Explore Sustainability & Other Trends @ ProPak Vietnam 2023 | Drink Tech 2024

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Informa Markets Vietnam will host the 16th edition of ProPak Vietnam 2023 from 8–10 November, Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. 
It will also showcase the Drink Technology Zone, Drink Tech, which is set to launch in 2024.
Register for ProPak Vietnam 2023 here.


Making Positive Changes in the Packaging Industry


22 November 2022 was marked The Day of Eight Billion by the United Nations. That fateful day was chosen as the approximate time when the global population hit a record of eight billion people. It took the global population 12 years to grow from 7 to 8 billion, and it will take about 15 years, until 2037, for it to reach 9 billion. These figures mean that our current food systems are being tested. Recent global events have highlighted the fragility of our food industry supply chains. The packaging sector of the food industry can make a significant impact on sustainability by adopting and implementing various strategies and practices. For manufacturers, this can be achieved through the adoption of high-quality packaging that can deliver safe and nutritious food while reducing the impact on the planet’s finite natural resources.


ProPak Vietnam 2023_plastic waste

The world is producing twice as much plastic waste as two decades ago, with the bulk of it ending up in landfills or spilling into the environment. Only 9% of plastic waste is successfully recycled according to a 2022 OECD report. As the world population is growing, the demand for plastic packaging will only increase. This means the plastic waste problem will only intensify in the years to come. The world’s plastic production is expected to double by 2040. This could lead to a doubling of plastic waste and a tripling of plastic leakage to the ocean by 2040 (The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2020).


But we can make a change. At ProPak Vietnam, we can explore how positive changes can be made in the packaging industry. Increased consumer awareness, higher demand for sustainable packaging solutions, newly established policies around the globe, and a growing number of large Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies are committing to sustainability. This requires technical innovation and an increased utilisation of new renewable resources.


ProPak Vietnam 2023 can be the platform of exploration. It is an international melting pot where industry players explore how to drive circular developments in the processing and packaging industry in Vietnam. Participants will have the opportunity to experience full-scale machinery in action, examine materials and equipment up close, learn about technologies, discover innovative ideas, and nurture relationships with industry experts.


With an exhibition area spanning up to 10,000 square metres, ProPak Vietnam 2023 is set to welcome at least 450 exhibitors from more than 30 countries around the world. Most of the exhibitors hail from thriving economic regions in the United States, Europe and Asia.


There will be a wide range of sectors for exploration. They include packaging, processing, materials, drink technology, pharmaceutical technology, cold chain logistics and warehousing, printing and labelling, as well as laboratory and testing equipment.


ProPak Vietnam 2023 will also be hosting a series of seminars, conferences, and technical sessions on practical topics within the processing and packaging sectors. These encompass cutting-edge smart packaging technologies, recent regulations concerning manufacturers’ extended responsibilities under our nation’s Environmental Protection Law, and other solutions to enhance production efficiency and minimise environmental impact.


On a related note, Informa Markets is collaborating with The Center for Natural Resources and Environment Communication to organise a pre-show seminar:

Opportunities and Challenges for the Packaging Industry in the New Context: Pathway towards Environmental Protection and Carbon Reduction

8 September 2023

Duc Hoa Industrial Park, Duc Hoa Ward, Duc Hoa District, Long An Province


This event promises to offer attendees revelations and insights into the future of the packaging industry within the practical context of Vietnam. Led by industry experts, this roadshow will be very relevant for the packaging businesses in the southern market, laying the foundation for a series of seminars set to occur during the upcoming ProPak Vietnam 2023 exhibition. With all these exciting activities lined up, ProPak Vietnam 2023 will open a new chapter in the packaging industry.



Drink Tech


Informa Markets Vietnam has also announced its plans for a showcase zone for drink technology — Drink Tech
Launch dates: 3–5 April 2024 | Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, within the framework of ProPak Vietnam 2024

Beverage industry_ProPak Vietnam 2023


Fast Facts About Vietnam’s Beverage Industry in 2022

  • Retail sales of soft drinks reached about 4.5 thousand litres, an increase of about 5% compared to the same period in 2021.
  • The top five largest beverage enterprises account for about 57% of total market share.
  • The energy drinks segment was forecast to have the most potential for growth.
  • The CAGR of enery drinks from 2017–2022 is estimated at 9.8%, followed by bottled water with a CAGR of 6.9%.
  • Export volume of beverages increased sharply. Export turnover of carbonated soft drinks in 2022 reached about 44 thousand USO, up about 42% over the same period in 2021.
  • Beer consumption reached about 1 billion liters with canned beer accounting for 65% (in the first three months of 2022).
  • Wine production at the start of 2022 increased by 2.3% compared to the same period in 2021.


These numbers show the potential of the Vietnam beverage industry. To capitalise on this opportunity, Informa Markets Vietnam plans to launch an exciting and unique zone that will cover innovative technologies, equipment and solutions. This will be part of ProPak Vietnam 2024.


Drink Tech will play a vital role in connecting global suppliers with local beverage buyers. It will include networking opportunities, product demonstrations, and beer tasting. Attendees can also contribute to the community by donating to local charity foundations. All activities are designed to provide a factory-to-table experience. We are honored to have the support of Vietnam Beer — Alcohol — Beverage Association (VBA), a joint organiser for Drink Tech 2024 from 3–5 April at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


About ProPak Vietnam 2023, organised by Informa Markets


ProPak Vietnam 2023


This year’s ProPak Vietnam promises to bring valuable trading opportunities for domestic and foreign enterprises in the processing and packaging industries.


As a division of Informa PLC, a corporation headquartered in England with more than 11,000 employees and an extensive presence across more than 30 countries, Informa Markets is the leading global exhibition organiser. With a portfolio of more than 450 global B2B events and brands in numerous industries, the expos organised by Informa Markets have always attracted more than 80% of foreign exhibitors from developed countries such as the US, Europe, Singapore, and Australia. Informa’s exhibitions are not only well-known trade destinations for millions of business visitors each year but also unmissable occasions for domestic and international businesses. Brands can promote products, expand their client base, and broaden their distribution network. More than half of the visitors are decision-makers such as company owners or executives who hold senior positions in organisations.


With a history of serving Vietnam’s processing and packaging industry, the event will be a platform for companies to discover innovative machinery, equipment, and technologies to upgrade their production processes, as well as to expand their businesses while adhering to sustainable standards.


“Through the introduction of innovative technologies and product showcases, as well as enhancing connections between exhibitors and visitors, the exhibition offers a dynamic business platform that is shaping the future of the processing and packaging industries. These activities contribute to integrating economic, social, and environmental considerations into production, particularly in an industry closely impacting the environment like packaging. By means of this exhibition, I hope that all manufacturers and businesses within the industry can unite, drive change collectively, and become pioneers in initiating the transition towards a circular economy.”

— Mr. BT Tee, General Manager of Informa Markets Vietnam


Register for ProPak Vietnam 2023 here.



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