The interpack trade fair, rescheduled from May 2020 to February 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, is still reportedly fully booked, and the new leader of interpack says a comprehensive hygiene plan will ensure its success.
Unlike the also rescheduled printing mega-show drupa, which has seen a number of major exhibitors cancel participation, the interpack show, according to the organisers, is still fully booked and on schedule to take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021.
Thomas Dohse, who assumed the role of interpack project director at the start of September, says show owner Messe Düsseldorf relies on a comprehensive hygiene concept in order to protect exhibitors and visitors.
Dohse said: “interpack is the most important event in the international packaging industry and, especially in times of crisis, provides crucial stimuli in order to build a successful future for the companies involved. Therefore, we give our all in order to do justice to this responsibility and simultaneously guarantee the best possible protection of the health of the people coming to our trade fair centre.”
The hygiene plan — with the motto PROTaction - Back to Business — has already been tested with Caravan Salon, the first trade fair at the Düsseldorf trade fair centre after the Corona break. After selling personalised tickets exclusively online before the trade fair, extensive hygiene measures shaped implementation of the concept on-site.
Although it's uncertain what international visitor numbers will be achievable (and certainly given Australia's current travel restrictions the numbers from down under will be just that), for those who will be able to make the trip, more details on the hygiene plan can be found here: https://www.interpack.com/en/For_Visitors/Preparation_-_ToDo/Hygiene_Concept