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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

MSMEs, DTI staff join ProPak Asia 2018

A HUNDRED and six delegations from Northern Mindanao have joined the Propak Processing and Packaging Technology Event for Asia held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exposition Center (Bitec) in Bangkok, Thailand last June 13 to 16.

ProPak Asia is the largest industry event of its kind in Asia and the best platform to connect to the regions rapidly expanding processing and packaging industries.

ProPak Asia 2018 presented 1,581 exhibitors from 44 countries, and 18 international pavilions from 13 countries: Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and United States.

The event has attracted 48,799 buyers from 79 countries, with 9.19 percent increase from last year.

There was also an exchange of knowledge and essential information during the ProPak's seminars. These include: Food Innovation Asia Conference 2018, Food Innovation Contest 2018, Asia Drink Conference 2018, PharmaTech Seminar 2018, The Department of Industrial Promotion Seminar 2018, SME focused workshops and packaging seminars, and among others.

“ProPak Asia is truly the number one industry show in Asia, staged in Thailand - one of Asia’s strongest domestic markets, and located in Asia - one of the world’s strongest regional markets. The Asian region is still a strong growth driver for the processing and packaging industries, and ProPak Asia is a hub that brings many facets of regional industry and global technologies together on one show floor,” Justin Pau, General Manager of UBM Asia (Thailand), said.

Aside from the packaging expo at Bitec, DTI-Northern Mindanao said one of the important benchmarking activities conducted was the Thailand OTOP Midyear Exhibit 2018 held at the Impact Arena Exhibition and Convention Center in Muang Thong, Thailand last June 14.

According to DTI, the exhibit showcased One Tambon, One Product (OTOP) brand of products.

A “tambon” is a local government in Thailand, the equivalent of the country’s town.

Both food and non-food products were displayed at a 60,000-square meter arena with a total of over 2,000 exhibitors.


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