The hosts of Pack Print International have unveiled a list of key exhibitors for the show, including HP, KBA, Konica Minolta, Duplo and Bobst.

Taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from September 20-23, the trade show models itself after drupa and interpack. Its organisers include the Thai Packaging Association, the Thai Printing Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia.

Organisers expect 300 exhibitors from 20 countries, including national and country groups from Germany, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Japan, and Singapore. Other exhibitors include Fuji Xerox, Ferrostaal, Riso, Cyber SM, Kurz, Zund Asia, and Ricoh.

Fritz Kistler, managing director Thailand, Ferrostaal says, “As a well-organised exhibition, Pack Print International has provided us with a strategic platform to present Ferrostaal Thailand and our partners’ products to keen trade buyers and audiences from the region.”.

With packaging already an essential everyday item in developed markets, emerging markets look set to provide most of the forward demand, according to Smither’s Pira’s report The Future of Global Packaging to 2020. It says the market for global packaging amounted to US$812bn in 2014, and will likely grow at an annual rate of 3.5 per cent to reach US$998bn by 2020, largely driven by Asia.

Smithers Pira’s The Future of Printed Labels Market to 2019 also presents Asia as the largest regional producer of labels with its share expected to grow to more than 41 per cent of the world’s value by 2019.

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