ProPak Asia, the Premier Processing & Packaging Exhibition for Asia, successfully concluded two events in Bangkok, Thailand. A combination of physical exhibition at BITEC on 20-23 October 2020, and overlapping virtual exhibition platform where exhibitors & visitors remotely connected online. And through hybrid pavilion, ProPak Asia allowed visitors at BITEC to meet exhibitors who couldn’t travel but participated & showcased products at ProPak Asia from around the world.

 

“The impact of the current health crisis has forced many producers to become more digitalised. I realise a great effort from Informa Markets, the Organiser, and its partners to organise ProPak Asia in these challenging times. I’m impressed by the variety of innovative methods used in the event such as digital platforms, online seminars, and a virtual exhibition,” said Dr. Nattapol Rangsitpol, Director-General, the Department of Industrial Promotion, Ministry of Industry, Thailand.

 

The physical exhibition attracted 554 participating companies from 34 countries with 1 Italy Pavilion and 20,546 attendees walking through the doors. Concurrently, the virtual exhibition was participated by 640 exhibitors from 33 countries and welcomed 4,745 online visitors. And the hybrid pavilion received 1,290 visitors onsite, generating 194 confirmed business matches.

 

Nine industry focused shows: ProcessingTechAsia, PackagingTechAsia, DrinkTechAsia, PharmaTechAsia, Lab&TestAsia; Coding,Marking,LabellingAsia, MaterialsAsia, Coldchain,Logistics,Warehousing&FactoryAsia, and PrinTechAsia connected stakeholders, brand owners, vendors, buyers, and experts both local and global through variety of activities. We greatly appreciate the support of all exhibitors and visitors, speakers, attendees, sponsors, and partners in government and private trade associations.

 

Various restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic caused the drop in overseas buyer attendance. Despite the impediment, exhibitors’ confidence has remained high with 8,000 sqm booked for the 2021 edition, 104% of this year, an indication of the prospects generated during the 4-day event. Likewise, the thrust of the Thai Government to sustain business for Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) as highlighted in the ProPak Asia 2020 event exemplified opportunities yet to come.

 

Thailand has once again showcased its competitive edge in packaging and processing for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, household & consumer goods, and agro-based products. ProPak Asia 2021 is taking inquiries now through Ms. Nongnaphat Jeerakitlert at +66 (0) 2 036 0500 or nongnaphat.j@informa.com and we look forward to seeing you again on 16-19 June 2021 at BITEC, Bangkok.