Updated: Feb 10, 2020
It’s all system to go for the staging of ProPak Philippines 2020, the country’s biggest packaging and processing trade show from February 5 to 7 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Gracing the opening ceremony are keynote speakers DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and Hon. Rep. Weslie Gatchalian, Chairman of the House Committee on Trade and Industry. The World Packaging Organization (WPO), represented by its President Jean Pierre Pienaar, and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), represented by its Executive Director Nerida Kelton, also lend their support to the event, together with partner associations including the Packaging Institute of the Philippines (PIP). The event will host onsite seminars and packaging workshops to be conducted by PIP, AIP, DOST and DTI.
ProPak Philippines boasts of more than 400 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions and will feature advanced packaging technologies and solutions that would benefit a wide range of sectors. Now on its second year in the country, it is expected to attract art least 12,000 international and local guests.
UBM Exhibitions Philippines Inc. under Informa Markets, organizers of Propak assures participants and visitors that they have precautionary measures in place in light if the issues concerning the novel coronavirus (n-CoV); such as hall disinfecting and misting, temperature screening by medical professionals, standby ambulance and first aids stations.
UBM Exhibitions Philippines Inc. regrets to inform guests that the China pavilion is unable to join this year due to travel restrictions by both the Chinese and Philippine government to protect its citizens.
ProPak Philippines 2020 has secured the necessary permit from the city government of Pasay to conduct the event, In addition to working with the venue on creating a safe environment, it will be monitor entrance of visitors from High Alert regions.
The World Packaging Organization, Australian Institute of Packaging and the Philippine Institute of Packaging have all extended their support for ProPak Philippines and will share their expertise thru seminars and workshops during the three-day show.
Among topics and issues they will discuss include packaging technologies, supply chain management, processing operations for food processing, pharmaceuticals, FMCG/ fast moving consumer goods, agro-industries, and cosmetics.
ProPak Philippines 2020 is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry/ DTI., the Department of Science and Technology/ DOST, Packaging Institute of the Philippines/ PIP, the Philippine Association of Food Technologist inc./ PAFT, Inc, Dairy Confederation of the Philippines/ DairyCon, Philippine Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association/ PPMA, Production and Operations Management Associations of the Philippines /PROMAP, Philippine Printing Technical Foundation/ PPTF, Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc./ AFFI, Cold Chain Association of the Philippines/ CCAP, Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc./PAMPI and Association of Laguna Food Processors, Inc/ ALAFOP.
Packaging experts hold free mentorship seminars for MSMEs at ProPak 2020
ProPak Philippines partners with local and international packaging organizations for Meet the Global Packaging Experts sessions, set in connection with ProPak Philippines Expo slated on Feb.5-7, 2020 at World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Aiming to help Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs/ MSMEs improve their products by updating them on new processing and packaging trends and technologies. ProPak gathers industry leaders from the Australian Institute of Packaging/ AIP, World Packaging Organization/ WPO, the Packaging Institute of the Philippines/ PIP, and Sealed Air who will share knowledge on packaging design, cost, safety, processing , sustainability, among others.
The mentorship is set to equip MSMEs with the essential technical and creative know-how to help scale up and market their products. Limited slots per day will be opened to interested participants for the sessions set on Feb 5 to 7 at the Innovation Stage inside the exhibition hall.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority’s 2018 List of Establishments, MSMEs account 99.52 percent of the business enterprises operating in the country with 998,342 establishments.
The key to MSMEs going global is exposure to innovations, technologies, trend , and knowledge from around the world, especially machines that meet international processing and packaging standards. Educating themselves on these regulations and networking with exhibitors and participants who have been through the course will be able to guide MSMEs to step up to the next level, said Mark Prakasvudhisarn, organizer of ProPak Philippines.
Interested participants may consult with ProPak organizers through the official ProPak Philippines 2020 website at fb.com/propakphilippines.
Aside from showcasing the latest technologies in manufacturing, packaging, and processing from more than 400 local and international exhibitors, the three-day expo will also host various workshops led by the government agencies and manufacturing and business associations.
ProPak Philippines 2020 is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Packaging Institute of the Philippines (PIP), the Philippine Association of Food Technologist inc. (PAFT, Inc), Dairy Confederation of the Philippines (DairyCon), Philippine Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA), Production and Operations Management Associations of the Philippines (PROMAP), Philippine Printing Technical Foundation (PPTF), Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI), Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP), Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (PAMPI), Association of Filipino Franchiser Inc. (AFFI) and Association of Laguna Food Processors, Inc. (ALAFOP).