Philippines, 7 July 2020 – Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. today announced the launch of its virtual events division called VX Events, under which Pack Print Plas Philippines VX will hold its first ever virtual edition on October 8 to 14.

In addition to its physical trade show on October 8 to 10 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, the virtual edition of Pack Print Plas Philippines will pave the way for new ways of showcasing the latest products and technologies in the industries of packaging, printing, and plastics.

“There is no doubt that the events industry is going to continue to change for the months and years to come,” said Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP. “We knew we could not just sit around and hope for things to go back to normal. We have to continue serving the needs of our clients, our exhibitors, and the people who join trade shows to generate business. VX Events is our answer to that. We’re leveraging on our experience as trade event organizers and using technology to continue doing that in a digital space.”

The announcement was made through an interactive virtual press conference attended by notable personalities from the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The press conference also featured an impressive walkthrough of what to expect at the virtual events of Global-Link MP including Pack Print Plas Philippines VX.

Pivoting to the online stage, Global-Link MP promised to bring the same and possibly even better benefits a traditional trade expo can generate. “These are challenging but very exciting times to be in the events industry,” added Jing Lagandaon, COO. “By putting up VX Events, we are replicating the advantages and business opportunities found in physical trade shows and delivering them in a virtual space.”

“We made sure that the platform is very straightforward, no-frills, easy to use, mobile-friendly, and will demand only a little amount of your network bandwidth. Non-tech savvy users, like us, can easily navigate!” remarked Lagandaon.

Global-Link MP has exclusive rights to use the platform in the Philippines through its technology partner EventXtra. Founded in 2014, EventXtra has served more than 3,000,000 guests and 10,000 events for companies and organizations including Amazon, Apple, International New York Times, Cisco, Siemens, HKTDC, and more.

In addition, VX Events was designed in consideration with the prevailing bandwidth limitations here in the Philippines and the need for convenience of senior decision-makers. Thus, VX Events is expected to help businesses not just today but also in the years to come.

The event is supported by three of the country’s most trusted associations in the industry: the Philippine Center for Print Excellence Foundation Inc (PCPEF), Philippine Plastic Industry Association, Inc. (PPIA), and Packaging Institute of the Philippines (PIP). Messe Düsseldorf Asia, Global-Link MP’s event partner for Pack Print Plas Philippines has also expressed their support for this new virtual platform.

“We are all aware that the pandemic has greatly affected the events industry, but I am glad that our co-organizer, Global-Link, was able to come up with innovations to help the industries during these trying times by providing international companies in particular direct access to continue to promote business and trade in the Philippines,” said Gernot Ringling, Managing Director Messe Düsseldorf Asia.

Limited virtual booths will be available. For more information about Pack Print Plas Philippines VX and its physical show, you may contact Global-Link MP at (02) 8893 7973 or email info@globallinkmp.com for local exhibitors and Messe Düsseldorf Asia at (65) 6332 9620 or email pppmanila@mda.com.sg for foreign exhibitors. You may also visit PPP’s official Facebook page @packprintplas.

Aside from Pack Print Plas Philippines VX, Global-Link MP will also hold virtual trade events for their other shows namely: Hotel Suppliers Show VX on October 15 to 21, 2020, Beauty and Wellness Manila VX on October 22 to 28, 2020, and PHILCONSTRUCT VX on November 5 to 11, 2020.