Since its inception in 1953, the AIFMP has done sterling work to increase the prestige and influence of the printing industry and help it render better and more useful service to the public. It is recognised by the Government of India as the only organisation representing the printing industry on an all-India basis. AIFMP’s mission is
· To be India’s pre-eminent organisation in developing cooperation among national, regional and global print specialists in all matters of mutual interest · To provide globally relevant, state-of-the-art print technology education and expertise · To develop business leaders, technocrats and entrepreneurs committed to improving the quality of human life through printing · To create truly world-class print material and to encourage and recognise excellence in printing · To articulate the concerns of the Indian printing industry at national and international fora, and to work towards improvement of conditions in the Indian printing industry
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is the peak professional body for packaging education and training in Australasia; helping to shape the careers of generations of packaging professionals - from packaging technologists to international packaging business leaders along with a host of people in associated disciplines - sales and marketing, purchasing, production and environment. The AIP was founded in 1963 in response to a need for packaging technologists to interact and provide a professional identity for individuals within the packaging industry. Having served the industry for over 55 years the AIP is the only professional body designed to provide professional and personal development to all levels of the packaging industry; educational offerings include the Diploma in Packaging Technology, the Certificate in Packaging, the Master in Food & Packaging Innovation, Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) Designation, Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course, half-day training courses, conferences, technical forums, site visits, Influential Women’s Mentoring program, internship program and more. The AIP covers Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia.
Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FOSTAT)
Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Printers Association
Institute of Print Media Professionals
Korea Packaging Association(KOPA)
The Korea Packaging Association (KOPA) is an association that consists of member companies in the fields of packaging material, processing, machinery, ink, plate making, molding, food, metal (aluminum), and others.
The association is trying to promote friendship among members, promote orderly and fair transactions, and create a healthy packaging culture based on the development of quality and technology.
Malaysia Printers Association
Offset Printers Association (OPA)
Offset Printer's Association (OPA), established in 1988 to look into the daily issues of the printing and packaging industry, is a prominent member of the North India Printers Association (NIPA) and affiliated with the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP).
OPA is known as one of the most active printer's body in India with members from Ludhiana, Amritsar, Faridabad, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Mohali and Jalandhar and organises activities like:
· Awards for the Recognition of Print Luminaries, which is considered to be the highest honour for a printer in India · Development and upgrading studies for the Printing and Packaging Industry of the region · Publishing its own calendar · Organising group visits to various national and international exhibitions · Conducting technical seminars for printers of the region
OPA also celebrates 'Gutenberg Festival' every year to pay tribute to the heroes of printing technology.
The Philippine Center for Print Excellence Foundation, Inc. (PCPEF) is a non-stock, non-profit association that is composed of printing industry professionals, business owners, and allied service providers who are committed to uplift the printing industry.
PCPEF is dedicated to raise the level of professionalism and operational standards in the industry through different activities and programs and to have a constant contact with its members as well. This includes programs driven by knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and cooperation that will eventually provide equal business opportunities, recognize excellence of industry players, and develop a sustainable industry-wide manpower program through partnerships with technical universities.
MISSION To strengthen printers to be globally competitive and socially responsible while contributing to national development
The Philippine Plastics Industry Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization who stands as the voice of local downstream plastics industry. It was formed on January 18, 1970 with the aim of promoting the cooperation and understanding amongst plastic product manufacturers in the country.
Today, PPIA has 161 members, who are engaged in molding, extrusion, weaving, lamination, and recycling. Forty one of them are advisers who supply raw material, technology and machinery that are imperative for industry’s business operations.
The Association carries a reputation for upholding the industry’s interest in key polices and legislations, particularly on customs and tariff rules, environmental laws and regulations, power and energy issues, labor concerns, and product standards among others.
The association is actively involved in addressing environmental issues and pursuing scientific and fact-based policies on issues affecting the health of the industry, its products, and the environment.
To ensure the competitiveness of the plastics industry, PPIA continues to uphold the principle of a fair and equal level playing field by disputing any forms of tariff distortion in the industry.
Publishers and Booksellers Association Thai Industries
SELANGOR & FEDERAL TERRITORY CHINESE PRINTING PRESSES’ ASSOCIATION (SFTCPPA)
The Selangor & Federal Territory Chinese Printing Presses’ Association (SFTCPPA) is a non-profit organization obliged to serve the members of the Print Media & Graphic Arts Industry.
SFTCPPA has its humble beginnings in 1947 as a domestic association catering for the common interests of the leading printers and its mostly cottage printing industry back in the day. The early founders of the association were Chinese printers and its original name was the Selangor Chinese Printing Press Association. With noble aims and objectives to building better fellowship, meet and discuss issues affecting the industry and have representation to meet, share information, face and overcome challenges and resolving any issues arising, it became a cohesive force and represented the major Chinese printing houses in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
Through the years it garnered its respectful position and became the major representative printing association for the major of the players of the industry in Malaysia, especially in the Selangor state including Kuala Lumpur, which was then based in Selangor. Kuala Lumpur became the “Federal Territory” of the Federal Government of Malaysia when it attained City status.
Today, SFTCPPA is the most historical association representing the overall Malaysian printing industry.
Thai Color Separation Association
Thai Electronic Publishing Club
Thai Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (TSGA)