Shanghai, March 2013 – from 17-19 July 2013, the 19th edition of ProPak and the 6th edition of China BevTek, the nation’s leading processing and packaging technology exhibitions, return to Shanghai at SNIEC, Pudong and will be bigger than ever before. The show organiser, China International Exhibitions (CIE) reported that the 2013 exhibition will occupy 43,000 square metres. Representing a 16% increase in area over the 2012 event and the largest show in the exhibitions 18 year history. The exhibitions offer Chinese and international buyers seeking processing and packaging technology for liquids and solids, the largest display of equipment ever witnessed before in China.The growth in ProPak and China BevTek exhibitions reflects the rapid development of Chinese manufacturing and in particularly for FMCG goods all requiring more professional packaging. Demand for packaging machinery is forecast to increase 7.5 percent annually to 40 billion yuan (US$6.5 billion) by 2016. Filling and form/fill/seal equipment will remain the largest segment, while demand for labeling and coding equipment continues to grow rapidly. Medical, pharmaceutical and personal care market are new « stars » of the market. While food and drinks packaging remains the biggest industry category needing processing and packaging technology.
Visitors to the exhibition will come from all industry from industrial to consumer manufacturing. In particularly processing and packaging for food; snacks; confectionery; cosmetic; pharmaceutical; electronics, FMCG goods and industrial product manufacturing. At the specialist China BevTek section of the exhibition, visitors from all liquid product manufacturers from dairy to soft drinks, fruit juices to beers and more will find the latest equipment and packaging ideas that will save them time and money in the production of their products and final deliver to customers.Visitors that will benefit most from attending ProPak and China BevTek include general management; engineers; factory and plant managers; machine operators; product design; purchasing departments amongst others. A total of 17,533 buyers attended the 2012 exhibition and CIE expect this number will increase again at the 2013 exhibition.
ProPak China is unique, in that it is the only event in China to attract the participation of the National Packaging Trade Associations from the world’s leading technology producing nations plus pavilions of their top exporters. Visitors to ProPak can meet representatives and member companies from VDMA, Germany; JPMA, Japan; KOTRA and KPMA, Korea; PPMA UK; PMMI, North America and TAMI, Taiwan Region. New supporters this year will come from UCIMA, and the Processing & Packaging (P+P) Italy, Singapore and Adepta from France. All countries eager to build business relations with Chinese partners.
From China, ProPak has again received the support and participation from eleven of the country’s leading packaging companies selected as “Strategic Partners”. A Strategic Partner is one that commits to take a large stand at ProPak over 5 or more years and reserves to launch their latest technology developments at ProPak every year. Strategic partners for 2013 include, Soontrue; Macwell; Joyea; Youngsun; Eiahe; Shanghai Macwell; Lehui/ Grandpak; Precise; Yuedong, LangFang/Best Crown and TCP Pioneer.
Automation and control is increasingly being employed by Chinese manufacturers to boost speed and efficiency in their productions lines. Some of the world’s leading innovators in automation and control technology will show their products and offer solutions for visitors to ProPak, including, Balluff; Igus; Festo, Auto-line; Beckhoff; Graco; Branson and Sick Optic.
Over 80% of the available space at ProPak China and China BevTek 2013 has already been sold. If you would like to join the industry leaders and take a stand at the show this year, please visit the official website www.propakchina.com or contact below.