New ‘World Expo of Packaging’ Promotes Sustainability

RX China’s Converting Expo has joined forces with WPO (World Packaging Organization) to deliver WEPACK, a ‘Mega Expo’ in Shenzhen, China on April 7-9, 2022, which will put sustainability to the fore.

WEPACK stands for World Expo of the Packaging Industry. It encompasses eight RX converting expos covering the whole packaging industry chain – SinoCorrugated South, SinoFoldingCarton, China Packaging Container Expo, SinoFlexPack South, SinoPaper South, Digital Printing Equipment and Technology Expo, Intralogistics and Process Management Expo, and Asia Cold Storage construction and Operation Summit Forum and Exhibition. The last three events are new to the line-up, having been recently launched to enrich and complete the packaging procurement offering.

Executives of RX Greater China, representatives of printing and packaging industry
associations, and leading suppliers in the packaging industry at the press conference

RX 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, Asia’s largest convention and exhibition complex, allowing significant room for further expansion. The April date is timed to co-incide with the height of the packaging industry procurement season.

The World Packaging Organization (WPO) is globally respected with packaging alliances in Asia, Europe and Latin America and associations in more than 70 countries. With the help of its rich global resource, WEPACK can connect with more international suppliers, buyers and agents, raising the international profile of the event and attracting more international participants.

Working together, WEPACK and the WPO aim to promote the global packaging industry with the central theme, “Gather the Whole Industry, Change and Promote Sustainable Packaging”.

Mr. Pierre Pienaar, WPO President

Highlighting his concerns about sustainability at the WEPACK press launch, WPO President Pierre Pienaar said: ‘At the current rate at which we are using our earth’s natural resources, if we continue on that trajectory, we would require nearly three planet earths. If each of us – you and me – all of us play a part, then by 2050, we can be back on one planet earth.”

Mr. Thomas Huang, Senior Vice President of RX Greater China 

“WEPACK is a global super event for packaging industry insiders to learn, to share and to communicate,’ said Thomas Huang, Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions China. “We are also working with the WPO on various online and in-person activities such as the World Corrugated Awards and other forums, to enhance the communication and trade exchanges among packaging companies in various countries. In the future, we hope that when people talk about sustainable packaging, packaging products, or information and cooperation related to packaging, WEPACK will be the first thing that comes to mind!”

For more information, please contact Patrick.gu@rxglobal.com or visit Hybrid SinoCorrugated 2021|corrugated expo-World's leading fair for corrugated manufacturing (sino-corrugated.com)


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