Manufacturers and visitors will converge on Manila from 31 January for the sector’s most important trade fair in the Philippines, a country that saw a surge in Italian exports in 2023.
A group of 12 Italian companies are ready to set off for ProPak Philippines, the packaging exhibition due to be held in Manila from Wednesday 31 January to Friday 2 February. Thousands of visitors will attend the show in search of the best packaging and automation technologies for their companies.
Expectations are running high for the innovations showcased by the companies participating in the Italian pavilion organised by Ucima. The Italian presence has grown in number compared to last year and now consists of 12 companies: Agriflex, Borelli, Cavanna, Cevolani, Cepi, IC Filling, GDM, Goglio, IMA, IPI, Omag and Tropical Food.
The Philippines is an important market for Italian packaging machinery producers, with Italy well established as a key trading partner and ranking second in business volume in the sector after China. In addition, the Philippines is currently experiencing significant development, with particularly strong growth in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The 17.7% growth in Italian exports to the country during the first ten months of 2023 reflects a receptive market with ample opportunities for further development.