CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — A total of 12 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon participated in ProPak Asia 2023 Expo.
It was held from June 14 to 17 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Thailand.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) OIC-Regional Director Brigida Pili said the event, which the agency organized in partnership with Informa Markets, showcased Asia’s latest advancements in food processing and packaging technology.
A total of five local companies from Pampanga, four from Tarlac, and three from Bulacan participated in the expo.
These include TLM Yema Buko Pie, M Diaz Food Products, Jalapeños Texmex Cantina, Pacificom Food Products, RZJM Food Products, Apung Ota Food Products, Aiza’s Sweets, Agourmet Homemade Food Trading, Richver Woodcraft Manufacturing, Angel-Spice Mushroom Station, Aling Pining Inuyat, and Bale Mi Agri-Farm Corporation.
Pili urged the MSMEs to interact with other participants and suppliers, and explore potential partnerships to level up their enterprises.
“This is a great opportunity for our MSMEs not only to improve their processes and packaging but to connect with suppliers, gain knowledge on sustainable solutions, and build networks for them to be competitive in the international market,” she said.
During the expo, participants were given the opportunity to explore the latest advancements, network with industry professionals, and stay updated with the emerging trends in the processing and packaging sector.
In its 30th year, ProPak Asia highlights sustainability and the development of products that meet global market standards and encourages MSMEs’ commitment to responsible and eco-friendly practices.
SOURCE: Marie Joy S. Carbungco PIA3