Thailand drives processing and packaging demand

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Ho chi minh

The organisers of Propak Asia expo, held in Bangkok last month,
claim that strong growth and an upward trend in investment in the
region's processing and packaging markets were reflected by record
attendance, with particular interest shown in Thai businesses.

Bangkok Exhibitions reported that 460 companies participated in the largest ever ProPak Asia show, which also drew a record attendance of 18,861 visitors from 47 countries, a 15 per cent increase over the 2003 show.

Development in the region in recent months has been fuelled by Thailand. The strong performance of the country's agricultural exports in 2003, which increased by 23 per cent, has been a major contributor to the pick up in investment, combined with Thailand's 6.5 per cent economic growth in the first quarter of 2004. Government initiatives to improve the competitiveness of locally made produce were highlighted by the visit to the show by the Permanent Secretary at The Prime Minister's Office, Yongyuth Sarasombath.

ProPak Asia covers all aspects of the processing and packaging industries and attracted strong attendance from both Thailand's and the region's seafood, pharmaceutical, healthcare and cosmetics industries.

The organisers said that more than 80 per cent of exhibitors had already rebooked their space for the 2005 show, following this year's show.

Aziz Abdellah, Area Manager of Volpak (Spain), said that he had had "good enquiries from Thailand but also from Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Australia and Mauritius."

ProPak Asia 2004 also incorporated conferences organised by FoSTAT (Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand),The Department of Fisheries, The Industrial Pharmacist Group and UK Trade & Investment.

The next show will be held from 22-25 June 2005 in BITEC Exhibition Centre. The Organisers have also announced the launch of a first ProPak Vietnam show in Ho Chi Minh City, which will be held from 8-10 December 2005, following the success of their first ProPak show in Vietnam in Hanoi in October 2003.

Related news

Related products

show more

Tagra WS SA50™ Water-Soluble Salicylic Acid

Tagra WS SA50™ Water-Soluble Salicylic Acid

Tagra Biotechnologies | 15-Mar-2021 | Product Presentation

Watch Tagra’s Water Soluble Salicylic Acid WS SA50™ video and discover a new generation form of Salicylic Acid. Thanks to its water-solubility, WS SA50™...

Sustainability: Ingredient Integrity & Impact

Sustainability: Ingredient Integrity & Impact

Croda Europe Ltd | 06-Nov-2017 | Research Study

The drive for transparency on sustainability programmes is putting increased pressures on the chemical industry to develop robust well-rounded initiatives....

Sustainability: Integrating it into Business

Sustainability: Integrating it into Business

Croda | 14-Sep-2017

Making high performance, high quality personal care products with sustainable credentials, addresses consumer needs and creates long term value. Integrating...

Sustainability: Don’t Get Left Behind

Sustainability: Don’t Get Left Behind

Croda Europe Ltd | 09-Aug-2017 | Information Request

Pressure from consumers, governments and non-governmental organisations for companies to adopt more sustainable business practices has never been stronger...

Follow us


View more


Indie Pioneers Podcast

Indie Pioneers Podcast