By The Nation
The event will run concurrently with ICE South East Asia from September 5-7 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 organisers said 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 the government’s Thailand 4.0 digital-era development plan.
According to Kanokwara Anutarawatr, senior manager of Mack Brooks Exhibitions Asia, “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.”