APPEX 2024; Sustainability, Efficiency, & Automation for Australian Manufacturers

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Friday, 15 December, 2023

APPEX 2024; Sustainability, Efficiency, & Automation for Australian Manufacturers

The must-attend free event for Australian Manufacturers will open its doors in Melbourne from the 12th–15th March 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Previously known as AUSPACK, APPEX 2024 is set to be Australia’s largest processing and packaging expo for manufacturing, retail and distribution to source the latest in machinery, equipment, materials & packaging, food processing and industry services.

Owned and presented by APPMA; the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association, APPEX is built on a strong foundation laid by 35 years of successful AUSPACK exhibitions.

APPEX promises to deliver a unique and valuable experience not previously seen in Australia, including the largest display of working machinery.

Taking over the entire 20 bays of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the exhibition will be divided into four easy-to-navigate zones; IT & Services, Materials & Packaging, Packaging Machinery and Packaging & Processing Machinery to assist visitors in navigating the products and services they are looking for.

In addition to the main exhibition, APPEX will feature a series of educational and networking events throughout the four-day event, including the debut of the APPEX Women in Processing & Packaging event taking place on Wednesday 13th March.

The APPEX Women in Processing & Packaging event will be an opportunity for all individuals across the industry to connect & be inspired by influential women leaders in processing & packaging.

Keynote speaker Louise Weine, CEO of NAWO (National Association of Women in Operations), will present on ‘Achieving Gender Balance in Packaging and Processing: Systemic Change that Works’, to be followed by an in-depth panel discussion.

Tickets to the APPEX Women in Processing & Packaging event are now on sale with all proceeds going to the Good Friday Appeal, raising funds to enable The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne to provide world class care to our children.

Another noteworthy feature of APPEX 2024 will be Meat Industry Day, also being held on the 13th March, which is a collaboration between three key industry partners including; the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). Meat Industry Day will also include an exclusive networking event; an opportunity for the two industries to connect and do business.

The exhibition floor will bring together over 350 exhibitors including Ball & Doggett, who are set to deliver an industry-first ‘live experience’ with their award-winning ecoporium by Ball & Doggett sustainability platform.

The ‘Live Experience’ platform focuses on driving education and sharing expert insights from across the supply chain that impact the delivery of sustainable packaging into the industry.

“This is the industry’s opportunity to connect with speakers from both international and domestic markets and immerse yourself in content. As the Australian packaging industry navigates a period of unprecedented change, these conversations are more relevant than ever,” said Zaidee Jackson, the National BDM in Sustainable Packaging at Ball & Doggett and the driving force behind the award-winning platform.

Speakers across the ecoporium ‘Live Experience’ program are leaders in their respective fields, spanning design, printing and converting, and manufacturing, including Managing Director of Edison Agency, Amber Bonney, Strategy Director of Denomination Design, Mariella Menato and Commercial Manager of HP, Craig Walmsley. For the complete speaker line-up and timetable visit the APPEX website.

Don’t miss out on participating in Australia’s largest processing and packaging event, as from March 2024, APPEX will move to a three-year rotation, with its next return to Melbourne scheduled for 2027. Secure your ticket to Australia’s largest event shaping the future of the processing and packaging industry.

APPEX 2024 is free to attend, and visitor registrations are now open.

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