SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food and Beverage Processing and PackagingWorldUSEurope

News > Packaging

Interpack saw 66% of foreign visitors this year

Standing ovation: Our pick of the top stands at Interpack 2014

By Jenny Eagle+

16-May-2014

The doors have closed at Interpack 2014 which saw, 2,700 exhibitors across 19 halls and 175,000 visitors, 66% from overseas.

Themes at the show in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 8-14, were resource efficiency for plant and machinery and packaging material usage, quality and safety for counterfeit-proof finished products and flexibility for shorter product cycles.

It is not enough just to rent out exhibition space. Trend themes must be identified and driven in a consistent manner,” said Bernd Jablonowski, director, Interpack and Save Food.

We have succeeded in doing this very well once again this year. The concepts of both Innovationparc Packaging and the Metal Packaging Plaza were right on track with our target groups.”

The Save Food Congress proved particularly popular combating food losses and waste in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).

The congress started on the day before the trade fair including non-profit organisations who shed light on the problems from a political and social angle. The second half of the event dealt with initiatives and Best Practice presented by enterprises.

More than 450 delegates participated in the Congress. Participants included FAO and UNEP representatives, the Senegalese Minister and musician Youssou N’Dour and the former German Federal Minister Renate Künast.

The next Messe Düsseldorf Interpack tradeshow will be held in May 2017.

Subscribe to our FREE newsletter

Get FREE access to authoritative breaking news, videos, podcasts, webinars and white papers. SUBSCRIBE

All Galleries

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group, Henkel, EuroPack

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel close EuroPack 10th anniversary

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel were some of the companies who attended this year’s EuroPack...

Active and Intelligent packaging, Tomorrow Machine

‘We want more self-destructive and edible packaging!’ Tomorrow Machine

Packaging which expands into a bowl and opens in the oven are just two inventions created by...

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

Shelf ready packaging for mints, a Gelato Box and Reber Advent calendars with cartonboard were some of...

FoodProductionDaily industry movers August 2014

Industry Movers: August 2014: Bemis, Schneider and SGS

Who made it into August's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena?...

PMMI inducts six members into Packaging Hall of Fame

PMMI inducts six members into Packaging Hall of Fame

The president of The Packaging Association, a scientist who pioneered the PP/EVOH container and the inventor of...