Proved to be an unforgettable event, Propak West Africa returns in September 2024
Location ：Lagos, Nigeria
This month, Propak West Africa returned to Lagos, Nigeria for its highly anticipated 10th Edition, welcoming 4,931 industry stakeholders through the doors to visit 152 exhibitor stands, showcasing the newest innovations from over 200 brands along with exciting live demonstrations of the latest equipment in action on the exhibition floor. This year’s edition, marking 10 years of Propak took place from 12 – 14 September 2023, saw industry professionals from across the packaging, plastics, printing and food processing industries unite under one roof to source the latest products and solutions to take their supply chain to the next level. This year’s event was opened by welcome remarks from Marilyn Obaisa-Osula, Associate Director, ESG/Sustainability at KPMG in Nigeria, Aruna Oshiokamele, Managing Director at Tetra Pak West Africa and Segun Ajayi-Kadir, Director General at Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) alongside an official introduction and address from George Pearson, Regional Director of Afrocet Montgomery. The exhibition halls were packed out with brands from all corners of the globe represented, international exhibitors included: Alps Machine, Coperion, Dura Impex, Galaxy Sivtek, Hilda Automation, Illinois Enterprises Co., Miele, Neofyton, Reifenhäuser, Serac, Stavian and Transworld Multipurpose Industries to name just a few. Organisers were also thrilled to receive much support from the local market with many leading suppliers present including ADECO, Beaumont Industrial Services, Boustani & Partners, CIS Buro, Esspak, Integrated Power Technologies Ltd, Mercongraphic, Msquare and Scube, Newlord Nigeria, Pacegate, Samtech, Tekniteed and Volpak. Onsite, at this year’s special edition of Propak West Africa, George Pearson said “As organisers we are thrilled Propak West Africa has reached the 10-year milestone. Since its launch, Propak West Africa has firmly established its status as the leading platform for local and international suppliers to meet, network, and do business with the biggest names in manufacturing in the West African region. From its humble beginnings back in 2012, the exhibition has seen the overall size increase by over 300%, a testament to how Propak West Africa continues to be an influential and effective platform for both companies looking to establish and develop their footprints in the region” Once again, the high-level conference programme returned to Propak this year with Organisers thrilled to have partnered with KPMG Nigeria as well as Institute of Packaging Nigeria in assembling a 2-day conference agenda which saw an esteemed line-up of speakers take the stage to share their expert knowledge and insight on the future of packaging and key market trends to watch out for in a series of presentations and panel discussions. Propak West Africa 2023 certainly proved to be an unforgettable event, with such a positive reception from the industries in the region attendees and exhibitors alike were overwhelmingly pleased with the event. Organisers were thrilled to have been able to celebrate a decade of Propak with such a successful event demonstrating the platform’s retained importance for the manufacturing sectors in West Africa. This year’s exhibition saw a fantastic onsite rebooking of 65% of the exhibition floorspace sold, which is an excellent indicator for exhibitor's expectations of continued success at Propak West Africa’s return in 2024 on 10 – 12 September. Organisers are looking forward to welcoming back the industries next year, with the event well on course for further growth. For further information on next year’s event and where your company could fit in, do visit the website or get in touch today. www.propakwestafrica.com Tsitsi Musumhi [email protected] +44 207 886 3032
¡Hola Barcelona!: Vitafoods Europe announces farewell to Geneva with relocation for 2025
Location ：Geneva, Switzerland
The development marks an exciting new future for the brand, with more opportunities for visitors and exhibitors at the world's nutraceutical event Informa Markets has announced that Vitafoods Europe, the world's nutraceutical event, will move to its new home of Barcelona in 2025. After 26 hugely successful years in Geneva, the decision comes after extensive visitor and exhibitor feedback, as well as exciting growth plans for the much-loved brand. With the global nutraceuticals market expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 9.3% by 2030, the move will allow the event to grow in line with market potential, welcoming more visitors and exhibitors and creating more business opportunities for companies that attend. Vitafoods Europe 2025 will be held on 20-22 May 2025 at Fira Barcelona, with more details on event features, content and sponsors to be announced next year. Speaking on the move, Natasha Berrow, Executive Vice President – Food, at Informa Markets, said, "After over two and a half incredible decades in Geneva, we're excited to announce that Barcelona will be the home of Vitafoods Europe from 2025. From humble beginnings in 1997 with just 100 exhibitors and a 2,500m2 show floor, Vitafoods Europe now welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every year to connect, learn and be inspired. The move is the result of the amazing growth we've had over the decades, and our new home will allow the event – and the companies that visit or exhibit – to continue to grow in line with the fast-paced nutraceutical market." A new chapter Defined by more than just its location, Vitafoods Europe prides itself on being at the centre of the nutraceutical community. Its new home in Barcelona is ideal for facilitating the growth of the event and the wider nutraceutical community. Firstly, Spain is both a key test market for new nutraceutical product launches and one of the top 5 countries in the European nutraceuticals market, which collectively make up 66% of the market. Plus, the city's accessibility was also a crucial selection factor due to the provision of more direct flights, accommodation options and streamlined logistics within the EU. Barcelona has approximately 40,000 available hotel rooms and nearly 3,000 flights departing from its airport weekly, connecting to almost 200 airports worldwide, including those in North America, South America, Asia and Africa. And the city's lively culture, attractions and food and drink make it an attractive destination, enhancing the Vitafoods Europe experience. Together, these factors will make it even easier for companies to attend Vitafoods Europe 2025 and explore new business opportunities. Berrow further comments on the announcement: "Our goal, as always, is to serve the needs of the nutraceutical community, both now and for years to come. So, as the industry evolves, so too does Vitafoods Europe. Barcelona has been selected as our new home after extensive research and listening to both our exhibitors and visitors, carefully considering what matters most to them. What's more, Barcelona is not only a key European market for nutraceuticals, but it also has the right mix of vibrant architecture, culture and atmosphere to match the vivacious spirit of our community. And thanks to the robust infrastructure offered by both the city and the venue, Fira Barcelona, this is just the next step in a long and exciting future for Vitafoods Europe." She adds, "We would of course like to thank the Geneva Palexpo team for a wonderful 26 years. We're excited to bring our best-ever Vitafoods Europe yet to Geneva in 2024, before welcoming in the next chapter with our much-loved community in Barcelona in May 2025." For the latest news on Vitafoods Europe 2025, visitors and exhibitors can get more information and register interest here: www.vitafoods.eu.com
Speciality Food & Drinks Asia Returns with its 5th Edition
Dive into a world of innovation at Speciality Food & Drinks Asia (SFDA) – Southeast Asia’s premier trade show for artisan, gourmet, and fine food and drink products and solutions. Held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, MBS in Singapore (Halls B & C) and co-located with the second edition of takeaway and delivery exhibition Food2Go, SFDA brings together trade professionals from the entire F&B industry, including restaurants, pubs and bars; meat and poultry; and speciality coffee and tea, to explore new products, create business opportunities, and share solutions to overcome industry challenges. Visitors will be able to experience product showcases at the showgrounds, witness celebrity chefs conduct cooking demonstrations at the Fine Food Live Stage, attend engaging panel discussions at the Innovation Stage, and taste the finest and newest brews at the Tap Room. SFDA will also witness the industry bringing the latest products and offerings to the table, and brand-new product launches by a myriad of exhibitors. SFDA will also feature exhibitors from 15 countries including Belgium, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. At SFDA, visitors can expect lots of excitement and buzz with a line-up of competition over the 3 days. Big Idea Ventures (BIV) – the most active FoodTech investor in the world – will be hosting the international finals of the first-ever Big Idea Food Competition to identify the best innovations in alternative protein. The first-ever ASEAN Butchery Competition, hosted by Montgomery Asia and the Meat Traders Association Singapore (MTA), will bring together meat professionals from the region to showcase their workmanship skills in meat carving and presentation. Singapore’s top baristas will compete in the Singapore National Coffee Championship, organised by the Singapore Coffee Association in partnership with Speciality Coffee & Tea Asia (SCTA). Register here to gain first-hand exposure to the latest products and cutting-edge advancements in food innovation, and network with key players in the vibrant F&B industry. Lucky visitors can stand a chance to win a speciality goods hamper (S$200) and a brand-new Thermomix TM6 (worth S$2,550). T&Cs apply. Registration is free for all trade visitors.
Global Ingredients Show 2024 - a new impetus for your business!
The 26th International Exhibition of Ingredients for the production of food, nutritional supplements, cosmetics and household chemicals Global Ingredients Show will be held on April 23-25, 2024 at Crocus Expo - one of the largest and most modern exhibition venues in the world. Global Ingredients Show is one of the leading business events in the market of ingredients and additives for the production of: food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, cosmetics and perfumes, household chemicals. Participation with a stand at Global Ingredients Show 2024 is an opportunity to: Find new customers among more than 2500 visitors from 54 regions of Russia: 65% of them visit the exhibition for the first time. Expand markets through direct negotiations with purchasing decision makers: 63% of visitors are top managers. Research the end-customer market and gather information to further improve your products. Exhibitors note that the exhibition helps to solve strategic tasks - to expand their own production and enter new markets. On average, exhibitors receive from 30 to 40 targeted applications for one day at the booth. The effectiveness of the event for exhibitors is confirmed by the feedback from participants. Thus, Irina Valeeva, Head of Sales Department of Lanix M Company, noted: "We are the only representatives of Korea here. This is the first time we participate in the exhibition and we have already 18 applications - this is a good indicator. We made sure that this is our target audience and we were very satisfied with the Ingredients and Additives exhibition, so we will definitely participate in it next year". Other exhibitor reviews >> In 2023, the exhibition was visited by 2,588 target specialists from 54 regions of the Russian Federation, of which 69% came to conclude contracts at the exhibition. Among the visitors were representatives of such companies as: Beautybrand, El Beauty, GLS Pharmaceuticals, Levrana, Mixit, Sentio, Solok Cosmetics, Akkond, Auchan, Belogorie, Vkusvill, Globus, Krasny Oktyabr, Babaevsky, Ramensky Confectionery, RotFront, Slavkond, Cheremushki and many others. Benefits of exhibiting >> Within the framework of the exhibition event there will be a 3-day large-scale business program, including 3 thematic tracks - "Foodstuffs", "Nutritional supplements", "Cosmetics". Speakers will include chief technologists, heads of quality and purchasing departments of manufacturing companies, heads of analytical and consulting agencies, representatives of industry associations, research centers, major retailers and logistics companies. Be among the active players in the Russian ingredients market - be among the exhibitors at the Global Ingredients Show. Book a stand for 2024>>> Contacts: Tel: +7 (495) 252-11-07 E-mail: [email protected] www.new.ingred.ru
FHM 2023 - Unleashing the Best Yet, Coming to You This September!
The highly anticipated and biggest Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM) exhibition to date, is set to take place from 19 to 22 September 2023 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). This biennial premier trade-only food and hospitality event, now in its 17th edition, will showcase 1,500 participating brands and companies, with over 25,000 attendees expected to visit over the four event days. Eight international pavilions have also confirmed their participation, with contingents from Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA and other nations set to exhibit their latest offerings at FHM 2023. FHM continues to be the top avenue for industry players to connect, drive innovation and discover business growth prospects, and the event’s expansion to a full 10-hall capacity will allow for greater participation and provide more networking opportunities for all attendees. "As the key event for the Malaysian food and hospitality industry, we are thrilled to have expanded our event to 10 halls this year so that we may welcome more industry players to benefit from the opportunities here. With our theme revolving around sustainability, we look forward to bringing together industry leaders and innovators to exchange ideas, forge new connections, and drive the industry towards a more sustainable future," said Mr Gerard Leeuwenburgh, Country General Manager of Informa Markets in Malaysia. This year, Informa Markets is also pleased to announce that HOTELEX Malaysia will be running concurrently with FHM 2023 for the very first time, bringing together two superior tradeshows leading the food and hospitality industry under one roof. "As the leading exhibition for the Chinese industry, HOTELEX connects Chinese and international catering and hospitality suppliers with F&B and HoReCa buyers from all over the world. Our partnership with FHM is a perfect match and it will be a grand collaboration that benefits all industry players. With a large-scale combined event under one roof, we can offer a more comprehensive range of exhibitor profiles to meet the needs of professional buyers from around the world," said Helen Fan, Executive Deputy General Manager of HOTELEX. With a wide array of exhibitors across 16 profiles that include all types of kitchen and hotel supplies, HOTELEX will enable domestic and international buyers to connect with suppliers throughout the entire industry, making it a one-stop shop for all their needs. Featuring the event theme of "Bringing Sustainability to the Table", FHM 2023 is proud to take this opportunity to spearhead greater sustainability within the F&B and HoReCa sector and help businesses navigate an evolving market landscape where sustainability is becoming a key priority. The organisers have placed emphasis on attracting a wider selection of exhibitors that offer sustainability-driven products and services, while simultaneously implementing a wider array of eco-friendly practices and processes during the event itself. In conjunction with the sustainability theme, FHM 2023 will introduce a new Plant-Based Terrace, which will feature a new profile of exhibitors offering plant-based proteins and meat-alternatives. With sustainability playing an increasingly important role in the hospitality sector, the event will also present a selection of sustainable soft furnishings and hospitality-related furniture. FHM 2023 will feature numerous other highlights that reflect ongoing industry trends, with spotlights cast on industry 4.0 advancements, sustainable packaging, nutritional food as well as the aforementioned plant-based food. Attendees will enjoy a wide array of stimulating side activities and mouth-watering culinary showcases, which includes a wine and Japanese gourmet pairing workshop alongside a wine education hub, as well as the eagerly awaited returns of Culinaire Malaysia and the Pastry Innovation Lab, which have been true crowd favourites in the past. Jointly organised by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), Professional Culinaire Association of Malaysia (PCA) and The Malaysian Food and Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA), Culinaire Malaysia 2023 is the most coveted culinary competition in Southeast Asia. The competition will feature more than 1000 top professional chefs from across the globe competing for culinary glory in a variety of exciting food preparation challenges, along with more than 50 reputable international professional judges from countries including but not limited to China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, and many more. Meanwhile, organisers have been inspired by popular demand to expand the offerings of the Pastry Innovation Lab and will debut two new unique specialty areas this year – a Pasty and Gelato Bar as well as a Sensorial Studio. A total of 12 demonstrations will be held with top Malaysian pastry chefs putting their skills to the test to craft unique desserts, pastries and showpieces infused with Malaysian and Asian flavours.
Fine Food Australia returning to Sydney’s ICC for 2023
Registrations for The Southern Hemisphere’s ultimate B2B food event, Fine Food Australia, are now open, which this year returns to Sydney's ICC. Supported by Platinum Sponsor MILKLAB, Fine Food Australia is the nation’s only established tradeshow dedicated to all things food will be held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre over four massive days from 11-14 September 2023. From retail to hospitality, bakery to import and more, the event is once again set to be a world of active discovery for businesses in the industry with visitors this year encouraged to ‘unlock their senses’. More than 850 Australian and international exhibitors representing the food industry, including foodservice, hospitality, catering, bakery, retail, import, export, distribution and manufacturing will exhibit the latest products, technology and services. Held over two levels at ICC, the event will also include a series of presentations and informative sessions conducted by industry leaders to educate and engage visitors with latest industry news, trends and more. Supported by Investment NSW as a strategic partner, Fine Food Australia 2023 is the only industry expo supported by the key Government and industry associations including Austrade, Australian Culinary Federation (ACF), Australian Foodservice Advocacy Body (AFAB), Foodservice Suppliers Association of Australia (FSAA) and National Association of Food Equipment Suppliers (NAFES). Event Manager, Andrew Lawson, said, “We are thrilled to be back in Sydney for 2023 hosting the ultimate food trade event, to inspire, educate and unite this incredible industry, which is the backbone of our culture and communities”. “Fine Food Australia is an unparalleled vehicle for uniting the industry the event is an opportunity to reignite business conversations, innovation, and face-to-face connections with quality Australian decision-makers”. “We have long been a proud supporter of the food industry showcasing the latest our partners have to offer, whilst also providing education and insight from industry leaders through activations and presentations. Whether you have a well-established business or are a start-up, we look forward to bringing the industry together over four fantastic action-packed days.” source
31th WORLDFOOD İSTANBUL EXHIBITION BRINGS FOOD PROFESSIONALS TOGETHER!
The International Food Products and Technologies Exhibition – WorldFood İstanbul, which provides the opportunity to exhibit and discover the latest innovations and food trends in the sector, will be held at Tüyap Congress and Fair Center on September 6 – 9, 2023. WorldFood İstanbul, the international meeting platform of the Turkish food industry, is preparing to introduce many new products and the latest technologies to the food industry. In the exhibition, where more than 600 foreign buyers from 70 countries will be hosted; exhibitors and visitors will have the opportunity to see innovations and products in the market, access international and domestic companies, and develop relations with suppliers and manufacturers. Hosting more than 30 countries like Afghanistan, Algeria, China, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, the exhibition will also host a total of 796 exhibitors, 713 of which are local and 83 are foreigners. TİM Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products Sector Board and all its exporters' associations, Turkish Food and Beverage Industry Associations Federation (TGDF) and Out-of-Home Consumption Suppliers Association (ETUDER) joined forces under the name of “Turkish Food Platform” with the aim of making WorldFood Istanbul International Food Products Technologies Exhibition one of the most effective exhibitions in its field in the world. The Turkish Food Platform aims for WorldFood Istanbul, the largest sector exhibition of Eurasia, to reach new records in terms of visitors, exhibitors, foreign purchasing professionals and business volume. ALZ Fair, one of the leading organizations of the Turkish exhibition organization sector, will take place as the "Cooperation Organization" at the WorldFood İstanbul Exhibition, which brings together the umbrella organizations of the Turkish food industry by going through historical cooperation. Welcoming 38,358 visitors from 163 different countries last year, International Food Products and Technologies Exhibition – WorldFood İstanbul not only created new business and partnership opportunities in its 30th year, but also offered a productive fair experience with its informative and inspiring events. By showing a realistic vision of the future to the sector with its Event Program, it brought to the stage many guiding issues for sustainable investments, technological developments and export-oriented projects. While 835 exhibitors from 25 different countries presented their more than 2000 brands to both professional visitors and over 600 foreign purchasing professionals from 77 countries, as a result of the meetings held within the scope of the WorldFood İstanbul VIP Procurement Committee program for 4 days, the targeted “minimum 1 billion Euro business volume” aim was achieved. Participants; More than 7,000 B2B meetings were held with the matching application, which brought together visitors and procurement committees, and new collaborations were signed. Last year, one of the largest meeting points influencing food and food technologies trends WorldFood İstanbul, where information on healthy and reliable products and zero waste kitchen tips were shared and recipes were prepared with planet-friendly flavors, accompanied by star chefs in order to raise awareness on sustainability and inspire the industry, will meet with its visitors and participants for the 31st time this year with the Food Arena event program, where the sector's agenda will be scrutinized with experts.
Visitor Registration opens for the 10th edition of West Africa’s leading manufacturing event
Location ：Lagos, Nigeria
Propak West Africa will welcome the region's manufacturing industries back under one roof in just nine weeks'time and registration is now open for visitors to sign up to attend the exhibition and conference. With this year marking the tenth edition of Propak, a record number of visitors are expected to attend to discover the newest innovations and learn about new developments across the sectors. The special milestone event taking place from 12 – 14 September 2023 at the Landmark Centre, Lagos will celebrate over a decade of growth, collaboration and innovation that Propak has achieved since inception in 2012, remaining the most trusted platform connecting the industries in the region. Key industry representatives from the packaging, plastics, printing and food processing industries will be present to mark the event with organisers looking forward to seeing over 5,000 visitors eager to take part and network with their peers. Organisers are pleased to be receiving an overwhelming amount of support from partners with Propak West Africa 2023 being sponsored by Engel, Neofyton and Leatherback. More than 200 of the world's leading brands will be present at Propak this year, showcasing their newest equipment and machinery and helping visitors to source the missing link in their supply chains. Both local and international companies from all corners of the globe have shown a real excitement for the upcoming event with all three halls now almost completely full, organisers are expecting this year's exhibition to be the be the largest yet. Companies exhibiting this year include Afra Technical Concept, Blucher, Bobst, Miele, Process & Packaging Equipment, Reifenhauser Blown Film, SACMI, Sonnex Packaging Nigeria, TetraPak West Africa and Veepee to name just a few. To see the full 2023 exhibitor list visit: https://www.propakwestafrica.com/exhibitor-list Alongside the exhibition, the three day conference programme will also be taking place with industry leaders taking the stage to open discussions on a range of the most important issues affecting the industries. Visitors will be able to gain key insight as this year's esteemed line-up of speakers share their expertise and knowledge across a series of presentations, interactive panel debates and technical workshops Over the past ten years the event has evolved into the premier platform for knowledge exchange, cross industry networking and exploring the future of the industries it serves and this year will be no different. Propak West Africa will be a truly unmissable event, with so much lined up for September be sure not to miss out by registering to attend for free and make sure you stay up to date with the latest news and developments. To learn more about how to get involved or if you would like to increase your return on your time at the event by taking a stand please visit – www.propakwestafrica.com
Gathering innovation and creating the future intelligently, ProPak China 2023 will start soon
Location ：Shanghai, China
As one of the most influential food processing and packaging industry exhibitions in China, co-organized by Shanghai Sinoexpo Informa Markets International Exhibition Co. Ltd, China Packaging and Food Machinery Co., Ltd., and China Food & Packaging Machinery Industry Association, the joint exhibition (ProPak China & FoodPack China) will open at the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai) on June 19-21, 2023, and will cooperate with Healthy Natural Raw Materials & Food Ingredients Exhibition, Health Nutrition Exhibition, Plant-Based Expo, Starch Exhibition and other series of brand exhibitions held at the same time, with an overall scale of 150,000 square meters of exhibition area, and is expected to attract more than 2,000 global high-quality exhibitors and 100,000 professional visitors. Focusing on seven major industries, more than 700 well-known brands participated in the exhibition "ProPak China 2023" is composed of two large-scale exhibitions in the processing and packaging industry with a long history, including the "28th Shanghai International Processing and Packaging Exhibition" hosted by Shanghai Sinoexpo Informa Markets International Exhibition Co. Ltd, and the "22nd Shanghai International Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Exhibition" hosted by China Packaging and Food Machinery Co., Ltd. and China Food and Packaging Machinery Industry Association. This joint exhibition brings together the advantageous resources of both parties, which will favorably promote the transformation and upgrading of the food processing equipment industry, improve the technological level of the processing industry, and lead the innovation and development of packaging in the entire industry. This year’s joint exhibition will create three themed exhibition areas: 5.1 International and Brand Hall, 6.1 Packaging Brand Hall, and 7.1 Liquid Packaging and Food Processing Brand Hall, as well as an intelligent automation display area, focusing on food processing machinery, food general machinery, packaging machinery, robotics and automation, and packaging. Materials and products, labels and flexible packaging, logistics packaging and other seven major industrial chains exhibited more than a thousand new products, new technologies, and new solutions, and it has become a "big show" for major manufacturers at home and abroad. A number of supporting activities are wonderful and upgraded again, magnifying the "spillover effect" of the exhibition This exhibition will deeply explore the new pattern of modernization and development of the processing and packaging industry. Beverage Industry Association, Shanghai Packaging Technology Association, Packaging Home, Packaging Machinery Industry Supply Chain Alliance, Packaging Zone and other industry professional organizations jointly create a new mode of on-site activities of "demonstration of equipment operation + display of design works + academic forum exchange". The "Wisdom Bay" theme exhibition area will lead the audience through the past, present and future time corridor of food processing in a novel form combining virtual animation and physical equipment, and feel the tremendous impact of the times and technological changes on the innovation of food industry products. impact, as well as the dramatic changes in manufacturing processes and organizational management models over the years. The organizer will invite industry leaders from professional institutions such as the Smart Factory Research Institute and the Packaging Machinery Industry Supply Chain Alliance to interpret the integration of digital technology and traditional manufacturing innovation with the practice of smart factory construction and operation as an example. In addition, experts from well-known companies in the industry such as IBM and Aimai will also analyze typical scenarios and key technologies from big data and AI-driven to intelligent manufacturing. In the "Design Bay" themed exhibition area, in addition to the display of dozens of award-winning works from the "New and Innovative Packaging Design Competition" sponsored by Shanghai Packaging Technology Association, senior packaging design experts will be invited to share wonderful cases and analyze AI, 3D Innovative application of printing and other cutting-edge technologies in packaging design. In addition, in order to help enterprises expand business opportunities, during the joint exhibition, the organizer will cooperate with the professional B2B platform "Food Processing and Packaging Online" to hold dozens of business matching activities, and use ProPak's massive buyer resources around the world to accurately invite domestic and international buyers. Home, through the 1-to-1 supply and purchase docking service, spare no effort to build a high-quality and smooth communication bridge for both sides of the supply and demand, to meet the trade needs of exhibitors to meet business partners and quickly obtain orders. For more exhibition information, please pay attention to the official website of the exhibition www.propakchina.com, the official WeChat account of the exhibition ProPakChina and the applet "Pakhua Processing and Packaging Optimization".
“Informa Markets ” is confident in the potential success of “ProPak Asia 2023”
Location ：Bangkok, Thailand
Informa Markets Thailand gears forward to host ProPak Asia 2023 on June 14-17, 2023, at BITEC, Bangna, reaffirming its readiness to welcome over 40,000 entrepreneurs. The event this time has been revamped with 8 zones to be exhibited and celebrate the 30th anniversary, spotlighting the status of upstream soft power in part of food to introduce Thai food to the global arena through innovative processing and packaging technology while driving business on the basis of the BCG Model for sustainability. Ms. Rungphech Chitanuwat, Regional Portfolio Director - ASEAN, Informa Markets Thailand, the organizer of ProPak Asia 2023, said: “Marking the 30th anniversary this year, ProPak has experienced challenges and triggers for improvements before it achieves this milestone. At ProPak, we aim beyond an exhibition platform, thus being a connector that connects upstream business (processing, packaging) to the downstream business (entrepreneurs). What’s special this year is that we noticed changes in markets as cutting-edge technology emerged. This emergence indeed is a way to add value to products of M-SMEs and farmers who could improve their packaging and strengthen competitiveness of their creation. With this success, it contributes to steering the community to feed products to the industrial market. This year, we have collaborated with the Food Innovation and Packaging Center, Chiang Mai University, in a pilot project to acquire and introduce community products to the global arena. Not only that, L-SMEs will also experience Tech Solutions that will fulfill their business needs. The event is hence truly a one-stop place to visit.” Ms. Rungphech added that: “At this year's event, we are focusing on the theme of 4S (Supply Chain, Safety, Security, and Sustainability) in driving the economy of food industry, both directly and indirectly, through our 8 unmissable zones, including Processing Tech Asia, Packaging Tech Asia, Drink Tech Asia, Pharma Tech Asia, Lab&Test Asia, Packaging Solution Asia, Coding, Marking & Labeling Asia, and Coldchain, Logistics, Warehousing & Factory Asia. Highlights of this year are: · Investment Clinic: As a collaboration with the BOI, entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups can seize an opportunity to consult with financial experts about their investment, business planning, business scale-up and development. · Post-Harvest Tech Zone: In collaboration with the Food Innovation and Packaging Center, Chiang Mai University, this zone is to showcase techniques for agricultural product storage and manufacturing process, e.g., storing, packaging, distributing. · Lab & Test Theater: In collaboration with INNOLAB, it encourages everyone to visit technological labs dedicated for food, beverages, medicines and personal care development. As for the public sector, the event is honored by Dr.Pattra Maneesin, Deputy Governor Industrial Services, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), who said: “The Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) has been an active partner with ProPak Asia. This year, the Institute is presenting research, scientific, technological and innovative services in the TISTR Total Solutions theme, comprehensively empowering entrepreneurs through science, technology, and innovation so that they can take bold steps in the industry, work against international standards, and be competitive in both domestic and international markets. Besides, it will showcase end-to-end research and service findings, covering agriculture, food, health and medicine, packaging while research and developments for recycling are also a focus. The TISTR provides Packaging Testing Services, e.g., for packaging materials (paper, plastic, metal); Biodegradable Material Test for transport packaging, retail packaging, dangerous goods packaging; Performance Test; as well as packaging design and development, e.g., labels and packages. A representing entrepreneur to attend ProPak Asia 2023, Dr.Ongart Kittikhunchai Chief Executive Officer, Sunsweet Public Company Limited, mentioned future food trends during the press conference in an interesting way. “Food of the future will be subjected to significant changes. Considering the environment and the increasing number of populations, food must be supplied sufficiently, not only in terms of amount, but also its nutritious contents. This thus can be a key turning point. Apart from that, food security is essential in all food businesses, regardless of locations. If we cannot catch up with the trend, we can be disrupted in the future. With respect to this, Sunsweet has engaged in product research and development (R&D), seeking new opportunities by leveraging knowledge, technology and transformation approaches. It has aligned innovative food products with consumer needs. Product demands in the global market become more intense after security events set in, which can actually be regarded as a market opportunity for exportation. On the part of the company itself, it achieved a 30% growth. Products that offer a longer shelf life in form of cans obtained a greater demand. Ms.Kanoknaphat Pachreang, General Manager, Strategy and Business Development, Kasetphand Industry Co., Ltd., mentioned adoption of the BCG model in boosting 3 business dimensions. “The BCG model is not something new, as it is a principle further developed from a strong foundation rooted in Thailand, integrated and extended to the chain of goods and service production, especially in 4 s-curve industries. From an entrepreneur's perspective, this is about self-reliance and it is forming the basis of sustainable development, as it harnesses the strengths of our country, including biodiversity and cultural diversity. The two are combined with knowledge and innovation to enhance products even better. The first return as a result of this is greater competitiveness, especially when it comes to innovation. Innovation brings changes as competition becomes intense and potential increases, and that means our income and environmental consciousness will be positively influenced. This is in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Policies and Goals. If we can achieve this, we shall be able to pave the way for the country to the leading position in the 4 s-curve industries. Regardless of external factors, changes in climate, energy or food shortage, if the BCG model can be applied effectively, I believe all problems can be addressed. Mr.Karan Tejasen, Chairman of the Board of VexCel Pack Co., Ltd., and Chief Operating Officer, SCG Packaging Public Company Limited, discussed the trend of packaging business. “Changes in demographics and lifestyles are conducive to the increasing use of packaging while packaging tends to be more functional and enhances convenience for users. As consumers are turning to greener alternatives, the choice becomes a factor that plays a key role in fueling growth of paper and alternative packaging solutions, e.g., packaging designed to use fewer materials, reusable and effortlessly recyclable, green and resource efficient. Moreover, the rising trend of e-commerce and omnichannel retail models are major growth factors of the packaging market in the region. Correspondingly, Mr.Theeraphon Nimitvanich, Chief Operating Officer, Eka Global Company Limited, commented: “Packaging contributes to a considerable influence on consumers, consumption behavior, purchase decisions, as, for example, it attracts consumers, being attractive and appealing while also engaging. Packaging can strengthen bonds between consumers and the product. Moreover, it can carry product information and benefits; for instance, properties and usage. It adds brand values, protects the content within and enhances durability – a way to confirm that a specific product remains intact and in a condition expected. The 30th trade and innovation exhibition for manufacturing, processing, and packaging industries ProPak Asia 2023 will be held between June 14 – 17, 2023, at BITEC Exhibition and Convention Center, with pre-registration available at https://bit.ly/408qfqD
Connecting the World's Best: FHA-Food & Beverage Returns with New Pavilions and Focus on Food Sustainability
Location ：Singapore Expo
This year, FHA-Food & Beverage is set to gather one of Asia’s largest line-ups of exhibitors from the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry from across the globe through their trade event to be held from 25 to 28 April 2023 at the Singapore EXPO. The trade show will be uniquely complemented by daily seminars, the Alternative Protein Asia Seminar Programme, as well as competitions to spotlight talents in the industry. Aiming to connect global F&B professionals, this event is set to bridge different stakeholders in the industry as they expand to new markets across the region. FHA-Food & Beverage 2023 seeks to bring an even more exciting line-up, new feature zone, and new pavilions to the show and has received overwhelming interest from exhibitors. This year’s edition will showcase over 50 different country pavilions and 1500 exhibitors from 70 countries. The event is also enthusiastic to welcome the China Pavilion, which will make its first return to Singapore since the pandemic. Spanning EXPO Halls 3 to 6, the massive trade event is expected to see more than 40,000 attendees to the exhibition and seminars. “The response to this year's event has been overwhelming, despite occurring shortly after the 2022 edition which was held in September and had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a testament to the popularity of the FHA-Food & Beverage event and its ability to draw people from all over the world. We believe that this event will greatly contribute to the development of the food and beverage industry in Asia and will help create better business opportunities for everyone.” – Ian Roberts, Vice President, Informa Markets Asia Creating All-Inclusive Approaches to Global Food Issues One of the main highlights of the trade event is the FHA Seminar which looks to create meaningful discussion on food trends, sustainability issues, and technology innovation as strategies to mitigate existing issues in the F&B industry. In a bid to further create an all-inclusive marketplace for the food and hospitality industry, attendees can look forward to presentations from industry representatives, eco-organisations, and research institutes on Asia’s ever-changing Halal food scene, sustainability initiatives to reduce food waste, and discussions on how agritech and aquaculture can be used to create a secure food future. Alternative Proteins: The Solution to Our Food Future? With alternative proteins emerging as an innovative solution to food security issues, the event further seeks to spotlight it to Asian audiences through the Alternative Protein Asia (APA) feature area, where top industry innovation trends in the alternative protein sector will be spotlighted through the specialised exhibition zone. Moreover, the event will have a Tasting Bar, where exhibitors will provide attendees with an opportunity to sample their alternative protein products. Additionally, the event will have a Start-up Village and an Alternative Protein Asia Seminar, where leading manufacturers, investors, and thought-leaders will share insights and updates on the current landscape, business strategies, and opportunities in Asia’s alternative protein sector to unlock a sustainable food future. Recognising Talents in the F&B Industry In a venture to recognise talents in the flourishing F&B industry, FHA-Food & Beverage 2023 will also involve two key competitions including the inaugural FHA Beer Awards and the Young Talents Escoffier. The all-new FHA Beer Awards seeks to showcase the diversity and creativity of the brewing scene, recognising the efforts of brewers around the globe across 10 categories including IPA, Wheat, Experimental Beers and more. Meanwhile, the Young Talents Escoffier seeks to recognise young culinary talents under 25 through a series of competitions taking place from 25 to 27 April 2023, in either the kitchen or service categories. Through its exciting line-up of exhibitors, feature zones, seminars, and competitions, FHA-Food & Beverage 2023 seeks to serve as the key business platform that enables the future of the food and beverage industry in Asia and beyond. An affair for various stakeholders in the vast and exuberant industry, the trade event endeavours to bring together the global food and hospitality community in multiple aspects, while making sure nobody gets left behind.
Deprecated Yen attracts renewed international interest in Japanese pharma
Location ：Tokyo, Japan
CPHI Japan 2023 opens in April (19-21) as the country undergoes a huge resurgence in international trade, with Western companies from Switzerland, the USA and UK delivering the largest numbers of international exhibiting companies. Remarkably for a pharma economy that has been historically insular, nearly half of exhibitors (197 of 416) at the event are from international companies. In fact, the entire event has been sold out since early October emphasising the sudden surge in demand. In total some 20,000 executives are expected and the exhibition will return to its pre-pandemic prominence for the first time since 2019, with more than 79 countries in attendance – a rapid turnaround from 2022 when the majority of overseas buyers were unable to attend. One sector predicted to see a sizeable boom at the event is generic imports, which are still underrepresented in Japan, with visitors from India, South Korea and China looking to help meet the country’s recent drug shortages. The Japanese pharma industry is anticipated to see strong growth in the next few years with pharma sales in the country reaching $118 billion by 2026 up from $106 billion in 2022, with per capita spend also increasing to $959 (up from $845 in 2022) and ranking second only to the USA globally. Crucially for international companies, the favoured market entry strategy is via partnerships with domestic firms, licensing deals and research collaborations with universities – emphasising the importance of attending the event to build local networks. To help accelerate the internationalisation of the Japanese pharma industry, Yoshida Yasunori, Director, Pharmaceutical Evaluation Division, Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) will provide keynote insights on regulatory conditions in the country – with the event hosting 200 seminars and sessions. The 2023 edition will also mark the event’s 20th anniversary and will see a number of special events introduced, including an award ceremony to celebrate the companies that have been integral in helping build the pharma industry in Japan. Source: CPHI Japan
THAIFEX - Anuga Asia Announces 2023 Highlights
Location ：Bangkok, Thailand
From 23 - 27 May 2023, the region's largest food and beverage event will be held at Impact Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok. Showcasing exhibitors across 11 trade halls, the event is anticipated to return to its pre-pandemic magnitude, with the addition of new country groups, including France, Hungary and the United Kingdom (UK). "This year, we are seeing many nations, including Europe, expanding their presence at THAIFEX - Anuga Asia to bolster their exports and secure resources for the upcoming years," said Wendy Lim, General Manager of Koelnmesse Singapore, Business Unit Food. "This further emphasises THAIFEX - Anuga Asia as a bridge to international trade and business alliances that can improve the region’s economy." Unveiling the Highlights of THAIFEX – Anuga Asia 2023 THAIFEX – Anuga Asia is setting its sight on the future, with the theme 'Reimagine the Future of Food and Beverage Industry’. The show will feature 11 distinct trade shows, 11 trends and 6 special shows, with a focus on the innovative blueprints of the future. Trade visitors can also look forward to a line-up of live cook-offs, business networking activities and live talks. Some of the 2023 highlights include: • THAIFEX – Anuga Future Food Market aims to unite game-changers to present new and emerging breakthroughs in alternative products, new nutrition, tech- enhanced processes, and sustainable segments. Through this platform, food and drinks professionals will have an unrivalled opportunity to taste and experience the supermarket of the future while networking with like-minded leaders. • Expect a brand-new HORECA space offering inspirational and progressive solutions for the food service sector. Collaborating with a network of strategic partners, this platform merges innovations, functionalities, and sustainability to provide alternative answers for businesses. 1-on-1 consultations are available to help industry players identify the right solutions to scale their establishments. • The 9th edition of Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge is back by popular demand, with more than 700 professional and aspiring international chefs vying for four awards in 19 distinct categories. This year’s live cook-off aspires to bolster Asian culinary skills and cuisines and introduce novel ingredients to create flavourful plant-based Asian fare. • The Future Food Experience stage will showcase products and host a series of live demonstrations and workshops that cover highly relevant topics, including megatrends in F&B, future protein, plant-based phenomena, and new processing technologies. These expert-led conversations are sure to spark thought-provoking dialogues and reimagine the future of food. For new entrants, established enterprises, and investors, THAIFEX - Anuga Asia 2023 is the definitive event for discovering the latest products and developments revolutionising the food and beverage industry. For more details, please visit https://thaifex-anuga.com.
The Countdown is on for ISM Japan's debut in April 2023!
Location ：Tokyo, Japan
ISM Japan 2023 is gearing up for a successful debut as the first dedicated trade fair for the sweets and snacks industry in East Asia, serving as the go-to platform for showcasing the newest and best in the industry. Modelled after the world-renowned ISM Cologne, the inaugural edition of ISM Japan is set to take place at the renowned Tokyo Big Sight in the heart of Tokyo, Japan, from April 12th to 14th, 2023. The event promises an ideal platform for attendees to explore an extensive range of sweets and snacks products and innovations from across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malta, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan R.O.C, Turkey and United Arab Emirate. It will be the perfect opportunity for industry professionals to network and gain insights into the latest products and trends. To foster successful collaborations between buyers and exhibitors, ISM Japan will also launch the Hosted Buyer Programme, offering buyers and exhibitors an effective and time-efficient way to interact and grow their businesses. ISM Japan is complemented by seven other partner fairs, including Wine & Gourmet Japan, FABEX, Dessert Sweets & Bakery Festival, Future Rice Fair, Food & Drink OEM Expo, Noodle Industry Fair and the Premium Food Show. The collection of eight food shows under one roof provides a comprehensive overview of the food and drink industry, making it an unparalleled gastronomic experience. ISM Japan and its partner fairs are projected to draw over 1,000 exhibitors and around 80,000 trade visitors from Japan and around the region, especially East Asia. This presents an exceptional opportunity for attendees to forge connections with influential figures in the food industry, and to gain valuable information and knowledge. Pre-register now at https://www.ismjapan.com/participation-and-planning/for- trade-visitors/visitor-registration and be at ISM Japan - The heart of East Asia. For more information on ISM Japan, please visit https://www.ismjapan.com/
The Focus of interpack 2023
Location ：Düsseldorf, Germany
The year 2023 is here at last, and we are looking forward to the greatest and most international industry meeting of the processing and packaging sector. This is what the exhibitors have in store: They will show how to change the game when it comes to sustainability, processing and packaging technology for a better life, or efficient production processes that are less resource intensive. Around 2,700 key players and newcomers from all over the world are using interpack from 4 to 10 May as a stage to present their premières, and celebrate the long-awaited reunion of the global packaging industry. “interpack is back, and Syntegon of course is there. At our booth, visitors experience processing and packaging technology for a better life”, says Dr. Michael Grosse, CEO of Syntegon Technology. “On almost 2,000 square meters, we present intelligent and sustainable solutions for tomorrow – automated, digital and efficient.” At interpack, the company is present with a booth in Hall 6. MULTIVAC is eager for the event, too. The company is presenting its technologies in several locations at the trade fair, for example in Hall 5. “We are very happy that the industry is coming together again after the Covid-induced hiatus. As a large, internationally leading trade fair, interpack is an important platform for presenting trends and novelties. In a total of four presentation areas, the MULTIVAC group presents its comprehensive portfolio of solutions, for food as well as for medical and pharmaceutical products. The focus is on innovative, sustainable process and packaging solutions as well as digital services which help to create efficient production processes while avoiding unnecessary waste of resources”, says Christian Traumann, CEO and spokesman for the board of directors at MULTIVAC and vice president of interpack. Processing and packaging technology for sweets At Aasted ApS in Hall 1, the spotlight is on the chocolate, baking and confectionery industry. “We will launch new exciting enrobing and moulding solutions, so visitors will be the first to see them,” says CEO Piet H. Tæstensen with regard to the novelties. “We are pleased to participate again in Interpack after six long years. We have been improving our equipment and making it more sustainable. We will exhibit some energy-saving products, a complete bakery line, and our entire portfolio of tempering machines. Also, our After Sales & Service team will be there to give the best-fitted plans for businesses to prevent production downtime.” Ralf Schäffer, member of the board of directors at SOLLICH, is eagerly looking forward to the trade fair. “interpack is back! The entire team of SOLLICH and CHOCOTECH is happy that interpack 2023 is here. Recent times have strengthened the need for personal encounters with customers and “real life” talks in front of the exhibits. interpack will shape the trends within the industry, especially concerning digitalisation and sustainability, for the coming years.” The company offers a variety of production processes for all kinds of confectionery and is present at the trade fair with a booth in Hall 3. Sustainable material innovations Much is happening on the market for packaging, packaging material and packaging aids. Visitors can expect many novelties, for example at Metsä Board in Hall 8a. The company specialises in the development of light cardboard and recyclable barrier cardboard. „With our products and services, we can reduce the carbon footprint of packaging throughout the value chain, from optimal material selection, packaging design, 3D simulation and enhance recyclability and production efficiency. We have a clear roadmap to move to 100% fossil free products and production by the end of 2030“, is how VP Communications Marjo Halonen describes the focus of the company. Packaging systems by SCHÜTZ are used a million times every day the world over. At interpack in Hall 10, the company among other things presents novel products like the Green Layer series, which aids customers in minimising their carbon footprint. “For Schütz, for our global team and for our internationally active customers, interpack is the world’s largest and most important platform for communication and information. With our multimedia overall concept, digital animations and of course in personal talks with our international team, at our booth we present novel products which are ideal for a circular economy and optimise the supply chain of our customers both economically and ecologically”, says CEO Roland Straßburger, vice president of interpack. Also in Hall 10, is ProAmpac Flexibles Here are creative solutions for the area of flexible packaging. “ProAmpac is thrilled to be back at Interpack as this trade show allows us to meet with a wide range of brands worldwide. We are eager to discuss ProAmpac’s approach to sustainable packaging solutions and how we can collaborate with customers on even more innovative flexible packaging solutions, “ says Ali McNulty, Market Manager Europe. Starlinger in Hall 8a offers machines for producing woven plastic sacks, as well as systems for recycling plastics, extruding and refining PET. “At interpack 2023, we are for the first time presenting our new sack tailoring system alongside our most recent product developments in the area of woven sacks. Our focus is on circular economy, production that uses resources responsibly, and on energy efficiency”, says Angelika Huemer, Managing partner Starlinger & Co, with regard to participation in the trade fair. Inform, decorate, individualise How to mark products, safely, efficiently and in an intelligent manner, is what visitors can learn, for example, at Bluhm Systeme in Hall 8b. Here and in Hall 8a, the spotlight is on packaging as a medium of information. “We are looking forward to many talks with our customers, to the impressive design for our booth and the many new products. 300 m² offer us enough space for a close-up presentation of our highlights” says Andreas Koch, Sales Director at Bluhm Systeme. “We are delighted that with interpack, the largest leading trade fair is happening again this year – and right on our doorstep,” says Matthias Rauen, Sales Director of Langguth GmbH, which is also represented in Hall 8b. “With our labelling machines, we want to meet the modern demands of the production world with regards to more efficient machines, higher degrees of automation as well as the service demands made of production systems, like OEE data recording or predictive maintenance.” Sustainable technologies With flexible filling and packaging machines for the market segments pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, paper hygiene and medical products, the OPTIMA packaging group supports companies worldwide. At interpack, the focus is on sustainable solutions. CEO Dr Stefan König is happy to look forward to the trade fair: “interpack is the best of all options worldwide to get up-to-date on the newest developments in technology both quickly and concisely. Our visitors have the chance to experience our fascinating exhibits as well as our technological competences in action. We also present custom service solutions and demonstrate how to turn our customers into game changers regarding sustainability.” Also in Hall 16 is Romaco Holding, for whom the sustainability aspect is the deciding factor in this year’s edition of the trade fair as well: “We use interpack to present our sustainable, innovative machine concepts. They not only help our customers to lower their carbon emissions, they also lower production costs. In addition, we offer laboratories for granulation, pelleting, pellet coating, filling technologies and consulting for sustainable packaging”, says CEO Jörg Pieper. All in all, approximately 2,700 exhibitors at interpack are presenting packaging and processing technology for tomorrow. Numerous specials, like the lecture programme in the spotlight talks & trends as well as trending topics of the industry add to what is offered for visitors. Source: https://www.interpack.com/en/Press_Releases/For_the_industry,_2023_is_the_year_of_interpack