From left: CDC Events and Travels Ltd. Managing Director Imran Hassan, SLIP Deputy President and Lanka Star 2019 Awards Ceremony Chairman Rohan Wijesinghe, SLIP Vice President, Lanka Star 2019 Packaging Excellence Award Committee and Awards Ceremony Committee Co-Chairman, PCL Solutions Managing Director and Lankapak 2019 Platinum Sponsor Thushantha Karunanayake, SLIP President Anuradha Jayasinghe, Ministry of Industry and Commerce Additional Secretary S. Balasubramaniam, Asian Packaging Federation President Rohan Victoria, Lankapak 2019 Exhibition and Congress Organising Committee Chairman Nishan Perera, Ministry of Industry and Commerce Director Udasiri Perera
Lankapak 2019 held its media launch at Hotel Galadari Bougainvillea Ballroom, in readiness to address the Packaging, Processing, Printing and Plastic industries to be held from 11 to 13 September at the BMICH. The 21st edition of Lankapak is organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging (SLIP) and its ‘technical arm’, the Packaging Development Centre, supported by Sri Lanka’s premier exhibition organiser, CDC Events and endorsed by the Ministry of Commerce, together with Indian partner Futurex.
The Chief Guest at the launch was Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons and Cooperative Development Minister Rishad Bathiudeen.
The exhibition will be preceded by an International congress on Packaging, Processing, Printing and Plastic on 12 September where international speakers and professionals in the industry will speak on the latest trends and overcoming current challenges faced by the industry.
SLIP, established in 1975, is recognised as one of the oldest packaging industry associations in South and South East Asia, having a proven track record of over four decades in promoting and advancing the printing and packaging industry.
CDC Events, a Member of the Connaissance de Ceylan Group, is recognised as one of the largest and most experienced professional exhibition organisers in the country with a wide and diverse portfolio of exhibitions under its belt. With over two decades of experience and possessing the required knowledge, expertise, skills and professionalism, they are well-equipped to handle events of this magnitude.
Lankapak gathers a host of quality exhibitors and decision level buyers under one roof, offering both buyers and suppliers a unique opportunity to meet on a common platform. Acting as the country’s leading Packaging, Processing, Printing and Plastic trade platform, the fair promotes Sri Lanka’s extensive capabilities as one of the regions’ leading printing and packaging centres, and its position as Asia’s trading hub.
This year, the fair expects to gather more than 200 exhibitors, who will showcase a broad spectrum of packaging, processing, and printing and plastic services, equipment and materials. It would include printing services, packaging services, plastic services, digital printing and 3d printing, food and beverage packaging solutions, printing consumables and packaging materials.
Effective Retail point of sale displays by the exhibitors is guaranteed to attract consumers’ attention and make it a landmark event for the industry.