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ProPak Vietnam 2018 Raises the Bar for Its 13th Edition

Ho Chi Minh City, 20 March 2018 – ProPak Vietnam 2018 returns to the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from March 20 to 22, 2018, consolidating its position and stature as the largest processing and packaging technology trade event across Vietnam and IndoChina, with a huge breadth of technological products and services on display at the exhibition.

Across 10,000 square meters of the exhibition space and converging over 430 participating companies from across many countries/regions, ProPak Vietnam serves as an important platform that enables technology transfers across multiple industries, from food and beverage to cosmetics, pharmaceutical, chemical and more. This annual event offers invaluable opportunity for attendees to learn, exchange experiences, enhance business connections, as well as discover new ideas and possibilities to improve competitive positioning in the value chain.

Leading brands will be seen at ProPak Vietnam 2018

ProPak Vietnam 2018 has always been positively differentiated by its unique depth and breadth of products and services on display, as well as its truly international exhibitors. The show boasts the repeated endorsement and official support from many of the world’s technology and economic powerhouses such as Germany, USA, China, South Korea, Taiwan as well as a few other ASEAN countries. Major companies, brands and enterprises exhibiting at the show include but are not limited to: ABB, Altech, ABC Compressor, Bericap, Phu Loc, Rieckermann, Song Song, Heat & Control, Tam Duong, Ishida, Uchida, Hiroyuki, Tien Tuan, Turatti, FPT, VMS, Terramar, Huynh Long, Viking Masek, Sky Softgel, New Diamond, Takigawa, Hseng Tex, NPC Toda and many others.

Visitors to ProPak Vietnam 2018 can look forward to a comprehensive range of new products, best-of-breed technologies and integrated solutions tailored to the evolving local and export market. From filling, sealing and wrapping machines; coding and marking machines; food and pharmaceutical processing machines; printing machinery and equipment; to food hygiene and safety technology; quality control and risk management; waste management & disposal, every vertical market in the processing and packaging industry is represented all under one roof.

Technical presentations and Product live demonstrations – New features at ProPak Vietnam 2018

A host of exhibitor-led technical presentations will also be taking place during the exhibition.

Ishida Vietnam, Bill Research Singapore, Aerzen Asia, Igus Vietnam, Clariant Vietnam, PTT are some of the notable exhibitors supporting this educational program. Topics are varied from pharmaceutical packaging solutions, new possibilities of energy savings, to special lubricants for the food processing and pharmaceutical industry, and motion plastics for packaging.

Adding to the holistic experience, the exhibition is packed with interesting live product demonstrations on many exhibiting booths throughout the exhibition hall, where visitors can simply turn up at the allotted time to experience what’s on display, ask questions as well as get hands on experiences on the very latest in the processing and packaging industries. These demonstration sessions are being hosted by many top-tier companies such as Ishida Vietnam, ABB, IKA Vietnam, Uchida, Bosch, Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, Dong Woo ST, to name a few.

Multifaceted specialized program highlights current industry trends

The three-day event also offers trade visitors more experiential and networking opportunities through a series of association-led conference programs. The Vietnam Association of Food Science and Technology (VAFoST) will bring to the show a one-of-the-kind symposium entitled “Vietnam Food Engineering Symposium 2018: New Developments in Research and Application of Food Processing and Packaging Technologies”, geared to address important issues and application-oriented insights into the current state of food packaging industry, plus emerging trends and advancements in packaging materials. A line up of market leaders, renowned speakers, business owners and industry professionals from Vietnam and abroad will be speaking, notable among whom includes Prof. Dr. Tunyarut Jinkarn - Vice Dean, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Thailand.

In addition, Lean Six Sigma Network puts a new spin on this year’s conference program with a seminar titled “Analytical Technologies for Food Processing and Safety”, taking into consideration the ever-increasing importance of food safety to public health and economic development. The seminar covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from “Certified Reference Materials CRM: Demand, Supply and Market Equilibrium” to “Improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Through Lean and TPM”.

The conferences will have industry thought leaders and experts delving into pertinent ideas and strategies related to food preservation and quality standard, especially the post-harvest management for sustainable agriculture, and how to reduce post-harvest losses of agricultural products.

Propak Vietnam 2018 is co-located with Plastics & Rubber Vietnam and hosts Printech Vietnam

The co-location of ProPak Vietnam, Plastics & Rubber Vietnam and Printech Vietnam provides trade visitors with a firmer grasp of how processing and packaging technologies, plastics and rubber materials, and digital printing technologies are revolutionizing the entire industry. 

Plastics & Rubber Vietnam is reputed as the international networking platform which encompasses all manufacturing processes, technologies and services essential to the plastics and rubber sectors in Vietnam and Indochina. Riding on concerted efforts by the co-organizers, UBM Vietnam and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, Plastics & Rubber Vietnam is set to offer countless business opportunities, deliver the latest technology updates, and facilitate the exchange of ideas and insight into the rapidly expanding plastics and rubber industries.

The vast industry opportunities at these events is further enhanced by the staging of Printech Vietnam - a specialized zone within Propak Vietnam serving the converting, package printing and labeling sectors, under the auspices of the Italian Machine Manufacturers’ Association (ACIMGA). This multi-themed, multi-industry cooperation facilitates an integrated and comprehensive overview of technologies spanning the entire supply chain, from raw material processing, to digital & conventional printing, labeling and intelligent packaging.

The growth of the process packaging industry can intrinsically be tied and influences the increasing consumption of plastics, and flexible plastic packaging for FMCG which in turn drives the demand for printing technologies for flexible plastic packaging.

Mr. BT Tee – General Manager of UBM VES, the organizer of ProPak Vietnam 2018 shared: “New quality and environmental protection needs, coupled with product design and innovation will create new opportunities for companies open to new technologies and concepts required to stay competitive. As such, businesses need to be more proactive in updating driving process innovation through technology deployment and embracing new trends, in order to improve their competitiveness and maintain their position in the market. In this light, ProPak Vietnam, alongside Plastics & Rubber Vietnam, will once again be positioned to serve as a service and technology marketplace for these ever evolving and developing sectors. For new companies and foreign investors looking to expand their footprint domestically and across the region, the exhibition is the gateway to reach buyers and establish collaboration with local partners.”

More than 9,000 industry experts and professionals from all over Vietnam and well beyond are expected to visit the exhibition – ProPak Vietnam 2018 is the trade show not to be missed this March. Save the date and see you there!

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Notes to Editors:

Event at a glance:

Exhibition:                      Propak Vietnam 2018

Venue:                             Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC)

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

Date:                                20 – 23 March 2018 (Tues – Thu)

Time:                                0900hrs – 1700hrs


About ProPak Vietnam (

ProPak Vietnam is the largest and most international trade event for the rapidly expanding processing and packaging industries in Vietnam and Indochina. This annual event is dedicated to technology suppliers involved in the food, drink and pharmaceutical processing and packaging, plus the printing and labeling industries, bringing together thousands of industry leaders and professionals from all segments of the supply chain under one roof.

Not only sourcing the best-of-breed products, services and technological solutions, visitors to ProPak Vietnam will also have the opportunity to network with over 380 high-profile exhibitors from around the world, discuss potential business partnerships, as well as exchange knowledge and perspectives with a plethora of thought leaders and industry experts.

About UBM Asia (

With a track record spanning over 30 years and a strong global presence in 24 major cities across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organizer in the region, and the largest commercial organizer in China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. We provide you with a one-stop diversified global platform for high value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks. Every year, we connect over 2,000,000 buyers and sellers from 150 countries and regions.

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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