interplastica 2016 with High Level of Interest
Western technology for the production of packaging and related processes, as well as for the manufacturing of plastic and rubber goods is still highly valued by Russian companies. However, the political framework conditions, the fall of the oil price, and a continually weak rouble, having an inflation rate of approx. 15.8 % last year, as well as hesitant lending as a result thereof are making it difficult to make investments, especially for small businesses. On the other hand, there is still considerable investment needed in Russia and neighboring countries.
Therefore staying informed concerning innovative technologies, maintaining business relationships with suppliers, or establishing new ones represented the main focus of visitors to the interplastica and the Upakovka/Upak Italia 2016. From 26 to 29 January, 20.900 specialist visitors from Russia and its neighbouring countries came to the Moscow Expocentre in Krasnaya Presnya – around 1900 more than in 2015. A total of 828 companies from 38 countries presented their range of offers at both trade fairs.
“Russia is still a potentially significant market currently experiencing difficult times. At the moment, for small and middle-sized Russian companies in particular, it is not easy – the problem of financing planned investments is quite big. However, the market has in no way come to a halt. There is still a high level of interest in high-quality and innovative machinery, systems, and materials. Companies want to invest and are also making effort to realize planned projects", said Matthias Werner Dornscheidt, Chairman and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. The trade fair company organizes both specialist trade fairs, the interplastica and Upakovka/Upak Italia together with its subsidiary, Messe Düsseldorf Moscow OOO, the latter in cooperation with the Italian organiser CPA.
The visitors unanimously expressed positive feedback regarding the versatile range of companies and products, the numerous product debuts, and the presence of many market leaders. The special show “World of Packaging Materials” was also well attended. Here companies showcased their solutions from the field of packaging materials. The next Upakovka/Upak Italia will be held in Moscow from 24 to 27 January 2017, once again in parallel to interplastica.
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
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