Four-member group joins forces with the aim to develop the Thai Corrugated Packing Production Industry as the regional hub.
A group of industry associations and a Thai government body has announced the 2nd edition of the CCE South East Asia – Thailand 2018 trade show, highlighting the Thai Corrugated Packaging industry.
The event runs concurrently with ICE South East Asia from 5-7 September 2018 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangna, and will highlight the latest machines and equipment from leading manufacturers throughout ASEAN, offering a showcase of direct-to-user solutions.
The four organisations comprising the CCE South East Asia partnership are the Thai Corrugated Packaging Association; the Thai Pulp and Paper Industries Association; the Thai Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association; and the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
The CCE – ICE 2018 event is part of the group’s broader aim to expand manufacturing capabilities and drive sustainable growth in the Thai Corrugated Packaging Manufacturing industry, in line with government’s ‘Thailand 4.0’ digital-era development plan.
According to Kanokwara Anutarawatr, Senior Manager of Mack Brooks Exhibitions Asia Ltd., “Nowadays, corrugated packaging industries in ASEAN countries must be able to meet growing local demand and rising customer numbers. With a combined population of 620 million, most of working age, ASEAN countries have experienced a steady rise in consumer demand. This is a key factor driving national economic growth levels in the region, which has led to expansion of the consumer goods and packaging markets and recent innovations in the corrugated packaging industry.”
“CCE – ICE 2018 will present a great opportunity for corrugated packaging industry entrepreneurs to share experience and develop connections with leading manufacturers of machine innovations and technologies,” said Ravi Kasemsarn of President of the Thai Corrugated Packaging Association.
Vichan Jitpakdee, President of the Thai Pulp and Paper Industries Association, commented on the show’s growth: “The number of visitors and machines being exhibited at CCE South East Asia – Thailand 2018 is expected to far surpass the previous show, which gives Thai and ASEAN-based corrugated paper industry entrepreneurs a chance to see new machine innovations and technologies while building up their business network.”