Pack Print International 2021 returns in September
Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association, Pack Print International (PPi) is set to return to BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand from September 22 – 25, 2021.
“As many other sectors, the packaging and printing industries were affected by the COVID-19 crisis, but it has also been a catalyst for change across these sectors and many businesses had to restructure how they operate. Industry 4.0 and automation are trends that have been accelerated and companies that used to be resistant or slow in its adoption had to make quick decisions to adopt the technologies to stay relevant and productive,” said Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia.
Companies that have already signed up as exhibitors include Konica Minolta, Kurz, Tsukatan and Zund as well as local companies and distributors such as Bangkok Paper Business, Comprint, Cyber SM, Docusys, Foilmaster, Nationwide, Press Systems and Sansin. At the last edition in 2019, 325 companies from 30 countries participated. More than 19,000 trade visitors were logged.
Pongthira Pathanapiradej, President of The Thai Printing Association, added: “The printing sector has responded by adapting to new sales platforms and implementing new packaging models. With creative direction, innovative technology and flexibility of operations, the Thai printing industry aims to strengthen ties between the various cluster businesses as we collectively prepare for the future. PPi gives us the ideal platform for our vision, as it continually brings together the industry’s best to the regional printing hub that is Thailand.”
Exhibit highlights will be Artificial Intelligence, premium design, sustainability, security and safety, digital economy and 3D printing. Running alongside is an extensive conference and seminar program.
Slated to be held concurrently with PPi 2021 is CorruTec ASIA. The exhibition is a new addition to the Messe Düsseldorf Asia portfolio and will feature manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories, technology and services from the corrugated and folding carton industries. CorruTec is a joint collaboration with the Thai Corrugated Packaging Association (TCPA).