The Packaging of the Future Starts Here
"Tomorrow begins when you create it" is the slogan of FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology. And that slogan will sum the situation up perfectly when more than 1,500 exhibitors gather in Nuremberg from 24 to 26 September 2019 to display their innovative packaging solutions for consumer and industrial goods. The range of products and services on show in the twelve exhibition halls will answer questions on packaging for about 45,000 expected trade visitors.
One topic in particular is driving the industry like no other at the moment, and has therefore been chosen as the key theme for FachPack 2019: "Environmentally friendly packaging". This theme will be reflected at the stands of many exhibitors, and in the lecture forums, special shows and award ceremonies.
Consumers today want environmentally friendly packaging, whether for foodstuffs, beverages, cosmetics or any other products in daily use, and Germany's new Packaging Act and the EU Plastics Strategy now place even more stringent demands on manufacturers and the retail sector in this regard. The challenges this creates for packaging are often complex.
"The packaging of the future has to serve both consumers and the environment and must take the entire cycle into account," says Cornelia Fehlner, exhibition director for FachPack, NürnbergMesse. "The packaging industry already has a wide range of solutions for these challenges, and FachPack is the ideal platform for both presenting and talking about them. We are proud to be the showcase for this innovative sector."
Products on Display Cover
the Entire Packaging Process Chain
Hardly any sector can manage without the packaging industry, whether for industrial or consumer goods. FachPack reflects the key market segments in the process chain, from packaging materials and machines to printing and processing, logistics systems and services. At the heart of the trade fair is the powerful German packaging industry, although the trend toward greater internationalisation continues. In 2018, 1,023 German and 621 international exhibitors used this setting to present their products and services. Compared with 2016, the proportion represented by international exhibitors grew from 32 to 38 percent. The products and services at FachPack cover the following fields:
Labelling and marking equipment
Peripheral packaging machinery and equipment
Package printing and processing
Intralogistics and packaging logistics
Services for the packaging industry
Assistance for young and innovative German start-ups
This year, once again, young and innovative companies from Germany will have the opportunity to present their ideas and solutions to industry visitors at two pavilions, with stands sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi),
The BMWi will subsidise attendance at the trade fair to a maximum of EUR 7,500 or up to 60 percent of the costs. This includes services such as the exhibition area, basic fittings, lighting, electricity, cleaning, insurance, a communications package and the German Association of the Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) fee. Sponsorship is available to companies that present new developments relating to products and processes, are based and run their business in Germany, meet the current EU definition of a small business, and have been in existence for less than ten years.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh