37k trade visitors expected at Fach Pack
FachPack is one of the most significant European trade fairs covering all aspects of the packaging theme. And it is extremely popular: In six months – from 29 September to 1 October – the exhibition in Nuremberg will be entering its next round and is currently experiencing a real run on exhibitor places (2013: 1,439 exhibitors). In addition, young, innovative companies from Germany will be provided with the opportunity to present themselves to the visitors at the fair for the first time in a pavilion. Also innovative and well-frequented: the diverse support program.
Director Exhibitions, Heike Slotta, is looking ahead to autumn with extreme optimism: “This year FachPack will be completely booked! I can already say that based on today’s registration figures.” The expected total of 37,000 trade visitors will thus be spoilt for choice. Around 1,500 exhibitors are presenting their products and services from the areas of packaging, technology, finishing and logistics. The focus of this year’s event: the “Marking & labelling” theme, which runs through the visit to the fair like a common thread: the exhibitors, special presentations, forum presentations etc.
Not only “old-timers” – young, innovative companies take note!
The personal contact with customers, interested parties, sector experts, but also competitors makes participation at a trade fair such as FachPack a success. Young companies presenting innovative products or services should really seize this opportunity. Under certain terms and conditions, they can receive sponsorship from the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, BMWi) for their trade fair participation. At the last FachPack around 20 companies benefited from this facility. Once again, in 2015, the participation will be supported by up to 7,500 Euro in funding or 70 percent of participation costs met. Companies will be sponsored, who …
- are active in one of the packaging sector areas: packaging materials and packaging, packaging machines, logistics, printing or services covering all aspects of the packaging theme,
- offer products/services, which are innovative or which at least represent a key improvement in standards,
- have their head offices and business operations in the Federal Republic of Germany,
- comply with the respective valid EU definition of a small company (less than 50 employees and an annual balance sheet total or turnover of a maximum 10 m Euro)
- not older than 10 years.
Innovative and popular: the diversity of the support program
The start to the fair could not be more colourful: the keynote speaker at the opening is Karim Rashid, a “Popstar in the design world”. The packaging designer, who has won a whole series of awards, including the Red Dot Award: Communication Design in 2013, will be focusing attention on the creativity and innovative strength of the sector and generating impulses for the following days of the fair. The diversity of the special themes invites visitors and exhibitors to take a look beyond their own horizons and get inspired through contacts, discussions, lectures and presentations etc. In this context, the PackBox Forum is thus once again presenting a diverse mixture of themes ranging from Smart Labelling through to innovative concepts in machines, logistics, printing and design right up to young, up-and-coming talent and careers. For the first time, within the framework of the central “Marking & labelling” theme, small and medium-sized companies will be presenting themselves in a pavilion organised by the Verband der Hersteller selbstklebender Etiketten (Association of Self-adhesive Label Manufacturers, VskE).
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