FACHPACK, the trade fair for packaging, processes and technologies, will take place in line with its regular schedule from 28 to 30 September 2021. The odds are good that it will open its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg as an on-site event. The organisers have already ensured that there will be enough space by adding another two exhibition halls.
Not only safe, but above all inspiring: that is what FACHPACK 2021 wants to be. Behind the scenes, staff are working hard on the supporting programme for the event. Once again, the key theme of “environmentally friendly packaging” will play a major role. The two highly popular forums “Packbox“ and “Techbox“ will now be complemented by “Innovationbox“, where exhibitors can present their product innovations. And as at previous events, the best packaging solutions will again be acknowledged through the Sustainability Award and German Packaging Award. Other features planned for the event are special shows on interesting topics, start-up areas, pavilions, and a whole lot more.
Allocation of exhibition stands will begin in January
“Current registration numbers are extremely satisfactory given the pandemic situation. We are expecting 1,300 exhibitors, primarily from Central Europe,” says Heike Slotta, Executive Director at NürnbergMesse. The allocation of exhibition stands will begin in January. “In the course of conversations with our customers from the packaging industry we have noticed how much they are longing to finally meet again in person at a trade fair, especially after all the relevant fairs for the packaging industry scheduled for spring 2021 were cancelled. We will do everything in our power to host a safe FACHPACK in late summer 2021,” she adds.
FACHPACK goes digital
In future, FACHPACK will also extend its reach into the digital environment. In recent months, NürnbergMesse has had a lot of positive experiences with virtual and hybrid (partly on-site and partly virtual) event formats. What this specifically means for FACHPACK is that presentations at the event will be streamed to the internet where they can also subsequently be downloaded. Alongside the face-to-face contact options at the exhibition stands, virtual matchmaking tools will also be offered at the event. This allows contacts to be made and appointments to be arranged ahead of the event. Digital tools can also be used to facilitate the search for suitable packaging solutions that meet customer requirements.
Hygiene plan makes personal networking possible
A comprehensive hygiene plan makes it possible to safely visit NürnbergMesse events. Contactless payment, online ticket booking, hand sanitising stations, an ultra-modern ventilation system for exhibition halls and congress rooms, wide aisles to allow social distancing, and an app for digital contact tracing at exhibition stands are just a few examples of the precautions in place. As well as this general plan, each trade fair will produce a customised hygiene concept to meet its specific requirements, shortly before the start of the event and depending on the pandemic situation and the rules in place at the time. For more information on the hygiene plan and protective measures please go to: www.fachpack.de/protective-measures