from India, Vietnam, Philippines, and for the first time from Mauritius. Preliminary statistics indicate that the majority of overseas visitors came from China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam.

A series of seminars and conferences complemented the PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015 exhibits, such as the “Food and Beverage Packaging” conference, organized by Food Focus Thailand and Kasetsart University and the “Packaging Design Innovation and Technology” conference organized by The Thai Packaging Association, the European Aluminum Foil Association and Flexible Packaging Europe.

Geared primarily to provide consultant and business matching services to packaging and printing companies, the two “consultancy clinics” organized by The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association were well received. According to Chaivudhi Pungthong, President of the Thai Packaging Association, the “Packaging Clinic” saw more than one hundred companies, particularly suppliers from Latin America, India and China enquiring about new packaging designs and materials.

The “Printing Clinic” received great interest from India and China attendees, with publishing companies looking specifically for printing houses in Thailand. Pimnara Jiranithitnon, President of The Thai Printing Association, said: “Each segment has been represented at the clinic, with consultants from offset to digital printers offering advice and connections to relevant local Thai printers. We are confident that these efforts will create valuable business prospects.”

The next edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will be held from September 20 – 23, 2017in Bangkok. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com


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