Strong growth in the visitor attendance at South East Asia's leading annual processing and packaging show confirms the acceleration of investment in one of Thailand's key export sectors.
According to recently published figures from the country's National Economic and Social Development Board, Thailand's economy grew by 3.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2002, with the agricultural sector growing by 5.1 per cent.
The 10th ProPak show in Bangkok was held on June 12-15 and attracted 15,951 industry professionals and specifiers; 726 overseas visitors from 51 countries attended the event, confirming the regional status of the show.
Among the countries represented were buyers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Visitor attendance grew by 29.8 per cent compared to the previous ProPak Asia.
Aside from the strong local support, the 386 exhibiting participants also included independent exhibitors from 26 countries and group pavilions from Australia, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States.
The next show will be held on May 28-31, 2003 in Bangkok.