Shanghai, 24th July 2013 – ProPak and China BevTek 2013, China’s premier trade exhibitions for processing and packaging technology and liquid engineering closed last Friday 19th July, following three days of business success for participating companies. The show got off to a great start when leaders of 15 Chinese industry associations including food; beverage; brewing; pharmaceutical; daily chemical, packaging and processing joined the show opening ceremony from 8 different provinces of China. The Chinese domestic market dominated this year’s show with more buyers than ever before traveling to the exhibition from provinces all around China.
ProPak and China BevTek 2013 from 17-19 July 2013, was the 19th edition of this annual show in Shanghai and the biggest ever. Occupying 40,105 square metres at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, SNIEC. A total of 633 companies participated from 26 countries and regions, including country pavilions from Germany; Japan; Korea; UK; USA and new pavilions from France and Italy. The largest contingent of exhibitors, 65% came from China and representing the leading manufacturers and suppliers of packaging and processing technology in the country. For visitors, a total of 17,951 buyers attended in search of the latest processing and packaging technology, for all industries from food, beverages, dairy, confectionary/snacks, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, FMCG goods, electronics and industrial manufacturing.
Analysis of the visitor report after the show revealed that the majority of visitors, not surprisingly came from Shanghai, 45%, however, this was down from last year when 52% attended from Shanghai. The big change in 2013 was the dramatic increase in visitors attending from provinces of China outside of Shanghai. This year 43% of total visitors or 7,700 buyers representing 1,634 more customers than in 2012, traveled by bus, train and airplane to attend ProPak China 2013.
This year, ProPak China and China BevTek hosted a range of industry conferences, with speakers presenting to capacity audiences and in many cases additional seating had to be brought in to accommodate the demand. Subjects covered “trends of processing technology for soft drinks”; “medical packaging materials” organised by the Shanghai Food & Drug Administration; a series of beverage industry presentations by the Shanghai Beverage Association. For the sixth year running, the China Food Industry Association, Brewing Committee selected China BevTek to host their Annual General Meeting and Brewing Technology forum alongside the exhibition. Individual company seminars were also given by Shanghai Ingram Micro Packaging Technology Co., Ltd and Rockwell. In addition, the international trade associations PMMI, North America and the PMMA, UK each hosted “buyer meeting” programs.
ProPak China 2014, China BevTek and sub show China Dairy Tek will return to Shanghai for the 20th anniversary edition from 16-18 July 2014. For more info about ProPak China, please visit their website www.propakchina.com.