The 17th Asian Packaging Conference, SHIFT_019, concludes with reveal of award winners.
The first Asian Packaging Conference to be held in India has wrapped up. From 8 to 9 May at Novotel New Delhi Aerocity, SHIFT_019 delivered a diverse range of speakers that covered the full spectrum of the labels and packaging industry.
The annual event ended on a high as 40 winners were recognised and awarded at the Asian Packaging Excellence Awards Gala Dinner.
Making their home ground proud, India were the big winners of the night with 15 awards. Hot on their tracks were Thailand, taking home 13 awards in total. Other winners were from Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Though India won the most awards, Thailand took home the biggest prize of the night. Not only did Prime Packaging win Gold for their entry in Gravure Film Reverse Print, they also took home the ultimate ‘Best in Show’ award.
The competition recognises and honours packaging excellence for the Asian region. The competition is open to companies involved in the production of packaging industry. There are 26 categories divided into four segments of Flexography, Rotogravure, Labels, and a new category of Mockup/Sample Production.
In late March, an international, independent jury of industry experts deliberated and examined over hundreds of submissions from all over Asia to determine Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. Some categories were not awarded winners as entries were not able to meet the strict requirements and standards set by the judging panel.
The submissions were judged anonymously within a pre-established set of criteria. Judges for Asian Packaging Excellence Awards this year are print veterans: Willem (Wim) Swiggers, Phee Boon Eow and Ben Kwok.
SHIFT_019 wraps up
The first Asian Packaging Conference to be held in Delhi, India, concludes. The conference theme for this year was: “Investing for Sustainability & Financial Returns”. The theme aimed to address two of the most pressing issues faced by packaging printers today: sustainability and return on investments. The local and international speakers consisted of technical specialists, marketing experts, consultants, end-users and suppliers.
The conference attracted over 300 business owners and suppliers, packaging printers, converters, brand owners and designers. According to organisers, 60% of the delegates were from India, while the rest arrived from around the region.
Next year’s event, which will also be the 18th edition, is expected to take place in Vietnam.
The full list of winners as follows:
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