Over the next twelve months, the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers’ association will once again be engaged in international promotion for the sector. The number of trade fair appointments has almost doubled. The first stop will be Manila, where in a few days’ time the Made in Italy flag will be flown by seven sector companies.
October 2019 - IPACK-IMA, the three-yearly processing and packaging industry exhibition for the food and non-food sectors to be held in Milan from 4 to 7 May 2021, has been pursuing a highly successful sales campaign with very positive results achieved by October 2019 and further growth expected.
An in-depth international forum on packaging evolution towards emerging sustainability needs. Panel discussions, debates and presentations of case histories, with prestigious institutional opinion leaders and key industry players.
The Forum will cover the following topics and issues:
From 23 to 25 September, the Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association will be taking centre stage at Pack Expo, the most important event for the industry in North America. Following its success in Chicago in 2018, Ucima is preparing to return to the USA for Pack Expo (23-25 September), one of the most important international exhibitions devoted to processing and packaging.
The Italian packaging machinery industry has confirmed its position as one of the most dynamic Italian manufacturing sectors.Ranked first in terms of share of total capital goods exports (24.4%), the industry consists of 631 companies located mainly along the Via Emilia, the road that runs from Milan to Rimini, with further manufacturing clusters located in the Piedmont, Veneto and Tuscany regions.
Poised to bring together 30,000 packaging professionals with 2,000 leading industry suppliers, registration for PACK EXPO Las Vegas and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO is produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, these co-located events will span 900,000 net square feet of exhibit space and attract visitors from more than 125 countries.
The growth of the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers shows no sign of stopping. According to the preliminary figures published by the Research Department of Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association), the sector’s turnover is expected to see further 6.8% growth to 7.7 billion euros in 2018.
One of the highlights of Pack Expo International 2018 was a roundtable discussion organised by Ucima and the Italian Trade Agency (Chicago Offfice) entitled “E-commerce in Packaging: new challenges for the US and Italian packaging industries”.