Interpack to return after six years

Messe Dusseldorf organised a press conference on 8 December 2022 to announce the highlights of Interpack 2023 which is scheduled from 4 to 10 May 2023. The show boasts to have sold out with 2,700+ exhibitors in 18 halls.

09 Dec 2022 | By Disha Chakraborty

The theme for Interpack 2023 is Simply Unique

The curtain-raiser was orgainsed at the JW Marriott in Mumbai and was attended by media and trade associations.

Thomas Dohse, managing project director, Messe Dusseldorf said, “Circular economy, resource management, digital technology and product safety will be the hot topics at the show.” He added, “Interpack is the place where the industry creates the future at a global level.”

Around 2,700 companies from around the world will meet in Düsseldorf to present cutting edge technologies and packaging trends from along the entire value chain, demonstrate chances for growth and respond to the challenges of the industry.

Dohse told the gathering of 50 that the halls feature a custom concept-based processing and packaging systems on the core target groups food, beverages, confectionery and baked goods, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods to help visitors.

After the Interpack presentations, Richard Clemens of the VDMA shared global trends in packaging. He said, “After a decline of 7% to a value of USD 41 billion in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, international trade in food processing and packaging machinery has picked up significantly in 2021. The value is USD 44 billion which is an increase of 6% as compared to the previous year." This, Clemens said ,translated into sales of four billion tons of packaging (equal to the size of 133 pyramids). This production is expected to rise to 5.3 billion tons.

He added how VDMA is committed to the goal of establishing a mixture of innovation-driven improvements, common standards for sustainable product design and a well-functioning secondary raw materials market. He spoke about circular innovations and solutions for a sustainable, forward-thinking and functional circular economy. The framework and a circular economy concept should be open and work towards global approaches. He told the audience that Interpack is an opportunity to look at industry, mechanical and plant engineering and how it can be part of complex value chains. 

Later, Krunal Goda from Plexconcil crunched data about the Indian plastic industry. Goda also shared the various initiatives of the Plexconcil for the industry stakeholders. This included specific plans at Interpack with the India pavilion.

After six years and a forced absence during the pandemic, the world's biggest trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries will be up and running again from May 4 to 10 2023.

The previous edition, Interpack 2017, was attended by 2,866 exhibitors from 55 countries and 1,708,999 visitors.

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