Pack Print Plas opens doors in Manila
For the first time, the annual event is sold out.
The 27th edition of Pack Print Plas (PPP) Philippines has officially opened its doors today at SMX Convention Center in Manila, the Philippines. The annually held trade fair will run over three days, from today through to 12 October. PPP is a collaboration by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and Global Link.
“For the first time, we are doing this as a cooperation with our friends Global Link, to make it a more international show. Immediately it is a success, as for the first time, we’ve managed a completely sold out event of 10,000 square metres, and we are happy to note it’s almost a 20% growth from last year,” said Gernot Ringling, managing director of Messe Dusseldorf Asia Pte Ltd.
Ringling added that there are more than 200 exhibitors from 11 countries, with foreign participation growing by almost a quarter.
“There’s also more and more focus from overseas on The Philippines, based on the stellar growth the country has experienced for the last couple of years. I think second to none in Asia, perhaps hand-in-hand with Vietnam. It has shown stronger growth than China and even India. This leads to stronger exhibitions - exhibitors are always going where the market in growing,” said Ringling.
The trade fair will also include a series of on-site activities that aim to discuss and inspire solutions for the packaging, printing and plastics industries in the region.
“For the first time, we have the Forum of Asia Pacific Graphics Arts and the Print Media Conference to be shown here. There are also a lot of presentations and seminars by our exhibitors to not only deliver hardware, but also software, to further develop the production and manufacturing in The Philippines,” said Ringling.
“Already on the back of the success of this year, we have two important events that have committed to being hosted at next year’s edition – The Asian Packaging Forum, and the Asian Print Awards which honours the best print in Asia. This shows a growing appreciation of the Philippines in the region as a very promising market,” Ringling continued.
The Asian Print Awards 2020 will be held in conjunction with Pack Print Plas Philippines 2020. For updates, visit: https://www.printinnovationasia.com/apa2020