“This is the first stepping stone in the new strategy announced by Fiera Milano – creating large-scale industry events providing a global showcase for top-notch Italian productions and more. The realization of this project shows that when trade associations from interrelated sectors and a leading exhibition organizer join forces, Italy can be the venue of international exhibitions that are capable of standing up to those held in competing countries,” says Fiera Milano, CEO, Corrado Peraboni.
The co-located events include Ipack-Ima, the exhibition for processing and packaging technology, organized by Ipack Ima owned by Ucima (the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association) and Fiera Milano; Meat-Tech, dedicated to processing and packaging for the meat industry, organized by Ipack Ima; Plast, showcasing technology for the plastics and rubber industry and organized by Promaplast, a service company 100% controlled by Assocomaplast (Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association).
Print4All, a debuting exhibition dedicated to printing, converting and industrial printing; it takes up and renews the legacy of Converflex, Grafitalia and Inprinting. Organized by Fiera Milano, it is owned by ACIMGA (Italian Manufacturers’ Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry) and ARGI (the Graphic Industry Suppliers Association); Intralogistica Italia, dedicated to the most innovative solutions and integrated systems for material handling, warehouse management, storage and picking, part of the international network CeMAT and organized by Deutsche Messe and Ipack Ima.
The synergy generated by the five exhibitions combines the long-standing experience of each organizing company and integrates the expertise of two among Europe’s leading exhibition organizers, Fiera Milano and Deutsche Messe, as well as that of the main trade associations. The project leaders include three associations which are part of Federmacchine – ACIMGA (Italian Manufacturers’ Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry), Assocomaplast (Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association) and UCIMA (representing packaging machinery manufacturers) as well as ARGI (the Graphic Industry Suppliers Association).
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