Over 100,000 of the total of 166,000 trade visitors at Interpack 2011 travelled to the fair from abroad, which is a share of over 60 per cent. Sustainability, safety and convenience were the overriding themes in the exhibition halls.
Messe Düsseldorf says the show was one of the most successful events in the 53-year history of trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries. This was the unanimous sentiment among the 2,700 exhibitors from 60 nations in all of the 19 fully booked halls of the Düsseldorf trade fair centre from 12 to 18 May 2011.
The premiere of the "Save Food" campaign, which aims to fight international food loss and was organised by Messe Düsseldorf in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, attracted over 300 congress participants from all over the world on 16 and 17 May.
In its five different shops on the themes of Health, Meaning, Aesthetics, Simplicity and Identity, Innovationparc Packaging under the motto of "Quality of Life" brought together companies from across the value chain. The special theme Metal Packaging Plaza, newly introduced at interpack 2011, was also devoted to dialogue and information.