interpack 2020 completely booked; new structure for visitors
interpack 2020 is fully booked out.
Around 3,000 exhibitors are expected from approximately 60 countries occupying all 18 halls of the Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre as well as large parts of the outdoor facilities when the fair takes place from 7 to 13 May 2020.
The organisers added that the components special trader fair is also completely sold out and will be staged in Hall 18 (located between Halls 10 and 16). More information is available via packaging-components.com
Interpack 2020 will have a ‘new structure for a more efficient visit’. Exhibitors have now been brought together to create more focused segments with corresponding offerings to prevent visitors from these industries from having to cover long distances.
For example, visitors from the fields of machines for labelling and identification technology, packaging and materials production and integrated printing can be found in Halls 8a and 8b.
The offerings in these halls have also been more clearly structured so that it will be easier for visitors to find exhibitors of specific interest. Offerings that focus on process steps have also been grouped close together.
Food, drinks, consumer and industrial goods are in Halls 5, 6, 11 and 15.
Processes and machinery for the packaging of confectionery and baked good are in Halls 1, 3 and 4.
Packaging production, converting, packaging printing and labelling are in Halls, 7, 7a, 8a, 9 and 10.
New Hall 1
Halls 1 and 2, first built in the 1970s, have been recreated to house Messe Dusseldorf’s architectural flagship, the Neue Messe Sud. The new Hall 1 has an entrance area with a foyer directly in front, which boasts a 17-metre-high pointed canopy with a translucent glass-fibre fabric and integrated LED lighting. As well as 500sq m more space, the building includes six conference rooms and is directly connected to the Congress Center Sud.
Life without Packaging? Conference
New to interpack 2020 is the Life without Packagaing conference, which examines the issue of packaging, sustainability and the environment to enable both critics and advocates to have their say and explore what is essential and what is avoidable.
The event will focus on sustainability and environmental impact, hygiene and the reduction of food waste.
Speakers include Professor Dr. Thomas Muller-Kirschbaum, head of R&D and sustainability at Henkel; Louise Lindenberg, global packaging sustainability director at Unilever; and Xavier Caro, head of packaging for the food category at Nestle as well as Alexander Baumgartner, CEO at Constantia Flexibles. Dr Marina Beermann from the WWF as well as representatives from environmental organisation will join the line-up.