In agreement with its partners in associations and the industry, and with the trade fair advisory committee, Messe Düsseldorf has decided to cancel both interpack and components 2021, scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March, due to the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“On 25 November, the Federal Government and the German states decided to implement stricter measures in Germany, and to possibly even extend these measures into the new year. This, unfortunately, does not give cause for hope that the situation will improve significantly over the course of the coming months. This will affect all Messe Düsseldorf events in the first quarter,” explained Wolfram N. Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. “We are now focusing on the next edition of interpack, which will take place in May 2023 according to plan, and which we will supplement with extended online offers.”
Messe Düsseldorf had offered registered exhibitors special conditions for their participation and at the same time granted them an extraordinary right of termination for those companies that were unable or unwilling to take part.
“Besides the unique market coverage, it provides, interpack is primarily characterized by the direct exchange of information between market-leading companies and top decision-makers for brand names around the world. We welcome Messe Düsseldorf’s decision to cancel interpack 2021 and are focusing on interpack 2023,” commented Christian Traumann, President of interpack 2021 and Managing Director & Group President at Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG.
“For the industry, in-person meetings and live experiences are still extremely important, especially when it comes to complex technology. Both enable a direct market comparison to be drawn and foster new ideas as well as new leads and networks – this is something online formats only offer in part,” added Richard Clemens, Managing Director of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association. “We are now looking forward to a successful interpack 2023, where the industry can once again come together at its leading global trade fair in Düsseldorf.”
Post time: Dec-25-2020