FachPack Review

Pointing the way ahead for Europe’s packaging industry

FachPack, which took place in Nuremberg from 24 to 26 September 2019, can be summed up with: the key theme of ‹environmentally friendly packaging has taken off!› About 44,000 trade visitors took the opportunity to learn about innovations and trends in the packaging sector from the 1,591 exhibitors in attendance at FachPack. The event attracted a much larger number of visitors from outside Germany than in years past. The first-ever key theme to be chosen, environmentally friendly packaging, was a thread running through the 12 exhibition halls and the supporting programme. Almost half of the exhibitors addressed the issue of environmentally friendly packaging at their exhibition booths. Attendees eagerly used the chance to network and discuss the best packaging options at the exhibition booths, forums and special shows. The German Packaging Award and the Sustainability Awards honoured particularly innovative solutions at FachPack 2019. «I am overwhelmed by the vibrancy, energy and innovative spirit shown by the packaging industry, which was evident at the exhibition over the past three days. There are so many trends, such as digitalisation, e-commerce and brand experience, and exhibitors are facing up to pressing issues and already presenting marketable products. This is especially true when it comes to sustainability, which has been an issue within the industry for many years but has now really taken off,» notes Cornelia Fehlner, FachPack Exhibition Director at NürnbergMesse.

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