Considering the extensive travel distance involved, there was a relatively strong Australian and New Zealand contingent, including APPMA members, present at Interpack. Feedback is unanimously positive, with attendees of one mind that it was good to be back at a global trade show after six long years.
[Flick through our gallery above to see some of the people we bumped into along the way.]
Interpack, APPMA and PKN (Yaffa Media) hosted a networking event for visitors from Australia and New Zealand on the second day of the mega trade show. The APPMA executive, together with Interpack Messe representative for ANZ Robert Laing, co-ordinated the gathering attended by some 130 Aussies and Kiwis during Interpack. APPMA chairman Mark Dingley, PKN’s publisher Lindy Hughson, and Interpack director Thomas Dohse addressed the reception and reinforced the widely held view that having Interpack back on track was a positive sign for all in-person industry events. It’s certainly a positive precursor for APPMA’s trade show APPEX coming up in March next year.
Dohse expressed particular appreciation for this group from the Antipodes, whom he acknowledged have the furthest distance of all visitors to travel to Interpack. He said that the show, which is the size of 37 football fields, had attracted more than 2800 exhibitors from 61 nations, and was on track to record 150,000 visitors across the seven days.
Dohse identified the main themes of Interpack as circular economy; resource management – including packaging materials and energy saving; digital technologies; and product safety – pertaining particularly to pharmaceutical and food products.
In case you missed it, PKN published a 2-minute video highlights reel from the show. You can watch it here:
APPMA members present on the stands of their international partners invited PKN onto their stands to conduct video interviews that highlighted new technology on show.
All interviews are available on the PKN website in the Interpack section, and as listed below in order of filming:
Blake Svejkovsky from Heat and Control. Click here
Brian Gilmore from FlexCAM Australia and Vincent Altazin from Tecma Aries. Click here
Brian Gilmore from FlexCAM Australia and Stefan von Westberg from Flexlink. Click here
Jason Valente from PerForm Packaging Solutions and Christoph Trunzer from Grunwald. Click here
Michael Dossor from Result Group and Martin Kühl from HERMA. Click here
Stephen Tagg, Erik Lagarde and Luigi Marinoni from Markem-Imaje. Click here
Alessandro Rocca from Cama Group and Tony DiNallo from J.L. Lennard. Click here
Gabriel Chillarón Cortizo from Mengibar and Chris Yule from Foodmach. Click here
Christophe Lopez from Leibinger and Michael Dossor from Result Group. Click here
Emanuele Piva from PE Labellers and Rym Kachouri from Foodmach. Click here
Enrico and Valentina Aureli from Robopac. Click here
Interpack director Thomas Dohse. Click here
Paweł Kowalczyk from Solaris Laser and Matt Nichol from Matthews Australasia. Click here
Peter Mellon from PWR and Jason Valente from PerForm Packaging Solutions. Click here
Simon Jones from Antares Vision and Michael Dossor from Result Group. Click here
Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) chairman Mark Dingley. Click here
Mattias Ackers from Evolabel and Mark Dingley from Matthews Australasia. Click here
Steven Karavendzas from Krones. Click here