Lanka Pack 2007 to showcase modern trends in packaging
PACKAGING: Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging contributes
immensely towards the economic growth of the country, President, Sri
Lanka Institute of Packaging, Lal de Alwis said.
‚ÄėLanka Pack 2007‚Äô, a mega international exhibition will be held at
the BMICH from June 15 to 17.
‚ÄúThe packaging sector contributes by providing 5 percent of the Gross
Domestic Product (GDP). Many people are unaware of the role that the
institute plays in overall development of the economy. The Government,
several ministries and the Export Development Board have contributed
towards the development of the institute,‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄúNothing can be marketed without a pack. It plays an important role.
Potential buyers will be able to expand business,
establish trade partnerships and build capacity,‚ÄĚ de Alwis added.
Vice President, World Packaging Organisation, Dharmatilake Ratnayake
said packaging will be taken to the next level. ‚ÄúThere will be various
other events to boost the packaging industry. Throughout the years Sri
Lanka Institute of Packaging has brought together the packaging
community and created awareness of the rapidly changing trends in the
packaging world,‚ÄĚ he said.
Ratnayake said around 8000 visitors are expected to discuss and
exchange valuable information. ‚ÄúIt will provide the opportunity to
interact with packaging users from extensive ranges of industries such
as pharmaceuticals, processed and fresh food, chemicals and
confectionary. It will showcase the high standards upheld by the local
packing industry,‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄúWe are focusing on exchanging and transferring the technology
neighbouring countries offer to improve the local industry. We have to
work with countries like China and India to obtain machinery, raw
materials and technology to develop and surge ahead,‚ÄĚ Ratnayake added.
Chief Executive Officer, Runeware Inc, Mike Abeysinghe said the
exhibition will promote the Institute of Packaging.
‚ÄúIt will enable to share the innovations and create awareness among
public and educate them on the facets of packaging. It will create an
opportunity for those participating to strengthen their brand value and
establish a strong image,‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄėLanka Pack 2007‚Äô will be held at the BMICH from June 15 to 17. The
exhibition will comprise of over 100 stalls displaying extensive range
of products and services related to the packaging industry.