Propak Africa 2022



Propak Africa highlighted the latest trends across full spectrum of packaging



When it comes to invigorating the South African economy following the effects of the global pandemic, the return of live event trade shows and exhibitions will provide a much-needed platform for buyers and sellers to connect face-to-face, business partnerships to develop, industries to come together and new products and services launched.

One such exhibition is Propak Africa which took place from 8-11 March 2022 at the Expo Centre Nasrec in Johannesburg, together with co-located shows The GAPP Print Expo, Pro-Plas Expo, FoodPro and Pro-Label Expo. Acknowledged as Africa’s most progressive packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling trade exhibition, the show takes place every three years and attracts local and international exhibitors and visitors.

Over 200 packaging and related industries’ suppliers showcased the very best that these industries offer. “It’s four days of unparalleled access to fresh new thinking and ideas that could take your business to the next level,” said Mark Anderson, portfolio director at Specialised Exhibitions, organisers of the show.

“Industry front runners across these sectors used this unique platform to introduce state-of-the-art technology, advanced equipment and new approaches to packaging,” said Anderson.

“Efficiency improvements, cost containment and targeting new market segments were also top of mind for visitors, to drive improved profitability and better returns. Spending time at Propak Africa enabled visitors to find products and solutions to address these priorities.”

Industry leaders sharing insights

The Seminar Theatre in Hall 5  hosted industry leaders from packaging and related industries. Keynote speakers at the daily free-to-attend seminars shared their insights about future trends and developments of these industries.

In addition to the seminars, the Institute of Packaging SA’s ‘Think Tank’ conference ran four important workshops on 8 and 9 March. The four workshop topics were ‘Print Processes in Packaging’, Packaging & Waste Management – the Law & the Facts; A Lean Six Sigma Approach to Quality Management; and Plastic Packaging Unpacked. 

“Without compromising on the visitors’ ability to effectively interact with the exhibitors, measures were in place to ensure that the exhibition complied with the government’s regulations for safe social exchanges,” explained Anderson.
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Interviews: Mark Anderson for Specialised Exhibitions and three exhibitors speaking about their participation at Propak Africa.

Mark Anderson – Portfolio Director

Kemtek Imaging Systems

Erema Africa

P.A Cuthbert

Specialised Exhibitions is a division of Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world with trade shows, consumer shows and specialist projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The company is also a member of the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO).


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