WEPACK 2022 will be launching an 8-in-1 mega show in Shenzhen next April, which covers the entire packaging industry chain. It is going to gather 1,500 leading suppliers to exhibit new technology and solutions.
In July 2021, 7-IN-1 Sino Mega Expo including Hybrid SinoCorrugated 2021 and Hybrid SinoFoldingCarton 2021, one of the first and biggest international trade shows that hosted a mix of in-person, live and virtual events at the same time, was successfully concluded in Shanghai. The annual industry event gathered 1,000+ exhibitors and 90,000+ visitors as well as around 12,000 online audiences from all over the world.
Industrial Chain Restructuring in the Post-Covid Packaging Industry
In the post-epidemic era, the market demand for corrugated board packaging has not decreased but however increased. Expert analysis in the Smithers report “The Future of Global Corrugated Board Packaging to 2025” forecasts that global corrugated board will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% across 2020-2025 to reach $205.7 billion. The volume of board consumed worldwide will increase at a slightly slower rate to reach 193.2 million tonnes in 2025.
Given the rising raw materials & labor costs and successive environmental policies (such as bans on free plastic grocery bags, bans on imported waste and carbon neutrality), the packaging industry is stepping up its pace towards structural adjustment, upgrading and deep integration. The entire industry now is in a critical period and is urgently seeking for change.
As a bellwether of the global packaging industry, Sino mega show, who has embraced innovation and transformation, are launching WEPACK in order to move forward take things to the next level.
WEPACK will be a mega show that covers the entire packaging industry chain, including SinoCorrugated South 2022, SinoFoldingCarton 2022, SinoFlexPack South 2022, DPrint 2022, SinoPaper South 2022, InMAT 2022, PackCon 2022 and the newly launched InMAT 2022. It is hoped that WEPACK will have a synergistic effect by providing enterprises with a high-end trade platform for exchanges and in-depth cooperation, while providing integrated packaging solutions for buyers.
WEPACK, based on RX China’s 20 Years of Experience in the Packaging Industry
Since the first edition of SinoCorrugated in 2001, RX China has been committed to establishing a high-quality platform for communication, exchange, cooperation and trade to facilitate further development of China’s, and even the world’s packaging industry. Based on the past experience, WEPACK has been carefully planned in terms of time, location and exhibition hall layout, and strives to bring exhibitors and visitors an even better experience.
WEPACK will be held at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center on April 7-9, 2022, with an exhibition area of 160,000 square meters.
# April, a procurement season for the packaging industry
In April, procurement managers will attend trade shows and make overall plans for the current year and even the next year. More high-quality visitors will be gathered.
# Shenzhen, center of the global packaging industry chain
As a core city of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen boasts a highly advantageous geographical location, and enjoys more privileged policies both economically and politically. According to statistics, there are more than 10,000 printing and packaging enterprises in the Greater Bay Area, and nearly 600 enterprises which rank among the best in China. In addition, Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, the world-class super convention and exhibition complex, will definitely provide a better exhibiting and visiting experience.
# DPrint and InMAT launched to enrich the show portfolio.
With the initiation of Digital Printing Technology Equipment and Technology Expo (DPrint) and Intralogistics and Process Management Expo (InMAT), WEPACK is going to attract more potential buyers, while visitors can fulfill their procurement needs for higher production capacity, more efficient equipment, and gaining more revenue with decreased cost.
WEPACK, Supported by Authoritative Industry Associations
WEPACK has established long-term partnership with World Packaging Organization (WPO).
WEPACK will work with WPO to hold various online and offline activities such as World Corrugated Awards and other forums, summits to enhance the communication and economic and trade exchanges among packaging companies in various countries, thereby propelling the global packaging industry.
WPO’s official members include packaging alliances in Asia, Europe and Latin America and packaging associations in more than 70 countries. With the help of WPO’s rich global resource, WEPACK can deeply reach the regions and fields of WPO members and other partners, and further demonstrate its international influence, so as to greatly enhance the international reputation of the WEPACK brand.
In addition to WPO, WEPACK has also received support from hundreds of other domestic and overseas industry associations and media.
Hybrid Programs Marry the Online Visitors and Onsite Exhibitors
As in previous years, WEPACK 2022 will continue to launch the hybrid programs featuring Online Matchmaking, Online Guided Tour, Running Man, Exhibitor LiveStream, Exhibitor Interview and Industry Webinar to create a communication bridge for exhibitors and online audiences.
For overseas visitors, online show can help them understand the global packaging market, keep abreast of the latest products and technologies, purchase new equipment, and introduce new technologies to respond to market changes in the post-pandemic era.
For exhibitors, online show helps them explore potential overseas business opportunities and enhance the company’s brand awareness in overseas markets.
On July 14-17, 2021, SinoCorrugated and SinoFoldingCarton were live streamed from the fairground on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and a self-owned online platform, in order to involve the global audiences that couldn’t physically attend the exhibitions. 700+ exhibitors and 12,000+ visitors from all over the world joined us online.
WEPACK, A Milestone in the Global Packaging Exhibitions
WEPACK is committed to promoting exchanges and cooperation between packaging companies across China and even the world, bringing more positive information to the industry, inspiring and promoting the progress of the global packaging industry, and opening a new era of packaging!