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National And International Exhibitors Commit To Pack Print International 2007

Press release from the issuing company

Two months before the start of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2007, the strong local and international exhibitor registration reflects its status as a key regional trade fair for the packaging and printing industry. The participation of renowned companies such as Canon, Horizon, Koenig & Bauer, Komori, Lintec, MAN Ferrostaal, Mitsubishi, Muller Martini, Ryobi and Technotrans ensure that it will be a must-attend event for all packaging and printing professionals. PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2007 will be held from April 26 – 29, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand. Located in the heart of ASEAN and midway between Australia and other important regions, exhibitors consider Bangkok as the ideal venue for PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL. PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2007 will be jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the Thai Packaging Association and the Thai Printing Association. The organizers expect some 200 exhibitors from 20 countries to take part. Messe Düsseldorf Asia is the subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, the organizer of the leading trade fairs worldwide for the printing and packaging sectors – drupa and interpack. In order to become Asia’s printing and packaging hub, Thailand’s medium-term goal is printing exports worth $ 750 million before the end of this decade. Thailand is home to an estimated 5,000 printers and supporting service providers, with a total of 120,000 employees. The country uses over 2 million tons of paper annually. Printing houses are closely following global trends such as digital printing services, while the presence of numerous international publications has generated demand for high quality printing. “The industry intends to fulfill its goal of exporting 30,000 million Baht worth of printed materials annually and PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will help it improve and raise the standards of Thai printing and motivate printing companies to increase their capabilities to compete with their international peers,” commented Kriengkrai Thiennukul, President of the Thai Printing Association. Packaging is a key component of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL as well as a key contributor to Thailand’s manufacturing industries. Anek Vidhayasirinun, President of the Thai Packaging Association, remarked: “Packaging is an important part of almost all production processes. Some packaging manufactured in Thailand is exported as materials and packaging products, but the majority is used in the packaging of products for sales in the domestic market and for export. Because of strong competition in the industrial and agricultural sectors, developing products and suitable packaging are necessary to secure a competitive advantage in the market. PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will serve as a forum for packaging professionals to showcase their latest innovations and contribute to the success of their customers.” NewsCom Asia Pacific Technical Association (NAPTA) will hold the first NewsCom Conference in Bangkok to coincide with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2007. The two day conference will focus on all areas of newspaper and commercial web print production, with a special focus on machinery trends, developments and technologies. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2007, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: [email protected] Or visit the web site http://www.mdna.com