interpack is on this year’s must-attend event list, with an extended focus on bakery and confectionery sectors. Our editorial and sales team will attend the event in Dusseldorf and will provide live updates and regular event highlights in a comprehensive coverage of the show’s bakery and confectionery aspects.
To do this, we are introducing an interpack-special coverage campaign: a series of WorldBakers’ newsletters dedicated to the event.
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April 28: Ready? Get set, go!
May 5: The starting point – first day @interpack
May 8: The interpack race is on!
interpack 2017 records the highest demand among exhibitors in its history of over 55 years. By the official closing date of this outstanding international event for the packaging industry and related processing industries, exhibitors had booked about 20% more space than was available at the exhibition center with its 262,400 sqm in 19 halls. Around 2,700 exhibitors are expected again from May 4 to 10, 2017, coming from about 60 different countries. As before, another trade fair will be running in parallel, entitled components, special trade fair by interpack. It will feature products from supplier industries of the packaging sector.
interpack is the essential event for the bakery sector because the trade fair presents the entire supply chain. At the trade fair, the packaging industry provides all sectors with tailored solutions and innovative designs based on a variety of materials.
On the other hand, the event for packaging industry suppliers takes place at a new location, concurrently with world’s leading trade fair.
Following its debut at interpack 2014, “components for processing and packaging” will return to Düsseldorf with a revised concept. Visitors will find the event at a new site within the Exhibition Centre, in the temporary Hall 18. Covering about 5,000 sqm, the hall will be situated at the heart of interpack, between exhibition halls 10 and 16, whose exhibition areas it supplements.
“The idea of a complementary trade fair for the suppliers of interpack exhibitors from the packaging technology segment was well received in 2014. But the old location at the periphery of the Exhibition Centre wasn’t optimal as far as visitor traffic is concerned. At the new site, components will be right where the action is”, says interpack director Bernd Jablonowski.
What’s more, components will now be accessible to all visitors for the full duration of the interpack trade fair. Again in 2017, companies targeted on the exhibitor side will include suppliers of drive, control and sensor technology; industrial image processing products; handling technology; industrial software and communication; and end-to-end automation systems for packing machinery. In addition, manufacturers of machine parts, components, accessories and peripherals as well as producers of packaging components and auxiliaries will also be addressed. Moreover, plans call for the inclusion of additional, complementary target groups.
In addition, exhibitors at the upcoming components will have the option of building a customized stand. At the previous event, only turnkey packages in fixed sizes including stand construction, furnishings and power were offered. Exhibitors and visitors alike will be able to transition freely in both directions between interpack and components for processing and packaging without a separate ticket.
Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann.