The Innovation Alliance to make its debut

IPACK IMA 2018 - 29 May 1 June, Italy


The major global exhibition for packaging, mechanical handling, food-processing, and related industrial machinery, IPACK IMA 2018 will be held from 29 May to 1 June in Fieramilano, Italy. The 24th edition of the fair will include the entire chain of materials, suppliers of tehcnology, and material handling and is a catalyst for industrial players.

The fair, held every three years, is one of the major platforms for extensive network development. The visit is structured and organized according to the target markets of exhibiting companies and meeting the expectations of visitors and exhibitors alike. Internationality and technological innovation will play a key role in the event. The fair will be held simultaneously with the ‘The Innovation Alliance,’ which will be making its debut this year. IPACK IMA 2018 will offer a high-quality, comprehensive yet rich showcase to attract a large number of visitors and promote business development.

The ‘Innovation Alliance’ is a collaboratoin among coporations like ACIMGA (machines for converting, package, printing, and graphics), ASSOCOMAPLAST (machines and moulds for plastic and rubber), ARGI (machines and equipment for graphics and industrial printing), and UCIMA (automatic packaging machines). Fiera Milano and Hannover Fairs International have also collaborated to compile together five Italian and international shows of excellence.

The main objective is to strongly highlight the entire supply chain for one-of-a-kind event that does not lack universality and content. The event will bring forth a wide range of offerings like processing, packaging, working of plastic and rubber, industrial and commercial printing, and personalization of packaging and labels, as well as the handling and warehousing of customer-ready goods for professionals from every industrial sector.

‘The international conference ‘Save Food’ will be held on 30 May. SAVE FOOD is a joint initiative between the Food and Agriculture Organizaton of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Messe Dusseldorf, and Interpack. The objective of SAVE FOOD is to promote interdisciplinary dialog and give way to debates to generate solutions.

The conference ‘FOOD PACKAGING INDUSTRY FOCUS’ on May 31 will discuss the needs and expectations of food producers and latest technological solutions including innovative materials developed by the packaging industry to meet the emerging demands. The event will lay emphasis particularly on eco-sustainable materials, new funtionalisation technologies, and Internet of Packaging.

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