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An ever-growing list of Australian companies have identified ProPak Asia as the number one exhibition to showcase their products into the ASEAN region, and 2019 will be no exception.

Within the Australian Pavilion, located in the packaging zone, companies thus far include Australis Engineering; Lantech Australasia; Rhima Australia; Profile Solutions; the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP); INOX Australia; HMPS; and Fibre King.

Additional Australian companies booked to exhibit at the show that are located outside of the pavilion include Natec Network – Gold Peg (Australia) and Natec; Moisttech/Maselli Asia Pacific; Metz Australia; Heat & Control; and tna. Australian and New Zealand companies who are looking to grow their export offerings into the ASEAN Region still have time to secure a space for 2019.

ProPak Asia, which will be held at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand, from 12 to 15 June, is already at 85 per cent capacity, with wait lists for a number of zones. According to Justin Pau, general manager of UBM Asia (Thailand), the exhibition has become known as the regional hub for connecting packaging and processing manufacturers and suppliers.

“We anticipate that ProPak Asia 2019 will showcase over twenty thousand products and solutions across one thousand nine hundred exhibitors from fifty countries within nine zones over four days,” he said. “There will be eighteen pavilions from thirteen countries including Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UK, and USA.”

Last year’s conference attracted almost 49,000 buyers from 79 countries, a 9.19 per cent increase from the previous year. According to Pau, organises are excited about this year’s projections.

“The figures show increasing demands for technology and automation solutions and a global belief that ProPak Asia is Asia’s most important destination for anyone in the processing and packaging industries,” he said.

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