The Int’l Exhibition Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2024 returns from March 13th - 15th at SECC, HCMC
Accompanying the plastics and rubber industry in Vietnam for over a decade, the 11th edition of Plastics & Rubber Vietnam exhibition will take place from March 13th -15th, 2024 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), District 7, HCMC. The event is recognized as one of the prime opportunities for foreign key players in the plastics and rubber sectors to penetrate Vietnamese market, connect with local manufacturers who are actively seeking new technologies to innovate their production lines. Plastics & Rubber Vietnam is expected to attract 100+ exhibitors in 2024 (Photo: Plastics & Rubber Vietnam, Hanoi 2023) In 2023, foreign investment inflows into Vietnam saw a significant increase of 32%, reaching nearly $36.62 billion (Ministry of Planning and Investment, 2023). The plastic market in Vietnam is estimated to reach 10.92 million tons in 2024 and 16.36 million tons in 2029, with a CAGR growth of 8.44% in the forecast period (Mordor Intelligence, 2023). Additionally, Vietnam earned $2.89 billion from exporting 2.14 million tons of rubber last year. Plastics & Rubber Vietnam will showcase a wide range of the latest technology, machinery and cost-effective solutions from across the world (Photo: Plastics & Rubber Vietnam, Hanoi 2023) In the midst of this growth, Informa Markets brings Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2024 back to Saigon Exhibition Convention Center (SECC) from March 13th to March 15th. The show is expected to gather 100+ exhibitors from 14+ countries and regions, covering a gross space of 3,300 sqm. With an estimated 6,000+ trade visitors, this exhibition will assist exhibitors in building an expansive network with key decision-makers in the plastics & rubber industry in Vietnam. In addition to the exhibition activity, the show is undoubtedly an unmissable opportunity for key buyers and the entire community to discover leading product innovations. It also provides a platform to stay updated on the latest technological, operational, policy, and market trends through numerous seminars covering topics such as manufacturing, distributing raw materials & additives in plastic products, sustainable & recycling solutions, etc. Plastics & Rubber Vietnam will host many valuable seminars (Photo: Plastics & Rubber Vietnam, Hanoi 2023) With a diverse range of showcased products, including machinery & equipment for the plastic and rubber industry; raw materials; additives; semi-finished products; technical components & reinforced plastics; general services; research & science, Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2024 is an excellent trade forum for plastic manufacturers and processors. It provides an opportunity to present products, build brand image, explore new cooperation opportunities, and identify economic potentials in the Vietnamese market and region. The plastic industry in Vietnam plays a crucial role in supplying materials to many key industries, including packaging, electrical and electronic, construction, automotive, household products, etc. Plastic packaging, among these sectors, holds the majority market share of plastics in Vietnam, contributing to over 60% of the country's annual export revenue (Vietnam Plastics Association). Looking ahead, by 2024, the rubber market in Vietnam is predicted to have a successful year. Export levels are expected to increase by 10-17%, driven by strong demand from both the domestic and global markets. The exhibition brings many opportunities for cooperation between Vietnamese and international businesses (Photo: Plastics & Rubber Vietnam, Hanoi 2023) Mr. Nguyen Manh Thang, Deputy General Director of VietNhat Plastic Production Co., Ltd, shared in the last edition of Plastics & Rubber, which took place last year in Hanoi: “The exhibition brings many opportunities and value to our company. It allows us to seek partners, suppliers, and obtain plastic molds and packaging labels.” Additionally, Mr. Joachim Lim, General Director of HASCO Singapore (PTE) Ltd, stated, “We have participated in the Plastics & Rubber Vietnam exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi for years. The exhibitions have been very successful, demonstrating that Vietnam is a potential market to promote plastic and rubber products. We definitely plan to return and participate in the Plastics and Rubber Vietnam exhibition this year.” With over 10 years of presence in the plastic and rubber industry in Vietnam, Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2024 promises to provide an open exhibition space, effectively connecting suppliers and business customers. Detailed information: THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL PLASTICS & RUBBER TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS EXHIBITION FOR VIETNAM ●Date: March 13 – 15, 2024 ●Venue: Saigon Exhibition Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh city ●Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 ●Website: https://plasticsvietnam.com/ ●Email: [email protected] ●Phone: (+84) 28 3622 2588
Go Discover: Registrations open for Vitafoods Europe 2024 in Geneva
Location ：Geneva, Switzerland
Registrations are open for Vitafoods Europe 2024 (14-16 May), the leading global platform for the nutraceutical, functional food and beverage, and dietary supplement industries. After 26 highly successful years in Geneva, the 2024 edition of the world’s nutraceutical event is anticipated to be the biggest yet, featuring the debut of a Technology & Equipment Area and a R&D Pavilion, as well as an expanded Finished Products Area. Over 20,000 visitors and 1,100 exhibitors are expected to attend the Palexpo exhibition centre this May before the event’s relocation in 2025. The event’s returning and new features will offer even more opportunities for collaboration across the full supply chain – including suppliers, retailers, distributors and brand owners, like Arla, P&G and Coca-Cola. Plus, back by popular demand, the Future of Nutrition Summit (13 May, Marriott Hotel) and Vitafoods Europe Conference (14-15 May) return for 2024. To celebrate the event’s last year in Geneva and to thank the nutraceutical community for its continued support over the years, the Vitafoods Europe Conference will be free to attend on the show floor, providing access to industry-leading content for all. From humble beginnings to a global community Vitafoods Europe launched in 1997 with just 100 exhibitors, 1,200 attendees and a mission to create a platform that meets the growing demands of the emerging nutraceutical industry. The event has since grown to be the leading global event for nutraceutical, functional food and beverage, and dietary supplement professionals, welcoming tens of thousands of visitors and more than 1,100 exhibitors each year. Reflecting on the brand’s journey, Julien Bonvallet, Group Brand Director at Informa Markets remarks: “We could never have imagined all those years ago that our small corner of the Palexpo exhibition centre would grow to the bustling hub of the industry we see today. Our success is not only measured in the size or scale of the event, but also the astounding love and loyalty shown to the event by the nutraceutical community that continues to this day. As always, we’re committed to growing and evolving our offering in line with market developments and community needs, to keep us at the heart of the nutraceutical industry for many years to come.” Go discover Designed to inspire connection, innovation and positive change across all corners of the supply chain, Vitafoods Europe has established itself as the go-to annual event for the nutraceutical industry. The 2024 edition will balance new features and content with all-time favourites, making it an event not to be missed. Highlights include: The Future of Nutrition Summit (13 May, Marriott Hotel, Geneva) – designed for independent futurist thinkers throughout the industry and beyond, this exclusive paid-for one-day summit will offer a snapshot of the nutrition industry in 5+ years’ time, diving deep into the future of health, product development and retail. It will also provide opportunities to network with C-level experts from a range of diverse disciplines, including food science, sustainability, retail, nutrition and public health, as well as start-ups, scale-ups and investors. The Vitafoods Europe Conference (14-15 May) – free to attend in 2024, this two-day conference will see experts from across the field present data-driven and evidence-based solutions, the latest research, ingredient insights, innovations and formulation strategies within the biggest trends in nutrition today. Visitors can discover expert insights across a range of health benefit areas, including sports nutrition, immune and gut health, cognitive and emotional health, and healthy ageing. The NEW Technology & Equipment Area and R&D Pavilion – this year, Vitafoods Europe introduces its first ever area exclusively dedicated to the technology and equipment innovations driving the industry forward. Created in response to visitor demand, it will bring together leading players in technology innovation – such as IMA, OMAG and Marchesini Group – to showcase their cutting-edge solutions in action. The Finished Products Area – back and bigger than ever, the expanded 2024 Finished Product Area provides even more opportunities for manufacturers to connect with leading brands, retailers and distributors. With the likes of Nestlé, Mars, Holland & Barrett and Wholefoods visiting the event each year, the Finished Products Area is the go-to place to discover the latest innovative concepts and market-ready products on offer. The Vitafoods Insights Theatre – this renowned theatre returns to the show floor, hosting a range of free expert-led content. Attendees from all sectors can discover insights to help their businesses overcome the real-world challenges facing the industry today, with sessions on sustainability, regulatory, market challenges and more. An invitation not to be missed “Over the last two decades, Vitafoods Europe has become the go-to annual event in the nutraceutical calendar – and this year is no exception. Vitafoods Europe 2024 not only marks our final chapter in Geneva, but also the next step in our commitment to serve the needs of businesses and professionals across the nutraceutical industry,” says Julien Bonvallet. “To mark the occasion, the 2024 event will be our best yet. This year, we have introduced new show features dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation, for example the new Technology & Equipment Area. Vitafoods Europe is the only nutraceutical event to bring together the entire supply chain. This means suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and everyone in between are represented – helping key players reach new audiences and make meaningful connections to help take their business to the next level.” “These past 26 years, particularly those at Geneva’s Palexpo, have been a privilege and we’re excited to invite everyone to join us here for one last time to discover what’s next for the nutraceutical industry and to celebrate the wonderful journey we’ve been on together.” Registrations for Vitafoods Europe 2024 are now open – to secure your place or learn more about what’s on offer, visit www.vitafoods.eu.com
Celebrating Innovation and Sustainability: KOREA PACK 2024 Showcases the Future of Packaging Solutions
Location ：Goyang, Korea
The 24th International Process & Packaging Exhibition, KOREA PACK 2024, is set to take place from April 23(Tue.) to April 26(Fri.), 2024, at the KINTEX exhibition center in Republic of Korea. This highly anticipated event, organized by the Korean Packaging Machinery Association, Monthly Packaging, and Kyungyon Exhibition Corp, will showcase sustainable, efficient, and safe packaging solutions. KOREA PACK 2024 aims to bring together cutting-edge packaging technologies and products tailored to various industries, including food and beverages, confectionery and bakery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and household goods. With more than 1,000 industry leaders and experts expected to attend from over 25 countries, including Korea, Europe, the Americas, Japan, China, Southeast Asia and India, the exhibition will feature over 3,000 booths, making it a truly international platform for the packaging industry. This year's theme, "Sustainability, Efficiency, and Safe Packaging," underscores the growing importance of environmentally friendly and socially responsible packaging practices. With a focus on carbon neutrality and addressing environmental concerns, KOREA PACK 2024 will host the "ESG Sustainable Packaging Special Exhibition & Conference." This special event will highlight companies that offer innovative packaging solutions that minimize environmental impact while meeting the needs of a rapidly changing market. The Korean Packaging Machinery Association, known for its expertise and contributions to the packaging industry, is committed to ensuring the success of KOREA PACK 2024. The association has secured approximately 9,000 square meters of exhibition space, providing a platform for companies to showcase their latest EOL (End of Line) technologies. Exhibitors specializing in food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics and Chemicals will have the opportunity to present their advancements in packaging machinery, materials, and services. Additionally, KOREA PACK 2024 aims to foster networking and collaboration among packaging companies worldwide by extending invitations to prominent packaging organizations from Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. In conjunction with the exhibition, KOREA PACK 2024 will host conferences and seminars that delve into the insights and strategies for sustainable packaging. Attendees can expect to gain valuable knowledge and explore practical approaches to integrating sustainability into their packaging processes. Exhibitor applications for KOREA PACK 2024 are now open and can be submitted through the official exhibition website. For further information and inquiries, please contact the exhibition office at Kyungyon Exhibition: [email protected]. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of KOREA PACK 2024, where the latest packaging trends and innovations will be unveiled. Join industry leaders, experts, and professionals from around the world as they gather to shape the future of the packaging industry. About KOREA PACK: KOREA PACK is an internationally recognized packaging exhibition held biennially in Goyang, Korea. With a strong focus on technological advancements and sustainability, it serves as a platform for industry professionals to explore innovative packaging solutions and foster international collaborations. For more information, please visit official website, www.koreapack.org
Propak East Africa 2024: Leading the Packaging, Plastics, Printing & Food-Processing Revolution in East Africa
Location ：Nairobi, Kenya
Propak East Africa, the premier exhibition and conference for packaging, plastics, printing, and food-processing professionals, is set to take place from March 12th to 14th, 2024, at The Sarit Exhibition Center in Nairobi, Kenya. Bringing together over 150 suppliers from across the globe, Propak East Africa offers attendees the unparalleled opportunity to explore the latest products and solutions spanning the entire packaging supply chain. From flexible packaging to printing equipment, from food processing solutions to pharmaceutical packaging, Propak East Africa is the definitive one-stop-shop for manufacturers, suppliers, and end-users alike. With sister exhibitions in West and South Africa, the Propak brand is synonymous with the largest community of packaging, plastics, printing, and food-processing professionals on the continent. The event is expected to attract more than 5,500 visitors from over 35 countries, representing industries such as food packaging, beverage packaging, retail packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and more. With a collective visitor budget exceeding $600 million, Propak East Africa promises to be a hotspot for business deals and networking opportunities. East Africa is witnessing transformative industry trends, and initiatives such as Extended Producer Responsibility and Circular Economy are driving businesses to adopt new strategies and technologies. Propak East Africa will feature daily conferences led by expert guest speakers, providing attendees with insights into industry trends and innovations. Moreover, visitors will have the chance to witness fully functioning packaging, plastics, printing, and food-processing solutions firsthand and interact with the engineers behind the technology. Propak East Africa is not just an exhibition; it's an immersive experience that offers invaluable opportunities for learning, networking, and business growth. Propak East Africa 2024 promises to be the highlight of the year for professionals in the packaging, plastics, printing, and food-processing industries. To register or learn more about the event, visit the official website at propakeastafrica.com.
Connecting cultures, fostering commerce: unveiling the global Halal market at the 2nd Saudi International Halal Expo & Summit 2024
Location ：Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi International Halal Expo & Summit, which is the first of its kind to take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will serve as an outstanding platform to present the latest trends of the global Halal market and to highlight the challenges this industry face which may vary in complying with Halal regulations & standardization and offer a great opportunity to focus on the latest innovations, research, and development within the Halal industry. The Exhibition aims to spread and expand the awareness about the industry among the visitors by attracting major international bodies to share their knowledge and to present their research and innovations. On a second note, the Saudi International Halal Expo & Summit aims to attract professionals from around the world, Muslims, and non-Muslims to establish great business opportunities with local, regional & international businesses. The Saudi International Halal Expo & Summit promotes a healthy, ethical, and fairway of life in all aspects including family, society, and business interactions and transactions where anyone would be attracted to these values that transcend religion. The organizers of the Exhibition; 1st Arabia Tradeshows & Conferences set the Expo date of the second edition to take place from 28 – 30 October 2024 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center – RICEC. The organizers aim to secure and connect more than 200 local & international companies in this three-day event, welcoming over 10,000 visitors from nearly 35 countries worldwide for an opportunity to conduct business meetings, attend lectures and explore new trends in the Halal industry and the Halal certification. After a successful event in 2022, the organizers will host this exhibition for the second time & aim to maintain the great success we achieved in the first edition annually and continue to contribute in highlighting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the main hub for all the Halal industry’s businesses and create a huge network of new buyers and suppliers. 1st Arabia Tradeshows & Conferences is pleased to announce the partnership with ALTA Enterprise Co., Ltd will continue for the second year, which is believed to be an important partnership and of added value to the Saudi International Halal Expo & Summit. Mr. Bilal Al Barmawi – CEO & Managing Director of 1st Arabia Tradeshows & Conferences said “After a successful first edition, We will continue to welcome all professionals in the Halal industry worldwide to meet, network and to share experiences in the Saudi International Halal Expo & Summit, and we humbly offer this opportunity to all the international companies & organizations to gain a greater exposure in the Muslim hub & the fast-growing consumer market of Saudi Arabia”. Al Barmawi also added “We believe that the support of local & international partners in the Halal industry and the Food & Beverage industry respectively is very important to us & of great value to the exhibition. Our partners play a great role in the continuation of the success of our event.” For more details and on information on how to participate in the Saudi International Halal Expo & Summit, visit www.saudihalalexpo.com
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America returning to Boston with latest innovations and trends impacting the seafood sector’s rapidly evolving landscape
Location ：Boston, USA
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, produced by Diversified Communications, will be back in Boston, MA on Sunday, March 10 – Tuesday, March 12, 2024. With an exhibit hall that has already surpassed its previous edition, currently at 244,965 net square feet of exhibit space and still growing, the event brings seafood suppliers, processing and packaging equipment, services companies and professionals from around the world to demonstrate their latest innovations, products and services and build lasting relationships with North American buyers. “The presence of exhibitors from more than 45 countries in the exhibit hall demonstrates the significance of the North American market on the seafood industry at large,” says Wynter Courmont, Vice President of Seafood at Diversified Communications. “Countries including Norway, UK, Ecuador and Chile have increased their presence at this year’s event and we are excited to welcome new exhibitors from countries including Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Mauritania and Myanmar.” This year’s event will highlight innovations around sustainability and aquaculture from emerging startups and legacy brands on both the processing and seafood side. Among several companies showcasing innovative sustainability practices are Integrated Information Systems SA, a technology company helping aquaculture producers, Cesit Mensucat, a company that creates knotless nets for the seafood industry and Seawise Innovative Packaging, a company that produces sustainable thermal packaging. Other companies that will present their latest offerings at this year’s event include Mowi, Cermaq, Anova Foods Inc, Leroy USA, Samuels Seafood, Multi X, Phillips Foods Inc, Hofseth International AS, Seaborn AS, Harbor Seafood Inc, Balfego & Balfego, ULMA Servicios de Mantencion S. Coop., Hiddenfjord, Thermogreen, Full Measure Oyster and more. In addition to the innovations presented in the exhibit hall, this year’s event will feature a robust conference program offering educational sessions that will touch on topics such as aquaculture and aquatech, artificial intelligence, consumer trends and insights, corporate social responsibility, food safety and compliance policy, labor issues and governance, marketing and branding, sustainability, traceability and transparency and more. Conference sessions will be presented by top industry experts from across the supply chain, with representation from Seafood and Gender Equality (SAGE), Seafood Nutrition Partnership, H-E-B, Riverence, FishWise, Aqua-Spark, Marine Stewardship Council, National Fisheries Institute, COMPESCA, Global Seafood Alliance, Pew Charitable Trusts, Atlantic Sea Farms, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Giant Eagle, Publix Super Markets, the U.S. Department of Labor, USDA and more. The 2024 edition will highlight new experiential areas to provide more opportunities for attendees to network with industry peers and explore the latest market innovations and discoveries. The brand-new Wave Makers’ Zone will host a full schedule of special events including the New and Featured Product Showcases, prestigious Seafood Excellence Awards, the popular Oyster Shucking Competition, chef demonstrations, live podcast interviews, sampling opportunities and more. Seafood industry buyers and professionals can learn more about Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America and register to attend by visiting seafoodexpo.com/north-america.
THAIFEX – HOREC Asia 2024 trade show: shaping the future of HoReCa with cutting-edge innovations from leading brands
Business owners and hospitality industry professionals from hotels, restaurants, catering (HoReCa) can learn how to take their enterprise to the next level at THAIFEX – HOREC Asia 2024, an event that responds to the growing demand for products and services in the sector. Some 300 leading brands, including Carpigiani, Electrolux, Gruppo Cimbali, Hobart, and UNOX, will exhibit their top-of-the-line innovative solutions across 9 HoReCa categories: bakery & ice cream, cafe & bar, cleaning & laundry, dining, furnishing, kitchen, services, technology, and wellness. THAIFEX – HOREC Asia will provide firsthand look at how these prominent brands are proactively meeting the industry’s evolving demands. Attendees can expect to witness the demonstrations of contactless and sustainable solutions, advancements in digital guest experience, energy efficiency optimisation, and the integration of plant-based menus, and effective strategies to reduce food waste. Positioned as a dynamic hub for cutting-edge technology and sustainable advancements, THAIFEX – HOREC Asia exhibitors will spotlight ongoing innovation. This includes eco-friendly packaging crafted from upcycled food by-products, energy-efficient appliances seamlessly integrate with AI, and state-of-the-art digital systems that are meticulously tailored for the unique needs of the hospitality sector. In addition to the exhibitors, the organisers anticipate the attendance of some 500 hosted buyers and 20,000 trade visitors to attend THAIFEX – HOREC Asia, which will be held 6-8 March 2024, at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand. Globally, the HoReCa sector is projected to double in market value by 2032 to approximately US$6.5 billion. Southeast Asia, a leading growth hub with population nearing 700 million, rising average disposable income, and over 17 million foodservice establishments, emerges as a pivotal player. Its region’s draw for tourists stems from its strong emphasis on ecology, sustainability, unique cultural traditions, diverse cuisines, and strong commitment to gastronomic excellence. Leveraging decades of experience and established relationships in the food service industry, the organizers of Southeast Asia’s largest food and beverage trade fair, THAIFEX – Anuga Asia, have developed THAIFEX – HOREC Asia 2024 as a strategy to accommodate the HoReCa sector’s expanding growth and demand. The organisers are the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Thailand , the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), and Koelnmesse, an international organiser of trade fairs, exhibitions and events worldwide. DITP and TCC play a critical role in supporting local exporters while Koelnmesse extends its expertise in fostering opportunities for local importers and international companies. For more information, please visit www.thaifex-horec.asia. Visitor registration is available at https://registration.thaifex-horec.asia.
New York City Hospitality Alliance becomes an association partner of The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York
The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York the premier event for New York’s hospitality industry, owned by Restaurant Events, LCC has announced that the NYC Hospitality Alliance (The Alliance) has signed on to be an Association Partner for the trade show and conference taking place Sunday, March 3 through Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the Javits Center in New York City. The Alliance is the leading voice of New York City’s restaurant and nightlife industry in the five boroughs of New York City. “One of the pillars we outlined when we acquired the International Restaurant Show was to ensure we evolved and enhanced it to best serve the market. That’s why I am so thrilled to announce this partnership with the NYC Hospitality Alliance and look forward to working with them to bring the solutions and ideas to the specific challenges faced by NYC area operators,” said Glenn Celentano, CEO & Partner, Restaurant Events, producers of the trade show and conference. “We welcome their members, who represent the restaurant and foodservice community from the five boroughs to the show. Restaurant, foodservice, nightlife and specialty coffee professionals will find a convenient and efficient way to access industry experts addressing key issues in three days of education sessions, shop and sample a full range of products from leading vendors and be inspired and entertained from several exciting special events and competitions.” “Many of our members have attended the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York and we are thrilled to join this leading event as an Association Partner, while bringing in a whole new group of hospitality professionals to experience the show for the first time,” said Andrew Rigie, Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance. “As an Association Partner, during the event, we will be hosting our annual State of The Industry Conference for all attendees to hear from leading industry experts and we will also hold our quarterly board meeting, giving our stellar board of directors the opportunity to discover the best in the restaurant and food service industry – from the newest food trends to the best in technology.” The New York City Hospitality Alliance (The Alliance) is a not-for-profit association founded in 2012 to represent and serve restaurant and nightlife establishments throughout the five boroughs. Home to more than 20,000 eating and drinking establishments, employing more than a quarter of a million people, the industry is vital to the economic foundation and social fabric of New York City. The Alliance bridges the gap between the hospitality industry, government, and the press. They advocate for a fair and equitable regulatory environment that removes barriers to entrepreneurship and job creation and seek to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, streamline the permit and licensing process, cut the red tape, and represent the industry’s perspective on proposed laws, regulations, trends, and other matters impacting restaurant and nightlife establishments. The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association (www.nysra.org), provides thousands of industry professionals with access to a renowned education program, special events, and hundreds of leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. The show will be co-located with Coffee Fest giving all attendees access to both events in the same exhibit hall. The two events will offer hundreds of exhibiting companies and over 80 hours of education programs, dozens of special events including culinary competitions, demonstrations, and several networking opportunities. To register for the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, click here. For exhibitor information contact Paul Pedrow at (484) 823-9608 or [email protected]. The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, to be held March 3-5, 2024, at the Javits Center in New York City is sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association, (NYSRA). The trade show and conference is owned by Restaurant Events, LLC which also produces the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Pizza Tomorrow Summit, to be held November 6-7, 2024 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL and the 2024 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo to be held August 25-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
FRUIT LOGISTICA’s fresh produce experts offer natural intelligence
Trade vistors can tap into the fresh produce industry’s largest gathering of experts and innovators and benefit from the exhibition’s unrivalled event programme. The programme overview is now online. FRUIT LOGISTICA retains its position as the epicentre of intelligent thinking on the future of the global fresh produce business. In Berlin from 7 to 9 February 2024, the world’s leading fruit and vegetable trade show presents a unique event programme of talks and discussions. Across six stages, expert speakers will share valuable perspectives on a range of essential topics, and offer intelligent, actionable insights. The Fresh Produce Forum will focus on digitalization, AI and sustainability, and consider the potential for profitable new developments in areas like digital marketing. Paulina Drott of GS1, for example, will consider how fruit and veg traders can interact within an immersive, virtual space known as the metaverse. On the Future Lab stage, practical solutions abound. Daniel Schubert from the German Aerospace Center reports on advanced greenhouse systems that can operate in Antarctica’s harsh climate; Vinay Kumar from VTT Technical Research Center talks about transparent packaging materials made from dissolved cellulose; and Plant & Food Research’s new CEO Mark Piper looks at digital simulators that allow researchers to test crops before they even grow them. For companies that want to improve their supply chains, the Logistics Hub is the perfect place to learn more. This time, the stage features a wealth of innovations: from new port security systems, advanced ripening centres, and efforts to make airflown produce greener, to new infrastructural developments in the Middle East, and expert advice on cargo claims. Plus Philip Gray of Drewry and independent consultant Thomas Eskesen provide fresh global perspectives on the international reefer shipping market. Elsewhere, the Tech Stage in Hall 5.1 highlights a vast array of advanced technologies: Ryan Rink from Apeel Sciences introduces RipeTrack, a measurement tool to determine maturity and quality quickly; Roland Wirth of Frigotec assesses new developments in cooling, storage and ripening. On Friday, the Tech Stage becomes the Startup Stage and draws together some of the industry’s most exciting advances. These include: an AI-driven platform that monitors supply and demand to identify market opportunities; a pollination and yield forecasting system based on AI technology and drones; IoT-based technology to detect, control and manage pests in real time; photovoltaic greenhouse panels specifically designed to generate power but also filter light; and sustainable coatings for glass to improve lighting efficiency in greenhouses. This year, Farming Forward will be a brand new format in the FRUIT LOGISTICA event programme. The Farming Forward Stage will be located in Hall 3.1 and exhibitors from the Smart Agri Area will present their insights and highlights under the title "The digital revolution in farming" on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Trade visitors can learn more about digital technologies for agriculture such as non-destructive fruit testing with spectral photography, AI technology for estimating fruit yields, digital insect monitoring and forecasting, a wireless platform for automating irrigation, post-harvest quality control with AI, drones that are revolutionizing agriculture, AI & digitalization within the fresh produce supply chain and much more. Workshops organized by the CEA Alliance will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons about controlled environment agriculture. “The CEA Alliance workshops on the Farming Forward Stage will offer insights into this rapidly growing sector of the fresh produce industry, from emerging technologies to strategies for profitability, to retail perspectives,” says Tom Stenzel, the group’s executive director. The programme overview for FRUIT LOGISTICA 2024 is now available online. About FRUIT LOGISTICA FRUIT LOGISTICA is the leading trade show for the globalfresh produce business and and represents the entire value added chain of the fruit and vegetable sector, from producer to the point of sale. At FRUIT LOGISTICA 2023 more than 2,600 exhibitors from 92 countries displayed their products, services and technical solutions. Some 63,500 buyers and trade visitors from 140 countries took part in the event. The next FRUIT LOGISTICA will take place from 7 to 9 February 2024 in Berlin. About Messe Berlin Berlin has been a trade fair destination for 200 years, and has been one of the most important such hubs for many decades. Messe Berlin – the state’s own trade fair company – conceives, markets and organises hundreds of live events every year. It strives to be an outstanding host for visitors at all events, generate optimal business stimuli, and provide fair conditions for everyone. This concept is reflected in the company slogan: Messe Berlin – Hosting the World.
Unveiling the future of food and packaging at Food Pack Asia 2024
Welcome to Food Pack Asia 2024, where innovation meets sustainability in processing and packaging technology! Join us for an immersive experience where responsibility takes center stage. This year, we proudly present a comprehensive display that includes both food and non-food packaging solutions. Let's unite for a bright future in the food and packaging industry at Food Pack Asia 2024! Highlights and Activities: Live Machine & Robotics Demo: Experience the newest technology and premium-quality machinery showcased by top global brands. Future Food System: Connect with experts in the food industry, exploring innovative food technology from government and private agencies. Packaging Technology Solutions: Unlock the potential of packaging solutions integrated with cutting-edge technologies. Make a Great Connection: Engage with professionals from over 40 industries at the exclusive event during Food Pack Expo, designed to facilitate long-lasting connections and networking opportunities. Learn from Experts: Attend complimentary educational sessions held at various venues throughout the event. Food Processing Show: Watch demonstrations of food processing machinery by manufacturers and distributors of leading brand machinery. Sustainable Packaging: Explore sustainable packaging solutions by leading brands from across the globe. Food Safety Sustainability: Discover the bright future for companies introducing innovations to enhance food production, logistics, and respond to consumers' needs in the food safety system. Inspiring Business Talks in Food & Packaging Seminar Sessions: A new knowledge platform for 2024 Food & Packaging industry trends by experts and professionals. Finance Leasing Solution: The only event that includes everything for your business! What to Expect from a 4-Day Show? Reach approximately 20,000 potential buyers over the 4-day event. Showcase your latest technology and innovative products to focused visitors. Meet target visitors and key decision-makers actively seeking your products and services. Generate more sales leads and explore new markets. Increase your brand awareness and strengthen your business relationships with new and existing customers. Stay updated on new trends, network, learn from industry peers, and develop strategic new business partnerships. Co-Located with: TIF: Thailand Industrial Fair: The famous event for Industrial Machinery, Equipment Tools, Packaging Machinery, Material Handling, Industrial Supplies, Warehousing, and Logistics. Warehouse & Logistics Asia: Warehouse technology exhibition featuring innovative material handling systems and logistics solutions for a complete supply chain.
The 8th edition of plast & printpack alger: key business platform for presenting sustainable solutions
Algeria is the second largest importer of plastics in primary forms in Africa & the Middle East (EUROMAP) and the largest investor in plastics and packaging technology in the Maghreb and one of the largest in Africa (VDMA). These technology imports enable Algeria to develop and diversify its own production, increase exports and substitute imports of consumables. It is against this background, that the 8th edition of plast & printpack alger in 2024 plays an important role in raising awareness of environmentally friendly materials and packaging among the Algerian public and making the public increasingly familiar with green solutions and circular economy. Organised by fairtrade Messe and Messe Duesseldorf, plast & printpack alger will be held at the Centre International de Conférences d‘Alger Abdelatif Rahal CIC from 04 to 06 March 2024. The event is to continue its growth story, both in quality and quantity, and international market leaders will be there again in 2024, as well as official country pavilions from Austria, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, Tunisia and Türkiye. NEW: Recycling Solutions @ printpack & plast alger The demand for recycling facilities in Algeria is growing, offering interesting business opportunities to international suppliers. The 8th edition of plast & printpack alger will now shine a spotlight on Recycling Solutions featuring the concentration of important recycling technology exhibitors in a dedicated area of the show, a high-quality conference program on this topic and the visit of buyers from all major recycling companies. Review: plast & printpack alger 2022 with high satisfaction ratings After 2 covid influenced years, plast & printpack alger 2022 marked the powerful restart for the Algerian plast & printpack industry. 110 globally leading exhibitors from 18 countries presented technology innovations and solutions to 3,675 professionals from 42 countries. During the accompanying conference, experts from Algerian government institutions and the private sector discussed with international experts and exhibitors on “Recycling of plastics and packaging materials - Algeria on the way to the circular economy”. Exhibitors and visitors were highly satisfied with the event. Exhibitor Latife Karabulut from Ekin Makina expressed her satisfaction: “plast & printpack alger 2022, the exhibition and the number of visitors, made us very happy. Just like in previous years. We love Algeria and plast alger. See you in 2024!” Of the 3,675 trade visitors, 95% came from Algeria (3,484) and 5% (191 visitors) from a total of 41 countries, including Tunisia, France, Turkey, Germany, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Senegal. The largest share of visitors came from Algiers, followed by Sétif, Blida, Oran, Bejaia, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Boumerdès, Constantine, Batna, Annaba, Tipaza, Ghardaïa, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen. Exceptional satisfaction rates were recorded both by exhibitors and visitors. Thus, 90% of the exhibitors declared being satisfied or very satisfied with the exhibition & conference as a whole and 96% of them wish to participate in the next edition in March 2024. plast alger: For some years now, Algeria has been investing heavily in the production of plastic raw materials to be able to gradually reduce these imports. Consumption and imports of plastic raw materials have increased by 10% per year over the last 14 years, from 304 kt in 2007 to well over a thousand kt in 2022. (EUROMAP) In the field of plastics technology, Algeria's investments amounted to 81 million euros in 2021. printpack alger: In the field of printing and paper technology, demand in Algeria is constantly increasing and imports in this field have grown from €57m in 2016 to €101m in 2020 and €77m in 2021, making Algeria, together with South Africa and Egypt, one of the three largest importers of printing and paper technology in Africa. When it comes to packaging technology imports, with €121m in 2021, Algeria belongs to the leading importers, together with Egypt, South Africa and Nigeria. (VDMA) For more information: www.plastalger.com www.printpackalger.com
Interplastpack Africa 2024: uniting plastic, rubber, packaging, and printing industries in the heart of East Africa
Interplastpack Africa 2024 is the most influential trade platform for businesses in the fields of Plastic, Rubber, Packaging and Printing. This international trade exhibition gathers companies from Central & Eastern African countries under one roof, for promoting trade and cultural exchange. This event is organized every year in Tanzania, an over 44 million populated East African country that has become the commercial center of East Africa, in relation to continuous growth in manufacturing and services. The 4th Edition of this annual fair is scheduled in January, 2024. The companies in Plastic, Packaging and Printing fields seeking business opportunities in Tanzania must save the dates in their calendar and register online right away. Interplastpack Africa 2024 is going to be held from 26 - 28 JANUARY 2024 at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. This upcoming event will attract trade visitors from Tanzania & its neighbouring countries, including Botswana, Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Kenya and Uganda. People group based on profession and business, expected at the event. New Projects Worth USD 4.25 Million Will Strengthen Tanzania Agriculture Productivity The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) has approved a total of USD 130 million in grant funding to be used for three development projects and three syndicated loans in Tanzania. PTA-Bank-TanzaniaDetails of the grant include the awarding of USD 50 million to Kilwa Energy, USD 20 million to the food and packaging firm 21st Century, USD 3 million to Sea Rock, USD 20 million to Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco), USD 20 million to the Tanzania Ports Authority and the remaining USD 25 million to the Government of Tanzania According to Admassu Tadesse, PTA Bank President and Chief Executive, the bank is committed to furthering development in the region and to strengthening financial markets through trade, project and infrastructure financing. (Tanzania invest) Tanzania Fastest Growing Economy In East Africa In 2014 According to Deloitte's Northeasterly Bearing Economic Outlook 2014 report, Tanzania was the fastest growing economy in East Africa In 2014 with a GDP growth of 6.9%. The agricultural sector, which accounts for half of the national income, grew by an estimated 4.3%. This has been driven by an increased production of the major food crops such as maize, paddy, millet/sorghum and cassava. During the same year microeconomic indicators of the other East African countries mentioned in the report (namely Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda) were the following: Kenya had a GDP growth of 5.1% and an inflation that was successfully reduced to 5.7% at the end of 2013 and revamped to 6.4 % in April 2014. Uganda had a GDP growth of 5.8% in 2013 and an inflation of 5.9 % at the end of 2013 that was revamped to 6.9% in January 2014. Rwanda had a 6.5% GDP growth in 2013 and inflation of 4.2% at the end of 2013. According to the forecasts included in the report based on BOT and International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates, Tanzania GDP is expected to reach 8.2% in 2014 and 8.1% in 2015. (Tanzania Invest News) Tanzania Production Index of Manufacturing Industries Improves According to Tanzania’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Production Index of Manufacturing (PIMI) achieved 10.8% growth in 2012, the highest increase since 2006.The index measures the quantify of commodities produced by different manufacturers and provides an accurate reflection of production trends. The overall PIMI for 2012 was 328 compared to 296 the year before, a 10.8% increase. The growth has been attributed to strong performances in the primary metal industries as well as in food, beverages and tobacco. The manufacturing sector in Tanzania is the third most important to the overall economy with an average contribution to GDP of 8% over the last decade.
Reaching for the stars with the 9th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2024
Following the remarkable success of the 8th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria in March 2023 (Post show report), the organisers are committed to raising the standards even further. Their relentless efforts are focused on enhancing every facet of the upcoming 9th edition in March 2024, ensuring an experience that surpasses the already exceptional benchmark set before. The event, organised by German trade fair specialists fairtrade, will be held from 26 to 28 March 2024 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Victoria Island. And here is what exhibitors may expect. An incredible sustained interest in the exhibitors’ products & solutions on the part of decision-makers from business and politics A very large number of targeted business meetings - these resulted in an 89% exhibitor satisfaction rating in 2023. Active participation of key ministers from the new government, both at the Federal and Lagos State levels Spotlight on Milling & Bakery @ agrofood Nigeria 2024 featuring prominent exhibitors from the milling and bakery sector, engaging workshops and live bakery sessions. The 2024 MFI Awards on 26 March 2024 co-sponsored by the MFI Micronutrient Fortification Index and powered by TechnoServe via a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored initiative, the Technical Assistance Accelerator Program. Key learnings from 20+ sessions with 70+ speakers in the top level 3-day conference Great networking As Africa's largest economy will invest more and more in agrofood & plastprintpack solutions, products and technologies, bright times are ahead for all market participants. Spotlight 2024 on Milling & Bakery In the bustling landscape of Nigeria, the milling and bakery industry is experiencing an extraordinary surge. Fueled by rapid population growth, urbanisation, and evolving consumer preferences, this sector is ripe with opportunities. The demand for bakery products, including the rise of healthy and organic options, has propelled local and international bakeries to expand their operations across Nigeria. Embracing the wave of innovation, many bakeries have harnessed the power of automation and technology in their production processes. This transformative shift has not only enhanced efficiency and cost-effectiveness but also enabled the creation of an extensive range of delectable products. Against this backdrop, the 9th edition of agrofood Nigeria is set to cast a luminous Spotlight on Milling & Bakery. This highly anticipated event will showcase: Prominent exhibitors from the milling and bakery sector, Engaging workshops and live bakery sessions, Themed panel discussions featuring industry experts, A plethora of influential buyers representing major milling and bakery companies. Top level 3-day conference A top level 3-day conference featuring 20+ sessions and 70+ top-class speakers will run alongside the exhibition. Due to high demand in 2023, the conference room had been enlarged to 180 seats and equipped with an 11m wide backdrop, including 7m of LED for the best possible presentation quality. C-level speakers representing market-leading companies and institutions deliver educational and entertaining sessions of the highest quality, promising immediate benefits for the audience in their day-to-day business. The 2024 MFI Awards on 26 March The 2024 MFI Awards will again be hosted alongside agrofood Nigeria and WACCSE 2024. The MFI Awards Ceremony is co-sponsored by the MFI Micronutrient Fortification Index and powered by TechnoServe via a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored initiative, the Technical Assistance Accelerator Program. Several Nigerian ministers and members of the Dangote family and the Dangote Foundation will personally present the awards to the CEOs of the top 5 brands in the wheat flour, edible oil and sugar industries. WACCSE again co-located with agrofood Nigeria as fairtrade & OTACCWA deepen their cooperation Based on the excellent cooperation ever since the 2021 event, fairtrade & OTACCWA, the Organization for Technology Advancement of Cold Chain in West Africa, also cooperate in organizing the 6th West African Cold Chain Summit & Exhibition WACCSE by OTACCWA alongside agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2024. Nigeria investing heavily in food, beverage and packaging technology - Facts & figures In 2021, Nigeria for the first time became the largest importer of food and packaging technology in Africa with €346 million, ahead of Egypt (€341 million) and South Africa (€293 million). (VDMA 2022) The enormous population growth from 224 million in 2023 to 411 million in 2050 demands high sustainable investments in Nigeria’s food industry. Sharp increase: Nigeria's food production has grown by 39.6% in recent years, from €26bn in 2016 to €36.3bn in 2020 and is expected to rise by 48% between 2021 and 2024, from €42.3bn to €62.6bn. (Euromonitor International) With food imports worth US$7.375bn in 2021 (WTO), Nigeria remains one of Africa’s biggest food importers – despite high investments in local food production. Facts & figures on the fast-growing Nigerian plastprintpack market With € 165m in 2021 (+48% compared to 2020), Nigeria is the second largest importer of plastics technology in Africa, just behind Egypt (€ 202m) and well ahead of South Africa (€ 144m). Nigeria’s imports increased by an average of 25% per year between 2016 and 2021. And with € 151 million in 2021, Nigeria is also one of the three largest importers of packaging technology in Africa, in line with South Africa with € 152 million and behind Egypt with € 195 million. (VDMA) Strong institutional support agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2024 enjoy the strong support of the following institutions: Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria & ECOWAS; AHK Nigeria Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria; APO Africa Packaging Organisation; ELAN Equipment & Leasing Association of Nigeria; FMARD Federal Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action; German Consulate General Lagos; IOPN Institute of Packaging Nigeria; Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture; NABC National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control; NABG Nigeria Agribusiness Group; NAFDAC National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control; NIFST Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology; OTACCWA Organization for Technology Advancement of Cold Chain in West Africa; VDMA German Engineering Federation For more information about the event, please visit www.agrofood-nigeria.com and www.ppp-nigeria.com
ProPak Philippines gets all set for fourth edition in January 2024
Location ：Manila, Philippines
The 4th International Processing and Packaging Trade Event for the Philippines (ProPak Philippines) is set to kick off 2024 with the biggest processing and packaging trade show in the country. It will roll out from January 31 to February 2, 2024 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. In its fourth edition, ProPak Philippines remains steadfast in its commitment to serve as an ideal platform for highlighting market trends, hosting industry networking and investments, showcasing innovations and latest products, and facilitating technical workshops and seminars offering sustainable and best processing and packaging solutions for local and international enterprises. Since its launch in 2019, ProPak Philippines has established itself as an annual trade event that facilitates connection between international suppliers and local and regional buyers who are looking for the latest sustainable solutions for processing and packaging. It gathers local and international brands and companies to present innovative solutions to the requirements of food, drink, pharmaceutical, and other related industries. Important trade event “ProPak is a brand that has established itself for almost three decades now through its series of events across Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. We are proud to bring the trade event to the country for the fourth time, with the commitment to make it as significant as its counterparts, namely, ProPak Asia in Bangkok, ProPak China, ProPak India, ProPak Vietnam, and ProPak MENA covering the Middle East and North Africa,” said Rungphech ‘Rose’ Chitanuwat, Country General Manager of Informa Markets in the Philippines, the organizer of ProPak Philippines. In its previous edition, ProPak Philippines gathered around 190 local and international brands and companies in a vast exhibition area (about 5,500 square meters). Over 8,000 attendees (mostly decision makers) from local and regional businesses graced the three-day trade event. In 2024, ProPak Philippines will continue to recognize the efforts of exhibitors that share the same sustainability goals as the trade event. Sustainable Booth Design Awards adds more excitement by encouraging creativity and resourcefulness among its trade participants. Bigger ProPak Philippines ProPak Philippines 2024 is poised to exceed expectations, signaling a robust resurgence for industries and businesses post the global pandemic. This upcoming edition is not only expanding its horizons by diversifying into sectors beyond food and beverage but also reclaiming its grandeur with a return to three halls, reminiscent of the successful 2020 event. Anticipating over 200 exhibitors, ProPak Philippines 2024 is set to provide a dynamic platform showcasing the latest innovations. Moreover, with an expected attendance of over 10,000, the event reinforces its pivotal role in the industry, gaining steadfast support from public and private sectors. The brand's enduring reputation among targeted visitors and businesses, coupled with their expressed satisfaction from previous editions, further cements ProPak Philippines 2024 as a premier industry event. Furthermore, the 4th ProPak Philippines introduces an enticing feature: the Ingredients Pavilion. This pavilion seamlessly amalgamates innovations and trends across various sectors, including food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and more. It serves as a comprehensive showcase, presenting game-changing ingredients, revolutionary processing tools, and techniques that transcend industry boundaries. This inclusive platform not only caters to the dynamic landscape of the food industry but also sheds light on the evolving pharmaceutical sector. Attendees can expect a curated experience, delving into cutting-edge processing techniques and breakthrough discoveries in pharmacy formulations—all under the umbrella of the unified Ingredients Pavilion. Finally, ProPak Philippines 2024 is set to enrich the experience with over 50 seminar and workshop sessions spanning its three-day duration. These engaging learning activities will explore captivating and insightful topics across various industries, with moderation and facilitation by a distinguished lineup of over 40 resource speakers. It's worth noting that the majority of these seminars will be free of charge and open to everyone, providing an inclusive opportunity for attendees to delve into a wealth of knowledge. Among the featured seminars, participants can anticipate enlightening sessions from esteemed organizations such as the Australian Institute of Packaging, Department of Science and Technology, Philippine Board of Investments, Philippine Printing Technical Foundation, Production and Operations Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Association of Food Technologists Inc., Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Philippines, and many more. ProPak Philippines 2024 aims to foster a collaborative environment for shared insights and advancements across diverse sectors, making these seminars an integral part of the event's comprehensive offerings. For visitor inquiries, contact Informa Markets representative: Danah F. Castillo through [email protected] or +63 2 8581 1921
Promoting green packaging technology trends at Propak Vietnam 2023
Location ：Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Propak Vietnam 2023 exhibition and seminar series that recently took place in Ho Chi Minh City introduced many advanced packaging technologies. Many in-depth sharing sessions helped visitors gain more knowledge about expanded responsibility in the packaging industry, towards green growth, and reduce emissions. ProPak Vietnam 2023 attracts the participation of more than 400 exhibitors from more than 30 countries and territories, mainly from developed and developing countries and territories such as the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands. The products on display focus on packaging and processing technology; technology for the beverage and pharmaceutical industries; materials; cold supply chain, logistics, storage; coding, marking and labeling technology; printing technology; technology, laboratory instruments, testing and many other services. Within the framework of the exhibition, there are also a series of international and technical seminars revolving around many aspects of the processing and packaging industry. A typical example is the International Conference program with the topic "Smart Packaging and Opportunities for Vietnam in the Asia-Pacific Region," organized by Informa Markets in conjunction with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA); and workshop "Food Security and Climate Change," co-organized by Vietnam Association of Food Science and Technology (VAFoST); and workshop "Regulating the extended responsibility of manufacturers under the Law on Environmental Protection: Opportunities for developing green - environmentally friendly packaging," coordinated by the Center for Services and Events of Natural Resources and Environment organization; or a seminar on the topic "Optimizing waste treatment and processing technology: Improving production efficiency and reducing environmental impact." Packaging is one of the important industries in preserving, transporting and distributing goods. Mordor Intelligence reports that Vietnam's plastic packaging market is expected to grow from 10.07 million tons in 2023 to 15.09 million tons in 2028, with an average annual growth rate of 8.44% (2023 - 2028). In particular, paper packaging is expected to achieve significant growth, from $2.37 billion in 2023 to $3.77 billion in 2028, with a CAGR of 9.73%. At the same time, packaging for the food and beverage industry continues to occupy a significant market share. This poses the problem of balancing economic and environmental benefits for traditional companies, while creating many new opportunities for other businesses. article credit