Interpack organisers confirm 2023 packaging and processing event nearing capacity
Organisers of the major Interpack packaging and processing event in Dusseldorf, Germany, have confirmed that the event is already 85% capacity over 18 months ahead of the show in May 2023, reports Neill Barston.
Registration for the global sector showcase was due to take place from this autumn, but the cancellation of its last edition that had initially been set for 2020, then a revised date in Spring 2021 that was then cancelled amid the pandemic, meant that those who had originally listed as exhibitors were given the chance to carry over their bookings until the next trade fair.
Together with fresh bookings, the international event, which has proved an influential signpost for significant technological development across industry including the confectionery and bakery segments, is nearing full operating capacity well ahead of schedule for 2023.
“We’re really excited by how enthusiastically our customers have taken up this offer. Again and again, we’re hearing that you can hardly wait until interpack is back on again – as an in-person trade fair where you can meet face-to-face”, reports Thomas Dohse, Project Director for interpack.
“According to feedback from the industry, the pandemic showed that digital alternative events were seen as a plus that provided added value, but meeting in person at a trade fair is irreplaceable in terms of generating new contacts and building trust, which is massively important. In addition, many companies demonstrate technically complex machinery and systems at interpack, and these need detailed explanation and are often appraised while in operation by potential customers at interpack. These customers also benefit from being able to make immediate comparisons between solutions from different suppliers.
As event organisers noted, it is is living up to its promise as an internationally leading trade fair in the packaging industry and related processing industry in 2023 too, and is underscoring this with its new brand slogan “Simply Unique”, which has recently been brought in and characterises its image.
“The uniqueness of interpack is primarily characterised by the unparalleled diversity of the products and services that our exhibitors offer, but it is rounded out by our special themes that pick up on the trends for the coming years. In 2023, sustainability and all of its facets will be even more significant than it has been in years past, which means that we will be tackling this set of themes in cooperation with our partners. In addition to these impressive in-person offers, there will also be digital offers”, adds Thomas Dohse.
In the past, interpack’s special themes have always grabbed the public’s attention, for example SAVE FOOD, which aimed to reduce food waste, or the concept of the innovation parks which demonstrate smart solutions and approaches for specific issues, and which are now a firm favourite at the other international trade fairs held by the interpack alliance. The details on the individual special themes and also on additional digital offers at interpack 2023 will be made public during the coming year.
Companies that are interested can still register for interpack 2023 at www.interpack.com. interpack is a platform for complete value chains. This includes processes and machines for packaging and processing packaged goods, along with packaging materials, packaging containers and packaging manufacture, complete with services for the packaging industry