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April 7 - 9, 2022
Shenzhen, China

Officially launched! WEPACK to be set sail April 2022 in Shenzhen!

SHANGHAI, May 11- WEPACK press conference held at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center. Over 30 global industry associations, 10 media, and 70 leading suppliers and insiders presented to show their support and confidence in WEPACK.

 

Reed Sino converting expo goes hand-in-hand with WPO to launch WEPACK

At the press conference, Reed Exhibitions announced it would hold the WEPACK at the Shenzhen World Exhibition& Convention Center on April 7-9, 2022.

WEPACK stands for World Expo of Packaging Industry. It encompasses Reed’s series converting expos, i.e., SinoCorrugated South, SinoFoldingCarton, China Packaging Container Expo, SinoFlexPack South, SinoPaper South, Intralogistics and Process Management Expo, and Digital Printing Equipment and Technology Expo, which cover the whole packaging industry chain. Most importantly, Reed 7-IN-1 Sino Mega Expo establishes long-term strategic partnership with World Packaging Organization (WPO), aiming at promoting the global packaging industry, “Gather the Whole Industry, Change and Promote Sustainable Packaging".

Reed Sino converting expo has been held annually with one year in Shanghai (odd year) and one year in Guangdong (even year). The 2022 edition will be relocated to Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center (even year), the world-class super convention and exhibition complex which is the largest exhibition hall in Asia with the largest construction area and also the largest indoor exhibition area. 

Thomas Huang, Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions China

“WEPACK is a global super event for packaging industry insiders to share, to learn and to communicate,” claimed Thomas Huang, Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions China.

Alex Wang, Assistant President of Reed Exhibitions China

“We Reed 7-IN-1 Sino Mega Expo goes hand-in-hand with WPO to initiate WEPACK. It is an annual must-visit feast for global printing and packaging industry and terminal brand packaging practitioners,” said Alex Wang, Assistant President of Reed Exhibitions China.    

President Pierre Pienaar of WPO

“… At the current rate of what we're using of our earth natural resources, if we continue on that trajectory, we would require nearly three planet earths. If each of us, you and me, all play a part, then by 2050, we can be back on one planet earth,” President Pierre Pienaar raised his concern about sustainability.

Mr. Pienaar also expressed his best wishes to WEPCAK, “The IPIF under WEPACK is focusing on recyclable, degradable and sustainable packaging. I encourage you to have a look. On behalf of the World Packaging Organisation, I thank Reed Exhibitions for their support in the packaging industry across China and across the world, wish you all well and every success in launching this mega show of World Expo of the Packaging Industry”.

Remote signing ceremony

At the press conference, Reed signed strategic partnership contract with WPO, represented by Josephine Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions Greater China and Mr. Wang Yuezhong, Executive Vice President and Secretary-General of China Packaging Federation (CPF). Mr. Pienaar joined the signing ceremony remotely. 

 

Solid supports from global associations, media and leading players

The press conference brought together more than 30 printing and packaging industry associations, over media partners and 70 exhibitors and visitors representatives.

Mr. Hu Zhengyang, Deputy Secretary-General of China Packaging Federation (CPF), on behalf of the domestic printing and packaging industry associations, delivered a speech to show his confidence in WEPACK.

International associations represented by Mr. Chusak Deetrakunwattanapoen, Chairman of Thailand Corrugated Packaging Association (TCPA), Mr. Peter van Ostaijen, Secretary-General of Belgian Corrugated Board Association (CBA), and Mr. Mariano Saludjian, Secretary-General of Cámara Argentina de Fabricantes de Cartón Corrugado (CAFCCO) all sent supporting videos, expressing their confidence in WEPACK and wishing visit WEPACK with members in 2022.

Leading suppliers in the packaging industry represented by Ms. Xie Yishu, Vice President of Dongfang Precision Group, Mr. Xie Qiang, Managing Director of Shanghai Eterna Precision Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Mr. He Guosheng, Chairman of Guangzhou Keshenglong Carton Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. and Japan Shinko Co., Ltd., and Ms. Liu Lizhen, Assistant to the Chairman of Xiamen Hexing Packaging & Printing Co., Ltd. delivered speeches that looked forward to the closer cooperation in the future.

WEPACK launching ceremony

In the media Q&A session, Mr. Alex Wang further elaborated on WEPACK vision, and future direction of strategic cooperation with WPO. “In the future, WEPACK will not only be a one-way trade platform for Chinese suppliers to connect with international buyers, but also a super mega-event for global industry insiders to engage”.

Tour around Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center

Led by Reed professionals, guests in four groups toured Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, the world-class ultra-large convention and exhibition complex.

Exhibition hall tour

Detailed tour guidance took attendees to experience onsite infrastructure and facilities including exhibition hall layout, visiting routes, transportation and accommodation.  

Act quick! WEPACK 2022 booth reservation was much sought after

Toast to the sustainable future for the global printing and packaging industry

WEPACK 2022 Press Conference Appreciation Dinner was kicked off on time. Mr. Thomas Huang made a toast and expressed his gratitude to the present guests, and also to their support to Reed Exhibitions over the past two decades.

Appreciation dinner

In the future, WEPACK will work hand in hand with industry players, associations, and media to promote the sustainable development and jointly open up a new era of packaging!

We look forward to see you at WEPACK 2022 next April!