RosUpack 2019: 17% more visitors and dozens of new contracts

RosUpack 2019, was a huge success, growing across all areas

Together with co-located printing and advertising exhibition Printech, this year’s exhibition area exceeded 32,800 m2. Over 650 companies from 36 countries took part in RosUpack, over 100 of which were newcomers to the show. Visitor numbers increased by 17% - 23,051 people from 70 countries and 79 regions of Russia attended.

This year, RosUpack hosted a delegation from the World Packaging Organization (WPO), while Antro Säilä, WPO Vice President for Sustainable Development and General Director of the Finnish Packaging Association, spoke at the conference ‘Packaging today and tomorrow: changes under the influence of global and local trends’ on the circular economy and its implementation in the EU.

RosUpack’s International Partner this year was the Chinese Association of Industrial Enterprises CCPIT. 92 Chinese companies showcased their products and technologies on a space of around 1,000 m2.

Showcasing their equipment and technologies, many exhibitors had extremely successful outcomes.

The Moscow Region Development Corporation received two investment applications for localising production facilities in the Moscow region. According to Alexander Fedorov, Deputy General Director, the total amount of investments on the applications exceeded 1 billion roubles.

Ishida Europe presented their packaging and filling equipment: combining dispensers, control devices for packaged products and many others. Their filling machine, consisting of the Inspira series packaging VFFS-machine and the combination dispenser for 16 heads, – the most productive filling machine in the world – turned out to be very popular among visitors.

The Naberezhnye Chelny Paper Mill held meetings with over 100 equipment suppliers, current and potential customers. As a result of exhibition, the company will receive new orders and increase production.

Tauras-Fenix held around 500 meetings and negotiations at their stand. This year, they introduced the high-speed automatic STICKPACK STP-250, designed for batch packing and packaging of loose, small-pieces into the most popular container today - stick packages. According to Marketing Director Tatyana Gordeeva, they closed three contracts onsite.

Russkaya Trapeza presented their most popular models of packaging equipment and new items released in 2019. They gained many business contacts, concluded agreements and signed contracts.
Bristol Group demonstrated various equipment for wrapping pallets with stretch film, shrink equipment, horizontal winding, and various types of marking and dynamic weighing. More than half of the presented equipment was reserved and prepaid for during the show.

“RosUpack is an effective platform for discussing trends in the packaging market and attending presentations by leading manufacturers, as well as a meeting place for manufacturers, dealers and customers,” said Konstantin Neznamov, Executive Director PCBK.


A renewed and expanded business programme

This year, RosUpack’s business programme included more than 10 conferences, presentations, seminars and discussions with over 100 expert speakers. Over the three days, it attracted over 1,800 industry professionals.

On Day 1, the conference ‘Packaging today and tomorrow: changes under the influence of global and local trends’ took place, opened by the President of the National Confederation of Packers Vladimir Chuikov with the report ‘Packaging; A new dimension of value. The conference covered global trends and new terms: omni-channel, customisation, personalisation, and how these trends affect retail and packaging technologies, label design, business processes, corporate culture and communication with the consumer.

Day 2 was dedicated to environmental issues and the transition to a circular economy in Russia. At the conference ‘Sustainable packaging and responsible consumption’, experts discussed government regulation for packaging recycling, and the challenges facing the business and the public.

Day 3 saw the ‘Packaging design: how consumers change your business’ conference, where WINWIN Design founder and RED DOT Award jury member Rennes Angelvuo presented on ‘The Urbanisation Megatrend’; the former head of design in Eastern Europe at PepsiCo Zilke Bochat presented on ‘The Digitisation Megatrend: The Experience of International Corporations’; and Director of Packaging in Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Metsä Board Ilkka Harju presented on ‘The Environmental and Sustainability Megatrend: Developing Sustainable and Renewable Packaging to Maximise Brand Value’.

This year, the PART Awards – the annual awards for packaging design and production – saw 36 companies and 7 universities submit a total of 83 works to the jury, the highest in its 8-year history.

Thank you to all our exhibitors, visitors and partners who made the show what it was. We look forward to seeing you again in 2020 for another edition of Russia’s largest international packaging exhibition.

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