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Countdown to Propak Africa 2019

The importance of packaging and related industries will take centre stage next week at Africa’s ultimate packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling trade exhibition, which will afford over 600 exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their latest technologies and innovations to thousands of visitors.

Taking place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg, from 12-15 March 2019, Propak Africa will give visitors the opportunity to see the latest state-of-the-art equipment and machinery, auxiliary products and services.

“Packaged products on retail shelves are largely as a result of the collective food processing, packaging, plastics, print and labeling industries which is why it’s so important to showcase these industries together,” says Sven Smit, Propak Africa’s event director.

“Packaging also extends beyond the FMCG market across all industry sectors, and this will be reflected at the show.”

“We are really excited about our new free-to-attend seminars which will be taking place daily in Hall 7,” says Smit. “Over 20 speakers will address important industry issues and share their knowledge and expertise.

“We are also excited about our new ‘four days, four themes’ initiative, with a focus on new products, sustainability, skills development, and a ‘local is lekker’ South African day. The seminar topics will be aligned with our themed days.”

Conferences alongside Propak Africa

In addition to the seminars, four conferences will be taking place alongside Propak Africa, providing additional learning opportunities for visitors.

The Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) Think Tank will take place on 12 and 13 March, the Printing SA and South African Institute of Printing (SAIP) Conference will take place on 13 March and the SAPRO and WWF-SA Design for Recycling Workshop will take place on 13 March.

VDS Media’s Propak Africa Packaging Innovation and Sustainability Conference will take place on 14 March.

For further information and online visitor registration, visit