Interpack 2011: One of the Most Successful Ever
Interpack 2011 closes as one of the most successful events in the 53-year history of the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries. This was the unanimous sentiment among the 2,700 exhibitors from 60 nations in all of the 19 fully booked halls of the Düsseldorf trade fair center from 12 to 18 May 2011.
Exhibitors at interpack 2011 reported having a host of excellent meetings with high-calibre visitors. Many of them came with specific orders, the exhibitors said, and extremely lucrative post-fair business was expected. Among visitors was a particularly large number of decision-makers from top management. The results of the visitor survey confirm the impressions of exhibitors: Almost three quarters of trade visitors come from management.
Interpack’s internationality again underlines its standing as the world’s most important trade fair in its sector. Over 100,000 of the total of 166,000 trade visitors travelled to the fair from abroad, which is a share of over 60%.
Interpack 2011 also gained a special appeal due to the choice of the special themes and the way they were presented. The premiere of the Save Food campaign, which aims to fight international food loss and was organised by Messe Düsseldorf in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, attracted over 300 congress participants from all over the world on 16 and 17 May.
The special themes Innovationparc Packaging and Metal Packaging Plaza proved to be extremely popular as well.
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