Interpack Preview: 'It's back!'
World’s largest packaging and processing exhibit — which features an equally large component of dedicated confectionery suppliers — returns.
Every three years, packaging and processing professionals gather in Dusseldorf, Germany to discover the latest innovations developed by more than 2,700 companies from more than 58 countries. Visitors have an opportunity to review the latest in packaging systems and machinery, packaging materials and confectionery machinery in 19 halls covering more than 2 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space.
At the show’s last staging in 2011, 166,000 visitors from around the world participated in the event. This coming year’s event promises to surpass that number. For manufacturers of confectionery items, interpack provides a unique opportunity to see suppliers dedicated to confectionery processing and packaging. The latest projections anticipate about 360 exhibitors focused on the confectionery segment.
As the chart above underscores, several global regions — lead by countries in the Asia Pacific area — are forecast to post double-digit gains in confectionery. This, no doubt, will continue to internationalize the attendance at interpack within the confectionery halls.
For a quick roundup of pertinent details about the show, see below:
INTERPACK 2014 FACTS AT-A-GLANCE
DATES: May 8 - 14, 2014
PLACE: Düsseldorf Fairgrounds, Düsseldorf, Germany
OPENING HOURS: 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
ENTRANCE PASSES: Available starting in early 2014 online at www.interpack.com at reduced rates or can be purchased on-site in Düsseldorf at the regular price. Visitor, exhibitor and press entrance passes allow free use of all public transportation on all days of the trade fair within the Rhine-Ruhr (VRR) transportation network of Düsseldorf.
SCOPE: 2,703 exhibitors from 59 countries and 166,000 visitors from around the world took part in interpack 2011.
EXHIBITS: Packaging machinery and devices; packaging materials, packaging means and auxiliary packaging means; machinery and equipment for the production of confectionery, bakery and pharmaceuticals; services.
SPECIAL EXHIBITS: Innovationparc Packaging; Components for Processing and Packaging show; Printed Electronics Products and Solutions (PEPSO) show; SAVE FOOD show and conference.
U.S. PAVILION Organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America, the U.S. subsidiary of the interpack organizer.
TRADE FAIR ORGANIZER: Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781 5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website www.mdna.com.