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5 Reasons to Join Asian Packaging Conference 2017

The 15th Edition of Asian Packaging Conference is set to return to Jakarta, Indonesia from 27-28 April 2017. Registrations for the conference are now open.

The annual Asian Packaging Conference is dedicated to bringing together Asian packagers, converters and suppliers. Celebrating its 15th year running, it aims to enhance the knowledge, standard and quality of print processes within the packaging and label printing industry.

Here's why you should take part in the conference:

1. Value-Added Conference Topics

The two-day conference will feature experts and speakers from Asia, Australia and Europe, covering a myriad of issues that affect the Asian print packaging business owners of today.

The theme for the upcoming conference will revolve around innovation and business growth. The conference aims to move away from technology news, and focus on application-based trends, case studies and ideas. The topics to be covered aim to add value proposition for visitors, including how to create unique packaging and helping brand owners to grow their businesses.

Visitors to past conferences have been treated to topics such as cigarette packaging trends, transitioning to digital print, importance of branding and packaging design and improving productivity in the workplace.

To add more value to the conference, NPES Indonesia will be leading a discussion on Day 2. During the mini-seminar, brand owners are invited to share challenges within the print packaging industry today.

NPES Indonesia is a non-profit organisation of US-based suppliers for printing and converting technologies. One of its goals are to help its members grow within the Indonesian market.

2. Technical Workshops and Tabletop Displays

Delegates interested in learning specifics about the latest technology and implementing it to their businesses can do so in the technical workshops and sponsor tabletop displays held concurrently.

The technical workshops and tabletops will feature 40 manufacturing and supply companies. To better tailor to individualised business needs of delegates, the new set-up will for one-on-one customised consultations on the latest products and technology in the packaging industry.

Companies that are set to participate include HP, Bobst, Xeikon, Flint Group, Kodak, Gallus, CGS, Dailian International and DIC inks.

3. Unveiling of 17th Edition of Packaging Excellence Award Winners

Asian Packaging Conference will be celebrating its 17th year of organising the Packaging Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner, held on the second night of the conference.

Each year, the awards never fail to churn out exciting products that set industry standards. The annual competition is now open for entry submissions. The awards committee invites printers to submit entries for gravure, flexo and labels printing. Judging is expected to commence end-March 2017 by a panel of esteemed industry veterans.

To participate in the awards, further information and competition guidelines, follow the link:

4. International Networking Opportunities

Delegates can expect an active exchange of ideas, networking and participation in the growing print industry in Asia. This year’s edition attracts brand owners, packaging printers and converters, decision makers, suppliers and designers, ensuring plenty of active networking within the packaging industry ecosystem.

The event has hosted delegations from all over Asia and beyond. Each year, the Asian Packaging Conference logs visitor numbers from Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and now, Myanmar and Cambodia. The conference also attracts visitors from India, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Japan, and the Australasia.

5. Explore the best of Indonesia

The conference will be held amidst the hustle and bustle of dynamic Jakarta in Indonesia. Traveling delegates can take this opportunity to spend the weekend after the conference to explore the culture-rich country.

No matter your travel personality, there’s plenty Indonesia has to offer - from witnessing the breathtaking sunrise at Mount Bromo in Surabaya to discovering the world-famous waters of Raja Ampat Islands and its abundant marine wildlife. Or perhaps, after two days of knowledge building, simply kick back and chill in one of Bali’s picturesque cliffside villas.

Foodies cannot leave the nation without sampling Indonesian cuisine, which consists of one of the most complex and diverse flavours. For those seeking beyond the classic favourite Nasi Goreng, try Soto Ayam and the vegetarian-friendly Gado-gado. Those with a sweet tooth cannot miss out on a chocolate-cheese martabak ordered off a street cart.


About Asian Packaging Conference

The Asian Packaging Conference is organised by Labels & Packaging Innovation Asia, formerly known as AFTA. Now in its 15th year, the association serves the gravure, labels and flexo industries in Asia.

The association is dedicated to bringing together Asian packagers, converters and suppliers. The aim is to continually enhance the knowledge, standard and quality of print processes through conferences and exhibitions. One of the association's successes include the Asian Packaging Conference, and the Packaging Excellence Awards.

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