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The Italian packaging industry resumes its trade fair activities in Asia

CS 07/2020

The Italian packaging machinery manufacturers will be promoting Italian innovation at ProPak Asia and ProPak China

Italian companies are preparing take part in ProPak Asia and ProPak China, two of the most important international trade fairs in the sector, with a country pavilion organised by the Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association UCIMA.

The first to take place will be ProPak Asia, the most important packaging technology showcase in Asia. The event will be held from 20 to 23 October in the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). UCIMA has organised one of the few country pavilions at the event and the one with the largest number of exhibiting companies. A total of 9 Italian companies in the sector will be present in the pavilion in hall 101: Arol, Cepi, CFT Group, Mariani, Ocme, Pelliconi, Piovan Group, Robopac and Sacmi.

To meet the needs of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world, the Bangkok trade show will be held in conjunction with ProPak Asia Virtual Exhibition, an interactive digital showroom that will be accessible on the website www.propakasia.com from 19 to 25 October.

The next event, to be held from 25 to 27 November, will be ProPak China in Shanghai, organised in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency ITA. Another important packaging industry showcase, it will be staged in the National Exhibition Convention Center Shanghai (NECC). Along with the ITA/UCIMA institutional stand (stand 51C50), the Italian pavilion will host 11 exhibiting companies: D.V.P. Vacuum Technology, IMS Technology, Concetti, Nadella, Pieri, Umbra Packaging, Reepack, Cavanna, CMC, Unitech SRL and Robopac.

China is Italy’s fourth largest market for packaging machinery exports with sales of 292.1 million euros in 2019, an 84.6% increase on the 158.1 million euros of 2018. Thailand is also a strategic gateway to Southeast Asia and in particular to the ASEAN region where Italy exported packaging machinery worth 278 million euros in 2019, behind China and Germany, which saw a growth in sales to 298.3 million euros. According to Ucima Research Department figures, Thailand is Italy’s second largest market in the region with exports of 61 million euros, 15% of the total. The top market is Indonesia with 84.8 million euros, while the Philippines is third with 57.6 million euros and Vietnam fourth with 40.1 million euros.