Confectionery sector gains new setting for Interpack 2020

Preparations for next year’s major interpack event in Düsseldorf, Germany are fast gathering pace, with organisers anticipating nearly 3,000 exhibitors from across the packaging sector to participate.

The event will offer a prominent showcase for the developments within the confectionery and bakery sectors, which will come under the spotlight in a brand new hall for the trade fair, taking place May 7-13 2020. Plans for the latest addition to the site are well under way (photo courtesy of Slapa, Oberholz, Pszczulny Architekten), which will be completed this autumn.

Among the key areas of focus for the event include advances in the processing of packaged goods, plus packaging media and materials and the manufacturing of packaging aids as well as wider services for the sector. As organisers confirmed, the last edition of interpack in 2017 attracted 2,866 exhibitors and 170,899 visitors from 168 countries.

For that event, there were notable appearance from a broad range of companies operating within the confectionery sector, including Bosch, BCH, Sacmi Packaging and Chocolate, Caotech,Theegarten-Pactec, GSR, Lareka, Cavanna, Tanis Confectionery, Sollich, Cepi and HDM, with many of these business reported to be well-advanced with their plans for engaging with the trade fair next year.

Speaking to Confectionery Production, Thomas Dohse, deputy director interpack, explained the development of its additional hall would be of key significance for next year’s event.

He said: “The completion of the new Hall 1 and the south entrance is an important milestone for interpack. It will expand the exhibition area to a total of 305,000 square meters. The new Hall 1 offers 15,000 square meters of space with cutting edge yet comfortable presentation and conference rooms and is fully booked for interpack 2020 by exhibitors from the confectionery and bakery segment.”

As the team behind the event added, exhibitors expected to feature next year include those that offer drive, control and sensor technology, products for industrial image processing, handling technology, industrial software and communication as well as complete automation systems for the packaging industry. There will also be participation from manufacturers or suppliers of machine parts, components, accessories and peripheral devices as well as components and auxiliaries for packaging media taking part.

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