Presenting “Innovating Future Trends” at the PPI CHINA 2009

PPI CHINA 2009, the international exhibition on processing and packaging products for the food, drink and pharmaceutical industry, is set up to stage its sixth edition from June 10 – 12, 2009 at the China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex in Guangzhou, South China. PPI CHINA is organised by BMC Zhenwei, a joint venture of Business Media China AG and Zhenwei Exhibitions. "Innovating Future Trends" means to promote new solutions, state-of-the-art technologies, and recent scientific trends to tackle future demands and requirements today. The PPI CHINA dedicates itself to establishing a platform for these new market trends as well as for innovations and knowledge exchange.

Presenting the processing and packaging industry via four sub-fairs, the PPI CHINA offers specialised services to a diversified industry. The sub-fairs PPI CHINA – Food, PPI CHINA – Drink, PPI CHINA – Meat, and PPI CHINA – Pharma display the latest trends of each sector. Visitors will come from the related processing industries for food, drink and pharmaceutical products.

Receiving strong support from all relevant associations and from international partners from Great Britain, Korea, Australia and India, PPI China expects a participation of about 400 exhibitors on an exhibition area of 12, 000 sqm at the China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex in Guangzhou. More than 12, 000 professional are expected to visit the exhibition to source new products.

Results of the PPI China 2008
At the PPI CHINA 2008, 253 exhibitors from 13 countries exhibited their products and innovations on a net exhibition area of 6,315 sqm. Among them were many global players such as Sidel, HEUFT, Schneider, SIEMENS, ABB, P&S, Handtmann, IKA, igus, Videojet, NEWLONG, Guangzhou Light Industrial Machinery, Tech-Long, ASG, PLS, Lehui, PHARMA PACK, and E- STAR.

Two-day Conference on Food Processing & Packaging Technologies
With a special focus on China's hot topics – food and pharmaceutical safety –, the 2nd PPI CHINA InnovaTech Forum will present insights into technological innovations and the latest research results with regard to processing and packaging. Inviting experts from research institutions, market-leading manufacturers, and industry specialists as speakers, this forum will attract engineers and decision makers of South China's food, drink, and pharmaceutical industry. In 2008, an audience of more than 150 engineers attended the two-day conference that was held concurrently to the PPI CHINA. The event is organized in cooperation with the Guangdong Food and Packaging Machinery Industry Association.

China's Market for Processing and Packaging Industries
China's processing market is currently experiencing fundamental changes. Instead of offering individual machines, the industry has turned to supplying complete production lines and plants. In the context of the improvement of production efficiency, the demand for high-class equipment is increasing permanently. According to the China Food Industry Association, the total demand for food processing machinery in China will reach a volume of USD 15.5 billion in 2010, with an import rate of 6.4%.

China's packaging industry is the largest worldwide and is expected to realise an output value of USD 105 billion per year by 2012. The food sector accounts for 50% of this market, according to Edge Market Research. China's 11th Five-year Plan is a strong force behind food packaging. According to the plan, a 15% growth rate will be maintained until 2010. Further promising markets for the packaging industries are beverages and pharmaceuticals.

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