That’s a wrap, Bangkok!

CMI’s Scott Breen addresses the audience as the first keynote speaker, on 31 October

As I write this, Asia CanTech has just closed its doors and the Bell Publishing team are delighted to say that this has been the biggest year in Bangkok. We’ve had record attendance along with amazing feedback from everyone.

It’s been a joy for me to return to this show once more and it really feels good to be seeing old friends and having more detailed conversations with new faces.

Our two keynote speakers at the conference, Scott Breen from CMI and Adrine Thiban Arokiamsamy from Crown, provided insightful presentations that really honed in on how the industry can improve metal packaging’s sustainability among consumers, by forging global business partnerships, and how governments and decision leaders across Asia can work to maintain high recycling rates, while also implementing crucial measures like deposit return systems and ESG.

This year our exhibition was shared over two halls due to demand and feedback from last year that the hall was becoming cramped during peak times. We hope we were able to accommodate everyone more comfortably this year across Halls 1 & 2, and will be looking closely at feedback from this edition, to see if anything can be improved for next time.

Alongside many a lively business conversation over the past three days, we’ve also had some amazing food (although the weather wasn’t on our side the first night, so we’re glad we were inside!), many a laugh and of course some traditional Thai entertainment after the awards ceremony.

On behalf of the team here, I’d like to wholeheartedly thank every visitor, speaker, exhibitor and sponsor of our show, as well as the staff at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, who always go above and beyond to ensure our comfort and success.

Until next time!

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