Fachpack 2021 to showcase trends, innovations and best practices for packaging
Fachpack is promising personal dialogue between business partners and colleagues and knowledge-sharing about trends, innovations and best practices when the first major gathering of the European packaging industry for two years opens its doors again at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 28 to 30 September 2021.
The main Fachpack theme of “environmentally compliant packaging” will also be reflected in the extensive programme of presentations and at the special shows and exhibitor stands. Apart from sustainability, the key areas to be explored will be altered consumer behaviours, packaging design, and digital transformation. Start-ups will also be on-site to present their innovative ideas and products. And the best packaging solutions will be acknowledged at the ceremony for the German Packaging Award (dvi) and Sustainability Award (Packaging Europe).
Around 690 exhibitors* have registered so far, including numerous prestigious packaging machine and packaging material manufacturers. They are currently preparing for their appearance in the seven exhibition halls. The latest list of exhibitors and a floor plan is available online.
A new feature this year is myFACHPACK, the digital extension to Fachpack that facilitates matchmaking and knowledge transfer and extends the on-site event into the virtual environment. Even in the run-up to the trade fair, the new tool provides opportunities for networking and enables users to efficiently prepare for their visit. In addition, the forum programmes will be live streamed during the event and made available afterwards. The myFACHPACK tool can be used on desktop or as an app on a mobile phone.
Packbox, Techbox and Innovationbox forums
The two forums Packbox (Hall 7) and Techbox (Hall 3C) will be complemented by a new exhibitor forum on each day of the event. Innovationbox (Hall 4) will feature presentations by renowned experts as well as discussion panels.
The Packbox forum will have an overarching theme each day: “Consumers and Commerce” (28.9.21), “Sustainability and Innovation” (29.9.21) and “Design and Material” (30.9.21). The keynote speakers are Roman Klis from Klis Design, Matthias Giebel from B & P Consultants, and Katrin Oeding from Studio Oeding.
The lead topics in the Techbox forum are “Resources and Sustainability” (28.9.21), “Innovation and Economic Efficiency” (29.9.21) and “Digitization and Transformation” (30.9.21). Along with many other presenters, Vera Fritsche from the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Division, Sonja Bähr from consulting agency Tilisco, speakers from the international consultancy Mintel and from Italian packaging machinery manufacturers association UCIMA will provide insights into the latest developments on the packaging market. The complete programme for all three forums is available online at: FACHPACK.de/programm.
Special show “Sustainable Packaging Design” in Hall 7
The special show “Sustainable Packaging Design” in Hall 7, a collaboration between NürnbergMesse und bayern design, will present especially successful examples of sustainable packaging design and inspire visitors looking for their own packaging solutions.
Start-ups at the subsidised pavilion and in the Packbox forum
Start-ups from the packaging industry can be found at the pavilion for innovative young companies subsided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI) and in the international start-up area in Hall 7A. An exciting feature will be the first Fachpack Start-Up Slam in the Packbox forum on Thursday 30 September.
For the latest information go to: FACHPACK.de