Sustainability is the underlying theme of interpack and a core trend in baking and confectionery. It is no longer “an add-on, but is increasingly becoming a duty”, Thomas Dohse, interpack Director, tells baking+biscuit international, in an interview before interpack 2023.
Catalina Mihu: What will the main differences be between this year’s interpack and the previous edition six years ago, organization-wise?
Thomas Dohse: interpack 2023 is a very special trade fair for us, that’s for sure. We are pleased to finally be able to bring the whole world of packaging and processing to Düsseldorf again. Around 2,700 exhibitors from 60 countries will demonstrate the industry’s capabilities here, discuss current trends and set the course for the future. The range of products and services is, therefore, as impressive as ever. What has changed for us, as trade fair organizers, since the last edition, are certainly the digital services and offers, which are taking on a much greater role. We see ourselves as a connecting and forward-looking platform 365 days a year. This year’s event is particularly about networking exhibitors together with visitors. But, digital tools for organization and an improved trade fair experience and time management have also become enormously important. This is where we want to continue to lead the way.