Pack Expo, Packaging Expo, Trade Shows, Fairs, Events, Exposition, Exhibition… you can call them whatever you want. But you know they will be on your calendar for 2020. Attending trade shows and events can be one of the most interesting ways to stay on top of market news, expand your network and finding technologies that are revolutionizing the industry. And, of course, do business, both as an exhibitor or an attendee.
Around the world, you can participate in packaging industry events and get the most out of them. For this, it is important to prepare your trip in advance and set clear goals for each of them.
To make your journey easier, we have prepared a guide to the best packaging events in 2020 (see below).
How to get the best out of events and packaging trade shows?
Be really aware of your interests
After all, why are you going to the event? Reflect on your expectations, interests and main problems experienced to help direct your participation. See what is in line with your objective and ask questions to be answered.
Give a deep look on the schedule
Scheduling is not only to define your participation or not. It also serves to provide clues and guide the search for complementary information on the Internet about the speakers and the relevance of the cases, especially when there are sessions that take place at the same time. In these situations, I also always suggest choosing a second option as plan B.
Get to know the essential topics
Don’t parachute at the event. Try to understand essential concepts and the minimum necessary to better absorb the cases that will be exposed. Events are intended to work on trends and not basic issues, so try to be on the same page.
Seek approach the specialists
Search the profile of the presenters and depending on your interest, try to schedule in the interval a more special interaction with whom you would like to extend a conversation because soon after the presentation, the speaker’s attention will be very disputed and you will not get a quality interaction.
Schedule your logistics
It seems obvious to have to think about the route and a half to get to the event in advance, but if we consider the number of people arriving late, we realize that the mistake is common. Especially in large events, lunch can become a big headache because of the long lines, so program yourself and look for alternatives. Never think about going without food, because hunger will certainly hinder your concentration.
Packaging Expos in “Americas”
Pack Expo / Healthcare Packaging Expo
November 8—11, 2020
1,200,000 net square feet
Healthcare Packaging EXPO and PACK EXPO International attendees come from all vertical industries—consumer packaged goods (CPG) and industrial goods included—and from 132 countries around the world!
Charlotte, NC, USA.
HealthPack is “the medical device packaging industry’s trusted, authoritative annual education forum for updating technical knowledge, exploring the leading edge of industry trends and connecting with the who’s who of the industry.”
Industrial Pack Expo
April 1 & 2, 2020 | Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta (GA), USA
Industrial Pack is the industry’s only two-day event where buyers and suppliers can meet, do business, network and attend our free conference. The fair creates an array of both business and personal opportunities, providing you with the most time and cost-effective event for this industry.
This is your perfect opportunity to get expert advice on sustainability, re-usability, legislation, safety, new materials, smart solutions, security, new products and the future of industrial packaging.
FCE Cosmetique / FCE Pharma
2-4 june, 2020. São Paulo, Brazil.
FCE Cosmetique is the main business platform of the cosmetic sector in Latin America and the only fair that covers all stages of development and production, presenting since the raw material, packaging, machinery to accessories, fragrances and services.
At the same time the FCE Pharma will be held. The fair proclaims itself as the only “full service” trade show for the pharmaceutical industry in Latin America, bringing together the entire production chain.
Palais des Congrès de Montréal
October, 7,8 , 2020.
Canada’s National Packaging, Food Process, Material Handling & Logistics Show. Experience all of the revolutionary ideas and solutions presented at PACKEX, ATX, D&M, PBS, and Expoplast to meet over 3,000 industry peers and over 250 suppliers to learn about innovations in the fields of packaging manufacturing, automation and robotics, design and manufacturing, processing technologies, and plastics, and discover how these companies can showcase your products. Increase your competitive edge.
Anaheim, CA, USA
February 11-13, 2020
WestPack, North America’s biggest annual packaging trade show, is billed as the place “Where the World’s Manufacturing Professionals Come to Connect.” The three-day expo and conference is a must-attend event for any advanced packaging and manufacturing professional. Network with 19,000+ attendees, source from 1,900+ exhibitors, hear insights from 50+ thought leaders and learn with 30+ hours of education.
Sustainability in Packaging (SustPack) 2020
Chicago, IL, USA.
SustPack is presented by Smithers Pira, a worldwide provider of technical and scientific testing services for the packaging, paper and print industries. At SustPack 2020, attendees will “learn the latest on everything from ROI to sustainability, compostable packaging, packaging design and transformation in the aluminum packaging industry; develop partnerships with other organizations throughout the supply chain that will benefit your product and your bottom line; find out how to create a package that your customers will love and that is truly sustainable.”
The Packaging Conference
Austin, TX, USA
February 3-5, 2020
This conference was created and is produced by people who know the industry’s value stream and who understand its challenges. TPC is designed to provide the latest information for those in the packaging supply chain. Attendees range from retailers and brand owners to resin suppliers, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, and converters. TPC provides a forum that helps facilitate dialog between supply chain participants which is an important element in meeting packaging objectives.
Contract Packaging Association Annual Meeting 2020
Tucson, AZ, USA
February 20 – February 23, 2019
The Contract Packaging Association’s Annual Meeting provides attendees with insights into how relationships, regulatory compliance, technology, marketing and education come together to positively impact your bottom line. The 2020 CPA Annual Meeting will “continue to help shape CPA and the contract packaging and manufacturing industry.”
Fispal Tecnologia Sao Paulo
16. – 19. June 2020. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fispal Tecnologia in São Paulo is a trade fair for packaging, processes and logistics for the food and beverage industry. It is one of the most important fairs of its kind in Latin America. Visitors to the fair are industry professionals from purchasing, marketing, manufacturing and many other areas from all over Brazil and many other countries. For exhibitors, the fair is an excellent opportunity to present their latest products and services to a knowledgeable audience.
Expo Pack Mexico City
02. – 05. June 2020. Mexico City, Mexico
On the Expo Pack International exhibitors presenting the latest machinery, materials, components, containers, proven solutions for the processing, packaging, storage and distribution of products. This fair is the biggest industry in Mexico and the participating companies offer the possibility of new business opportunities.
Pack Fair Brazil
May 2020, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Brazilian packaging market is the sixth-largest in the world and the largest in South America. It has annually presented important innovations and launches that improve the daily lives of consumers and collaborate greatly with the environment.
The packaging surpasses its initial role of protecting and conserving the product and for many years has acquired fundamental importance to boost the sale of products on the shelves of supermarkets, self-service and retail chains and other points of sale in general.
It is in this scenario that we will hold the PackFair – International Packaging Fair, will be in 2020, in the Anhembi Exhibition Pavilion, located in the city of São Paulo – SP.
12. – 14. August 2020 | Santiago, Chile
The international packaging trade Fair Latin Pack takes place at the Espacio Riesco of Santiago, the largest and most modern exhibition center in Chile. The event is a central meeting point for the packaging industry and is ideally suited for the exchange of knowledge and experience among industry experts.
Latin Pack illustrates the entire value chain from raw materials, modern packaging technologies, packaging materials of various kinds – especially for foodstuffs, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products-, machines, printing technology, transport, and logistics up to waste management according to the concept industry 4.0. A special focus of the organizers is on the aspect of sustainability and the fulfillment of the new recycling requirements regulated by law. In addition to the exhibition, there will be workshops and talks on the topic of the packaging of the future.
Packaging events in Europe
Empack Leca da Palmeira
September, 2020. Leca da Palmeira/Porto. Portugal.
Empack Porto is the trade fair for innovative packaging technologies, materials and services. It takes place once a year at the Exponor in Leca de Palmeira and will be open to trade visitors only including the core target groups packaging managers, engineers and technical staff. The Empack stands for efficient packaging technology, advanced packaging machinery, innovative packaging materials and additives, intelligent transport and protective packaging and creative solutions in the field of logistics. Products, technologies and services in the areas of packaging, coding, marking, printing and inspection to the subjects of recycling and the environment are represented to companies looking for ways to refine and optimize their packaging lines and searching for inexpensive but effective packaging materials. The extensive exhibition program will be complemented by presentations, lectures and workshops on current trends and developments as well as on future prospects of the industry. In addition, the networking stands in the focus of this fair and offers exhibitors and visitors unique opportunities to establish new business contacts or to expand existing ones.
May 5 to 9, 2020, Essen, Germany
Every three years Messe Essen with METPACK becomes the most important global meeting place for the international metal packaging industry. Numerous global players present sustainable and cost-efficient solutions for the production, refinement, painting and recycling of metal packaging at the world’s leading trade fair. Metpack is the nucleus for innovation and a communication platform at the same time.
The METPACK Innovation Award is also presented at every trade fair. Most recently, it went to the manufacturer of a high-performance UV LED system for curing printing inks, lacquers and adhesives on metal packaging. The absence of mercury means that there is no ozone and no undesirable radiation. As the undisputed No. 1 in the industry, METPACK impressively demonstrates the level of innovation and knowledge of today and tomorrow.
ADF, PCD, PLD Paris
29 & 30 January 2020 | Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Aerosol & Dispensing Forum
Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design
Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks
The world’s leading event for perfume, cosmetics, and premium drinks packaging
and aerosol technology
7-13 may, Dusseldorf, Germany.
The last Iinterpack attracted 2,865 exhibitors and 170,500 visitors, met with a highly positive response among the companies that came. Exhibitors praised, above all, the quality of the German and international visitors and their strikingly high willingness to place orders.
3-5 March 2020, Warsaw, Poland
The Warsaw Pack fair is an event that is becoming more and more popular. The huge area and very good location of the Trade Fair and Congress Center Ptak Warsaw Expo give exhibitors great opportunities.
During three market days, all branches of the packaging industry meet in one place. The entire technological line on 20,000 m2 is presented, structured in 9 thematic zones. This formula of the fair is a great convenience for both visitors and exhibitors, thanks to which everyone can easily reach the area they are interested in.
Packaging and Converting Executive (PACE)
11th-12th March 2020
Packaging and Converting Executive (PACE) Forum is an established and highly focused event that brings together packaging, procurement, and sourcing directors to discuss key challenges faced by the packaging industry. This unique event also brings together executive and popular brands to discuss the current trends and innovation in this space.
26 & 27 February 2020 | NEC, Birmingham, UK
Taking place at the Birmingham NEC, our 2-day event showcases the whole packaging supply chain under one roof, through a series of co-located events that consists of Packaging Innovations, Ecopack, Contract Pack & Fulfilment, Empack and Label & Print. We give visitors a unique opportunity to see, touch and experience the packaging solutions of tomorrow!
ProSweets Cologne 2020
2nd to 5th February 2020,
This international supplier fair, exclusively for trade visitors, is unmatched in the world – ProSweets Cologne presents the entire supplier range of the sweets and snacks industry: from diverse ingredients through innovative packing machines and packaging materials to optimized product technologies. Be part of it and present your products and services!
March 12-15, 2020, Bologna, Italy
Cosmopack is the most important international show dedicated to the cosmetics supply chain and all of its various components: ingredients and raw materials, contract and private label manufacturing, packaging, applicators, machinery, automation, and full-service solutions.
Holdbar – The Food and Packaging Exhibition
March 03-05, 2020, Lillestrom, Norway
For more than three days, HOLDBAR 2020 is the most important meeting place in Norway for showing your new innovations, trends and relevant products to the entire food industry. HOLDBAR 2020’s menu is focusing on future and sustainable solutions.
HOLDBAR is organized every three years and is held in tandem with SMAK 2020. SMAK 2020 is the meeting place for everyone who works in food and drink and takes place March 3rd to 6th at Norges Varemesse.
Int’l Technical Packaging and Materials Handling Fair
March 11-12, 2020, Helsinki, Finland
Pactec in Helsinki is one of the biggest events for the packaging and food industry in the entire Baltic region. The fair is an excellent opportunity to cultivate and strengthen relationships with customers. To take advantage of synergies the fair will cooperate with the Foodtec and Graftec. At the fair, the Scan Star will be awarded, an award of the Scandinavian packaging industry.
Packaging Innovations (AMS)
18 and 19 November 2020, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Packaging Innovations is a national event with an international flavour that presents a surprising collection of insights and ideas for the primary packaging industry. From young to old, everyone is tempted by packaging. In 2020, 40% of the world’s population consists of Gen Zers, the group of young people that follows the millennials. 70% of Gen Zers are prepared to spend more on brands with which they wish to be associated. At the same time, other generations are more and more environmentally conscious, as a result of which certain products are labeled ‘sustainable’. Nevertheless, on average 20% of packaging is non-recyclable.
23 & 24 September 2020 | Olympia, London
The capital’s most exclusive packaging event returns to Olympia London this September for the 11th edition. It’s the event that brings the industry together in a festival of branded, inspirational, prestige and bespoke packaging – making it a must-attend for all packaging, marketing and branding professionals.
31 March, 1 & 2 April, 2020, Utrecht
Empack is the largest packaging trade fair of the Benelux and takes place on 31 March, 1 & 2 April 2020 in Jaarbeurs Utrecht (NL). The packaging industry is blooming, the 9.000 professionals like to visit Empack to discover the latest developments in packaging technology.
22-23 April 2020 I Messe Zurich
The unique national meeting point of the packaging industry shows innovative packaging for the entire value chain: from packaging materials to attractive design and PoS solutions.
International Forum of Food Industry and Packaging IFFIP
April 14 – 16, 2020. Kyiv, Ukraine.
IFFIP is the major event of the packaging and food industry of Ukraine and is the connecting link between suppliers and manufacturers of equipment, packaging, and processing and manufacturing companies. IFFIP is represented by independent specialized exhibitions of Pack Fair, Food Expo, FoodTechMash, Bakery & Confectionery Industry.
The actuality of the subject area is caused by the demand for rapid development of food production, improvement of quality and safety due to packaging.
Pack Show Bucharest
October 28-November 01, 2020, Bucharest, Romania
Pack Show is the most important packaging exhibition for South East Europe. Lots of products, innovative equipment and live demonstrations will take place at the fair. Also, lots of products will be released. The exhibition takes place in Pavilion A, Romexpo, in the same time with other three big fairs INDAGRA, INDAGRA FOOD & CARNEXPO, EXPO DRINK.
All 4 Pack Paris
November 23 – 26, 2020, Paris, France
ALL4PACK Paris offers a comprehensive offer (Packaging + Processing + Printing + Logistics) that perfectly meets the market’s integration strategy and highlights the innovative power of the Packaging ecosystem: raw materials, process, packaging and packaging machines, marking-coding, packaging and containers, printing of packaging and labels, secondary, tertiary and shipping packaging machines. But also in the Intralogistics sector: continuous handling, automated systems, logistics services and information systems, storage & warehouse equipment, lifting, trolleys.
Packaging Shows – Asia
24-26 March, 2020, Saigon
ProPak Vietnam 2020 is the largest and most international trade event for the rapidly expanding processing and packaging industries in Vietnam and Indochina. This annual event is dedicated to technology suppliers involves in the food, drink and pharmaceutical processing and packaging, plus the printing and labelling industries, bringing together thousands of industry leaders and professionals from all segments of the supply chain under one roof.
Not only sourcing the best-of-breed products and technological solutions, visitors to ProPak Vietnam 2020 will also have the opportunity to network with over 550 high-profile exhibitors from more than 30 countries around the world, discuss potential business partnerships, as well as exchange knowledge and perspectives with a plethora of thought leaders and industry experts
12. – 15. February 2020 | Dhaka. Bangladesh
Last year IPF gathered over 460 exhibitors from 19 countries and areas, namely Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States and Vietnam. Meanwhile, more than 26,639 professional buyers visited the show, boosting the trade fair to a brand new horizon. IPF gathered over with its scale expanding steadily year on year.
17-20 june, 2020, Bangkok. Thailand.
ProPak Asia is the No. 1 and largest industry event of its kind in Asia. It’s Asia’s best platform to connect to the regions rapidly expanding processing and packaging industries. Going from strength to strength every year, ProPak Asia has a proven track record over 25 years of delivering the highest quality and quantity trade buyers, the greatest number and selection of international suppliers, and the best showcase of latest technology and innovations.
April 21-24, 2020, Shanghai, China.
As a key industry indicator, the global leading tradeshow CHINAPLAS 2020 will zero in on market trends and buyer needs, provide a high-tech, high-quality and high-value platform of technology innovations, and help companies uncover new opportunities and grow in an ever-changing economic environment.
Plasti & Pack Pakistan
10. – 12. September 2020, Lahore, Pakistan
Plasti & Pack Pakistan brings numerous exhibitors presenting the plastics and packaging industries. This exhibition is a communication and information platform in the industry and offers the opportunity to expand business contacts, maintaining existing customer relationships and expand its customer base. Visitors can learn in-depth and comprehensive information on the latest trends and products in the packaging and plastics industry, because everything is available, from raw materials to machines of all kinds. As a leading national exhibition for the plastics and packaging industries, the Plasti & Pack Pakistan provides valuable synergies for exhibitors and trade visitors alike.
16th to 20th , January. 2020. Mumbai, India.
Plastivision India is the largest plastic industry event held in India. The event provides the perfect platform for plastic industry players like manufacturers, dealers, buyers, and end-users. It is well-appreciated for helping participants stay updated with the latest technological trends. Visitors can participate in numerous live product launches, seminars, conferences, and consultation sessions.
They also get a chance to network with overseas delegates and industry influencers. Organized by The All India Plastic Manufacturer’s Association (AIPMA), the largest non-profit apex body working towards the welfare of the plastic industry. The event has a glorious history that dates back to 1992. It is only a trading fair exhibition from the plastic industry approved by UFI (the leading Paris-based exhibition authority).
Korea Pack Goyang
14. – 17. April 2020. Goyang, Korea
Korea Pack in Goyang is an international trade fair for packaging and one of the largest fairs of its kind in Asia. For exhibitors, it is an excellent opportunity to present their products to the markets of Korea and the Asia-Pacific region. Visitors can find in-depth and comprehensive information here about the latest developments, trends, products, and services in various fields.
InnoPack Japan Tokyo
16. – 18. March 2020, Tokyo, Japan
The InnoPack Japan is an international trade fair for packaging and packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, veterinary and medical industry, which takes place once a year in Tokyo. Japan is one of the countries that dominate the global packaging market and is the largest packaging market in the Asia-Pacific region. For several years, more and more countries like China and India are moving into this market and exacerbate the competition. Therefore, it is extremely important for Japan to stay on the ball and to follow the technical progress. Here, InnoPack Japan offers an optimal platform. The aim of the exhibition is to present the exhibitors of global packaging solutions and their latest innovations and products under one roof. In combination with the fairs CPhI Japan, P-MEC Japan, ICSE Japan, BioPh Japan, and LABWorld Japan the InnoPack Japan’s counts as most important trade fairs in the pharmaceutical industry in the entire Japanese room with unexpected synergistic effects.
PACKINNO Guangzhou/ Sino Pack
04. – 06. March 2020. Guangzhou, China
Being the largest trading platform for green and innovative packaging products and materials in China, the China Guangzhou International Exhibition on Packaging Products PACKINNO will be held at Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China. PACKINNO will display a full range of innovative & functional packaging products and materials, premium packaging tailored for diversified end products, such as luxury goods, jewellery & watches, cosmetics, tobacco, wine & spirits, tea, health products, food, electronics & electrical appliances as well as gifts, in order to cater diversified needs from end-user companies. With the joint force of Sino-Pack, visitors can enjoy all-round and time-saving sourcing experience in this one-stop sourcing platform for packaging machinery and products.
With the speedy growth in e-commerce, which gives rise to the fast development of logistics packaging, PACKINNO will also feature a special zone on logistics packaging materials showcasing popular carton products and special packaging materials that are shockproof, waterproof and squash-resistant. In addition to conventional materials, the zone of the innovative material will familiarise end-users with the latest technologies and materials of films, masterbatch, ink, and paint.
22nd Jun – 24th Jun. Shanghai, China
On 21 June 2019, ProPak China 2019, the 25th International Processing & Packaging Exhibition, closed after three successful days. The total of 890 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions were an increase of 31% from last year. Exhibition space also grew by a massive 56% to 70,600m².
InnoPack South East Asia Nonthaburi
04. – 06. March 2020. Nonthaburi Thailand
Printing and Packaging Expo (PT Pack), Thailand’s most advanced printing and packaging exhibition, will be held at IMPACT Exhibition Center, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok. It offers bigger opportunities to success embracing wider markets for printing and packaging and providing excellent services to the industries. Advanced technologies, equipment, processes and services, seminars and workshops in the field of printing and packaging will be showcased at the exhibition. PT Pack is mainly aimed at printing industries, packaging industries, publishers, advertising and media groups and even signage industries. It gathers 500 exhibitors from all over the world on 10,000 sqm of exhibition space and gets business deals from over 15,000 national and international visitors.
Food Pack Asia
12. – 15. February 2020, Bangkok, Thailand
Food Pack Asia is an international food processing and packaging industry exhibition. Renowned exhibitors present the latest trends and machines used for the processing, garnishing and finally packaging of food and beverages to a qualified audience mainly acting in the hotel and catering but also in the retail businesses. A selection of food and drinks themselves is also contained in the exhibition range, such as fine food, snacks, seafood, canned and frozen food as well as wine, spirits and various non-alcoholic drinks. The event will be completed by a series of workshops, seminars, and conferences, where relevant issues such as industry standards, new promising technologies, etc. are treated. On the whole, the event offers excellent opportunities for the direct exchange of information with potential business partners, as well as to explore new markets. The modern Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center – BITEC is located in the vicinity of the port and the international airport. Parking is available onsite in a sufficient number.
Saudi Print & Pack
13. – 16. January 2020. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Print & Pack is an international exhibition for printing and packaging technology. The fair is aimed at decision-makers, engineers and developers from both companies as well as public institutions that want to learn about product and technology innovations. The fair covers the full spectrum of printing technology on printing machines and printing presses to print paper, laminators and graphics software. The participating exhibitors to build business contacts and familiarize yourself with the realities of the market. The fair is held annually, alternating between Riyadh and Jeddah.
India Packaging Show
06. – 09. January 2020. Mumbai, India.
India Packaging Show is a trade fair for the packaging industry. International manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, materials, and services for the food, pharmaceutical and packaging industry from India and neighboring countries are meeting there. At the fair, many new and interesting technologies in the areas of packaging and labeling can be seen, wherefore it is an excellent opportunity to get an overview of the market supply.
Packaging Trade Shows – Africa
Print 2 Pack – Egypt
6,7,8 September 2020 Cairo, Egypt
At Egypt Exhibition Center the PRINT 2 PACK takes place, the international leading exhibition for packing & packaging solutions & systems. The exhibition range comprises several types of packaging – from non-food packaging to food packaging and from flexible to green packaging -, packaging machines, solutions, materials and logistics systems.
The fair constitutes an important information and communication platform of the industry enabling an optimum exchange of experiences and know-how between the countries of Africa and the Middle East and the rest of the world. It is aimed at gaining new business partners, discussing future prospects and signing mutual agreements in order to strengthen the cooperation at an international level as well as to generate important synergy effects. In this context, the Hosted Buyers Program allows precise discussions between exhibitors and highly qualified visitors.
17-20 march, Dakar
SeneFood & SenePack, the international food, food processing, and packaging fair, takes place at the Centre International du Commerce Extérieur du Sénegal in Dakar. The event directed to trade visitors is aimed at bringing together decision-makers, buyers and other professionals of the industry with manufacturers, thus initiating an optimum exchange, promoting investments in new markets and making an important contribution to the economic growth of the West African region. The exhibition range comprises among other foodstuffs such as coffee, tea, pasta, biscuits, agricultural supplies, packaging machines, and kitchen hotel furniture.
The products are also presented in the form of stage performances. The spacious Centre International du Commerce Extérieur du Sénegal offers all amenities of an exhibition center designed for major events including restaurants and parking. It is located close to the international airport of Dakar and near the coast.
Plastics Printing Packaging Kenya
18. – 20. November 2020
Plastics Printing Packaging Kenya in Nairobi is an international trade fair for plastics, printing, and packaging. It is a meeting place for the entire African market. The fair attracts visitors from numerous countries and gives visitors the opportunity to get an overview of the international market offering. Exhibitors can use the fair to introduce their products to new markets.
Plastics Printing Packaging Tanzania
November 2020, in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania
Plastics Printing PackagingPlastics Printing Packaging Tanzaniainternational trade fair for plastics, printing and packaging. It is one of the largest fairs in Tanzania and a meeting place for the entire African market. The fair attracts visitors from numerous countries and gives visitors the opportunity to get an overview on the international market offering. Exhibitors can use the fair to introduce their products to new markets.
24-26 February, 2020, Addis Adaba, Ethiopia
PPPEXPO ETHIOPIA will attract thousands of buyers and decision makers from all levels and sectors of Plastics, Printing & Packaging Industry and aims to promote a direct business link between buyers and sellers. Ethiopia, the gateway to the East African Market is fast emerging as a distribution & supply hub to the entire plastics, printing & packaging industry in the East African region.
24. – 26. March 2020, Lagos, Nigeria
The PlastPrintpack Nigeria is an international trade fair for plastics, printing and packaging technology and will take place in Lagos, Nigeria at the Landmark Convention Centre. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and ranks with 179 million inhabitants, ranked 7th in the world. An attractive and fast-growing consumer market with an abundance of natural resources such as oil, gas and agricultural land. The Nigerian market for plastic, printing and packaging technology attracts massive private and public investment. Numerous international exhibitors present their latest products and take the opportunity here to develop new business. As an international trade fair of its industry plast printpack Nigeria in Lagos is open to trade visitors only.
Pack trade fairs – Oceania
July 5-8, 2020, Melbourne, Australia
For over 50 years, Foodpro has supported Australia’s food manufacturing industry. This unrivaled event provides a unique platform for food industry professionals to meet face to face with suppliers of cutting edge processing, packaging and plant technology as well as the latest in food science. Foodpro runs once every three years and co-locates with the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s Annual Convention.
Foodtech Packtech (FTPT)
22-24 September, 2020, Auckland, New Zeland
Foodtech Packtech (FTPT) is New Zealand’s largest food manufacturing, packaging, and processing technology trade show. Running strong for over 20 years this free to attend event brings industry professionals and decision-makers together providing a forum for education, discussion and the sharing of knowledge and expertise, critical in the sustainability and growth of the industry.
Held only once every two years FTPT is a must-attend event providing visitors with the opportunity to come face-to-face with the experts and discover the freshest ideas, latest technologies and the newest developments entering the Food manufacturing and Packaging technology industries.
Thinking outside the box (Beyond packaging events)
As we told you recently, in 2019 we had the experience of going to the Web Summit as exhibitors. And it was mind-blowing. Really! Then we made a small list, to open our heads. We hope you enjoy it.
TECH INDUSTRY & ENTERPRISE Track
March 16-21. Austin, Texas, USA
Started in the 80’s as a music, art and film festival, SXSW has expanded and is now a world center for trends.
The Tech Industry & Enterprise Track looks at today’s most cutting-edge ideas in software and hardware. Innovators and executives from a variety of industries will discuss the evolving landscape of technology-driven products and services in the B2B and B2C marketplaces.
2 – 5 November 2020, Lisbon. Portugal.
Forbes has said Web Summit is “the best technology conference on the planet”; At a time of great uncertainty for many industries and indeed, the world itself, WS gathers the founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers and heads of state to ask a simple question: where to next?
FutureFest: Survival kit for the future
20th Mar. Birmingham, United Kingdom
FutureFest is based on the belief that the future is not something that happens to us, but something we can create. In 2020 the festival brings together the artistic installations, performances, talks, and debates that you need to build your own survival kit for the future.
Mendix World 2020
2nd Jun – 4th Jun. Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Mendix World is the premier global event for anyone serious about digital innovation in the enterprise. Business and IT leaders from every corner of the world are challenged to push the boundaries for product innovation, experiment with new technology, find new ways to engage with customers, and most importantly, ‘Go Make It.’
Cisco Live 2020
January 27 – 31, 2020. Barcelona, Spain.
Cisco Live is Cisco’s world-renowned annual customer and partner conference that is designed to build the foundation for your digital future by providing you with education, connections, and inspiration
Transform your outlook, career, and potential by learning directly from Cisco’s best and brightest. From technical education to future-focused thought leadership, 1:1 meetings with Cisco experts to connecting with Cisco partners, having fun at the Cisco Live Celebration to networking with your peers – Cisco Live 2020, Barcelona is the place to experience it all.
February 6th, 2020. Washington, DC , USA
Explore the latest platform tools and cloud technologies and learn how to put your skills to work in new areas. Connect with our community to gain practical insights and best practices to help meet the expectations of the organizations, agencies, and citizens you serve.
Gartner CIO Leadership Forum
February 23 – 25, 2020, Phoenix, AZ, USA
CIOs will see the use of digitalized products and services drive new forms of growth. New sources of revenue, business value, and opportunities to engage with customers and citizens require you to lead your organization to the next level. Gain the inspiration, leadership skills and strategic ideas you need to succeed in this new era.
Tech Crunch Disrupt
Sep 14 – 16, 2020, San Francisco, CA, USA
TechCrunch Disrupt, the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, is coming to Moscone. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, CrunchMatch and after-parties.
Well, that’s it.
Have a fantastic season!