The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), professional association of packaging experts, trainers and educators, and business leaders, will hold free workshops on commercial packaging on Feb. 6, in line with PROPAK Philippines, the biggest packaging and processing trade event in the country, set at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on Feb. 5 – 7, 2020.
Aside from the more than 400 leading local and international exhibitors that will showcase the latest technologies in manufacturing, packaging and processing, the three-day B2B exhibition Propak Philippines will also host the AIP seminar with its local equivalent, the Philippine Institute of Packaging (PIP) and the World Packaging Organization.
The workshops are as follows: “The Journey Towards Sustainable Packaging: The Challenges That Lie Ahead,’’ at 9:30 am to 12 noon; “The Future of Food Packaging: Food Waste and Save Food Packaging ‘’ at 1-3 p.m.; and “The Move Towards a Circular Economy and Closed Loop Programs” at 3-4:30 p.m.
AIP says attendees will learn various perspectives about the trends and challenges facing the packaging industry, including sustainable packaging, moving towards a circular economy and other topics such as addressing food waste and packaging design and programs for food.
ProPak Philippines will also host various workshops in manufacturing and packaging led by government agencies and manufacturing and business associations, such as Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with its Packaging Technology Division (PTD), the Production and Operations Management Association of the Philippines (PROMAP), the Philippine Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA), the Philippine Association of Food Technologists, Inc (PAFT), and the Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA).
The debut of ProPak Philippines drew more than 300 exhibitors from 30 countries, and more than 9,000 attendees who were presented with the latest in packaging technologies, supply chain management, and other processing operations for food processing, pharmaceuticals, FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), agro-industries, cosmetics, and many more.
ProPak Philippines’ 2nd edition is expecting to have 12,000 international and local visitors and 450 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions.
ProPak Philippines 2020 is supported by the DTI, the DOST, PAFT, the PIP, the Dairy Confederation of the Philippines (DairyCon), the PPMA, PROMAP, the Philippine Printing Technical Foundation (PPTF) and Association of Laguna Food Processors Inc. (ALAFOP).