The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) has announced that the 2020 World Congress will be run as a virtual event, returning as a physical Congress in 2021, in Amsterdam. The date for AIPIA VC is September 10, 2020
Making the announcement, AIPIA’s managing director Eef de Ferrante said: “We spoke to the industry’s leading players across every product and service and it was absolutely clear this was the right decision at this time. The world may soon be recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the effects on business activity will go on for some time. So we decided the Congress is just too important to be spoilt by these disruptions.”
“We have carefully researched various virtual event technologies in a very short space of time and come up with a system that allows us to bring all the things you have come to expect from our Congress. So it will include live broadcast presentations, online booths, live Q&A with speakers, one-to-one chats with technology providers and a real online challenge,” he explained.
“This is a challenging time, but also an exciting one,” de Ferrante continued. “Many events have been canceled or postponed and others are going to take the virtual route, so it will get crowded. But, l assure you, AIPIA Virtual Congress will be the best on offer for smart packaging practitioners and users. And it has the potential to reach a bigger ‘online’ audience than ever, to add even more value for speakers, exhibitors and delegates. So making the choice on where to spend your budget is simple, we hope! ” he concluded.