CHICAGO, IL | Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and its local partner PT. Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI), the next editions of INDOPLAS (The 9th Indonesian International Plastics Exhibition), INDOPACK (The 8th Indonesian International Packaging Exhibition), and INDOPRINT (The 8th Indonesian International Printing Exhibition) will take place from September 3–6, 2014, at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia.

Organizers say with the remarkable growth of Indonesia’s printing, packaging, and plastics industries, characterized by exceptionally strong consumption and foreign investment, demand for international market access into these markets is increasing steadily and the need for an industry platform has never been more significant. By combining these three exhibitions at one central location, this unique business platform will present ideal opportunities for local companies to gain international perspectives and for global companies to expand their regional portfolio.

Double-digit revenue growth in the next two years is anticipated for the packaging industry in Indonesia due to stronger end-user demand fuelled by Indonesia’s economic growth. This growth is expected to be boosted mainly by the local food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, particularly food and beverage which consumes around 70% of the total packaging supply. Plastic packaging—both flexible and rigid—will see the greatest demand, contributing about 56% of the total demand. Indonesia is also home to some 44 million SME’s, 40% of which are in the food industry. Show organizers say industry experts expect Indonesia’s packaging industry to see revenues double by 2016 if the current growth rate of 10% annually continues.

According to the World Wide Market for Print study by Pira International, Indonesia is also quickly emerging as a significant print market with great long-term potential having grown some 56.6% between 2006 and 2011. The country’s printing sector is already a $10 billion industry according to 2011 figures. Data from global research company International Data Corporation indicates that the printer consumables market in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) grew 8.25% in 2011 with emerging economies like India, Indonesia, and Thailand having more than 50% of the total consumable market share in unit terms.

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