In PKN's latest People in Packaging column, we pay tribute to Mark Dingley's leadership, which has shaped the success of peak industry association APPMA.

PMMI, in collaboration with APPMA, AMEC, and PPMA, has released the 2024 Guide to Global Markets Report, which give insights into growth opportunities for the machinery sector across food, beverage, pharma and other sectors.

The first print issue for 2024 of Machinery Matters, APPMA’s regular supplement published in partnership with PKN and Food & Drink Business, is hitting desks this week and is also available online.

Nathan Wardell, managing director at Packserv, has been appointed to the APPMA board to replace Mark Hollingsworth, who retired from the board following his resignation as Rhima Group’s CEO. 

APPMA hosted its final Member Dinner for 2023 at the iconic Penfolds Magill Estate, with the event drawing an 80-strong crowd from APPMA member companies and industry partners, filling the venue to capacity.

When recently appointed managing director Simon McDonald talks about SMC Australia New Zealand (ANZ), four key words continuously surface: success, growth, investment and improvement.

With the window for the 100 per cent depreciation tax incentive having been reduced to $20,000 assets from 1 July, is a chattel mortgage still the right structure for financing equipment? Finlease has the answer.

Cash flow finance can help with the management of your business, allowing you to take advantage of opportunities and giving you peace of mind that you have available working capital, says Finlease.

The submissions for the APPMA Awards of Excellence are closing soon. APPMA members and APPEX exhibitors are eligible to enter, with nine awards categories expanding the scope of recognition for companies and individuals who have excelled.

The latest print issue of Machinery Matters, APPMA’s regular supplement published in partnership with PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business, has now hit desks and is also available online. We bring you the latest news, trends and technology relevant to the Australasian packaging and processing machinery sector.

The judging panel for the 2024 APPMA Awards of Excellence has been announced, comprising 11 industry-leading professionals carefully selected from across the packaging and processing sector.

The APPMA networking dinner on 27 June in Brisbane was attended by 60-plus members keen to hear from Glenn Butcher, Queensland Minister for Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, about the growth potential for manufacturing in Queensland.

APPMA's 2024 Awards of Excellence, a prestigious national program recognising innovation, leadership and best practice in the Australian packaging and processing sector, is open for submissions.

Hort Connections is Australia’s largest conference and trade show for fresh produce. Supported by APPMA, this year’s event was held in Adelaide from 5-7 June, with a host of packaging materials and equipment providers showcasing their solutions. In this post-show round-up, we discover the value of the event for some key suppliers to this sector.

The APPMA executive team reflects on a successful Interpack experience, and APPMA chairman Mark Dingley discusses how this is a positive precursor to the APPEX trade show scheduled to take place in March next year.

The government's Instant Asset Write Off is set to finish on 30 June, with eligibility conditional on the asset installed or first used by that date, not just ordered by then, as Finlease advises.