Fachpack, the trade fair for packaging, processes and technologies, will take place in line with its regular schedule from 28 to 30 September 2021. The odds are good that it will open its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg as an on-site event. The experience of 2020 has shown that Covid-19 case numbers are lower in summer. And hope is growing that by that time, vaccination strategies will be starting to have an impact. The organizers have already ensured that there will be enough space by adding another two exhibition halls. A hygiene plan is also in place, so that the customers can feel safe travelling to Nuremberg and doing business face-to-face. The allocation of booths will start in January.
“Current registration numbers are extremely satisfactory given the pandemic situation. We are expecting 1,300 exhibitors, primarily from Central Europe,” says Heike Slotta, Executive Director at NürnbergMesse. “In the course of conversations with our customers from the packaging industry, we have noticed how much they are longing to finally meet again in person at a trade fair, especially after all the relevant fairs for the packaging industry scheduled for spring 2021 were cancelled. We will do everything in our power to host a safe Fachpack in late summer 2021”.
Fachpack 2021 won’t just be safe, it will also be inspiring. Staff are already working hard on the supporting programme for the event. Once again, the key topic of “environmentally friendly packaging” will play a major role. The two highly popular forums Packbox and Techbox will now be complemented by Innovationbox, where exhibitors can present their product innovations. And as at previous events, the best packaging solutions will be acknowledged through the Sustainability Award and the German Packaging Award. Other features planned for the event are special shows on interesting topics, start-up areas, pavilions, and a whole lot more. In addition, some parts of the supporting programme will be streamed online.