Not letting a single gram of food go to waste.

Answers to clever questions of the future

innovationparc is a unique trade name of interpack and the show's own forum for special themes of the future.
innovationparc and the SAVE FOOD theme: The participating SAVE FOOD members, companies and associations from all stages along the value chain are showcasing their solutions for avoiding food loss and food waste. The special show presents practical approaches from areas such as food processing, packaging design, packaging materials and machine construction to fight the problem in concrete ways. An additional exhibition highlights the dimensions of international food losses along the food value chain.

SAVE FOOD at interpack 2017 – key data

  • SAVE FOOD Congress on 4 May 2017
  • “College Day” on 4 May 2017
  • innovationparc on the SAVE FOOD theme from 4 to 10 May 2017

SAVE FOOD Congress Programme

This year, the SAVE FOOD Initiative presents itself for the third time on the occasion of the interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf. Speakers from industry, science, politics and the civic society will meet to explore the problem of food waste and its various aspects.  A key topic this year will be India.


Save Food

Werner M. Dornscheidt, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung der Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.

In 2009 Messe Düsseldorf and interpack created the SAVE FOOD initiative in conjunction with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It brings public stakeholders along the entire supply chain together on an international scale and it is where politics and economics meet. The meeting place: innovationparc.


Paper box
The food industry, retail, packaging and logistics – numerous dials that can be adjusted to optimise our approach to food and fight hunger. We need to change the political framework. Improve the agricultural economy. Improve our control of demand and consumer behaviour and make products sustainable. And we need to come up with clever and sustainable packaging concepts. At interpack you will see innovative concepts that help to expand our environmental awareness. You can join now.


Toy - car made of cans

Currently some 1.3 billion tons of food are destroyed every year. Whether it spoils somewhere along the supply chain before it can be eaten – or whether excess and ubiquity diminish the respect for the food.

Innovationparc-Fairground plan
The innovationparc will be staged in a prestige marquee on an area of around 2,500 square metres on the outdoor space between Halls 2 and 3. Throughout the fair, a programme of lectures will be held on an integrated stage