ITALY, Milane. The forthcoming exhibitions Ipack-Ima and Meat-Tech 2018 organized by Ipack-Ima Srl (the exhibition management company set up as a joint venture by the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers’ association Ucima and Fiera Milano), will be held from 29 May to 1 June in the Fiera Milano exhibition centre.
Riccardo Cavanna and Domenico Lunghi, respectively Chairman and Managing Director of Ipack-Ima Srl, are expecting to see greater numbers of international visitors. The 2018 edition will mark a turning point for the two shows, which are set to be larger, more international in scope and packed with more innovative content than ever before.
Months before the shows are to begin, more than 90% of the exhibition space has been assigned to leading Italian and international companies. The two events are growing in terms of both occupied space and number of exhibitors.
Ipack-Ima in particular will extend over eight halls divided up according to exhibitor business communities or the specific types of products. Halls 1 and 3 will be devoted to technologies, materials and accessories for the pasta, bakery, milling and confectionary industries. The presence of leading Italian and international companies confirms the fair’s position as the most important exhibition in the world for this sector. In the adjacent halls 5 to 7, visitors will have a chance to discover the latest new products for food processing and packaging, with a special focus on fresh & convenience.
Offerings will also include machinery, equipment and devices relevant to different product sectors. Technologies for labeling, coding and tracking will be located in hall 14 while companies operating in the end-of-line stage will occupy halls 6 and 10, complemented by the products showcased at Intralogistica Italia, the event devoted to internal logistics organised by Deutsche Messe and Ipack-Ima.
Last but not least, a new satellite show focused on innovative materials and premium packaging called Ipack-Mat will be making its debut in 2018 in hall 14, where other thematic and display spaces will be available.