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Exhibition forecast to pack punch

Update: March, 09/2013 - 00:00

HCM CITY (VNS)— Exhibitors from 29 countries will bring their latest products and technologies for food and drink packaging at an exhibition to be held in HCM City later this month.

More than 250 firms, including those coming from Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, will display bottling, bar coding, and filling machines, and testing and analysing equipment at the event.

The 8th International Processing, Filling and Packaging Exhibition (Propak Viet Nam 2013) will run alongside the third International Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Processing, Filling, Packaging and Ingredients Exhibition (Pharmatech Viet Nam).

Another fair named the International Laboratory Equipment, Instrumentation, Test and Measurement and Quality Control Exhibition (Lab and Test Viet Nam) will also take place in the meantime.

They will feature conferences like "Food security-emerging issues for food industry management" organised by the Viet Nam Association of Food Science and Technology and "Safe food and clean drinking water: Application of common food safety management systems," organised by the Viet Nam Association of Testing Laboratories.

BT Tee, chief representative of Allworld Viet Nam, one of the event's organisers, said: "With high GDP growth rate and huge domestic and export potential, we see good business for packaging industry in Viet Nam, especially in HCM City where many factories are located."

Hitoshi Fujieda, general director of Ishida Viet Nam Co, said industrialists would also be able to discover how they can improve their product quality and productivity with new machine tools and technologies.

To be held at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre in District 7 from March 20 to 22 — jointly by VCCI Exhibition Services Co — the events are expected to welcome 7,500 visitors. — VNS

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