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Cautious Optimism - The state of the European plastics industry


Despite a host of issues to tackle that range from marine waste to multiple force majeures at materials suppliers, the European plastics industry approaches K 2016 in a good state of health and with cautious optimism. It could even be that something good could come out of the ongoing migrant crisis, as thousands of well-qualified people arrive in Europe in search of new lives and new jobs. But there are still many hills to climb. read more...

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drupa Sticks to Proven 4-Year Cycle - The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020


The world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions sticks to its proven four-year cycle and will be held again in Düsseldorf from Tuesday, 23 June, to Friday, 3 July 2020. With this decision Messe Düsseldorf is responding to the numerous demands voiced by exhibiting industry players. “The current drupa, with its outstanding business deals and positive atmosphere really stands out and has made one thing perfectly clear: “Its USP are the production lines and are in full operation here,” explains Werner M. Dornscheidt, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, and adds: “This is one of the reasons why drupa is such a beacon. read more...

This is not Berlin!


No, Düsseldorf is calling and will be bringing not only buyers and bloggers to the first edition of the order and lifestyle concept Streetstyle@Gallery, which takes place on the occasion of the fashion trade show GALLERY, in the coming season but also celebs of the German Rap scene as well as people interested in fashion and hip-hop. read more...

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fppe Kenya and East Afripack are pooling their resources - Messe Düsseldorf’s interpack alliance and IPACK-IMA are now sharing a platform in Nairobi


The food processing & packaging exposyum (fppe) and East Afripack are set to form a joint platform at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) from 5 to 7 December 2016. The platform will serve companies along the entire food packaging value chain, from the crops to the end product. In this way Messe Düsseldorf’s interpack alliance – which also includes fppe – and the Italian trade fair organisers IPACK-IMA (a JV between Fiera Milano and Ucima – The Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association), the organisers of East Afripack, are bundling their expertise on the East African market. Furthermore, the range of product categories has now been expanded, so that exhibitors include companies along the entire food supply chain. read more...

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Plenty of potential for recycling


Technologically, plastics recycling is not a problem at all today. In-house recycling has now become established right across industry. For plastics processors who work with pure-grade raw materials, the waste-free factory has become commonplace. And for post-consumer wastes, there are increasingly mature reutilisation strategies, enabling the regranulate produced with them to substitute virgin material without problem. read more...


New SAVE FOOD Study on Food Loss in India - FAO examines the reasons and mechanisms of food loss in chickpeas, mangos, milk and rice


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is carrying out extensive studies on the topic of food losses in various districts of India between May and July 2016. This was made possible by the Membership fees of the SAVE FOOD Initiative. read more...

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interpack alliance – New umbrella brand for trade fairs all about packaging and processing


The new label “interpack alliance” will in future span all international events staged by Messe Düsseldorf under its Processing & Packaging portfolio. Exhibitors and visitors will recognize these trade fairs by the umbrella logo which has been designed to echo that of interpack. Plans are also underway to align the visual appearance of the individual events to the style and colours of interpack. read more...

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From challenges to opportunities: favourable climate for the plastics industry


The plastics industry in ASEAN remains unperturbed by global developments that are also impacting the growth path of key industries. With K 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, coming up in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 19 to 26 October, we take a closer look at this market. read more...

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Messe Düsseldorf announces good results: Group makes €302m in revenue + Sustainable economic success warrants positive so-cio-economic impact on Düsseldorf


Messe Düsseldorf GmbH makes €243m in sales revenues; Messe Düsseldorf Group achieves over €10m Profits; 70% international exhibitors at the Group’s proprietary events in Düsseldorf; Good forecasts for 2016: Group revenues to increase to approx. €420m; Messe Düsseldorf GmbH expects revenues of around €380m; Further development of 2030 strategy: Strategic expansion of global portfolio: read more...

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A guided tour of the house – Brazilian style


The German House is beginning to take shape as Germany’s national meeting point for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio. The contract with one of the most important partners in this project, Messe Düsseldorf, has been renewed for another four years. read more...


Attracting success: Olympic and Paralympic teams present their outfits for Rio 2016 - Adidas and Sioux have created outfits for Olympic and Paralympic Games


Youthful, sporty and contemporary: the top athletes Anna Hahner, Lisa Hahner, Gina Lückenkemper, Linda Stahl, Philipp Pflieger (all track-and-field athletes), Miriam Welte (track bicycle), Melanie Leupolz (football), Jan Philipp Rabente, Moritz Fürste (both hockey), Steffen Weinhold, Christian Dissinger, Rune Dahmke (handball), Miryam Roper Yearwood (Judo), Britta Büthe, Karla Borger (both beach volleyball), Petrisse Solja (table tennis) as well as Denise Schindler and Christiane Reppe (both Paralympic cycling), Sebastian Magenheim (wheelchair basketball) and Edina Müller (Paralympic canoe) worked with top model Lena Gercke and other professional models in presenting the Adidas and Sioux collections at a spectacular fashion show given by Messe Düsseldorf. read more...

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Record registration figures for interpack 2017 - New special show devoted to Industry 4.0


interpack 2017 has recorded the biggest exhibitor demand in its over 55-year history. By the official closing date for registrations for the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries at the end of February, companies had booked about 20 per cent more space than is available at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre with its 19 halls. Taking place concurrently, the “components” event showcasing the offering of packaging technology suppliers, will probably be fully booked as well – even though the dedicated, temporarily erected lightweight hall offers over twice as much space as at the event’s premiere in 2014. read more...

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interpack cooperates with World Packaging Organisation - New SAVE FOOD Packaging Awards


In anticipation of the upcoming edition of the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries, which is taking place from 4 to 10 May 2017, interpack is cooperating with the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). Within the scope of this cooperation, the WPO has extended its celebrated WorldStar Awards to include the category “SAVE FOOD Packaging Awards”. The WorldStar Awards commend best-practice approaches that have already proven themselves on the national level, and the awards will be presented at a ceremony during interpack 2017. read more...

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K 2016: Print@home saves time and money - Online ticket shop open as of now - Customised offers for travel and accommodation


Tickets for K 2016 from 19 to 26 October are available online at as of now. The eTicket offers dual benefits, as it saves time and money. Visitors can purchase their tickets online, print them out on their own printers or download them as codes, and then travel free of charge to the trade fair by bus and rail. The eTicket is also much cheaper than tickets bought on site. The 1-day ticket thus costs EUR 49, while the price over the counter in Düsseldorf is EUR 65. The 3-day ticket can be had for EUR 108 online, and for EUR 135 over the counter. read more...

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Energy Storage Europe trade fair grows by more than 60 per cent


Düsseldorf, 17 March 2016 – The Energy Storage Europe 2016 (ESE) trade fair and conference and the 10th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016) by EUROSOLAR end today with the adoption of the “Düsseldorf Statement”. The statement focuses on the requirements for national and regional policy to continue the energy revolution and storage expansion required for this. More than 3,000 visitors from 54 countries attended this year’s trade fair. Over 650 experts gathered information at the conferences with economic and scientific focal points. That corresponds to a higher than 60 per cent increase in visitors compared to the previous year and once again confirms the position of the exhibition, of the IRES Conference and of the Energy Storage Europe Conference as globally leading specialist events for all storage technologies, from battery storage to thermal and mechanical storage right up to Power2Gas. read more...

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Research and industry in dialogue: Science Campus at K 2016 presents key themes for the plastics and rubber industry


Having met with a huge response at its premiere at K 2013, the Science Campus at K 2016 from 19 to 26 October will be further intensifying the dialogue between research and industry in an enlarged area and with an increased number of participating scientific organisations. Supplementing the presentations of universities and colleges, institutes and sponsoring organisations, the Science Campus will focus on the four key themes defined by the K 2016 Innovation Circle – a panel made up of experts from science and representatives of K's Exhibitors Council. read more...


GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST to be held at the same interval in future - “The Bright World of Metals” will be taking place in Düsseldorf again from 25. to 29. June 2019


The four successful technology trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are to be held at the same four-year interval in future and will be taking place in Düsseldorf again from 25. to 29. June 2019. In taking this decision, Messe Düsseldorf is responding to numerous requests from the industrial exhibitors. Messe Düsseldorf Director Joachim Schäfer: “For some time now, switching to a three-year interval has appeared to us to be necessary, because the innovation cycles in the foundry technology and metallurgy sectors are shortening too. It has proved to be the case that a shortening of the interval would put too much pressure on the corporate exhibitors. Since Messe Düsseldorf always acts in line with its customers’ requirements, it has decided to maintain the four-year interval with the four leading trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST – at the request of large numbers of exhibitors.” read more...


COLLECTION PREMIÈRE MOSCOW – Trade fairs continue gaining in importance in eastern europe


At the 26th CPM – Collection Première Moscow drawing to a close last Friday the Igedo Company succeeded in registering 19,950 visitors. This corresponds to an increase of almost 20%! The busy atmosphere at Moscow’s Expocentre was reflected not only in the 40 catwalk shows, the technical seminars and workshops but also, of course, at the exhibition stands. read more...

EuroCIS 2016 exceeds 2015's Top Results

EuroCIS 2016 exceeds 2015's Top Results


EuroCIS 2016, Europe's leading technology trade fair for retail, closed its doors in Düsseldorf on Thursday (25 February 2016) on sensational results. read more...


GDS – Global Destination for Shoes & Accessoriestag it! – The Private Label Show


Satisfied Visitors at GDS + Visitor survey: retailers open to new suppliers + Event: sector celebrates “Winter Breeze” + GDS extends Trend Service + Highlight Route showcases tomorrow’s technologies + “GDS 365” – digital B2B marketplace now open + 110 bloggers visit FashionBloggerCafé read more...

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Good response to 2nd TOS+H Expo in Istanbul (8 to 11 May 2016) among international exhibitors


The second TOS+H EXPO (Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition) will be held in Istanbul from 8 to 11 May 2016, in parallel with the 8th International Safety and Health Conference of the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security. The exhibition venue will be the Halic Congress Centre where TOS+H, organised by Messe Düsseldorf and Tezulas Fuar, will occupy just over 2,500 square metres. read more...


High level of interest despite difficult times – interplastica and UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA 2016 in Moscow


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 percent last year, as well as hesitant lending as a result thereof are making it difficult to make investments, especially for small businesses. read more...


High level of interest despite difficult times – interplastica and UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA 2016 in Moscow


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 percent last year, as well as hesitant lending as a result thereof are making it difficult to make investments, especially for small businesses. read more...




When the doors open again for the 26th CPM – Collection Première Moscow on 23 February 2016 visitors will be in for many highlights. The French label AIGLE and other international exhibitors such as ANGELO NARDELLI · ATELIERS DE LA MAILLE · BRACCIALINI · FERRARI JUNIOR · LAGERFELD · LA FABBRICA DEL LINO · LQ FASHION · MARC CAIN · MAYORAL · MINERVA · PRETTY ONE and SARAH PACINI, to name but a few, will be represented at the trade fair to showcase their collections for the 2016/17 Autumn/Winter season. read more...

22nd MEDICAL FAIR INDIA from 11 to 13 March 2016 in Mumbai


Success story for growth market India to be continued read more...

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boot Düsseldorf 2016 – Nine fantastic days for all water sports enthusiasts


boot Düsseldorf closed on Sunday, when the water sports festival ended after nine fantastic days. There was a tremendous atmosphere in all 17 exhibition halls and the 1,800 exhibitors reported that the public was extremely interested and keen to buy. Statements made by spokespersons for the exhibitors like “Düsseldorf is always worth it!” summarise the success achieved by boot 2016 in a single sentence. read more...

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First SAVE FOOD member from China


‘Changsu’ is one of the biggest manufacturers of plastic films for packaging in the People’s Republic read more...

Messe Düsseldorf Group: Success story continues in the 2015 financial year Expected Group revenue of EUR 300 million


2015 trade fair cycles result in a financial year with fewer Events - Messe Düsseldorf GmbH: Sales above plan with EUR 240 Million - Messe Düsseldorf Group 2016: Revenue forecast to grow to more than EUR 400 million - Messe Düsseldorf GmbH 2016: Expected revenue growth to more than EUR 370 million - 2030 Concept: Strategic expansion of international portfolios continues - Freedom from subsidies as the basis for further investment read more...

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India: Food processing and packaging now have a dedicated platform


From 2016 the two trade fairs International PackTech and drink technology India will be supplemented by FoodPex India – exhibitor registration now open - To keep up with developments on the Indian food and beverage market, the range of products and services at International PackTech India and drink technology India will be joined by a third event – the newly developed FoodPex India. It will focus on the processing and packaging of solid foods of all kinds. In the future the newly created trade fair trio will map the thematic areas of packaging and related processes, beverage technology and liquid food as well as food processing and packaging under one roof. The constellation of this unique range will enhance the attractiveness of the event even further and will set a clear signal on the Indian food and beverage market. PackTech India and drink technology India have already come to be seen as the most important platforms for these industries in India. read more...

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GDS – Information, Inspiration and Impulses


+ Timberland uses GDS for the first time as a kick-off Event + Returnees G-Star and Lottusse enhance the range + Exciting international collections and trend programmes + The sector is in the starting blocks for the 121st GDS – Global Destination for Shoes & Accessories. The winter edition from 10 to 12 February 2016 will once again offer exciting collections, a comprehensive trend programme as well as fresh inspirations for retailers to design their ranges. read more...

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swop – Shanghai World of Packaging 2015: Tremendous Success for the Inaugural 4-in-1 Packaging Show in China


swop – Shanghai World of Packaging 2015 was successfully concluded on 20 Nov, 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), P.R. China. The 4-day exhibition was organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (MDS), Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. and the China Center for Food and Drug International Exchange (CCFDIE) and was supported by worldwide packaging and industrial associations and enterprises. The fair was comprised of four professional exhibitions which included International Packaging Material Production and Processing Exhibition (PacPro Asia), International Food Processing and Packaging Exhibition (FoodPex), International Bulk Packaging Technology and Equipment Exhibition (BulkPex) and The 20th edition of The China International Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry Exhibition (CHINA-PHARM). read more...


Four “Bright World of Metals“ trade fairs are switching to a three-year cycle


GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are switching to a three-year cycle – the next time that the leading international trade fairs for foundry technology, metallurgy, thermo process equipment and castings will be taking place in Düsseldorf is from Tuesday, 26. to Saturday, 30. June 2018. In taking this decision, Messe Düsseldorf is responding to the changes in the innovation cycles within the industry. Messe Düsseldorf Director Joachim Schäfer: “Trade fairs are a reflection of the markets and at the same time provide an insight into industrial trends and developments. As a partner to the industry and in close liaison with its associations, it is our mission to react to changes and to create the appropriate platforms for good business and cutting-edge innovations.” read more...

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