Friedbert Klefenz, Chairman of the Managing Council of the Packaging Technology Division of Robert Bosch GmbH, is the new interpack President. He was unanimously elected President at the first meeting of the interpack 2014 Advisory Council. The positions of Vice President are held by Christian Traumann, Managing Director of MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co. KG, and Bernhard Borgardt, Managing Director of Ostedruck Bernhard-J. Borgardt GmbH &Co. KG, President of European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and board member of Industrievereinigung Kunstoffverpackungen e.V. (German Plastics Packaging Industry Association) and Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie e.V. (Federation of the German Plastics Processing Industry).
The constitutive meeting of the Advisory Council of the world’s most important event for the packaging sector and the related process industries marks the start of the phase of preparing the specific themes of the fair and of its strategic orientation.
“interpack owes its prominent position not least to the excellent and constructive cooperation with the Advisory Council. Thanks to its close contacts with the sector, the fair accurately targets the needs of exhibitors and visitors alike,” says Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf.
Two of the already approved themes of the programme accompanying interpack 2014 are the INNOVATIONPARC PACKAGING (IPP) on the subject of SAVE FOOD and the METAL PACKAGING PLAZA. At the IPP 2014, packaging designers and industry will come together to work on intelligent solutions to help reduce global food loss. After its premiere at interpack 2011, the METAL PACKAGING PLAZA will again be a point of convergence for the international metal packaging sector and the associated supply industry. The subject of SAVE FOOD was expressly welcomed by the members of the interpack Advisory Council. “In the coming years, the packaging sector will be strongly affected by growing internationalisation. This also implies an even closer meshing of machines and systems with packaging materials. SAVE FOOD is the chance to demonstrate the sustainability of packages – in terms of technology and materials – on the international level,” Klefenz underlined in his inaugural address as interpack President.
The next interpack is taking place in Düsseldorf from 8 to 14 May 2014. The online registration phase for exhibitors starts in October this year. The official closing date for registrations is 28 February 2013.