Water management and packaging are both important chains in the circular economy and the main industries present at VietWater and ProPak Vietnam from November 9 to 11 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.
|Opening ceremony of VietWater and ProPak Vietnam 2022 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre on November 9. Photo: Informa Markets Vietnam |
BT Tee, general director of the organiser Informa Markets Vietnam said, "The co-location of the two exhibitions is to achieve the sustainability of the processing and packaging industry, which is led by sustainable water management. Focusing on water management should always be the top priority for all businesses to balance profits and sustainable development goals, especially the goal to ensure clean water and sanitation for all by 2030 in Vietnam.”
According to him, Vietnam is now confronted by a host of water challenges that jeopardise the economy and environment, while climate change and deteriorating water infrastructure also aggravate the situation.
“Rapid industrialisation and urbanisation comprise great pressure on the country's water resources, as only 13 per cent of urban wastewater and 70 per cent of new industrial wastewater is treated before discharge”, he added. “Let's embrace the challenges of the new circular economy means to emphasise on people and planet before profit."
|“Rapid industrialisation and urbanisation comprise great pressure on the country's water resources, as only 13 per cent of urban wastewater and 70 per cent of new industrial wastewater is treated before discharge”, Tee said |
Vietwater 2022 occupies 5,000 square metres with more than 250 exhibiting companies from 25 countries or regions, such as Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan.
The exhibition gathers many top groups in the industry, including Norma, Seika, Fujikin Vietnam, Binh Minh, Viet An Enviro, Emic Electrical Measuring Instrument, Vietchem, and Karofi.
The showcased categories are waste management and recycling, industrial emissions, air cleaners and filters, and environmental measurement and monitoring.
Meanwhile, ProPak Vietnam 2022 occupies 10,000sq.m with more than 400 exhibiting companies. In which, over 80 per cent of exhibitors come from more than 30 countries or regions.
In addition to conventional solutions, the event hosted a number of automatic and robotic packaging solutions. A special area called Innovation Technology Showcase housed several technology products to maximise visitors’ on-site experiences.
|A robotic arm stacking up parcels at ProPak Vietnam 2022. Photo: Hong Nhung |
“In 2020, Vietnam's packaging industry exported $1.7 billion, becoming one of the world's leading countries in exporting packaging. In the paper packaging market alone this year, Vietnam has reached $2.06 billion. This number is projected to grow to $3.11 billion by 2027 at an average annual growth rate of 7.5 per cent," said Nguyen Ngoc Minh Thy, vice chairman of the Vietnam Packaging Association.
According to him, the packaging industry is also driven by economic growth and increasing consumer demand for lightweight, convenient, and easy-to-carry packaging. However, around 70 per cent of ingredients are imported, mainly from China and the EU.
|BT Tee, general director of Informa Markets Vietnam (left), and Nguyen Ngoc Minh Thy, vice chairman of the Vietnam Packaging Association (second from left), met trade partners at ProPak Vietnam 2022. Photo: Informa Markets Vietnam |
Thy added, "Packaging of the future not only ensures original functions such as storage, protection, and logistics support. The packaging of the future must also be multifunctional, environmentally friendly, and apply smart technology to improve the product itself while creating an interesting difference that attracts customers. The pressures of industry trends require businesses to transform technology, transfer production lines, and even transform the structure of the corporation and the value chain to achieve the goal of developing new products better, more efficiently, and smarter."
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