Propak East Africa 2018 will be instrumental to Kenya’s packaging industry this year.
There’s just under three weeks left until Propak East Africa 2018 opens its doors and after predictions have revealed 2018 to be a pivotal year in the packaging industry, the exhibition is set to be the largest edition to date.
A crucial time for the packaging industry
A growing middle class in Kenya has meant there is an increased demand for consumer goods which require quality and innovative packaging. Many companies producing similar goods have seen an increased pressure to obtain better packaging in order to attract consumers and remain competitive.
The region’s increased requirement for innovative packaging coupled with Kenya’s recent commitments to sustainability will play a significant role at Propak East Africa 2018.
Kenya is leading the global sustainability battle alongside over 40 countries worldwide that have completely banned, partly banned or taxed single-use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda and Italy. The country has even more recently proposed a plastic bottle ban, further emphasising its dedication to sustainability.
In keeping with the country’s forward-thinking approach to sustainability in packaging, Propak East Africa 2018 will maintain a special focus on sustainability. Market-leading brands such as BOBST, Flint Group, Filmatic Packaging Systems, Ishida, KBA, Krones, Ramco, Bosch, Safrique, Uner Plastik A.S. and Windmoller & Holscher will be present to showcase their latest products and solutions in compliance with these new laws.
Now, more than ever, it is vital to remain at the forefront of the industry. Knowing the latest consumer trends, the different varieties of technology available and how to keep upgrading and innovating will mean the difference between leading the industry and falling behind.
Visitors to this year’s exhibition will see dynamic show-floor demonstrations of cutting-edge technology and machinery, in addition to having the opportunity to sit in on relevant conference sessions where pertinent issues affecting the packaging market will be discussed.
Join over 3,500 like-minded packaging, printing, food-processing and plastics professionals from the 27 February to 1 March 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Entry is FREE, simply register online to skip the queues to enter on the day! Register here.