interpack 2017 set to break records

interpack 2017 is already proving to be a record-breaking event. Organisers have experienced the biggest exhibitor demand in interpack’s 55-year-plus history, with the Düsseldorf exhibition centre’s 19 halls filled and their capacity exceeded by some 20 percent by the official closing date for registration.

The leading international trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries, which takes place every three years, will be open from 4th to 10th May 2017. Running concurrently, the ‘components’ event showcasing the offering of packaging technology suppliers is also expected to be fully booked – despite the fact that the dedicated, temporarily erected lightweight hall offers over twice as much space as at the event’s premiere in 2014.

At interpack 2017, the spotlight will fall on Industry 4.0, staged in cooperation with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). In the form of a technology lounge at the VDMA stand, the special show is presenting examples of applications in the packaging machine and process technology sector that open up new opportunities with regards to safety, traceability, copy and piracy protection, and individualised packaging.

The theme of SAVE FOOD will once again be prominent at next year’s event, with the ‘innovationparc’ 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). Selected ahead of intoterpack, the winners will be competing against one another for the WorldStar Awards. Also integrated in innovationparc is a lecture forum that companies can use for the presentation of their solutions and strategies. As in 2014, innovationparc is taking place in a marquee construction between Halls 2 and 3.

Also scheduled, taking place on the first day of the trade fair, is the third international SAVE FOOD Congress with the participation of its partner institutions: the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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. ‘components’ will be staged at the same time in the temporary Hall 18 and is freely accessible to all interpack visitors.