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Strong Taiwan presence boosts international participation at ProPak Vietnam 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, 10 March 2015 – With 8 international group pavilions and 230 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions (*), the international representation at ProPak Vietnam 2015 is very strong. Launched in 2003 to serve the expanding Vietnamese food, drink and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industry, the show brings a myriad of latest technologies and solutions from the global market right to where it is highly sought after.

Now in its 10-year in Ho Chi Minh, ProPak Vietnam 2015 features a bigger international participation with major processing and packaging machinery, technologies and solution companies displaying a wide range of high quality products. Considered as the leading exhibition of its kind in Vietnam, ProPak Vietnam 2015 has attracted 7 biggest technology exporting countries for packaging equipment - Germany, Korea (2 groups), Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore. Major brands from these countries include: NEUMO, Logo Pak, FPT Polyclip K+G Handtmann, PACK CHEON, P&S Technology, P.E LABELLERS CFT, Tokyo Automatic Machinery Works, Toyo Machine Manufacturing, WEBCONTROL, YANG BEY, KWT, HSENG, NEW DIAMOND, Mettler Toledo, GERICKE, XINJITAI, etc.

“We now expect a 25% growth in the size of the event. We are happy and pleased that the international manufacturers and exporters are making Vietnam a processing hub which in turn has attracted so many international exhibitors to feature in the Propak Vietnam exhibition to support new and established companies in this industry. A growing middle income population in Vietnam has also fuelled FMCG consumption domestically which improved supply opportunities for our exhibitors. We hope industry buyers, technicians and quality control professionals will take the opportunity to visit the event to experience the technologies and new concepts featured in this expanded show which incidentally is in its 10th year anniversary in Ho Chi Minh”, Mr. BT Tee, Deputy Chief, Vietnam Representative Office, Singapore Exhibition Services, the organiser of ProPak Vietnam 2015 says.

Strong Taiwanese presence in Vietnam 
As one of Vietnam’s top investors, Taiwan has created a burgeoning market for Taiwanese manufacturing solution providers. In the recent years, Taiwanese conglomerates have set up multiple manufacturing facilities in Vietnam. 

In 2014, Taiwan has ranked 4th in the top highest foreign direct investment to Vietnam, just after Korea, Japan and Singapore (according to the statistics of the first 11 months of 2014). Taiwan contributed about US$28.4 billion to the foreign direct investment in Vietnam with more than 2,300 projects in total. In these, the investment for processing and manufacturing industry accounted for one of the biggest parts with more than US$23 billion invested in more than 1,800 projects.(**)

Taiwan is now one of the major processing and packaging machinery exporters to emerging markets such as China, India and Vietnam as well as the developed markets: Japan and the US.
As a reflection of the strong presence of Taiwanese manufacturers in Vietnam, the number of Taiwanese exhibitors at ProPak Vietnam 2015 has also accounted for an important part of the exhibition. This year’s show will feature 20 Taiwanese exhibitors.

The Taiwanese pavilion, organised by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is responsible for the bulk to Taiwanese exhibitors. The group pavilion comprises a collection of 18 from small to medium sized enterprises that produce equipment such as YANG BEY, WEBCONTROL, KWT, HSENG TEX, NEW DIAMON Damong others.

Commenting on their strong presence in ProPak Vietnam 2015, Mr. John Tang, Director of Vietnam Representative Office, Taiwan External Development Trade Council – the organiser of Taiwan pavilion says: “This year, we have 19 companies from Taiwan joining PROPAK. They are going to showcase the latest packaging machines and technologies from Taiwan, and it’s been our honor to offer the biggest pavilion at PROPAK since 2013. One-third of our exhibitors have joined PROPAK for the last 8 years, which truly indicates PROPAK is Vietnam’s premier trade show for the packaging industry.”

The other international group pavilions at ProPak Vietnam 2015 are Germany, Korea (2 groups), Italy, Japan, Thailand and Singapore.

Workshop and Seminar highlights at ProPak Vietnam 2015
Addressing the current burning issues in Vietnam - Food Safety, Green Packaging and Eco Manufacturing will be the main focus of seminars at ProPak Vietnam 2015. With the support from leading organisations in Vietnam and the region, the seminar series is considered as one of the recommended-to-join activities for all of the visitors and the exhibitors of the show.

Spread across three days, the seminars and workshops include Green Packaging and Eco Manufacturing in Vietnam 2015 - International Enterprises Singapore, the Packaging Council of Singapore (PCS), Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Singapore Business Group (SBG) in Ho Chi Minh City; Processing Technologies for Nutrition and Food Safety - Vietnam Association of Food Science and Technology (VAFoST); International Standardization leads to updating & improvement in the Food Safety Management System: ISO 22.000:2005 - Lean Six Sigma Network.

ProPak Vietnam 2015 will be held from March 31st to April 2nd at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center.

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(*) As the latest update on March 4th, 2015
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Additional Information:
  ProPak Vietnam 2015 at a glance
- Date: 31 March – 2 April, 2015 (Tues - Thurs)
- Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)
- Address: 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Opening Hours: 09:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs
- Admission: Business and trade professionals only

•  About ProPak Vietnam
ProPak Vietnam is Vietnam’s premier food, drink and pharmaceutical packaging, sourcing and networking trade event for the packaging industry. Since its first edition in 2003, the event is now in its 11th showing, and its 10th showing in Ho Chi Minh City. The exhibition offers industry professionals in Vietnam an industry marketplace with high quality equipment, services and solutions currently available in the global marketplace. ProPak Vietnam is 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: 107)
Email: 
nathaliengo@vietallworld.com

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