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ProPak Philippines mounts the country’s biggest international trade event in 2024





The biggest international processing and packaging trade event is opening today in the Philippines, welcoming over 200 local and international companies and attendees that are estimated to reach over 10,000 within the three-day exhibition and show. The 4th International Processing and Packaging Trade Event for the Philippines (ProPak Philippines) is rolling out until Feb. 2, 2024 Friday) at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City.





This year’s edition of ProPak Philippines is set to exceed the scale of the trade show in 2020, which happened just a few weeks before the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns not just in the country but across the globe. As its biggest show yet, ProPak Philippines 2024 remains as an industry-focused event that is strategically designed to connect international suppliers with local and regional buyers who are exploring and discovering the latest innovative and sustainable solutions covering food and beverage, manufacturing, retail, and other related industries.


“The 4th ProPak Philippines edition will focus on providing micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with exposure and knowledge about the latest technology and innovations in packaging,” said Rungphech ‘Rose’ Chitanuwat, Country General Manager of Informa Markets in the Philippines, the organizer of ProPak Philippines.


“MSMEs need to know the importance of effective packaging in delivering goods to the market. Retail businesses require good packaging designs for display and inventory. Consumers on the other hand, have become more discerning when considering products and have become more aware about how packaging can help reduce waste along the process of production, logistics, and retail,” she explained.








Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences


Aside from the exhibition of technology, innovations, and products during the three-day trade show, ProPak Philippines 2024 is also keeping its tradition of imparting knowledge among attendees, particularly MSMEs and even big corporations, through simultaneously organizing and facilitating more than 40 workshops, seminars, and conferences at designated areas in the venue.






Among the anticipated learning sessions are Sustainability and Circular Packaging, Trends and Challenges in Packaging 2024, Packaging for Micro and Small Enterprises, Trends and Innovations in Printing on Packaging, Embracing Sustainable Packaging, Hygiene and Sanitation in Food Industry, Packaging Alternatives in PH, Packaging for the Export Market, and PH National Standards for Packaging.


Also, not to be missed by attendees are the mini-training courses that include Sustainable Packaging Design Guidelines and Save Food Packaging Design Guidelines, as well as a Green Innovation session about smart packaging to reduce waste. Several partner organizations will also hold general membership meetings during the conference proper, including the Chamber of Herbal Industries and the Association of Local Artisans and Food and Other Products of the Philippines.



Other significant highlights


Attendees of ProPak Philippines 4th edition are invited to drop by the Sustainability Square, an interactive exhibitor zone facilitating learnings about the packaging industry and related processing sectors. Take note that the exhibition areas are designed to meet corresponding and applicable SDG Goals (i.e. SDG 4 for seminars and conferences). Moreover, sustainable practices are being observed—seminar rooms now use LED walls and projectors as backdrops, onsite registrations and survey forms are facilitated with limited printouts via and using QR code instead, also to see the seminar schedule, to register onsite, to check the e-show directory, and the use of traditional plastic badge holders is prohibited.


To add more excitement, ProPak Philippines will confer Sustainable Booth Design Awards in recognition of the creativity and resourcefulness among exhibitors. Participating exhibition partners, including the Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Material Sustainability (PARMS), are showcasing recycled and sustainable materials in their booths.





The 4th International Processing and Packaging Trade Event for the Philippines (ProPak Philippines) is open from January 31 to February 2 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City. Entrance is free for all guests—walk-ins and those who pre-register through the website https://www.propakphilippines.com.


For visitor inquiries, contact Informa Markets representative: Danah F. Castillo through danah.francisco@informa.com or +63 2 8581 1921.





 




About Informa Markets


Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world’s leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.








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