The trade shows Emballage and Manutention, which joined together this year under the name All4Pack Paris, are pleased to report positive interim results. A total of 800 exhibitors already registered for the exhibition, of which 40 per cent is outside France.
Figures reflect that 85 per cent of the available exhibition space is already booked, with eight months to go before the show opens. The event will be packed with business opportunities and innovation for the 1 600 exhibitors and 98 000 trade visitors expected from 14 to 17 November 2016 at Paris-Nord Villepinte in France.
Backed by market leaders, All4Pack Paris 2016 will present a new product segmentation. This is in response to market demands and to meet the expectations of professionals. The exhibition is organised into four complementary business sectors, including:
· Packaging and processing
These sectors include the full range of packaging products and solutions, from raw material to the finished product. It also incorporates machines for processes, processing, filling and packing machines.
This was the number one sector for visitors at the 2014 show, and will feature digital and hybrid printing, 3D printing, labels, packaging printing equipment and desktop design.
This category will include a special focus on automation and smart warehouses, which are increasingly connected to the end of the packaging line. This sector will comprise IT systems and solutions, telehandlers, logistics, handling and lifting machinery, storage and handling equipment.
An international crossroads for an entire industry
With 40 per cent of registered exhibitors originating from abroad, the show has confirmed its international appeal. Among the most represented countries this year are Turkey, Spain and Belgium/Luxembourg. This edition will also see a higher turnout from the Netherlands and the UK, along with a noticeable surge from Asia and particularly China.
A total of 15 French and international pavilions have already booked a space at the event. Other nations with group pavilions include Belgium, China, Spain, Greece, Italy, Taiwan and Turkey.
‘This edition is new in a number of ways,’ comments Véronique Sestrières, director of All4Pack Paris and part of the Comexposium Group. ‘New halls, sector layout, exhibitor pricing policies and a new brand identity have all been added. It is important to reinvent yourself at each edition to stay close to market changes and remain appealing to buyers. In 2014, we attracted 12 per cent more companies on the visitor side, which converts into new business potential for exhibitors. This efficiency is what guides our strategy.’
The strategy has produced encouraging results. Customers have bought into the changes and new sales contacts have responded positively. ‘All of this is a fantastic driver for creativity, which also happens to be the tagline for this year’s show: “Let’s be creative!”’ concludes Sestrières.
The Comexposium Group, one of the world leaders in event organisation, is involved in more than 170 consumer and trade events, covering 11 sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. Comexposium hosts 45 000 exhibitors and more than three million visitors in 26 countries around the world.
ALL4PACK Paris 2016 shows excellent progress and positive feedback