Trade visitors can now register online for Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018. Focused entirely on label and package printing, the show makes its debut as it runs May 10-12 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aimed at printers/converters, brand owners, label and packaging technicians, buyers and design specialists, the event expects visitors to attend from across Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea and Australasia. Supported by the Thai Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (TSGA) and the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) under the Minister of Industry, the event will cover over 3,500 sqm and host 200 of the global industry’s principal manufacturers and suppliers. Confirmed exhibitors so far include HP, Bobst, Epson, Flint Group, Konica Minolta, Lintec, Omet, UPM Raflatac, Xeikon, Yupo Corporation and Zhejiang Weigang Machinery Co.
In addition to a sold-out show floor packed with real-time live machinery demonstrations and the multiple product launches due to hit the Asian market, Labelexpo Southeast Asia will also offer a variety of valuable learning opportunities. Running alongside the exhibition, visitors will be able to attend a range of topical conference sessions, or register for access to two exclusive workshops being held in association with the Label Academy covering shrink sleeve technology and die-cutting and tooling.
Jade Grace, project director for Labelexpo Southeast Asia says: “We are very excited to be bringing the full Labelexpo exhibition brand to Thailand for the first time. Southeast Asia has a population of over 646 million people and label consumption growth of 6-7%, making it hugely significant as one of the world’s fastest growing markets. This show is set to be a game changer for the region’s printers as it brings together both supply chain companies and key clients. Many of the west’s big international manufacturers are now setting up shop here so the days of sourcing from overseas and enduring slow shipping are numbered. The expo will be invaluable for sourcing new contacts and partners who will be able to help printers improve profitability, quality and efficiency whilst helping them to grow their capabilities and shield their businesses from competitors.”
Prapaporn Narongrit, president of the Thai Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association, says: “As the representative association of industrial print in Thailand it is our pleasure to extend our support to this inaugural event in Thailand and also welcome that of the Department of Industrial Promotion, under the Ministry of Industry, and the Thailand Exhibition and Convention Bureau (TCEB), under the Office of the Prime Minister.”