Propak Africa 2013 starts today!

Propak-Africa-2013-starts-on-12-MarchPropak Africa 2013 is the largest and most successful packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling exhibition held on the African continent. Taking place from the 12th to the 15th of March at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johnnesburg, the combined shows provide the ultimate platform to view a vast array of the latest products, equipment, machinery, services and technologies. Propak Africa is an essential industry trade forum that provides an opportunity for suppliers and manufacturers to engage with visitors in an interactive and pro-active way that enables exhibitors and visitors to mutually benefit from the experience. Co-located shows include Proplas AfricaPrint Expo, Foodpro and Pro Label.

  • Engage with over 400 high profile exhibitors across Halls 5, 6 and 7
  • View cutting edge technology and learn about latest innovation and trends
  • Get to see new product launches and interactive live demonstrations
  • Speak to industry experts
  • Meet existing suppliers, source new suppliers, make informed buying decisions
  • Benefit from the business matchmaking programme and pre-schedule exhibitor meetings
  • Extra value-add from co-located conferences

Who should visit?

All those involved in manufacturing, food and beverage processing industries, packaging and related industries, pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturing sector, retail and wholesale, plastics manufacturing, printing and labelling. Such as business owners, managing directors, procurement directors and senior buyers responsible for, or highly influential towards, purchasing decisions, production and technical directors/managers, and persons involved with marketing, advertising and design.

Infixion Media is the publisher of the official exhibitors’ catalogue. This will be available at the Propak Africa show. However, should you wish to plan your visits or get your bearings in advance, then download the flipmag version of the Propak Exhibitor Directory and Floorplans here. Sponsored by Metal Tank Industries, suppliers of stainless steel and mild steel vessels – both new and used – for a variety of industries, this is a useful guide to which exhibitors are located in which halls.

 A number of conferences will also be running during Propak Africa 2013. These include:

SNAX TECH AFRICA – 12 March 2013

SNAX TECH AFRICA provides an overview & insight into current market trends, opportunities and challenges in the market place, while providing valuable insight into the overall market, value chain and business impact & dynamics. Technical developments related to packaging and equipment technologies will be complemented by dedicated presentations about end uses and nutritional consumption. This event pulls together experts in their respective disciplines and addresses today’s key topics for companies across the entire snacks value chain.

To view the SNAX TECH AFRICA conference schedule, please click here.

IML TECH AFRICA – 13 March 2013

IML TECH Africa, the first African In-mould Labelling and Decorating Conference, co-ordinated by VDS Media, is the only African platform entirely devoted to in-mould labelling and decorating, its technology and the African market. This event provides an industry update, an insight into the current market trends, technology developments, an understanding of the added value of in-mould labelled packaging & products and, in conjunction with Propak, outstanding industry networking opportunities. IML Africa 2013 engages experts from various specialities and addresses today’s key topics across the entire in-mould value chain.

To view the IML TECH AFRICA conference schedule, please click here 


Coordinated by VDS Media, Dairy & ICE CREAM TECH is the first African related conference, entirely devoted to the development & growth in the dairy and ice cream industry. Developments in the industry’s value chain, encompassing various product assortments, design elements; manufacturing, packaging, machinery, and end usage will be highlighted at this event. DAIRY & ICE CREAM TECH will provide a broad overview to exhibition delegates whilst also having a look at detailed insights into current market trends. The aim of the discussion will highlight opportunities and persistent challenges within the Dairy and Ice-cream environment. The content that VDS Media will present will provide delegates with valuable industry & value chain insight and help identify unique business dynamics. Sporadic technical developments relating to packaging and distinctive equipment technology changes have brought huge transformation to the industry. Nutritional consumption and end product uses will be will be complemented by dedicated presentations. 

To view the DAIRY AND ICE CREAM TECH AFRICA conference schedule, please click here


The South African plastics industry will be debating various issues that impact on its growth and future prospects with the first-ever industry specific conference, hosted by Plastics|SA.

Aptly entitled “Plastics:  The Future for Growth”, this one day conference will take place on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 and promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s Pro-Plas Conference.

PRINTING SA Conference – 14 March 2013

A number of workshops will be presented at no cost. These include:

  • Workplace Skills Plans a nightmare? Why spend time completing and submitting? Well because you can receive up to 20% refund of your annual Skills Levy which can be used to fund your training needs!
  • Discretionary Grants: Why are you paying for your training when you can apply for funding through the Discretionary Grant process?
  • How your ‘defective’ Employment Contract can cost you up to 12 months’ salary at theCCMA.

For more about Propak Africa 2013, click here

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