02/02/2022 | Packaging, Trade Fair

FachPack 2022: Anticipation is mounting

From 27 to 29 September 2022, the packaging sector will once again gather in Nuremberg at FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology. The preparations for the event are currently in full swing. And there’s been a build-up of eager anticipation for the three-day reunion of the packaging industry. The new trade fair theme “Transition in Packaging” and the attractive supporting programme with forums, special shows and awards ceremonies, are sure to create an exciting event. In 2022, myFACHPACK, the digital add-on to the on-site exhibition, will again provide opportunities for knowledge transfer and professional matchmaking via PC or mobile phone.

“We are back in action, planning the exhibitor stands in the halls and creating a programme with interesting topics and speakers. Our customers will be impressed by the diverse range of innovations and inspiring solutions on offer as well as by the opportunity for personal dialogue,” promises Phillip Blass, Director FachPack at NürnbergMesse. “The registration numbers are good. We are especially pleased that prestigious companies have opted to take part again. The last FachPack in September 2021 showed that it is possible to hold a highly successful trade fair even under the most difficult pandemic-induced conditions. And that the hygiene concept is effective.” The results of the exhibitor and visitor polls also confirm the success of FachPack 2021.

The packaging industry is undergoing a radical shift. Sustainability, digitization, e-commerce and many other factors are fundamentally altering the business of packaging. And this process has been accelerated by the pandemic. The new trade fair theme reflects this change that is happening now. “In this context, we deliberately avoided the currently much-used term ‘transformation’,” explains Heike Slotta, Executive Director Exhibitions at NürnbergMesse. She refers to trend researcher Harry Gatterer, the CEO of Zukunftsinstitut (futurology institute), who wrote: “Transformations depend on transitions”. This means that to master major turnarounds you need to have a strategy of lots of small steps and transitions.