Indian exhibitors have a good outing at Interpack

For those in the product packaging and processing business there was only one “place to be” from 4 to 10 May: Interpack in Düsseldorf. Under the heading “Welcome Home” the trade fair welcomed 1,43,000 visitors from all over the world.

12 May 2023 | By Disha Chakraborty

The world’s largest and most relevant packaging trade fair set standards yet again from 4 to 10 May, connected the industry on a global level and acted as both a marketplace and a content hub. Visitors from 155 countries, many with firm intentions to buy, came to interpack 2023.

2,807 exhibitors showcased the power and creativity of the packaging industry with their technologies and solutions. Out of which, 116 were Indian exhibitors. What was easy to see were the numerous impulses, ideas and concrete business deals which will be implemented over the coming years.

At the end of the trade fair Bernd Jablonowski, executive director, Messe Düsseldorf, said, “With Interpack, we were able to finally hold one of Messe Düsseldorf’s most important events again. It has reported back impressively and reinforced its position as the global platform for the exchange amongst all players in the packaging sector, related process industries and all user industries. Our targets were exceeded by far.”

Altogether approx. 1,43,000 visitors travelled to Interpack in Düsseldorf, two thirds of them coming from outside of Germany. Alongside many European countries, the largest visitor nations were India, Japan and the USA. Around 75% of visitors came from middle or top management.

“Interpack at last!” was a phrase frequently heard in the halls – because after a six-year break the big community was finally able to meet again in person. And this was reflected in the joy on people’s faces. “Interpack 2023 will reverberate with us for a long time – both in business and personal terms,” said director, Thomas Dohse after seven trade fair days adding: “The mood in the halls was great and the inter-cultural exchange enriching for all sides. It was ‘simply unique’ again.”

This was underscored by the positive feedback from visitors, 96% of whom stated they had achieved their trade fair objectives. Just as satisfied were the exhibitors whose expectations had been exceeded many times over. “We thank Messe Düsseldorf for the outstanding organisation. I’m confident that I’m speaking on behalf of all companies here. Interpack 2023 is simply a must for suppliers and users from all over the world to exchange experiences and do business,” said Markus Rustler, president, Interpack 2023 at the conclusion of the event.

All facets of sustainability were top themes at Interpack. Exhibitors presented high-end technologies and holistic concepts that consider efficiency and sustainability along their entire production line. “Many companies in the consumer goods industry have set their own sustainability targets,” said Richard Clemens, managing director of the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA at Interpack.

“Over the past few years, packaging machinery manufacturers have succeeded in implementing sustainable packaging concepts by means of corresponding technical adaptations and newly developed machinery solutions. Interpack is the showcase for innovations and, at the same time, the point of departure for developing further towards a sustainable circular economy,” said Clemens summing up.
 

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