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Exhibitor Testimonials for interpack 2017

Just a few of the comments from happy exhibitors at interpack 2017

KHS GmbH, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer, Chairman of the Board
“With its international orientation interpack is always a highlight for KHS. This year we presented a global premiere: a “block” solution consisting of a packaging and a palletizing machine. We could not image a better backdrop for such a product launch than interpack. The trade fair lives up to our expectations in that we can have a lot of promising conversations here.”
Haas Food Equipment GmbH, Irene Kapaun, Manager Communication & Public Relations
“interpack is part and parcel of business for Haas. We develop our machines in a three-year cycle and orient ourselves towards interpack. Here we present our latest innovations to existing and new customers, many of whom were present this year. It is simply a great advantage that everyone meets here be it on the customers’ or employees’ part; and it is, of course, a very nice occasion to meet the people you only communicate with by e-mail or telephone otherwise. We were very satisfied with visitor attendance this year and succeeded in signing many contracts. In a nutshell: Machinery is sold here.”
Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH, Christa Moedinger, Director Marketing & Communications
“Bosch has been closely linked with interpack from the outset. It is the market place for the entire industry worldwide while defining the innovation cycle for companies at the same time. At Bosch, too, the broad spectrum of new developments is tuned to the three-year cycle of the world’s leading trade fair for packaging technology and processes. On 3,500 square metres of exhibition space with an open and inviting stand design, we have focused on two themes – complete solutions from a single source and a broad-based Industry 4.0 approach – even more strongly this year. And this was received very well by the audience. Visitor numbers were also high again in 2017 – as was the quality of the international visitors.”
Theegarten Pactec, Markus Rustler, Managing Partner
“We always love to come to interpack. Once again our expectations were exceeded. This year we have attracted even more high-quality trade visitors than at previous interpack trade fairs. We are very satisfied with this. We come here to introduce innovations, meet with existing customers, launch new products, and also conclude contracts. One principal objective of the trade fair is addressing potential new customers – which we also succeeded in doing. We managed to make important new and promising contacts. Many customers even come from Iran to see us – you can clearly sense this pioneering spirit. The three-year cycle of interpack suits us very well because it precisely corresponds to our innovation cycle. So after interpack also means before the next interpack to us. And this is why we are already thinking about which innovations to present at interpack in 2020. The demand for networked machinery and equipment both on the shop floor and in the Internet-of-Things is set to rise. We want to leverage the resulting opportunities to make plants even more efficient and attractive for our customers. On the other hand, modularity, a faster changeover of folding types and formats play a decisive role as they did over the past ten years. We have responded massively to our customers’ requirements in terms of flexibility and will continue to do so. No other trade fair is as perfectly organized as interpack. Our employees tremendously enjoy being here. You return home – all in line with the slogan “Welcome Home”.
Bühler, Daniel Troxler, Marketing Director Consumer Foods
“interpack is the leading trade fair for us when it comes to consumer foods. Here we meet all the customers of interest to us. We have enlarged our stand size to 1,700 square metres and focused on the entire process chain rather than just confectionery – from raw material handling to the interface with packaging. This went down very well with our customers and underscores our position not only as a machinery producer but also as a solutions provider. interpack 2017 was a good trade fair for us; we have posted good results across all segments.”
Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH, Thomas Weller, CEO
“Participation in interpack is not only an option for us – it is the world’s No.1 trade fair of the packaging industry and therefore being represented here is a given for us. Since Harro Höfliger was established we have also been exhibiting at interpack. Communication is an important asset in our company. At a leading international trade fair we therefore want to present ourselves as Harro Höfliger in which we value being: global, open-minded, transparent and communicative. Our aim is to bring everyone involved in our industry or technology to our stand. Everything we exhibit here – be it products, solutions or show acts – should be remembered by our customers and, hence, also Harro Höfliger. This plays a pivotal role for us. Furthermore, interpack is enormously important for networking. Here we meet all our partners in one place, which saves us plenty of travelling.”
Multivac, Valeska Haux, Senior Director Corporate Marketing
“We have presented our new generation of thermoforming machines as this year’s highlight at interpack and are really very proud and happy how well they were received by our customers. With this Multivac takes an important step in the direction of Industry 4.0. From our customers’ response we can see that the market is ready for such solutions now. The interpack brand attracts a global audience and continues to be the leading event for the packaging theme worldwide. This is also why we always launch our innovations at interpack.”
IMA Dario Rea, Corporate Research & Innovation Director
“Compared with the previous interpack we have enlarged our exhibition area yet again. On 3,500 square metres we present a total of 30 machines, of which 16 are completely new. At interpack, the most important trade fair in the packaging segment, we wish to showcase our complete portfolio and put a lot of energy into the preparation to have everything completed in time for the trade fair. The message for our customers and suppliers this year is also very clearly oriented towards digital transformation and Industry 4.0. We would like to share our visions with you, co-shape the future of the Smart Factory with you and create added value for all parties involved. At our stand we exhibit numerous innovations and possibilities to tackle this task.”
Mondi, Albert Klinkhammer, Group Marketing Director
“As the global No.1 trade fair, interpack is a very good platform to enter into dialogue with international customers and also with potential new customers as well as other stakeholders – such as the media or suppliers, for example. What went down very well this year was our new stand design with solutions for our customers but also for end users. Needless to say, we are delighted. We are satisfied with the footfall; it is roughly the same as at the previous interpack. Some of the discussions we had this year were characterised by a very high quality. A key theme at this trade fair is definitely brand perception: this means viewing packaging not only as part of the solution for safe transport but also as part of display solutions for the Point of Sale. Furthermore, the sustainability theme, which has always been taken for granted by Mondi, seems to have become mainstream in the industry.”
Schütz, Veit Enders, Business Unit Manager EMEA
“The Schütz company has been represented since the first interpack and was established in that year – namely in 1958. This means we know the event very well. To us interpack has always been a key platform for finding partners worldwide – in addition to our standard business relations. On top of this, it allows us to position ourselves on the market and to showcase the latest innovations. With this year’s trade fair appearance we clearly focus even further on specialising and expanding our product uses with a view to enabling more and more applications. To us it is important that customers leave our stand feeling that they have found the right, reliable partner in Schütz.”
HP, Ronen Samuel, General Manager HP Indigo & PWP EMEA
Graphics Solutions Business
“Three years ago we were the only representative from the printing industry that came to interpack. This year, more of us are already using interpack for their business. At interpack companies benefit not only from the high density of international visitors but also from the presence of brand owners. They often come to our stand together with their print service providers to see which solutions HP can offer them. In summary we can say about this year’s trade fair: We are very satisfied with the results.”
VDMA, Richard Clemens, Managing Director VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association
“Our objective for interpack 2017 was to not only talk about Industry 4.0 but also show application examples. And this was spot on. We were practically overwhelmed with the response. Furthermore, we had many discussions and conversations also with a view to raising medium-sized companies’ awareness for this topic, to show them ways and, of course, also to explain the customer benefit. interpack is and will remain the platform for the packaging and process industries – unconditionally. You always think that certain results cannot be surpassed but the quality of visitors has increased yet again this year. At interpack decisions are taken; most managers stay until the last day. In addition to many different Industry 4.0-related subjects we focused on Africa this year. We want to bring these young, emerging markets to Düsseldorf and say it clear: this is where the opportunities lie.”
UCIMA, Enrico Aureli, President
“interpack is an important meeting point for the global packaging sector – for both exhibitors and visitors. With more than 400 exhibitors Italian companies account for the biggest national group at the trade fair after Germany. To them interpack is a suitable platform for presenting technical innovations to the public. At Interpack we have announced a partnership between UCIMA, our show IPACK-IMA, and Messe Düsseldorf. Both German and Italian packaging machinery manufacturers will definitely be able to benefit from this alliance.”

FAO, Rosa Rolle, Senior Food Systems Officer Nutrition & Food Systems
“I was very impressed with the SAVE FOOD innovationparc – especially with the quality of visitors but also of the lectures. It increased again in comparison with 2014. We have all had really good discussions that we can build upon later to achieve the aim of halving food losses and waste by 2030 worldwide. Packaging is often seen as part of the problem. However, in connection with SAVE FOOD it is indispensable because a major part of the losses result from poor or inefficient packaging and/or packaging logistics. We therefore have to see packaging from different perspectives. This is extremely important. The SAVE FOOD Congress was fantastic. The lectures sent out many positive and strong messages on how this extremely complex issue can be addressed – seen from various angles. In this overall scenario the following generations will be decisive. They have to be educated and involved in order to make it possible to achieve our goals.”
DuPont Chris P. McArdle, Regional Business Director Ethylene Copolymers, Du Pont Perfomance Materials
“This year we met far more visitors than in previous years. We received good feedback for our project “The Virtuous Circle“ where smart food design is linked with smart packaging in order to keep pre-packed foodstuffs for children in remote regions of South Africa, for example, fresh for longer and make them attractive, convenient and sustainable at the same time. You can feel that the concept sustainability has really been embraced by the industry, ranks high on the agenda and is really put into practice.”

components – special trade fair by interpack
Movex, Nico van der Klein, Vice President Sales & Marketing
“We already exhibited at “components” three years ago. Based on the experiences acquired in 2014 we returned to interpack this year and I have to admit: our appearance this year by far exceeded our expectations. It is definitely true that there were more visitors touring the other halls but we were very satisfied with the quality of our visitors here in Hall 18. Whoever visits our stand is a specialist, as a rule, and comes with a targeted interest. One thing is for sure: our participation was absolutely worthwhile and we will definitely be back again for the next interpack.”
iwis, Klaus Bein, Head of Sales Southern Germany / Austria
“This is our first appearance at interpack. Our impression as an exhibitor at “components” is very good. In the segment of packaging machinery production we are already a household name as a specialist for chain drive systems and as a family business looking back on over 100 years of tradition. Nevertheless, we are interested in doing business with new customers and this worked out pretty well here this year: We have managed to make many new contacts, in addition to this, the quality of leads is very high and the audience very international. There was avid interest in systems for monitoring the drive components made by us. On the other hand, products that combine non-corrosiveness with maintenance-free operation were in high demand. I assume that we will be here again in three years’ time.”
10 May 2017
Press Department interpack 2017
Sebastian Pflügge Apostolos Hatzigiannidis (Assistant)
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interpack 2017: 170,500 Visitors filled Exhibitors’ Order Books

Record-Level International Attendance

The avid interest taken by exhibitors in the run-up to interpack 2017 that brought the world’s biggest and most important trade fair of the packaging sector and related process industries record attendance of 2,865 companies, was followed by trade fair days from 4 to 10 May with high spirits and further records: 74% of the approximately 170,500 visitors travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad – three quarters of them were decision-makers.

The high percentage of German and international top-notch experts from a total of 168 countries made for highly satisfied faces among exhibitors, who delighted at promising business contacts and even concrete deals concluded in the seven-digit range. Visitors in turn benefitted from an internationally unrivalled multitude of innovations on display and a unique market overview. This was also reflected in the corresponding high scores they gave the trade fair: just under 98% stated in the official survey that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their visit to interpack 2017. They took an interest in all ranges and segments of interpack but packaging media received significantly more attention than at the previous event.
“interpack is an absolute must-go event for companies in this industry and provides unique momentum. Every three years it is not only a one-of-a-kind performance showcase but also the place where suppliers and customers from all over the world get together to network and do business,” underlines Friedbert Klefenz, President of interpack 2017.

Commenting on this Hans Werner-Reinhard, Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf, explained: “interpack has again impressively confirmed its claim of being the world’s most important event and innovation platform for the industry every three years. Due to the concept of the newly created global ‘interpack alliance’, interpack as its flagship has also obtained more exposure in the growth markets abroad thereby attracting even more high-calibre experts to Düsseldorf.”

Top Trends: Digitalisation, Industry 4.0 and Sustainability

Proving a top trend at many stands was the further digitalisation of production processes on the way to Industry 4.0 applications. Production linked along these lines makes it possible to manufacture personalised packaging efficiently or to guarantee traceability, to name but two options. Furthermore, the modular design of packaging machines and process lines and optimised digital operating concepts play a pivotal role in order to reduce complexity in manufacturing and achieve the highest degree of flexibility possible for changing batch sizes or product versions. Some companies even focused on virtual reality applications that allow machines or equipment to be experienced holistically in order to manage complexity better even in the manufacturing process of machinery and equipment as well as in training and operation. The sustainability theme also remained “omnipresent” at interpack 2017. Companies presented improved resource efficiency in terms of both the material used with ever smaller wall thicknesses and of manufacturing processes. Moreover, alternative packaging materials are gaining ground.

Successful Special Features
Not only the exhibitors had innovations in store for Industry 4.0 – the interpack special show of the same name organised in cooperation with the German Engineering Federation VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.) also showcased the latest ideas and approaches and was received extremely well by visitors. Proving one of the major attractions here was the Demonstrator “smart4i” that produced and packaged personalised powerbanks. Here, not only the entire workflow was digital from online ordering to tracking and tracing, but the machine itself was also installed in record time thanks to a virtual twin and the networked planning in cooperation with several universities.
SAVE FOOD Congress and innovationparc
Six years after SAVE FOOD was launched, the initiative has grown into a broad-based alliance of over 850 international members from industry, associations, NGOs and research institutes. One of the milestones of the Initiative is the SAVE FOOD Congress at interpack; its third edition held on 4 May was highly praised by delegates for its broad thematic coverage. The Congress pursued a multi-dimensional approach in order to address the issue of food losses and waste comprehensively. Participants included high-ranking political representatives as speakers such as Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, and Gargi Kaul, Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser at the Indian Ministry for Food Processing Industries, as well as committed NGOs activists and representatives from business. Over the course of the Congress the perspective changed, focusing either on global views or national details and conditions – with India as a focal theme this time. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) presented results of a study in India funded by the Initiative; it had been carried out with the aim of identifying the mechanisms involved in losses of important base foodstuffs and of finding approaches for solutions.

As part of the congress the SAVE FOOD partners Messe Düsseldorf and FAO also signed a memorandum of understanding, in order to fix the cooperation for the coming four years. “It is an absolute hallmark of interpack to focus on attention-grabbing special topics. We are therefore delighted to be able to also fight food losses and waste with our partner, the FAO, and in cooperation with the industry and other supporters in future, too. This means we are committed to a good cause and communicate the potential that the packaging industry and related process industries hold in this context at the same time,” explains Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf.

innovationparc, the special show organised as part of interpack 2017, also addressed the theme of SAVE FOOD and presented very practical solutions for minimising food losses and waste. These also included the finalists and winners of the WorldStar Awards of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). Awards went, for instance, to plastic bags for fruit that can enormously prolong shelf life thanks to built-in ripening-gas absorbers.

components: New Concept Received Very Well

The concept of “components – special trade fair by interpack”, which had been revised for interpack 2017, was received very well by visitors. According to the feedback received from the extremely satisfied exhibitors the quality of visitors was also high. “The decision to place the second “components” after a more subdued debut three years ago, in a central location of the exhibition centre now and to hold it in parallel with the complete interpack, proved absolutely right. There had never been any doubts about the importance of this theme anyway since upstream suppliers with their components and software for packaging and process technologies play a key role for the digitalisation of manufacturing processes all the way down as Industry 4.0 approaches. We will therefore also establish “components” at trade fairs of interpack alliance abroad in future,” added Bernd Jablonowski, Global Portfolio Director Processing & Packaging at Messe Düsseldorf.

The coming interpack will be held in May 2020 in three years’ time at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre – then with a completely new South entrance and a new Hall 1. The exact dates will be published at a later date.

10 May 2017
Press Department interpack 2017 Sebastian Pflügge Apostolos Hatzigiannidis (Assistant)
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ProWein 2018: space registration open

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ProWein 2018: Online Registration for Exhibitors
Beginning immediately, exhibitors may register for ProWein 2018 — the world’s most prominent business platform for the international wine and spirits industry.

The relevant forms for the 25th edition of ProWein (18 to 20 March 2018) are available online at The registration deadline is 31 July 2017.

Each year, trade visitors from around the world utilize this unique platform to learn about new products and trends. ProWein 2017 drew 58,500 trade visitors from 130 countries to Düsseldorf, where they found a wide range of offerings from more than 6,600 exhibitors hailing from 60 nations. The focus was clearly on business with wines from all pertinent regions, as well as spirits.
ProWine China and ProWine Asia

ProWein is by no means limited to Düsseldorf. The Asiatic and Chinese regions also provide numerous opportunities for exhibitors to present themselves. ProWine Asia just recently closed in Hong Kong with flying colours. The trade fair takes place annually and alternates between Singapore and Hong Kong. For wine and spirits producers looking to present themselves on the Chinese market, ProWine China 2017 still has a few stand spaces available. The meanwhile fifth edition of ProWine China takes place from 14 to 16 November 2017 in Shanghai.

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wire & Tube 2018: space deadline passed but waiting list available

One year to the start of Düsseldorf’s No. 1 trade fairs for wire, cable and pipes (wire and Tube from 16 to 20 April 2018) these industries are looking to the future with optimism. Despite sustained insecurities on the global steel market in terms of possible penalties and import restrictions, the ranges on show at the global No. 1 trade fairs wire 2018 and Tube 2018 whet the appetite for more: late April saw the registration deadline for exhibitors and interested companies can contact the project departments for wire ([email protected]) and Tube ([email protected]) to be included in waiting lists.

wire 2018 and Tube 2018

In excess of 2,600 key players from the industry will present innovations from the wire, cable and pipe industries on 110,000 square metres of net exibition space in 15 halls over 5 trade fair days. With these figures the Düsseldorf trade fairs impressively confirm their No.1 positions as leading trade fairs for the sectors wire, cable and pipes.

wire 2018 will be held in exhibition halls 9 to 16. On display will be machinery and equipment for wire manufacturing and finishing, process technology tools and auxiliary materials for process engineering as well as materials, special wires and cables.

In addition to this, innovations from the areas of measuring and control technology as well as test engineering and specialist areas will be on show. There will be an even stronger focus on glass fibre cables. With this move Messe Düsseldorf responds to the increasing use of fibre glass cables in the energy, construction and communications sectors.

The segments wire, cable and glass fibre machinery will be presented in Halls 9 to 13 and 16 with Fastener Technology following on from this area in Hall 15. Mesh Welding and Spring Making can be found in Hall 13.

Traditionally well represented at wire are exhibitors from Italy, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Great Britain, Sweden and Germany. From overseas many companies are expected to come from the USA, South Korea, Taiwan, India and China.

Tube 2018 will be presented in Halls 3 to 7.0 and Halls 16 and 17. Its extensive ranges include machinery and plants for pipe and tube production, finishing and processing as well as raw materials, tubes and accessories, second-hand machinery, process technology tools, auxiliary materials, measuring and control technology as well as test engineering.

These ranges are complemented by pipeline and OCTG technology, profiles and machinery as well as plastic tubes. In response to the sustained high demand from China this event will once again host a China Pavilion. Under the heading “Meet China’s Expertise” Chinese companies from the wire, cable and tube & pipe sectors will be presented in Hall 16.

Pipe accessories are located in Hall 17, pipe trade and pipe manufacturing can be found in Halls 3 and 4, pipe bending and forming technology follows on in Hall 5. Machinery and plants as well as pipe finishing machines are on display in Halls 6 and 7a.  Profiles and plastic tubes can be found in Halls 3 to 7.0 as well as 16 and 17.

At Tube the countries represented with most exhibitors are also Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, France, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Germany. Most overseas exhibitors will come from India, the USA, China and South Korea.

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