Propak Africa to showcase latest packaging industry innovation
The importance of packaging and related industries will take centre stage at Africa’s ultimate packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling trade exhibition, which will afford over 600 exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their latest technologies and innovations.
Taking place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg, from 12-15 March 2019, Propak Africa will give visitors the opportunity to see the latest state-of-the-art equipment and machinery, auxiliary products and services.
“Packaged products on retail shelves are largely as a result of the collective food processing, packaging, plastics, print and labeling industries which is why it’s so important to showcase these industries together,” says Sven Smit, Propak Africa’s event director. “Packaging also extends beyond the FMCG market across all industry sectors and this will be reflected at the show.”
Propak Africa is ideally positioned for visitors to source products and latest industry information, speak to technical experts, and view interactive product displays and live demonstrations. Several new initiatives have been included this year to add further visitor value, including an “every day a themed day” experience and free-to-attend seminars.
“We are really excited about our new free-to-attend seminars which will be taking place daily in Hall 7,” says Smit. “Over 20 speakers will address important industry issues and share their knowledge and expertise. We are also excited about our new ‘four days, four themes’ initiative, with a focus on new products, sustainability, skills development, and a ‘local is lekker’ South African day. The seminar topics will be aligned with our themed days.”
Other highlights will be the Packaging SA Sustainability Pavilion which visitors can see in Hall 5. Also in Hall 5 will be a new Skills Development Area, developed in partnership with the Artisan Training Institute, which will showcase a fully functional workshop where students will be demonstrating skills learned at ATI that are relevant to the industries represented at the show.
Many new products and services will be presented at the show by leading players in the packaging and related industries; some machinery will be on display for the first time in South Africa.
“Propak Africa is the place to be to see the future of all things packaging,” says Smit. “Effective, striking and sustainable packaging has never been more important and all the latest innovations will be on show across Propak Africa and co-located shows The GAPP Print Expo, Pro-Plas Expo, FoodPro and Pro-Label Africa. Our aim is to showcase the latest developments across the full industry life-cycle.”
In addition to the seminars, four conferences will be taking place alongside Propak Africa, providing additional learning opportunities for visitors.
For further information and online visitor registration, visit www.propakafrica.co.za