Interpack exhibition space completely booked for 2020 event

Final countdown

The organisers of Interpack 2020 have confirmed that exhibition space for the event has been completely booked, with a total of 3,000 packaging businesses representing 60 countries participating.

Taking place alongside the event (between 7-13 May in Düsseldorf, Germany), its parallel show for the supplier industry based on components has also filled its quota of exhibitors.

Next year’s event, which has a number of confectionery and bakery elements, will feature an optimised hall layout which offers easy location of sub-segments of particular industries. The offerings in these halls have also been more clearly structured so that it will be easier for visitors to find the exhibitors that are of interest to them here. Presentations that focus on specific process steps have also been grouped closer together.

Sustainability has been a subject that has been shaping the industry for years and that has recently become a hotly debated issue as a result of the discussion about plastic packaging in particular. The new “Life without Packaging?” conference controversially highlights the subject areas of packaging, sustainability and the environment and presents different perspectives. Critics and advocates will both have their say and will discuss necessities and what to avoid. The event will focus on sustainability and environmental impact, hygiene and the reduction of food waste. The one-day conference will take place at the CCD Süd from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on 12 May, the penultimate day of the fair. Tickets cost € 299.00 and are available from the interpack’s online shop at www.interpack.com. Here, interested parties will also find details on the speakers and the conference programme.

The Save Food Festival will take place at a central location at the Rheinterrassen in Düsseldorf from 8 to 10 May. The festival’s core elements include an interactive exhibition, conferences and the presence of start-ups. The latter are part of the Startup Week Düsseldorf, an event that comprises around 130 events, workshops and pitches, which will take place at various locations throughout Düsseldorf. A shuttle will be available between the trade fair grounds and the Rheinterrassen. The SAVE FOOD Festival is also open to interested citizens.

The completely revised Matchmaking tool is a highlight among the new, digital offers that help efficiently plan visits to the trade fair and will be available to future interpack visitors and exhibitors from mid-November. The tool enables users to set up meetings prior to the trade fair. Over time, the system learns from its interactions with the user and suggests potential contacts. These contacts can then be assessed, either positively or negatively, by swiping in the app – similar to a well-known digital dating app. The decisions continuously improve suggestions. For more information, visit www.interpack.com.

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