The southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event is back and bigger than ever.
Held in Melbourne from March 26-28, 2019, AUSPACK will span 19,500sqm.
New companies E030 Processing and Packaging, High Tech Italian Way, Orora Group, Lapp Australia and Key Technology are among more than 400 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.
Exhibitors come from as far as France to take part in the event.
French company Legarde Autoclaves, which manufactures tailor-made products such as steam and air retorts, is among the exhibitors.
The company’s Autoclaves products are designed to reduce production costs and the environmental footprint.
Chinese exhibitors include Milliken Chemical Division, Guandong Highdream Intellectualized Machinery. There will also be hundreds of exhibitors with a presence in the Australian market.
AUSPACK showcases innovations and megatrends for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care sectors.
Exhibitions and Trade Fairs marketing manager, Anne-Marie Mina, said it was an exciting time to be able to host the 34th AUSPACK event. “It’s great that it’s returned to Melbourne,” she said.
“We’ve ensured the exhibitors offering is in line with global trends,” said Mina. Industry trends showcased at the 2019 event include fast and flexibly packaging, track and tracing, smart packaging and digital printing, Industry 4.0 and robotics, and product delivery via drones.
“There’s also a focus on saving food from waste and food safety.” There will also be discussions on sustainability and waste reduction, said Mina.
“Exhibitors recognise that it’s a premium event for packaging and processing in Australia.” So far, 75 per cent of the exhibition space has sold.
Exhibitors have the opportunity to generate new sales leads and build new relationships.
A variety of new features are being launched at the event, which will be disclosed to the public at the end of 2018.
These features will enhance the learning experience and networking opportunities for exhibitors and visitors, said Mina.