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Large Country Group Exhibitors Await Visitors at ProPak Vietnam 2017

The 12th edition attracts robust international participation from international technology companies.

Ho Chi Minh City, 15 February 2017 – Slated to run from 21 to 23 March 2017 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), ProPak Vietnam 2017 is currently the most comprehensive sourcing and networking event for the food, drink and pharmaceutical processing, filling and packaging industries in Vietnam and Indochina.

Propak Vietnam presents an ideal channel not only for international companies to gain exposure to the vibrant Vietnamese market, but also for local enterprises to source for advanced technologies, forge strategic partnerships and keep abreast with the latest industry developments.

International group pavilions in the spotlight

ProPak Vietnam continues to enjoy strong support from international trade bodies and government agencies, and this year has gathered a total of 10 international group pavilions from Denmark, Italy (2 groups), Germany, China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. In addition, an Indian pavilion is currently being formed and participation announcement is imminent. These group pavilions feature a very large range of products for the industry and which reflects each country’s unique culture, expertise and technology specialization.

Along with returning group pavilions, this year’s event sees the addition of the new Danish pavilion. Commenting on their inaugural participation at ProPak Vietnam 2017, Ms. Nanna Bøgesvang Olesen, Consultant at Dansk Industri, Danish Pavilion shared: “This year for the first time, we have a Danish Pavilion at ProPak Vietnam with 8 companies known for their smart technology and high quality. We find Vietnam to be a very interesting market with a growing food sector. ProPak Vietnam is the perfect platform for the Danish companies to exhibit - both as an entrance to the market and for the ones already present in Vietnam.”

The Italian pavilion, led by the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association (UCIMA) and Italian Trade Agency (ITA), has also confirmed their return, with their best-of-breed products and end-to-end packaging solutions dedicated to helping boost the country’s industrial capabilities.

Speaking on this continuous participation over the years, Mr. Gian Paolo Crasta, Marketing & Communication Manager at UCIMA said: “ProPak Vietnam is becoming year after year a milestone in our international promotion and one of the best platforms in Asia for Italian companies to present their technological innovation to the buyers of the region. We established with this show a win-win cooperation as the tradeshow will benefit from the presence of the Italian companies, given the leadership of the Italian packaging industry worldwide.”

The Germany pavilion is another prominent group pavilion whose continued support and endorsement has contributed to the growth of the show. Joining ProPak Vietnam 2017, Germany pavilion under the auspices of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association will feature 16 high quality exhibitors showcasing their expertise to a growing industry base in Vietnam.

Ms. Vera Fritsche - VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, Frankfurt (Germany) expressed her thoughts on ProPak Vietnam, echoing the views of many international exhibitors: “Vietnam is for the German food processing and packaging machinery manufacturer - a market with good potential. The increasing demand for food stuff, processed food and beverages and packaging, the rising number of super- and hypermarkets as well as the development of new products and increasing hygienic requirements lead to a rising demand of state-of-the-art machinery. This is reflected in the continuously rising import figures for food processing and packaging machinery. In Germany is one of the most important sales partner for food processing and packaging machinery, just behind China.”

“ProPak Vietnam is the most important platform for the German companies. The German Federal Ministry of for Economic Affairs and Energy is supporting a German group participation, giving more than 16 companies the opportunity to present their excellent products, services and solutions to the Vietnamese food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry,” she added.

Learn ProPak Vietnam’s Educational Seminars

Complementing the technology exhibition is a slew of conference tracks offered at no charge (free) to qualified delegates which provides valuable insights into important industry topics:

Seminar “Water quality and management for food processing - Case study on process water for beer brewing” - hosted by Lean Six Sigma Network

Water quality and food safety are inextricably linked. It plays a vital role in primary production (irrigation, livestock watering, aquaculture) and in processing (as an ingredient, transport medium and hygiene aid). However, freshwater resources are becoming increasingly scarce, putting more pressure on the food industry to address the future trends relating to this resource and to move towards increasing efficiency in water use.

The seminar hosted by Lean Six Sigma Network converges a mix of international experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and experiences in all aspects of the water used in the food processing industry in Vietnam. A case study on processing water for beer brewing is also presented, concerning the importance of water quality in brewing, where it is the main component in a short list of ingredients.

“ASEAN Food Conference 2017” pre-conference and seminar program - hosted by Vietnam Association of Food Science and Technology (VAFoST)

Vietnam Association of Food Science and Technology (VAFoST) will be organizing an “ASEAN Food Conference” pre-conference and seminar program at ProPak Vietnam 2017, which is indeed relevant and timely in light of the ongoing preparation toward regional economic integration.

Supported by Federation of International Food Science and Technology Associations (FIFSTA) and International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFOST), the program will be a one day symposium geared towards food safety education and training, where several international experts and technologists invited to discuss the pertinent topics with an emphasis on healthy food and drink, and traditional rice products – on aspects of safety, quality and commercial production.

This year, to enhance exhibitor participation, the organizing team is also putting together a new program titled – ‘The Propak Technical Sessions’ where exhibitors are encouraged to present their products and services to the industry gracing the exhibition floor. Speaking slots at the Propak Technical Sessions has been fully subscribed at the time of writing.

Save the date and plan to attend!

With over 380 exhibiting companies from 28 countries and regions covering a floor space of 8,800 square meters, the three-day event truly serves as an important platform for networking, knowledge sharing and for ultimately shaping the industry’s future. More than 9,000 trade attendees are expected at the exhibition, making it the largest and most comprehensive edition to date.

ProPak Vietnam is taking place from 21 to 23 March 2017 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Save the date!

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Additional Information:


ProPak Vietnam 2017 at a glance:



ProPak Vietnam 2017


Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC)


799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


21 - 23 March 2017 (Tuesday – Thursday)


09:00hrs – 17:00hrs



About ProPak Vietnam:


ProPak Vietnam is the premier sourcing and networking trade event for food, drink and pharmaceutical processing and packaging technology in Vietnam and Indochina. Since its inception in 2003, ProPak Vietnam has grown steadily in stature and prestige to become the valuable and opportune industry hub which helps evolve and improve the processing and packaging sectors. Back for the 11th edition with the strong government support, the show brings together a diverse selection of local and international exhibitors from across the supply chain, with the wide showcase of the latest machinery and cost-effective solutions all under one roof.


ProPak Vietnam is organised by UBM VES and locally supported by VCCI Exhibition Service Co Ltd. For more information about the events, please visit:


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10,000 Sqm/Exhibition Area  554 Exhibitors| From 31 countries / regions 9122 Trade Visitors| From 31 countries/ regions 8 International Group Pavilions