“Those who weren’t able to attend definitely missed out.” This was the unanimous view of the exhibitors and also the visitors surveyed as Fachpack in Nuremberg/Germany drew to a close on 30 September 2021. For three days, the trade fair for packaging, technology and processes was brimming with innovation and inspiration for the packaging sector, and the pleasure of being able to meet with customers and business partners in person was palpable throughout the exhibition halls.
Around 24,000 trade visitors took the opportunity to find answers to their specific packaging questions at 788 exhibitors from 33 countries. Of the trade visitors, one in three had travelled to Nuremberg from outside Germany. Access to the exhibition with e-tickets and verification of “3G” status (proof of having been vaccinated, tested, or recovered from Covid) at the entrances was swift and uncomplicated. The hygiene strategy worked, with exhibitors and visitors observing the relevant regulations.
Fachpack covered a comprehensive range of products from the entire packaging process chain, from packaging materials and machines to printing and processing, logistics systems and services. Around 41% of the exhibitors and one-third of the visitors travelled from outside Germany, mainly from Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. The supporting programme proved highly popular: about 9,500 audience members followed the 101 product presentations in the Packbox, Techbox and Innovationsbox forums. Anyone who missed a presentation at the trade fair can still view it on the myFachpack digital tool until the end of the year.