All is set for ProPak Philippines 4th edition this month

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THE 4th International Processing and Packaging Trade Event for the Philippines (ProPak Philippines) is set to kick off 2024 with the biggest processing and packaging trade show in the country, happening from January 31 to February 2, 2024 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. 

ProPak Philippines remains committed to serve as an ideal platform for highlighting market trends, hosting industry networking and investments, showcasing innovations and latest products, and facilitating technical workshops and seminars offering sustainable and best processing and packaging solutions for local and international enterprises. 

Since its launch in 2019, ProPak Philippines has established itself as an annual trade event that facilitates connection between international suppliers and local and regional buyers who are looking for the latest business solutions for processing and packaging. It gathers local and international brands and companies to present innovative solutions to the requirements of food, drink, pharmaceutical, and other related industries. 

Important trade event

“ProPak is a brand that has established itself for almost three decades now through its series of events across Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. We are proud to bring the trade event to the country for the fourth time, with the commitment to make it as significant as its counterparts, namely, ProPak Asia in Bangkok, ProPak China, ProPak India, ProPak Vietnam, and ProPak MENA covering the Middle East and North Africa,” said Rungphech “Rose” Chitanuwat, Country General Manager of Informa Markets in the Philippines, which organizes ProPak Philippines.

In 2024, ProPak Philippines will continue to recognize the efforts of exhibitors that share the same sustainability goals as the trade event. Sustainable Booth Design Awards adds more excitement by encouraging creativity and resourcefulness among its trade participants. Among the participating exhibitors is the Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Material Sustainability (PARMS), whose booth will showcase recycled and sustainable materials.

The trade event is also retaining its Sustainability Square, an interactive exhibitor zone where guests can learn more about the packaging industry and related processing sectors. To complement the area, every part of the exhibition is designed to meet corresponding and applicable SDG Goals (i.e. SDG 4 for seminars and conferences). Moreover, other sustainable practices will be observed—seminar rooms will use LED walls and projectors as backdrops, onsite registrations and surveys will be facilitated through QR codes instead of paper, and traditional plastic badge holders will not be used.

Bigger ProPak Philippines 

ProPak Philippines 2024 promises to be bigger and better as most industries and businesses go full swing after rebounding from the impact of the global pandemic. First, the trade event is diversifying into other sectors beyond food and beverage. Second, it continues to gain greater support from public and private sectors. And third, the brand reinforces its reputation among targeted visitors and businesses, who have expressed satisfaction in the previous editions. 

In its previous edition, ProPak Philippines gathered around 190 local and international brands and companies in a vast exhibition area (about 5,500 square meters). Over 8,000 attendees (mostly decision makers) from local and regional businesses graced the three-day trade event.

The upcoming edition will occupy three halls (from two halls in 2023), going back to its pre-pandemic trade show scale in 2020. More than 200 exhibitors are expected, attracting an estimated number of attendees reaching over 10,000. 

Additional highlight and seminars

The 4th ProPak Philippines is also introducing an additional highlight, the “Ingredients Pavilion,” which will put the spotlight on the newest innovations, cutting-edge processing techniques, and trends pertaining to ingredients in food, pharmaceutical, and related industries. 

Lastly, ProPak Philippines 2024 will facilitate over 40 seminar and workshop sessions throughout its three-day run with the goal of further helping and guiding Micro, Small, Medium-sized Entrepreneurs (MSMEs). These learning activities will cover interesting and insightful topics involving various industries, to be moderated and facilitated by more than 30 resource speakers. 

Most seminars will be accessible for free. Among those sessions to be watched out for will be facilitated or moderated by the AIP-Institute of Packaging, the Department of Science and Technology, Philippine Board of Investments, Philippine Printing Technical Foundation, Production and Operations Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Association of Food Technologists Inc., the Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Philippines, and the University of the Philippines – Institute for Small-scale Industries, among others. 

(MAIN PHOTO: (standing, L-R) Bobby Candelaria, President, Production and Operations Management Association of the Philippines; Alex Sultan, PhD, President, Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Philippines Inc.; Engr. Higinio Porte Jr., President, Philippine Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, and Evangeline Orejola, President, Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines. (Seated L-R) Atty. Dominador Buhain Jr., Chairman and Past President, Philippine Printing Technical Foundation; Rungphech Chitanuwat, Country General Manager, Informa Markets Philippines; Julieta Austria, President, Philippine Association of Food Technologists Inc., and Maria Liza Sandina David, Program Management Office, Department of Trade and Industry – One Town, One Product (OTOP)).

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