Propak Africa attracts thousands of visitors to live event

The first two days of Propak Africa – with The GAPP Print Expo co-located in Hall 5 – has seen thousands of visitors attending the show eager to see the latest products, machinery, technology and innovation offered by the 200+ exhibitors.

Taking place this week from 8-11 March at the Expo Centre Nasrec in Johannesburg, Propak Africa is providing a much needed platform for buyers and sellers to connect face-to-face, business partnerships to develop, and where industry can come together and new products and services launched.

‘We’re excited to be at the live Propak Africa event,’ says Mark Anderson, portfolio director at Specialised Exhibitions, organisers of the show. ‘It’s busy, has a great vibe and lots of face-to-face engagement between our exhibitors and visitors. Everyone is really enthusiastic about being together again at the show and the opportunities it brings for business.’

‘Many of our exhibitors are seasoned Propak Africa exhibitors having been part of the show for many years. We also have new exhibitors here for the first time. Spending time at Propak Africa and co-located shows The GAPP Print Expo, Pro-Plas Expo, FoodPro and Pro-Label Expo is enabling visitors to find products and solutions to address their business needs.’

Exhibitors have also experienced a positive first two days at the show with Nishara Naidoo, Director at Inpakt saying that ‘the show has been phenomenal and we’ve had really good enquiries from Africa,’ whilst Marc Black, MD at Morgancoat says that ‘after two years it is great to be back and refreshing to be able to engage with customers face-to-face as well as within the industry at large.’

Every day at Propak Africa is a “themed day” experience. New Products was the focus of day one with a wide range of new products and services being showcased by exhibitors. The second day of the show has focused on Sustainability. In celebration of this day Propak Africa is donating 100 pairs of shoes made from recycled medical drip bags to Inkwenkwezi School in Diepkloof in support of the Step Into Greatness initiative. The theme for day three is Occupational Health and Safety, and day four, the final day, the theme is “local is lekker” South African day.

To add further value for visitors, the free-to-attend seminars take place daily in the Seminar Theatre in Hall 5 with topics aligned to the theme days.

All Covid-19 regulations are in place at Propak Africa.

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