A number of APPMA member companies have identified ProPak Asia as the number one exhibition to showcase their products to the ASEAN region. To support them, APPMA will have a presence at the show from 12-15 June at BITEC in Bangkok.

The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) will be participating in the Australian Pavilion at ProPak Asia 2019, taking place at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand this month.

APPMA general manager Michael Moran, who will be manning the stand, says the association's motivation for exhibiting at ProPak is four-fold: to represent and promote both the APPMA and its members; to support members exhibiting on the pavilion and elsewhere in the show halls; to develop business partnerships; and to identify agency/distribution opportunities that will benefit the membership.

APPMA member companies on the Australian Pavilion include Australis Engineering, Lantech Australasia, Rhima Australia, Profile Solutions, INOX Australia, HMPS, and Fibre King, with other member companies including Gold Peg (Australia) and Heat and Control having stands outside of the pavilion.

The show will stage 18 pavilions from 13 countries including Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UK, and USA.

The pavilion enables Australian manufacturers and distributors to showcase their products and companies to the Asian market in an affordable way.

ProPak Asia has been serving the ASEAN region for 27 years and is the regional hub for connecting packaging and processing manufacturers and suppliers. ProPak Asia 2019 will showcase over 20,000 products and solutions across 1900 exhibitors from 50 countries within nine zones over four days.

It is positioned as the ‘must-attend’ industry event in Asia for Asia, and will showcase new automation and technological advances enabling productivity of operations and manufacturing standards to meet the increased quality and expanding varity of products developed to meet today's consumer demands.

"For those attending, we invite you to come and visit us in the Australian Pavilion on stand AM35," Moran says. "We look forward to seeing you there."

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