11 MAR - 14 MAR 2025

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Official Media Partners

Packaging and Print Media

Published 11 times a year, PPM is a vertically-integrated magazine serving the commercial printing sector, packaging printers and converters, and packaging end users in the FMCG and retail sectors.

Our mission is to

  • Provide readers – whatever their position in the supply chain – with the most up-to-date information on technological developments affecting their businesses; keeping them abreast of worldwide and local trends in all aspects of commercial printing, packaging printing and converting, design, materials, and other relevant technologies.
  • Provide advertisers with a medium through which they can be totally confident of reaching precisely the category of readers who are likely to be interested in and therefore likely to purchase their products or services.
  • Maintain editorial standards at an extremely high level, with a dedicated editorial staff intimately involved and completely conversant with the various technologies included in the magazine. Key within this editorial policy are context and relevance.

The Gapp Magazine

With an Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Certified Distribution, The GAPP Magazine reaches key decision makers in the Printing, Packaging, Signage, Graphics, Advertising, Corporate and FMCG industries. Our readers are the decision-makers, movers and shakers behind this multi-billion rand industry.

This premium industry publication boasts top level editorial content that is complemented by a sophisticated look and feel. We are the media that covers the print, packaging and signage in Africa

The GAPP Magazine is published by Sentient Publishing, which has been creating high quality, targeted, business-to-business publications for over 19 years. We provide our clients with the most appropriate targeted media solution, incorporating print and digital media technology.

New Media

New Media specialises in content marketing, internal comms and B2B marketing, creating the emotional connections that improve customer affinity and retention and engage employees. Our digital solutions agency, Swipe iX, elevates our storytelling expertise with solid, scalable tech.

Supporting Media Partners

Creamer Media Engineering News

Creamer Media, publisher of Engineering News and Mining Weekly, provides accurate and timely information about economic developments, including in-depth reporting on industrial and mining project developments and on the policies and personalities shaping the real economy. Creamer Media’s reportage is mainly based on South African developments, but increasingly correspondents are being included from other parts of Africa and the rest of the world.

Supply Network Africa

Supply Network Africa is an established bi-monthly publication specifically for the supply chain industry, endorsed by South Africa’s leading companies. Its value lies in the independent analyses of old and new information and trends by people who understand the industry, and what these mean to the market.

Serving as an independent voice for the supply chain industry in Africa, we research and report on the latest supply chain techniques, product development and management strategies and technologies in the form of exclusive industry reports and surveys, in-depth news and views, and the analyses of developments in the field as well as projects, concerns and the latest technologies.

SA Media and Digital Holdings

At SA Media and Digital Holdings, we believe in the power of ideas. Our comprehensive Digital Marketing Agency is based in Randburg, but we work with clients near and far to help them transform the way they do business. Every grand client alliance starts with a strategy. When we partner with clients for full-service creative solutions, we devise a plan of attack to capture audience attention and ensure long-term success.

We are a family run business with over 30 years of experience in marketing, advertising, publishing, and just being incredible fields. Our company consists of a bunch of people who are all focused on one thing, giving the customer the best possible business interaction they can.

Supported By

Packaging SA

The Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA) was founded in 1984 and has been replaced by a new industry body called Packaging SA. Packaging SA is closely associated with The Institute of Packaging South Africa (IPSA). Packaging SA is a voluntary industry body. Its members are in two broad categories, Converters and Associates. The Converters represent some 70% of the revenue generated by the industry. Associates are in effect the major raw material suppliers, material organizations, brand owners, retailers and other organizations and associations with interests in the packaging industry. Collectively this body directly employs some 60 000 people in South Africa.

Plastics SA

Plastics|SA represents all sectors of the South African Plastics Industry including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators and recyclers.​Together with our associations, we play an active role in the growth and development of the SA industry and strive to address plastics related issues, influence role-players and make plastics the material of choice.

Printing SA

Printing SA (The Printing Industries Federation of South Africa NPC) is recognised as the official mouthpiece of the South African printing and packaging industry and is consulted by Government and all other important national bodies. Its modus operandi, control and efforts lies in the hands of its membership (comprising printing, packaging, labelling and other companies within the South African printing and packaging industry). Through their membership, members enjoy a ready-made forum for the exchange of views and access to information or advice. As a constituent member of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI), and the Johannesburg and Durban Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Printing SA is able to both influence and enlist the support of a wide range of organisations for the benefit of its members.

The Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA)

The Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) aims to promote high standards and professionalism in the packaging industry, to provide opportunities for networking and education and to promote the recognition of packaging as a profession. The Institute’s Gold Pack Awards and three-tier education programme are major initiatives to achieve these aims.

Sponsored By

Standard Bank

South African businesses are the lifeblood of Africa. They play a crucial role in its growth, providing employment, stoking new economies and connecting the continent to the rest of the world. These businesses are owned by our neighbours, family and friends, and they touch our lives every day, often in small ways but sometimes in grand, immeasurable ways. Seeing the need to propel these businesses to greater heights, Standard Bank has introduced banking solutions to help all types of businesses start, manage and grow their business when they ‘Bank on’ Standard Bank.

Siyakha Imperial Printing

Siyakha Imperial Printing Company (SIP) was established in 2000 with a vision of producing value added high quality printed packaging to the industry. Today SIP has representation throughout Southern Africa through strategic distribution and marketing networks. We are therefore perfectly positioned to provide comprehensive quality and cost-effective solutions to all your flexible and label needs.

We specialize in Flexibles, Shrink Sleeve and Pressure Sensitive Labels for the FMCG Market. Our products stand proud on supermarket shelves both nationally and internationally. SIP’s experience and expertise makes it the first choice amongst a wide range of blue chip customers.


Dromex was originally founded as Industrial & Marine Sealing Systems (IMSS) in 1998 by our CEO, Stel Stylianou. The core focus of this business, operating from a 750m2 warehouse, was supplying marine based products to ship chandlers as well as other goods, which included Personal Protective equipment (PPE), to industrial distributors nationally.

Inpakt Group

Inpakt Group and InpaktSA is a leading African packaging brand. With over 22 years experience, Inpakt Group prides itself as a global turnkey packaging solution. Based in South Africa, Inpakt is strategically positioned to exceed the needs of our valued clients.

Inpakt Group and InpaktSA specialises in providing an all under one roof packaging solution and understand the dynamics and planning required for a seamless installation.

Whatever your packaging needs, Inpakt will have a solution.

The Interroll Group

The Interroll Group is the leading global provider of material handling solutions. The company was founded in 1959 and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1997. Interroll provides system integrators and OEMs with a wide range of platform-based products and services in these categories: Rollers (conveyor rollers), Drives (motors and drives for conveyor systems), Conveyors & Sorters as well as Pallet & Carton Flow (flow storage systems). Interroll solutions are in operation in express and postal services, e-commerce, airports, the food and beverage industry, fashion, automotive sectors, and many other manufacturing industries. Among the company’s end users are leading brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart and Zalando. Headquartered in Switzerland, Interroll has a global network of 34 companies with turnover of around CHF 530.6 million and 2,300 employees (2020). Interroll South Africa was founded in 1997 and manufactures the products locally to global standards.

Packaging World

Established in 1995 in Durban, Packaging World offers high quality printed flexible packaging, printed to meet each customer’s precise specifications. Spurred on by phenomenal growth and an ever-expanding customer base, this privately owned company prides itself on providing exceptional products and maintaining world-class service levels.

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Specialised Exhibitions – A Division Of The Montgomery Group

Specialised Exhibitions offers South Africa’s largest portfolio of exhibitions servicing business to business sectors of the Southern African economy. Backed by over 50 years of experience, Specialised Exhibitions is a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group and is recognised locally and internationally as an organiser of innovative, inspiring and highly effective exhibitions that meet the needs of the industries it serves.