Renowned for its unparalleled networking opportunity, wide variety of pulp, paper and board exhibits, and highly informative conferences, Asian Paper 2014 was held from 23-25 April at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC) Bangkok, Thailand.
Despite the political situation in Thailand and state of emergency declared a few months prior to the show, it did not dampen the energy and optimistic spirit pouring from the halls of QSNCC. 163 international and domestic exhibitors from 25 countries participated in this highly energised event covering a total gross exhibition space of 4,656 square meters this year. This successful event also saw 3,968 visitors from 67 countries, with the top 10 visitor countries being Thailand, India, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Japan and South Korea doing business and networking during the 3-day show.
Alongside the exhibition, both the Senior Management Symposium (SMS) and New Applied Technology (NAT) Conference also garnered positive feedbacks. The 2014 conference theme: “Think Global, Act Asia, the sustainable way forward” was aptly covered and discussed, reflecting the industry’s environment and sentiments towards sustainability.
In this unique gathering of industry leaders from publishing industries, paper product manufacturers, pulp and paper producers as well as raw material, equipment and chemical suppliers, over 80 senior management and technical delegates were able to hear from and network during these conferences. Topics shared and discussed included the latest market outlook, industry trends, applications of nanotechnology in paper manufacturing, cost optimisation strategies and more.
The Organiser of Asian Paper, UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd also took this marquee Pulp, Paper and Board event to launch its new edition of Asian Paper, slated to be at Jakarta International Expo, Indonesia, from 28 to 30 April 2015. On-site feedback for this new edition was excellent, as more than half of the exhibitors have either already signed contracts for 2015, or taken options to do so.
The next Asian Paper in Thailand is scheduled from 25 to 27 May 2016, at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). For more information on both shows, please visit www.asianpapershow.com.