WEPACK 2023, along with its series exhibitions SinoFoldingCarton 2023, is scheduled to be held on July 12-14 at National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). WEPACK will emerge as a forward-looking, exploratory and influential super gala that covers the entire industry chain of packaging worldwide together with its seven exhibitions.
Set sail afresh to welcome visitors from home and abroad
As the exhibition organizer, RX(Reed Exhibitions) always prioritizes the health and safety of colleagues in the packaging industry. In order to tide over the shock wave smoothly after China pivoted away from epidemic control policy, the organizer closely follows the policy trend, takes the needs of general customers as the orientation, assesses the situation, and rapidly adjusts the exhibition schedule and venue. Under the premise of ensuring health and safety of participants in the industry and resuming production of manufacturing industry in an orderly manner, WEPACK 2023 and its series exhibitions SinoFoldingCarton 2023 are formally scheduled to kick off on July 12-14, 2023 at National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai).
The new exhibition venue and new date are arranged for a better reunion. We are grateful to the exhibitors, visitors and partners who have given us company, understanding and patience. We will bear in mind the shared trust and responsibility in the past 20 years. We will continue to keep close contact with the industry suppliers at home and abroad, packaging plants and all walks of life and update the latest news of the industry and exhibitions in time, in hope of presenting an efficient and high-quality gala event in 2023.
New dates in July to trigger more global business opportunities
As the world’s second largest economy, China’s relaxation of entry and exit restrictions will set off a chain reaction. A large number of overseas enterprises will come and seek business cooperation in China, releasing their blowout demand that has been inhibited for three years. WEPACK 2023 and its series exhibitions SinoFoldingCarton 2023, as a gala event in the packaging industry worldwide, will serve as a powerful platform for overseas buyers to release purchasing demand and rebuild purchasing channels by then.
Overseas associations, buyers and agencies who have been unable to participate on site due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years are also pleased with the reopening and have proposed to the organizers to schedule the exhibition for July. For example, Corrugated Benelux Association (CBA), Asian Corrugated Case Association (ACCA), and Cámara Argentina de Fabricantes de Cartón Corrugado (CAFCCO), etc. all called the organizer to request that the exhibitions be postponed to July, so that they could have sufficient time to make a series of business travel plans and arrangements for visiting and purchasing in China, so as to participate in the exhibitions at ease and smoothly.
By then, it is expected that more than 50 industry associations and 6,000+ overseas visitors from over 110 countries around the world will gather in Shanghai to participate in the gala event!
Six major overseas exhibition groups worldwide gather in Shanghai for the first time after 3 years since the outbreak of the pandemic
Since overseas pandemic prevention policies were lifted, international exhibitors who have kept close contact with the organizer of SinoFoldingCarton 2023 applied for exhibiting immediately——They booked the booths for July 2023, and queued up for the booth slots.
The brand awareness and influence of SinoCorrugated, an international industry exhibition, ripple through over 100 countries and regions, especially Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan and other traditional European and American carton equipment manufacturing countries. The exhibitors’ participation not only aims at the Chinese market, but also targets the commercial value created by SinoCorrugated, a global commercial platform. So far, nearly 50 overseas exhibitors and agencies from the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, India and other countries and regions have submitted their participation applications to the organizer, and are working out specific booths plans and other matters. By then, the grandeur of six overseas exhibition groups will re-appear in Shanghai after the pandemic outbreak.
China’s economic recovery will take place in the second half of 2023
According to the prediction of experts from international authoritative financial institutions, China’s economic recovery will be more vigorous and more enduring in the second half of 2023, and at that time Asia is expected to lead the next global economic recovery. Lu Ting, Chinese chief economist of Nomura, also believes that “China’s GDP growth will also rebound significantly, especially in the second half of 2023, with an overall optimistic attitude towards 2023.”
From the perspective of economic cycle, by July 2023, the Chinese market will hit the bottom and rebound, and opportunities for China’s supply and world procurement will resurface. WEPACK 2023 and its series exhibitions SinoFoldingCarton 2023 held in Shanghai in July will pinpoint the window period of economic recovery. At that time, it is expected to attract more than 120,000 buyers with strong purchase power.
Avoid the peak of pandemic and ensure the safety and health of exhibitors and visitors
According to the current situation of the pandemic in China, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and expert in respiratory medicine, Zhong Nanshan speculated that the pre-COVID normal life could be restored in the first half of next year. In view of this, by July 2023, we can ensure that WEPACK 2023 and its series exhibitions SinoFoldingCarton 2023 can be held safely.
No matter from the policy level, the ardent aspirations of industry professionals at home and abroad, and the all-out protection of the health of industry practitioners, the exhibition scheduled for July 12-14, 2023 is the best choice for the community.
For new dates and exhibition halls, how do exhibitors re-secure their booths?
Up to now, more than 600 domestic and overseas exhibitors have confirmed to participate in WEPACK 2023 and its series exhibitions SinoFoldingCarton 2023, and now we need to reconfirm the floor plan and transfer to the new exhibition venue according to the scheduling rules.
Exhibitor registration and booth selection rules
- All exhibitors will choose the booth of the new exhibition hall according to the order of the original booth size from large to small.
- All exhibitors should choose the booth of the new exhibition hall according to the payment time of the original booth.
- The above two rules need to be met at the same time.
Note: Up to now, more than 600 exhibitors have confirmed the booths with WEPACK 2023 and its series exhibitions SinoFoldingCarton 2023. Please contact your exhibition service executive on participation. The sales representative will take the initiative to contact the exhibitors one by one to determine the booth matters.