A breakthrough in the packaging and printing industries — RosUpack and Printech break their own record by presenting 1000+ market players

From 18 to 21 June 2024, the 28th RosUpack International Exhibition for the Packaging Industry, and the 9th Printech International Exhibition of Equipment, Technologies and Supplies for Print and Advertising Production are to take place in Pavilions 2 and 3 of the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre (Crocus Expo IEC). 1000+ companies are expected to participate in the exhibitions, more than third of those — for the first time. RosUpack and Printech 2024 will present to the Russian packaging market hundreds of new brands and give the visitors an opportunity to quickly address their business needs. The exhibitions are organized by the ITE Group of Companies, the leading Russian player in the conference/exhibition organization sector.

RosUpak и Printech are the largest exhibitions of packaging and printing industries in the Russian space. This year, professionals from all regions of Russia and 39 countries of the world, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, UAE, Portugal, India, etc. are expected to visit the exhibitions.

1000+ companies from 20 countries will take part in RosUpack and Printech 2024. Russian manufacturers from 30+ constituent entities of the Russian Federation will present domestic packaging equipment, raw and other materials, warehouse equipment, labels and ready packaging. A third of the exhibition participants are represented by foreign companies, including those from Belarus, Italy, India, Kazakhstan, China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkiye, Hungary, Uzbekistan, etc. China and Turkiye are to present the largest expositions with 230+ companies in all 9 sections, including such major manufacturers as Hangzhou ROYAL Packing Machinery, J.S. Corrugating Machinery, Jingmoda, ZHONGSHAN NCA (China) and Polytekprom, CEHUMA, BENOPLAST, Metpack, etc. (Turkiye).

New solutions and developments will be presented by long-time exhibition participants and key market players: AURORA Plant, GOTEK Group of Companies, Protey Plant, SIKO, Ilim, ConFlex St. Petersburg, Komus-Upakovka, L-PAK, MoloPak, MP-Tekhnologii, Consolidated Paper Mills (CPM), Okil-Sato, Profitex, PERINT, RUSAL, SIBUR, TAURAS-FENIX, Titan-Polymer, BOBST, COMITAS, Cosmo Films, Elektromag Makine, Frimpeks, Nissa Centrum, Segezha Group, SFT Group, Sodaltech and many others.

Every year, the Exhibition management works towards attraction of new participants and geographic growth. This year, 350+ participants chose RosUpack and Printech to present their products. SofPol, Solikamskbumbrom, Foil Print, Hunkeler, Noblelift, Novo Packaging BB, Sabos, ZTI Metalpak, NeoPolis, YAM International CIS, Novaflexo Industria, TechnoFoam, Varga Flexo and others are preparing to surprise the exhibition visitors. The full list of exponents can be found here.

Printech 2024 exhibition will feature leading Russian and foreign manufacturer's and suppliers demonstrating printing and advertising products: ALFA COMPUTER, APP, Global Printing Systems, GRS, Kleygelatinprom, Love Ink, PK LBS, MTP POLIGRAF, NISSA Distribution, OFFPOLYTRADE, Poligraf-Service, RIG, RUSSCOM GROUP OF COMPANIES, Smart-T, TEREM, Tekhno-Grafika Firm, OFISNAYA POLIGRAFIYA PLUS, TERRA PRINT PRO, TGPACK, ZENON TEKHNIK and the market's other major players. See the full list of participants here.

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Business Program: Industry Development in the New Realities

As usual, for the four days RosUpack and Printech exhibitions will be supported by an eventful business program hosted in two conference rooms: in the Forum hall deployed in the Exposition Hall 15 of Pavilion 3, and the permanent conference room L in Pavilion 2.

As a part of RosUpack exhibition, Forum of Packaging Producers and Consumers will be held for the fourth time, while Printech programme will host the Forum of Printing and Advertising Production. The Forums will include 24 sessions with 140+ speakers sharing the most relevant news of the industry.

In the Forum Hall, the events of June 18, the first day of the business program, will be arranged with the support of the Exhibition's partner and the business program co-developer, the National Confederation of Packagers (NKPak).

Three very interesting sessions will take place as part of the Current State and Ways Forward for the Russian Packaging Industry in the New Economic Realities conference:

  • Expert analytics session "Russian Packaging Industry. Changes Effected by External and Internal Factors";
  • Plenary session "Cardboard and Corrugated Cardboard Packaging — Current State, Trends and Development Prospects";
  • Plenary session "Polymer Packaging — Current State, Trends and Development Prospects".

The speech of Aslikhan Arican, General Secretary of ASD Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association is expected to be a highlight of the Conference. The simultaneous interpretation services will be provided at the session.

On June 19, the second day of the business program, the Forum hall will for the first time host the Sustainable Packaging Day, where three partners of the business program — the RESURS Association for Support of Closed Loop Economy, ECR Company and Ecoline Group — will address the most relevant issues the industry is currently facing, such as:

  • how do I learn to navigate the new version of Extended Manufacturer Responsibility (ROP)?
  • is the customer ready to pay for products in sustainable packaging?
  • how did the ROP changes affect the prospects of the packaging recycling industry?

Online speech of Jens Bidstrup Rasmussen, Aegis Packaging Vice President for Business Development in Europe, will be an important event of the day.

The end of the Eco Day will for the first time see the Innovative Glue and Paint Products for Packaging Industry — Market Trends and Technology Achievements conference, since glue and paint solutions can be environmentally-friendly as well. Session Partner — KHIMLEGION.

Conference room L (Pavilion 2) will host three sessions as part of the two-day industry conference for paper and pulp industry being a part of the action cycle by LIGA LPK ecosystem:

  • Strategic session "Prospects of Paper and Pulp Industry and Paper Packaging Market Development";
  • Expert session "Functional Paper and Cardboard Packaging. Consumer and Market Trends";
  • Research round table "Case Studies in Labor Intensification. Swapping Causality for Speed".

Co-organizer — the “League of Waste Paper Recyclers” Association of Self-Regulating Organizations acts as the partner for the pulp and paper industry exposition and RosUpack business program in general.

On June 20, the third day of the business program, the Forum hall will host sessions on packaging design and branding, supported by the business program partners Luchshie Praktiki Bureau (Best Practices Bureau) and deepUP Strategic Branding Laboratory. The speakers will discuss the effect of packaging on sales, as well as the modern tools and approaches facilitating brand development.

Conference room L will host two sessions as part of the two-day industry conference for paper and pulp industry being a part of the action cycle by LIGA LPK ecosystem:

  • Expert session "Effective Manufacturing of Container Board and Corrugated Products. Technology and Equipment Issues";
  • Expert session "Innovative Technologies and Solutions for Paper and Pulp and Packaging Industries".

Co-organizer — the “League of Waste Paper Recyclers” Association of Self-Regulating Organizations acts as the partner for the pulp and paper industry exposition and RosUpack business program in general.

The "Packaging Labelling and Marking — Modern Trends and Solutions" case study session will be held for the first time.

On June 21, the final day of the exhibition, the Forum hall will host the "Packaging without Limits — Russian-Chinese Roadmap" conference supported by SinoRuss.

Forum of Printing and Advertising Industries (June 18)

The Printech business program will feature new formats this year. The Exhibition's business program will be conducted in Conference Room L in Pavilion 2.

Hot debate is expected at the "Russian Industry of Printing and Packaging — The Present and the Future" panel discussion! The future of book and digital printing houses, local content expansion in the material production area, risks and hopes — what can the industry expect? Lyudmila Chekalina of Double V and Mikhail Kuvshinov of Nissa Centrum will act as the session moderators.

The "New Everything — Printing Equipment and Expendables in 2024–2025" special session will support the spirit of the professional dialogue and let the audience discuss the best new equipment and materials, and the cases where innovations do not pay off. Dmitry Startsev of the Publish magazine will act as the session moderator.

And at the end of the day, for the very first time the "Printing Prime Cost and Price Calculation — How to Profit from Every Order" workshop will be conducted for the most dedicated specialists of the industry. Cases will be studied, calculations will be performed, and every printing house will have a chance to become more profitable. Denis Khodanovich of Delaem Delo will be the dedicated speaker.

Novelty of the season: RosUpack Connect business contact exchange service and 2024 Photo Event

We are happy to announce that during the Exhibition (18–21 June) the Lead Scanning service will be available in RosUpack Connect application!

  • You no longer have to collect and digitize business cards. Simply scan the bar code on the participants' and visitors' badges, QR codes on RosUpack 2024 and Printech 2024 exhibition stands, and QR codes of products created by the business community!
  • All data is stored in RosUpack Connect application for ease of download and processing at any convenient time.
  • Keep on communicating using RosUpack Connect business community — send messages or make calls.

By now, 5500+ users have already registered in RosUpack Connect business community, and they can become your potential contacts. The service is free of any charge, you only need to download the RosUpack Connect application! During the Exhibition, any questions on Lead Scanning can be addressed to our stands: C1099 in Hall 8 and D6130 in Hall 14.

Just in the single year of operation, the business community of the packaging industry professionals expanded to 600+ member companies, and 5500+ people are already registered and actively working in the community, promote their products and services, conduct online events and exchange business contacts!

As part of RosUpack 2024 Exhibition, the business community team will conduct expert interviews with the market leaders, company representatives, Community members and Exhibition participants, both at the participants' stands and in the RosUpack Connect interview studio. We will also feature live broadcasts of RosUpack business program, and award ceremonies for the most active Community members.

28 Years — So Far, Excellent! The unique photo area of RosUpack Connect will be available for all participants and visitors of the Exhibition on 18–21 June, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

  • Conduct professional business photo shoots!
  • Use your photos in the RosUpack Connect community and other social network platforms!
  • Take photos with your colleagues to capture highlights of the Exhibition! We will welcome you at С3001 stand in Pavilion 2, Hall 7.

PART Award Ceremony

The International PART Award Ceremony will take place on 20 June. Packaging, Art, Research, Technology — more than 120 companies submitted their applications for participation in PART this year. The PART Award, an annual international prize in the field of packaging design and production, for 10 years now brings together passionate individuals and professionals who are ready to offer innovative developments in the field of packaging and packaging materials.

College students will also present their creative design solutions — 24 items have been registered in the Student Concept category. The "Manufacturer of the Year" nomination in the "Food Product Packaging" and "Transportation Packaging" categories is the most popular this year. Also, 15 items have been registered in the "Sustainable Packaging" nomination, with their design and composition focused on the improvement of the packaging environmental safety.

On June 11 the Exhibition experts will evaluate innovative developments in the field of packaging and packaging materials. The results will be announced on June 20 at the awards ceremony.

On 18–21 June all items submitted by PART Award nominees will be demonstrated at RosUpack International Exhibition for the Packaging Industry (Pavilion 3. Hall 15, stand Е6003).

Official support

This year, the RosUpack and Printech 2024 International Exhibitions will be officially supported by:

  • Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation;
  • Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation;
  • Federation Council Committee for Agricultural and Food Policy and Natural Resources Use;
  • Russian State Duma Committee on Economic Policy;
  • Municipal Government of Moscow;
  • Government of the Moscow region;
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow region;
  • Moscow Regional Duma Committee for Agricultural Policy and Consumer Market;

Foreign and Russian government officials are expected to participate as well.

Exhibition partners

  • General Partner of RosUpack Exhibition — ILIM Group
  • Strategic Partner of RosUpack Exhibition — GT Group
  • ‘Label’ Section Partner — Megaflex Printing House
  • Visitor Registration Sponsor — Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill Company (ACBK) and ARKHBUM
  • Exhibition Partner and Co-organizer of the business program — National Confederation of Packagers (NKPak)
  • General Partner of RosUpack business program — NeoPolis Company
  • Official Partner of RosUpack business program — Novo Packaging BB Company
  • Partner of the pulp and paper industry exposition and the exhibition — “League of Waste Paper Recyclers” Association of Self-Regulating Organizations
  • RosUpack General Internet Partner — Unipack.ru portal

RosUpack and Printech exhibitions will be held from 18 to 21 June at Crocus Expo IEC, Pavilions 2 and 3, Halls 5, 7, 8, 14, 15. See you at the exhibitions!

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