It’s going to be very busy at AIPIA this year

AIPIA Smart Packaging Virtual Congress

AIPIA Virtual Congress – 10 September 2020

The AIPIA Smart Packaging Virtual Congress taking place on 10 September 2020 is attracting a huge level of interest. That is why the organizers have made a few changes to the agenda. The official opening will be at 10:00 AM Amsterdam time. After the opening, you will have one hour to walk around the exhibition floor and meet the 30 exhibiting companies. The live broadcast speaker program starts at 11.10 AM Amsterdam time.

Over 60 live speakers, 10 user cases, 30 exhibitors, and an enormous network of brands and technology providers will be participating the event. Familiar brands, including Aptar, Asahi Kasei, Digimarc, Kezzler, Systech, Toppan, and Zappar, among others are lined up in the demonstration area. They are also joined by several new faces such as Inspectron, Jenton Dimaco, Sincpress, and Syntegon (the new name for Bosch Packaging).

Eef de Ferrante, managing director of AIPIA, said, “With delegate fees of just EUR 295 to attend the ‘live’ event on 10 September and the opportunity to revisit the Congress over the following month as part of the package, we believe this is a great deal for everyone involved in moving the Smart Packaging sector forward.”

Please click here to view the agenda of the AIPIA Virtual Congress.


The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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