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PROPAK VIETNAM 2016 Concludes With Resounding Results

The event successfully attracted 310 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions, 8 international group pavilions and 7,288 trade visitors Ho Chi Minh City, 22 March 2016 – PROPAK VIETNAM 2016, Vietnam and Indochina’s premier trade event for food, drink and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries drew to a close on a positive note on 3 March 2016 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The largest and most comprehensive event of its kind in Vietnam and Indochina, PROPAK VIETNAM 2016 attracted a total of 7,288 trade visitors. Visitors came not andonly from key FMCG and pharmaceutical establishments in Vietnam, but also from companies based in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, to name a few. Visitors also came from countries/regions afar such as Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Arab Emirates and United States - a testament to PROPAK VIETNAM’s growing brand quality and reach.

Amongst them included 208 buyer delegations from many major local and regional establishments such as Acecook Vietnam JSC, Ajinomoto Vietnam, NOSAFOOD JSC, Pham Nguyen Confectionery LTD, VIFON, Masan Consumer Corporation, Sapporo Vietnam, Vietnam Brewery LTD, New Viet Dairy, NH Foods Vietnam, SHISEIDO Vietnam, etc.

Mr. BT Tee, Deputy Chief, Vietnam Representative Office, Singapore Exhibition Services says: “PROPAK VIETNAM 2016 ended positively. The exhi-bition was productive with many exhibitors satisfied with the quality of our trade visitors. We would like to thank all attendees and our partners for their contribu-tion without which success would have been impossible. We hope to build on this base and to have an even better event in 2017, in light of the optimism for Vi-etnam’s increasing involvement in the globalized economy”

PROPAK VIETNAM 2016 - Thumbs up from the exhibitors
310 exhibitors, from 28 countries/regions, brought with them their best products and solutions for the country’s ever growing food, drink and phamarceutical sectors.

Returning to exhibit once again, Mr. Duong Van – Director of VMS Technical & Trade Co., Ltd shared: “We have been to Vietnam for over the last 15 years and we think the economy here is growing very fast and full of potential.. This year, we are cooperating with Viking Masek – Global Packaging Technologies to showcase their latest machines and technologies used in the packaging industry, especially the vertical packaging machine. PROPAK VIETNAM is a very important platform to connect with new customers. This is our 4th time here and we are very happy to present ourselves in one of the biggest shows in Vietnam.”

Mr. Heinrich Frey – Managing Director of Frey Maschinenbau, Germany (Phu Loc Ltd) added: “I think this year’s exhibition of PROPAK VIETNAM is truly a great success with many new and potential customers attending the event. We had many chances to meet new customers who are looking for the latest technologies and products in food packaging industry. This is not our first time exhibiting at the PROPAK VIETNAM show and every year is different but still a success as always.”

Sharing the same comments, Mr. Ricky Ong – Sales Manager of Asia, Heat and Control Pty Ltd. said: “I think the Vietnamese industry and economic condition is developing rapidly over the years. We have recognized a lot of potential and opportunities to expand our business here. I am extremely pleased with all the outcomes and quality of the exhibition. We will definitely be back next year.”

As the representative from Italian Group Pavilion - Mrs. Daniela Marconicchio – Marketing & Promotion at ICE-Agenzia, UCIMA – Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association shared: “This is our second time to be back to Asia. Our Association has 14 companies for packaging and 7 companies for plastic production. All of our company members are truly customer-oriented and very interested in the Vietnam market that they want to come back again. About this year’s exhibition, I think it’s a very good show. The organization is perfect. The last 2 days were filled up with many attendees and I am very pleased with that.”

Together with Germany, Italy is the world’s leader in food packaging and processing industry.

A platform for business networking, knowledge sharing and skills development
Two seminars held over three days brought together industry experts on key topics. The “Food Safety, Processing and Packaging innovations” conference, jointly organized with the Vietnam Association of Food Science and Technology (VAFoST), brings to light new development surrounding the food processing and packaging industry, including food safety management systems, Ion-ized water technologies and new trend in package design. The conference noted the presence of Professor Luu Duan, the only ordained international fellow of IAFoST in Vietnam, Dr. Lee Kim Lian, Co-chair of the Food Safety Management System Technical Committee of Singapore and many more high-profiled speakers.

This year, VINATEST organized a “Trace chemicals monitoring, control and removal techniques in water used in food processing industry” seminar with notable industry speakers - Dr. Nguyen Huu Thien, Former General Director, Directorate for Standards, Prof - Dr. Chu Pham Ngoc Son, Chairman of Chemistry Association - HCMC, Dr. Le Anh Kien - Deputy Principal of Institute for Tropicali-sation and Environment and many more speakers.

Professor Dr. Chu Pham Ngoc Son, Chairman of Chemistry Association - HCMC shared: “The seminar conducted at PROPAK VIETNAM 2016 is every im-portant because it alerts people about the current situation of water sources in Vietnam and how to deal with these problems.”

Impressed Visitors to PROPAK VIETNAM 2016
Mr. Phan Phi Hung – Technical Manager – International Consumer Products JSC: “We have not missed any edition of PROPAK VIETNAM in recent years. Besides visiting the exhibition, we also have opportunities to partic-ipate in useful technical conferences that are very meaningful chances for us to catch up with manufacturing trends. The exhibition is bigger than last year and varies in categories. We are pleased with the welcome and the professionalism of the organizing team. See you again at PROPAK VIETNAM 2017.”

Mr. Nguyen Van Duoc – Factory Vice Director – Tien Giang Vegetables and Fruits Joint Stock Company: “We are very excited to visit the show this year and we are satisfied by the warm welcome and the assistance for registering as group from the organizing team. We can see that the exhibition is a large-scale one gathering many well-known brands in the field. We are happy to find machines that meet our manufacturing need. We believe in the ongoing growth of the exhibition and wish you all the best for a successful edition this year.”

Ms. Dao Thi Bich Lai – Production Supervisor – San Miguel Pure Foods (VN): “We visited the show as group by the invitation of organiser. We are impressed by the welcome and professionalism of the organising team. Moreover, this is the first time we have visited such a big show like PROPAK VIETNAM. It is hard for our group to visit the entire exhibition in just one day. We are pleased to find some interesting machines such as cleaning machines, packaging machines. See you next year.”

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Luyen – Technical manager – Shiseido Vietnam: “As a professional company in cosmetics manufacturing in Vietnam as well as over-seas market, we are pleased with the results we get from PROPAK VIETNAM 2016. Besides, this is a good chance for us to meet up with our long-term suppliers and collect plenty of useful information related to machines and equip-ment that can be applied to our manufacturing chain such as 3D printing ma-chines, weighing machines and labeling machines. We believe in the ongoing growth of the exhibition and wish you all the best for a successful edition this year.”

PROPAK VIETNAM 2017 will return from 21 to 23 March 2017 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Additional Information:
PROPAK VIETNAM 2016 at a glance:
• Exhibition: PROPAK VIETNAM 2016
• Incorporate with: PLASTICS & RUBBER VIETNAM 2016
• Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)
• Address: 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
• Date: 1 - 3 March, 2016 (Tues - Thurs)
• Time: 0900hrs – 1700hrs
• Registration: www.propakvietnam.com

About ProPak Vietnam
ProPak Vietnam is Vietnam’s premier food, drink and pharmaceutical packaging, sourcing and networking trade event for the packaging industry. Established in 2003, the event is now in its 12th showing, and its 11th showing in Ho Chi Minh City. The exhibition offers industry professionals in Vietnam an industry marketplace to view high quality equipment exhibits, and services and solutions currently available in the global marketplace. ProPak Vietnam is a project managed by the Representative Office in Vietnam of Singapore Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd. with VCCI Exhibition Service Co Ltd. as the local organiser. For more information about the events, please visit: www.propakvietnam.com

Media contacts 
Nathalie Ngo
Public Relation & Conference Executive
Singapore Exhibition Services, Vietnam Representative Office
Tel: (+84) 8 3930 7618 (Ext: 108)
Email: nathaliengo@vietallworld.com

PROPAK VIETNAM 2016 - QUICK FACTS
6100 Sqm/Exhibition Area  351 Exhibitors| From 32 countries / regions 7288 Trade Visitors| From 38 countries/ regions 7 International Group Pavilions