12 - 15 March 2019

Expo Centre Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa

9AM - 5PM

Visiting Propak Africa 2019

Why Visit?

A world-class show, Propak Africa 2019 is the ultimate packaging trade exhibition that showcases the full industry lifecycle and is the best place to be to source suppliers, manufacturers and distributors.

An exciting showcase of machinery, products, consumables, systems, and services that are set to change the world

PROPAK AFRICA

SEE the latest innovation from primary and secondary through to transit packaging.

FOODPRO

SOURCE cutting-edge equipment involved in the processing of everything food related.

PROPLAS

VIEW the endless possibilities of plastics and the latest production techniques and materials.

PRINT EXPO

Keep UP TO DATE with the latest trends in printing for packaging.

PRO-LABEL

Find out WHAT’S NEW and developing around the vital role of labelling.

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This power-packed show is your opportunity to

  • Learn from the free daily seminars NEW
  • Network with suppliers and service providers
  • Visit 3 halls
  • Experience live demos of machinery and equipment
  • Engage at the Skills Development Area NEW
  • Meet 600+ exhibitors
  • source cutting-edge roducts and technologies

NEW! Four Days...Four Themes

Fun and informative daily themed days that will focus on innovation, sustainability, skills development and all things local! Don’t miss:

New Products

Day 1

New Products

Sustainability

Day 2

Sustainability

Skills Development

Day 3

Skills Development

'Local is Lekker' South African Day

Day 4

'Local is Lekker' South African Day

Who should visit?

Visitors will be key decision makers and those that influence decision-making from across:

  • Food and beverage manufacturing
  • Food processing
  • Packaging and related industries
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Retail and wholesale
  • Plastics manufacturing
  • Converting
  • Packaging related printing
  • Labelling
  • Recycling and waste management
  • Warehousing
  • Pharmaceutical, cosmetics and toiletries manufacturing

Including:

  • Director/Owner
  • General Manager
  • Buyers, Specifiers and Estimators
  • Technical, Works and Production Managers
  • In-Plant Operators, Engineers and Technicians
  • Production Assistants
  • Machine Operators
  • Food and Packaging Technologists and Scientists
  • Quality Controllers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Wholesalers & Retailers
  • Hospitality Management
  • Farmers
  • Marketing, Design, Product & Brand Managers
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NEW To Propak Africa 2019!

Free-to-attend Seminars

Learn from the free-to-attend seminars taking place in Hall 7 at Propak Africa 2019. Join leading experts every day as they delve into key industry topics such as:

  • Packaging for the Future
  • Packaging 4.0
  • Top Consumer Trends
  • Africa Insights
  • SA Packaging Market Overview
  • And more!

Packaging 4.0 - Enabling operational excellence

12 Mar 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00

Speaker: Dean Floyd
Whether described as Industry 4.0, a smart factory concept or expanding the Internet of Things to industrial applications this topic represents a major challenge as well as a unique opportunity.

New Oxygen Barrier Coating for Flexible Packaging to Help With Down Gauging Constructions

12 Mar 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00

Speaker: Conon Burrell
Michelman’s latest oxygen and water barrier coting technology allows converters and brand owners to down gauge the film thickness of their flexible packaging.

Are you on track for serialisation?

12 Mar 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00

Speaker: Rumulo Leon
Serialisation and track & trace requires a holistic approach from pharmaceutical companies to master the implementation.

Creating value to future proof your flexographic print business

12 Mar 2019 | 13:00 - 14:00

Speaker: Adriaan Cronje
How to create value in order to sustain the future of your flexographic print business will be highlighted during this presentation

International flexible packaging trends & sustainability

12 Mar 2019 | 14:00 - 15:00

Speaker: Joe Foster
This presentation covers flexible packaging trends across the globe, in both food and non-food applications.

The digital revolution in roll labels

12 Mar 2019 | 15:00 - 16:00

Speaker: Wayne Barker
If you’re still considering a conventional label press today you’ll be left behind the competition as digital press sales have already eclipsed the conventional models.

Replacing plastics: blessing or curse?

13 Mar 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00

Speaker: Anton Hanekom
Alternatives to plastics include paper and compostable bags made from starches and cellulose.

Waste reduction vs waste disposal: Reducing your carbon footprint

13 Mar 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00

Speaker: Bertie Lourens
What’s the difference between waste reduction and disposal? Waste used to be an out of sight out of mind issue.

Barriers to recycling household waste: why don’t people recycle everything?

13 Mar 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00

Speaker: Wilma Strydom
What are the reasons behind South Africans not dedicating any or enough effort to recycling?

Transform Your Label and Packaging Production With Illumina LED Curing Systems

13 Mar 2019 | 13:00 - 13:30

Speaker: Ian Isherwood
Fujifilm’s Illumina LED curing system continues to deliver significant cost saving benefits to Label and Packaging printers.

Driving sustainability throughout the value chain

13 Mar 2019 | 13:30 - 14:00

Speaker: Rodney Reynders
The discussion will cover Tetra Pak’s global Sustainability Strategy, built around our Brand promise “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD”.

A look the 3 pillars of sustainable development and how solar PV can revolutionise the entire ecosystem.

13 Mar 2019 | 14:00 - 15:00

Speaker: Robert Timmis
The presentation educates and engage with the audience about the latest Green Financing Innovations made available to SA companies.

Fibre-based packaging solutions: Looking to nature for renewable alternatives

13 Mar 2019 | 15:00 - 16:00

Speaker: Jane Molony
While packaging is a necessity for protection, preservation, marketing and communication, it also needs to be environmentally sustainable.

Waste management training: supporting effective waste management practices

14 Mar 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00

Speaker: Leon Grobbelaar
IWMSA plays an important role in the improvement of waste management standards and legislation as well as supports national and regional trends in environmental practices.

SAIP: Signage, printing & packaging skills synergies – SAQA accredited

14 Mar 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00

Speaker: Steve Thobela
Technical competence is essential in printing as it enables people to become experts in the skills and tools necessary to do their jobs.

Creating packaging awareness: effective, transferable skills

14 Mar 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00

Speaker: Kishan Singh
IPSA Academic Training Programmes, global benchmarks, benefits, and the global acceptance of qualifications.

Apprenticeships and Employment Opportunities in the Printing, Packaging and Signage Industry

14 Mar 2019 | 13:00 - 14:00

Speaker: Abisha Katerere
Employers say they're having difficulty finding skilled and available workers, according to research conducted by Printing SA.

How stakeholder management can help you grow your recycling business

14 Mar 2019 | 14:00 - 15:00

Speaker: Janine Osborne
At the heart of any good strategy is an understanding of the stakeholders involved, what motivates them, how influential they are and how they can be worked with best to achieve the desired objectives.

Pulp & paper redefined: local, cost effective education and training programmes

14 Mar 2019 | 15:00 - 16:00

Speaker: Olga Bezuidenhout
The landscape for education and training in the pulp and paper sector is changing. Olga shares how the sector is driving cost effective, quality local education for both full-time learners and full-time employees in industry.

Pulp & paper redefined: local, cost effective education and training programmes

14 Mar 2019 | 15:00 - 16:00

Speaker: Anele Sololo
The landscape for education and training in the pulp and paper sector is changing. Olga shares how the sector is driving cost effective, quality local education for both full-time learners and full-time employees in industry.

How Nedbank can unlock value for the printing, packaging and plastics industry

15 Mar 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00

Speaker: Coillard Ford
Nedbank Business Banking appreciates that building, growing and sustaining a business is complex and challenging.

2019 DTI Agro processing perspective: insights for the packaging, printing and processing industries

15 Mar 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00

Speaker: Bhekithemba Dlamini
The agro-processing industry is among the sectors identified by the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and the National Development Plan for its potential to spur growth, development and job creation via its strong backward and forward linkages with other sectors of the economy.

How to ensure your packaging & processing business delivers the results you expect

15 Mar 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00

Speaker: Bert Weenink

This presentation will encompass the Link between your mindset & business performance and so much more.

Asset Finance and Risk Mitigation of Imported Assets

15 Mar 2019 | 13:00 - 14:00

Speaker: Welma Nicolson
We handle the finance of imported assets not only where the seller is cross border but also indirectly where the seller of imported equipment is local and links the payment terms to the shipment itself.

Asset Finance and Risk Mitigation of Imported Assets

15 Mar 2019 | 13:00 - 14:00

Speaker: Angelique Louw
We handle the finance of imported assets not only where the seller is cross border but also indirectly where the seller of imported equipment is local and links the payment terms to the shipment itself.

Packaging for the future: meeting sustainability commitments using innovative solutions

15 Mar 2019 | 14:00 - 15:00

Speaker: Chandru Wadhwani
What products and solutions are available to solve the demanding packaging challenges for both brand owners and converters to provide resource efficiency and recyclability?

Africa insights: essentials to running an efficient packaging SME

15 Mar 2019 | 15:00 - 16:00

Speaker: Magendhren (Mags) Ponnan
As a business grows and matures, it's easy to lose sight of the practices that worked when you started your business. What are the main essentials needed to facilitate an SME and how are they realisable?

*The programme is subject to change. The Organiser reserves the right to change the programme.

Conferences at Propak Africa 2019

NEW INSIGHTS! Co-located Conferences