NEWS: AIPIA goes East After Being West


Following on from its first USA summit, AIPIA is running two important one day events for the Asian markets in Bangkok (June 14th) and Shanghai (July 12th) alongside the Propak Asia and ProPak China exhibitions.

The Bangkok conference will be the first time AIPIA has taken a group of speakers to this well established packaging show. In China it will be the 5th time the association was taken a group of members to offer insights into the latest developments in A&IP for the Asian markets at this major event. The Shanghai conference is run in conjunction with the AIPIA’s official representatives in China, Prime Business Consulting.

Both conferences are sponsored by the owners of the ProPak series of shows UBM

Bangkok: The title of this conference, which is free to attend (Registration is required) isActive & Intelligent Packaging Technologies for Smart Printing & Packaging for the Digital Age. Six speakers will explain different aspects of intelligent packaging and printing technologies to make packs smart and interactive. Speakers include HP Indigo, EVRYTHNG, Scantrust, Alpha Assembly Solutions and Silicon Craft Technologies. For more details and how to register visit:

Shanghai: This fullday conference has the theme Active & Intelligent Packaging Technologies- Creating New Opportunities and Solutions. Nine speakers, including HP Indigo, EVRYTHNG, Stora Enso, Advance Track & Trace will explain how A&IP is opening up fresh opportunities for packaging in the fast developing Chinese market. In addition AIPIA’s executive director Eef de Ferrante will give a keynote address, as will Takasuke Ishitani of the Japanese Food Packaging Association. For full details of the speakers and booking information contact

Commenting on these events Andrew Manly, communications director at AIPIA said, “Asia will be the fasted growth region for A&IP products and services in the next 5 years. We are commited to establishing a strong presence in the whole Asian marketplace. Our partners Prime Consultng have been instrumental in helping to make the China conference grow. And UBM, the new owners of the ProPak shows –which l have attended for many years – are very supportive and give us an excellent platform to spread the Active & Intelligent Packaging message.”