By the official closing date for registrations for the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries at the end of February, companies had booked about 20 per cent more space than is available at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre with its 19 halls.
Interpack is an unparalleled platform for companies with products and solutions from the fields of packaging technology, related processes and packaging materials for the segments of food and beverages, confectionery and bakery products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food consumer goods and industrial goods. What exhibitors are offering is being supplemented by innovative special themes.
The theme of "Save Food" will be prominent at Interpack 2017. The “innovationparc” special show is presenting packaging strategies and solutions that can help to reduce food loss and wastage – including the winners of the national competitions for the Save Food Packaging Awards of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
Besides Interpack – the Interpack alliance includes Upakovka (Moscow), Food Pex (Shanghai), China Pharm (Shanghai), Bulk Pex (Shanghai), Pacpro Asia (Shanghai), Packtech India/Food Pex India (Mumbai), Components (Düsseldorf), Food processing & Packaging Exposyum Kenya (Nairobi), Indopack (Jakarta), and Process Expo (Chicago). The four Chinese trade fairs take place every two years in a combined event known as Shanghai World of Packaging (SWOP). The FPPE Kenya in December 2016 and the Upakovka in January 2017 will be the first two trade fairs displaying the new visual identity.