Messe Düsseldorf Asia and Global Link have announced a collaboration with the joint organization of the annually held trade fair – PACK PRINT PLAS in Manila, Philippines, taking place from October 10-12. This new partnership will further advance the development, expansion and globalization of the 27th edition of PACK PRINT PLAS.
The Philippines is expected to remain one of Asia’s top growth markets according to the World Bank, with key industries such as manufacturing, construction, transportation etc. driving growth in the country over the next decade. Messe Düsseldorf Asia’s expansion into the Philippine market is a well-timed strategic move particularly against the backdrop of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP).
Priority areas identified under this new plan reportedly include expanding economic opportunities through diversification of export products and markets, increasing competitiveness and innovation and enhancing business services.
“The ASEAN region holds a demographic premium with its young and tech savvy population living in highly urbanized regions,” said Gernot Ringling, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia. “And for countries like the Philippines, where the economy is expected to grow at a faster rate in 2019, at about 6.7 percent, it is an exciting time to do business due to positive developments in the economy. We are proud to announce our further expansion in Southeast Asia, offering customers and partners even more opportunities to widen and strengthen their footprint in the Philippines and in the region.
PACK PRINT PLAS Philippines will be part of the global portfolio of drupa, the No.1 trade fair for printing technologies, and benefit from the international network of the world’s largest trade fair for the industry. Backed by the global expertise of German-based trade fair organizer Messe Düsseldorf and the regional know-how of its subsidiary office Messe Düsseldorf Asia, PACK PRINT PLAS 2019 will be an important platform on the Philippines trade fair circuit.
The three-day trade fair brings together the entire value chain from the plastics, packaging and printing industries. The extensive range of products and solutions across the synergistic sectors include new and improved technologies, industry-specific services, as well as packaging and processing machineries, raw materials, extruders and extrusion lines, injection and blow molding machines, 3D printers and digital and traditional press solutions. The event will also include an ancillary program with technical workshops, seminars and conferences discussing solutions for the packaging, printing and plastics industries in the region.