Six years since its introduction, the SAVE FOOD initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, organizer of interpack, has grown into a broad-based international coalition with more than 850 international members covering relevant industries, associations, non-governmental organizations and research institutions. SAVE FOOD premiered as a special theme at swop 2017 and was featured within the exhibition area in Hall W2 along with an international summit on the second day of the show.
Upgraded "FMCG Future Zone"
The "FMCG Future Zone" has drawn great attention in swop 2017. Compared with the last “Packaging Materials and Products” zone, the upgraded zone occupied 10,000 sqm of the entire Hall W3. Nearly 200 outstanding packaging materials and containers exhibitors showcased innovative and green packaging materials with latest packaging design. swop has built a long-term strategic cooperation with Packaging Family, a non-profit organization and community of packaging with more than 500 FMCG members to jointly build "FMCG Future Zone" again in swop 2019.
SMART SOLUTIONS FOR SMART QUESTIONS& INDUSTRY 4.0
A unique area for future development of leading packaging.Visitors and exhibitors meet here for exchange of creative ideas and the development of visionary ideas on basic social, economic and ecological themes.
‘components’ debuted as an exhibition parallel to interpack in 2014, and will now be introduced to swop 2017. The trade fair targets companies specialising in motors and drive technology, control and sensor technology, products for machine vision, handling technology, industrial software and communication as well as complete automation systems for packaging machines. It is also directed at manufacturers of machine parts, components, accessories and peripheral equipment and of components and auxiliaries for packaging means.