The Messe Düsseldorf reports that the interpack 2020 trade fair is fully booked. The event is regarded as the most significant international trade fair for the packaging sector and related process industries, which also include the baking, cookie and confectionery industries.
The interpack 2020 trade fair is fully booked. At the same time, the Messe Düsseldorf provided a far larger area on the trade fair site this year. The event organizers expect around 3,000 exhibitors from about 60 countries. They will again occupy all 18 halls and large parts of the outside area from May 7 to 13, 2020. The “components – special trade fair by interpack” arranged in parallel, with offerings from the packaging technology supply industry, is also fully booked and is being held for the third time entirely in parallel in the temporary Hall 18. One ticket allows entry to both trade fairs.
With its solutions relating to packing and related process technology, the target groups at which the interpack trade fair is aimed include foodstuffs, beverages, confectionery, baked products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food consumer goods and industrial goods. Exhibitors with corresponding offerings now form more sharply focused segments to save long walking routes for visitors from these sectors. Thus the suppliers of processes and machines for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics packing now form a cluster in Halls 15 to 17; visitors to the interpack 2020 trade fair will find labelling and marking machines, the packaging production area and integrated packaging printing in Halls 8a and 8b.
Confectionery and baked products
Exhibitors within a cluster have also been structured more clearly to simplify orientation there as well. Offerings relating to specific process steps now exhibit in close proximity. As well as the areas mentioned above, this is also true for the segment comprising processes and machines to pack foods, beverages, consumer and industrial goods in Halls 5, 6 and 11 to 15, and also for the offers focusing on processes and machines to pack confectionery and baked goods in Halls 1, 3 and 4.
The packaging and packing materials area has been positioned centrally around the North Main Entrance in Halls 7a, 7, 8a, 9 and 10. According to the event organizers, there is a large potential for synergy in Hall 8a, where machine suppliers in the packing materials production, converting, package printing and labelling areas meet corresponding suppliers of the corresponding packaging and materials.
Shortly after the interpack 2017 trade fair, demolition of Halls 1 and 2, whose basic substance still dated from the nineteen-seventies, created space for the Düsseldorf Messe’s architectural figurehead: the “New Messe South”, consisting of the new Hall 1 and an entrance area with a foyer directly in front of it and a tapering canopy 17 meters high made from translucent glass fiber fabric with integrated LED lighting. It now offers interpack 2020 trade fair exhibitors state-of-the-art architecture and technology, and about 500 m2 of additional space. The building also contains six conference rooms and is linked directly to the South Congress Center.
The SAVE FOOD topic is being themed at the interpack for the first time, with various campaigns relating to reducing food losses and wastage in the city of Düsseldorf, and thus it directly involves the general public. Program details are still currently being worked on in consultation with the official agencies.