The trade fairs interplastica, International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, and upakovka, No. 1 Trade Fair in Russia for Processing and Packaging, scheduled for 26-29 January 2021 at the AO Expocentre exhibition centre in Krasnaya Presnya in Moscow, have been cancelled and will take place on their next regular dates, 25-28 January 2022. This is Messe Düsseldorf's response to the ongoing pandemic situation and the current tightening of quarantine regulations in Russia.
"The decision was taken by Messe Düsseldorf in close cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf Moscow," emphasises Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, and continues: "Moscow has taken stricter measures to contain the corona pandemic due to the drastic increase in the number of infections. Cultural, educational and other events are prohibited until mid-January. No one can say at the moment what will happen immediately afterwards.” The current announcement enables all participants of the interplastica and upakovka to react in time, to reschedule and to concentrate on the event date in January 2022.
interplastica is the most important business platform for the Russian plastics and rubber industry. It offers a representative overview of machinery, raw materials and equipment, such as plastics processing and recycling plants, welding machines, measuring and control technology, raw materials and supplies, as well as plastic and rubber products. interplastica is particularly aimed at representatives of the plastics, chemical and mechanical engineering industries.
As a member of the interpack alliance, upakovka with its offerings for the packaging and related process industries is aimed at the target groups of food, beverages, confectionery and bakery products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods.
The international orientation of both trade fairs enables visitors to find out about innovations from all parts of the world and obtain offers specially tailored to the Russian market.
Messe Düsseldorf Moscow is currently investigating to what extent it can offer interested companies other presentation options for 2021. The next regional trade fair as a live event will be the already firmly established interplastica Kazan, Trade Fair Plastics and Rubber, parallel to the Tatarstan Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Forum in the Republic of Tartastan/Russia in September 2021. The exact date will be announced shortly.