For those in the product packaging and processing business, there was only one “place to be” from 4 to 10 May 2023: interpack in Düsseldorf/Germany. Under the heading “Welcome home”, the trade fair welcomed visitors from all over the world. The joy of finally coming together as an industry was great. 2,807 exhibitors showcased the power and creativity of the packaging industry with their technologies and solutions. What was easy to see were the numerous impulses, ideas and concrete business deals which will be implemented over the coming years.
interpack delivered what it promised and exceeded exhibitors’ expectations: the world’s largest and most relevant packaging trade fair set standards yet again, connected the industry on a global level and acted as both a marketplace and content hub. Approximately 143,000 visitors from 155 countries, many with firm intentions to buy, came to the event. Two thirds of the visitors came from abroad. Alongside many European countries, the largest visitor nations were India, Japan and the USA. Around 75% of visitors came from middle or top management.
At the end of the trade fair, Bernd Jablonowski, Executive Director at Messe Düsseldorf, said: “With interpack we were able to finally hold one of the Messe Düsseldorf’s most important events again. It has reported back impressively and reinforced its position as the global platform for the exchange amongst all players in the packaging sector, related process industries and all user industries. Our targets were exceeded by far.”