Emballage 2012: packaging industry is well prepared for the future

The 2012 edition of Emballage, which took place in Paris, France, 19-22 November, had more than 1,300 exhibitors, with over 500 brands on show, and was attended by 85,774 professionals.

With 1,300 exhibitors, more than 500 brands represented and an attendance of 85,774 professionals (36% international), spread over the four days of the international packaging exhibition, held from 19 to 22 November 2012, Emballage displayed the remarkable dynamism present in the sector.
Despite the harsh economic climate, challenges are met and strategies established. Today, in quantitative terms, the markets are driven by the emerging economies; and, in qualitative terms, by innovation in the more mature markets. More than ever before, Emballage proved to be the perfect crossroads, where supply meets demand.
For Véronique Sestrières, Director of Emballage: “The good indicators, obtained prior to the opening of Emballage and Manutention, were consolidated by the extremely high quality contacts made during the four days of the show. There was considerable feedback from satisfied attendees, demonstrating that visitors had projects for the most part and that the business climate in the two exhibitions did not reflect the current “cold feet” attitude. Once again, this proves that the industry is a source of proposals and is able to respond to the diverse business challenges. The 2012 exhibition was energizing, confirming Paris as a key marketplace for the global community.”
To celebrate its 40th show, Emballage 2012 had a particularly rich programme of events with:
· the exhibition “I love Pack, since 1947”, an exclusive retrospective of iconic packaging, mirroring the development of society in the last few decades;
· the Pack Innovation area, assembling the quintessence of innovation from 2012 exhibitors. This year, 11 innovations were distinguished by the Pack Experts Committee;
· the refreshing exhibition Remarkable Packaging and Alternatives, produced by 6 international design schools, which presented bold and creative alternatives to the packaging that wraps up our daily lives.
In 2012, Emballage consolidated its international reach even further. Numerous delegations were welcomed, from countries such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Russia, Poland, Moldavia, Tunisia and Germany. Overall, some 100 countries were represented at the exhibition, with a strong emphasis on the EMEA region.
The next edition of Emballage will take place from 17 to 20 November 2014.