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The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) recently hosted the largest Australian Pavilion to date at ProPak Asia 2018, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand. ProPak Asia is the regions No.1 international processing & packaging trade event for Asia’s expanding food, drink & pharmaceutical industries.

ProPak Asia 2018 saw a 9% growth covering over 58,000 sqm of exhibition space, featuring over 1,600 exhibitors from 45 countries, showcasing over 5000 of the latest processing and packaging technologies and innovations across nine zones to over 48,799 visitors over the four-day event. There were also 18 international pavilions from Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UK and the USA.

The APPMA developed the pavilion as a way to assist Australian packaging and processing manufacturers and distributors to showcase their products and companies to the ASEAN Region. Exhibiting in the Australian Pavilion were Fibre King, HMPS, INOX Australia, Natec Network – Gold Peg (Australia) and Natec, Process Plant Network, Profile Solutions, Rhima Australia and the APPMA. APPMA Member companies Heat & Control and tna also exhibited at the show in the processing zone. APPMA Members who visited the show included Australis Engineering, A&D Australasia, Foodmach, Lantech and Ernest Fleming.

As a part of the Australian Pavilion, the APPMA also coordinated a networking reception with Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce to Thailand which saw 50 people in attendance. The reception saw His Excellency Paul Robilliard, the Australian Ambassador for Thailand, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) as the special guest with the Ambassador taking time to visit all the Australian exhibitors and to speak with them about their innovative solutions. This event was once again kindly sponsored by SMC Australia and New Zealand.

“As a first-time exhibitor, we found ProPak Asia 2018 to be an interesting and friendly forum to learn about the opportunities and people operating in S.E. Asian Food Manufacturing Market.”

Paula Bell
Marketing Manager
Gold Peg International

“ProPak Asia was a great success for Process Plant Network and surpassed our expectations. We met many new potential clients, as well as seeing existing clients, and also found a few new suppliers. The stand was in a great position, and the passing trade was excellent. The helpfulness and resources from APPMA were brilliant and greatly appreciated. We look forward to exhibiting at another ProPak in the near future.”

Steve Addison
Sales Manager
Process Plant Network