10% Visitor Increase at INDOPLAS, INDOPACK, INDOPRINT 2018

The recent staging of the Indonesian International Plastics, Packaging and Printing Exhibitions INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT 2018, closed to very positive results: 24,918 trade visitors from 31 countries took part to see the technologies presented by 360 exhibitors from 21 nations on 161,500 square feet. The visitor participations marks a 10% increase compared to the 2016 events. The predominantly local visitors came from diverse industries such as automotive and transportation, building and construction, chemical, food and beverage as well as graphic arts and printing companies, retail and the pharmaceutical sector. Of the exhibitor, 65% were from overseas, including country group exhibits from Austria, China, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan. The strong international participation confirms the trade fairs’ position as the region’s must-attend events.

Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and its local partner PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI), the three events had the support of K, interpack and drupa – the world’s No. 1 international trade fairs in their respective industries.

Andrew Ong, Business Development Manager of Aegis Packaging Pte Ltd, exhibiting at INDPACK 2018, commented: “We were overwhelmed by the response we received at the exhibition. We managed to gather a number of important leads and also secured several business offers for a more in-depth demonstration of our machines. Being located with INDOPLAS, we has visitors from both the packaging and plastics industries.”

As Indonesia continues to build on its solid economic growth due to strong investments and net exports as well as a GDP projected to exceed $3.7 trillion by 2030[1], investor confidence in the country and the Southeast Asian region is growing. Rebecca He, Manager at Xiamen Changsu Industrial, explained: “We believe that Indonesia is the new power in the packaging industry and INDOPACK certainly showed us that there is a huge potential in the country’s packaging sector.”

Liaoning Xinda Talc Group, first time exhibitor at INDOPLAS, stated that their participation was very successful and they were able to meet serious buyers and grow their leads in the Southeast Asian market.

The strong national visitor attendance and international exhibitor participation further demonstrates the significance of the trade fairs and Indonesia as an important destination for many businesses. “This cross-sector platform brings together the plastics, packaging and printing industries to one central location and to a destination such as Indonesia continues to gain global interest underscored by the busy show floor and successful networking, thus reinforcing its role as a highly-relevant marketplace,” said Rini Sumardi, Managing Director of Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur, PT (WAKENI) and joint organizer (together with Messe Düsseldorf Asia) of the exhibitions.

Andhika Kurniawan Pontoh, Marketing Manager at PT Epson Indonesia, agreed: “Our participation at INDOPRINT 2018 has been very successful as we were able to showcase our new product series to not just the people from Indonesia, but also some from the region.”

Juergen Rehkopf of the Reifenhauser Group added: “We have achieved our goals at the exhibition and the response has been incredibly strong. We have a lot of positive feedback and made many contacts in both the exhibition and the seminar.”

INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT 2018 were staged against the backdrop of strong economic growth rate and the Indonesian government’s initiative “Making Indonesia 4.0”, aimed at building a digital economy and focused on the five key sectors of food and beverage, automotive, textile, electronics and chemicals. With this, digital technology and automation across the three exhibitions featured strongly with an impressive range of technology and innovations that included energy-efficient machinery, the latest equipment and applications, to new solutions and services across the plastics, packaging, processing and printing sectors.

“With the Indonesian middle-class population expected to double to 141 million by 2020, higher purchasing power will stimulate the consumer goods industry and thus boost demand for plastics, packaging and printing products. The increase in international exhibitors in 2018 confirms that INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT are the most important platform for business opportunities in the region,” remarked Thomas Franken, Deputy Director, Global Portfolio Plastics and Rubber, at Messe Düsseldorf

The exhibits were supported by a series of conferences and seminars organized by national and international associations and organizations. Topics ranged from plastics to zero waste, packaging in the digital economy, print and packaging media technologies to street food and fast food packaging.

The next edition of INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT will take place September 2 – 5, 2020 at Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, Indonesia. For further information on visiting or exhibiting, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit www.indoprintpackplas.com and http://www.mdna.com.