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Creating Total Solutions for Food, Drink and Pharmaceuticals Processing and Packaging.

Safety, Sustainability, and High-performing Materials and Machines Take Centrestage at ProPak Asia's 20th Anniversary Show

Bangkok, Mar 29, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - ProPak Asia 2012, the definitive exhibition and conference for international manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, technology and materials for the packaging, filing, processing, and quality assurance sectors, will be held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 13th-16th June 2012.

The event theme this year, which also marks ProPak Asia's 20th anniversary, is "Total Processing and Packaging Solutions for Food, Drink and Pharmaceuticals", focusing the spotlight on processing and packaging solutions that ensure quality, freshness, and safety for these industries.

"As the largest international processing and packaging event in Asia, ProPak Asia continues to highlight the topical issues that are affecting the industry, and brings together the leading manufacturers and suppliers to showcase a wide range of cutting-edge solutions to an international audience," said Mr Justin Pau, General Manager of Bangkok Exhibition Services.

"With its high annualvisitorship, ProPak Asia is the perfect platform for Singaporean companies to present their products and solutions to the industry at large, and to keep abreast of the trends in the market," said Mr Albert Lim, Chairman of the Packaging Council of Singapore.

Last year, the 19th ProPak Asia conference attracted 33,376 trade buyers from 61 countries, with the top ten key Asian buyer concentration from Malaysia, India, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Phillipines, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

ProPak Asia is clearly playing a crucial role in the region's processing and packaging advancements. The event this year also put the focus on ideas and concepts driving emerging sectors by serving as home to five specialized zones:

- DrinkTech Asia 2012 - The 11th International Beverage and Brewing Processing and Packaging Technology Exhibition.

- PharmaTech Asia 2012 - The 19th International Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics Packaging and Processing Technology Exhibition.

- Lab &Test Asia 2012 - The 6th International Laboratory Equipment, Instrumentation, Test and Measurement and Quality Control Exhibition

- PlasTech Asia 2012 - The 7th International Plastic for Processing and Packaging Technology Exhibition

A new addition to the show this year is:

- PrintTech Asia 2012 - The International Printing for Processing and Packaging Technology Exhibition

ProPak Asia 2012's emphasis on food, drink and pharmaceuticals brings awareness to high-performing materialsand processes for these sectors. "By nature of their perishability and compositions, food, drink and pharmaceuticals put very high demands on processes and packaging materials," explained Mr Lim.

Furthering the education landscape for the processing, filing and packaging industry, ProPak Asia will feature a series of high-level conferences, seminars, workshops and competitions, with special segments highlighting food, beverage and pharmaceutical solutions. These include:

- Food InnovationAsia Conference 2012, organised by the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT).

- TISTR Conference 2012, organised by Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR).

- The 5th Plastics in Packaging Conference organised by Asia Plastic News.

- Food Innovation Contest 2012 organised by the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT)

- Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan) Conference 2012

- PharmaTech Seminar 2012organised by the Pharmaceutical Industry Association Thailand (PIAT).

- The Thai Star and Asia Star Packaging Award 2011 and Press Conference 2012 organised by the Department of Industrial Promotion.

- The FoSTAT-Nestle Bowl Quiz organised bythe Food Science and Tecnology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT)

- Green Packaging Conference organised by Plastics and Rubber Asia

"The processing and packaging industries are growing at an exponential rate in ASEAN and the ProPak 2012 exhibition and conference is designed to equip industry practitioners with perspectives that drive the next level of growth. Building on last year's theme of going green, we aim to make great strides forward in every sector," Mr Pau added.

About ProPak Asia

The 20th International Processing, Filling and Packaging Technology Event for Asia, ProPak Asia hold's significant strength in the food, drink and pharmaceutical sectors and in 2012 will continue to focus on its primary development sectors onbrewing and beverage technology (DrinkTech Asia), pharmaceutical technology (PharmaTech Asia), plastic materials, moulding and processing equipment (PlasTech Asia), laboratory and test equipment (Lab & Test Asia) and printing technology (PrintTech Asia). For more information on Pro Pak Asia 2012 or for conference and exhibition details, please visit www.propakasia.com.

About Bangkok Exhibition Service (BES)

Since its incorporation in 1989, BES rapidly became one of the leading trade exhibition and conference organisers in Thailand. Now with a portfolio of more than 20 events over three countries, BES has extensive experience of organising both national and regional exhibitions and conferences in Thailand, Vietnam and India. International recognitions include its organisation of the first exhibition in Thailand to be endorsed by the worldwide exhibition standards organisation in Paris, the Union des Foires Internaitonales (UFI), and its achievement of the International Star for Quality Award in Geneva in 2010.

BES is a member of the Allworld Exhibition Alliance of international trade show organisers, managers and consultants, with a history dating back over 100 years to London in 1895. The Allworld Alliance is the largest private network of exhibition organisers in Asia and launched its first event in the region in 1968, its calendar in Asia now features a continuous programme of over 200 regular exhibitions in 17 countries, serving virtually all major industries and technologies through its 34 offices worldwide. BES's partner company, Overseas Exhibition Services Ltd (OES), is based in London and promotes BES's portfolio on a worldwide scale. BES's associate in Singapore is International Expo Management (IEM) who co-ordinates the group's offices and agency networks in Asia.

The programme of events organised by BES covers many specialised industry groups including: processing and packaging, electrical engineering and industrial automation, lighting and building technologies, security and fire safety, oil and gas, power generation and energy management and conservation, plant maintenance and utility management, food and hospitality, retail, travel catering, hotel management, communication, IT solutions, plastics machinery, process engineering, laboratory and test equipment and automotive. BES is also engaged in a continuous programme of research in order to develop existing events and introduce new sectors. Key BES events include ProPak Asia, Eco5 Asia, Elenex Thailand, Securitex & Fire Thailand, Plant Maintenance, Lighting & Building Thailand, ProPak Vietnam, Food & Hotel Thailand, Plastics & Rubber Vietnam, Hospitality & Retail Technology Asia, PIA Vietnam and NGV India. BES is also an event management company with extensive experience of managing independent specialised events. For more information on Bangkok Exhibition Services (BES), please visit www.besallworld.com/en/company.asp.

Source: ProPak Asia

Contact:
Angelia Seetoh
Priority Consultants for Pro Pak Asia
T: +65-6338-1006
E: angelia.seetoh@priorityconsultants.com


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