interpack 2017: 170,500 Visitors filled Exhibitors’ Order Books
Record-Level International Attendance
The avid interest taken by exhibitors in the run-up to interpack 2017 that brought the world’s biggest and most important trade fair of the packaging sector and related process industries record attendance of 2,865 companies, was followed by trade fair days from 4 to 10 May with high spirits and further records: 74% of the approximately 170,500 visitors travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad – three quarters of them were decision-makers.
The pharmaceutical industry is facing major challenges in implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive. It will have to find solutions very soon if it wants to prevent the recent problem in the United States where the authorities had to postpone the launch of a similar regulation by one year because the industry was not sufficiently well prepared.
Only the best food is good enough for man’s best friend. And what’s true for dogs is also true for the other pets: their owners are currently getting more demanding in terms of both content and packaging.
Sustainability is now a major trend. Both consumers and packaging manufacturers are seeking to adopt a conscious approach to materials and their recyclability. When it comes to plastics recycling, there is of course still room for improvement. However, new processes are now available which may be heralding a revolution.
Throughout his career, The Dieline Founder, CEO and Editor-In-Chief Andrew Gibbs had the opportunity to follow developments and to monitor how they influence the packaging industry, for instance, with new designs.
The new label interpack alliance spans all international events staged by Messe Düsseldorf under its Processing & Packaging portfolio.
The interpack alliance addresses the target groups of food, beverages, confectionery and bakery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food consumer goods and industrial goods in key emerging markets, focusing on different areas in each individual event.
In addition, successful special topics such as SAVE FOOD and components will also be represented at the trade fairs making up the interpack alliance.