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Monday, February 19, 2018

Visitor registration opens for first Labelexpo Southeast Asia

Trade visitors can now register online for Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018, the newest event in the Labelexpo Global Series event portfolio. Focused entirely on label and package printing in the region, Labelexpo Southeast Asia debuts at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10-12.

Aimed at printers/converters, brand owners, label and packaging technicians, buyers and design specialists, the event's organizer 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 Indigo, Bobst, Epson, Flint Group, Konica Minolta, Lintec, Omet, UPM Raflatac, Xeikon, Yupo Corporation and Zhejiang Weigang Machinery.

As with all other Labelexpo trade shows, the show floor will feature live machinery demonstrations and multiple product launches. Labelexpo Southeast Asia will also offer a variety of educational 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, commented: ‘Southeast Asia has a population of over 646 million people and label consumption growth of around seven percent, 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 exhibition 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, TSGA president, said: ‘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.’

Labelexpo Southeast Asia is free to attend and visitors can register for their full exhibition pass by visiting www.labelexpo-seasia.com

Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018 follows hot on the heels of record-breaking editions of Labelexpo Europe and Labelexpo Asia in 2017, with the next installments of Labelexpo Americas and Labelexpo India to follow later in 2018. The next Label Summit Latin America is scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico in April.