IPACK-IMA 2022 hosts the WorldStar global packaging Awardside
Innovation, international vision and sustainability for a global event devoted to industrial goods and FMCG manufacturers
IPACK-IMA 2022, scheduled at Fiera Milano from 3 to 6 May 2022 will host the prestigious event WorldStar competition, the Global Packaging Awards promoted by World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
This was announced by the President of the World Packaging Organization during the press conference held today for IPACK-IMA 2022.
“It is important for us to be present in Italy, one of the world’s leading countries in the production of packaging technologies and materials,” says Pierre Pienaar – President of WPO “Bringing our award to IPACK-IMA means highlighting innovation and design in a highly technological hub with strong international appeal. The applications we are collecting from packaging producers from all over the world, for food and non-food products, are of the highest level, with unique ideas. The goal of the WorldStar Awards is to raise awareness of the importance of packaging and recognize the efforts of brand owners, manufacturers, designers and branding agencies in creating solutions that address new global challenges and trends such as sustainability, hygiene and safety.”
“We are delighted to host at IPACK-IMA 2022 an event of such importance, which confirms the international attractiveness of the event. IPACK-IMA represents a crucial moment for suppliers of processing and packaging solutions at the service of a market that every day asks for more and more advanced technological solutions: a trade fair supporting a supply chain that needs to get back together and talk to its partners”, adds Valerio Soli, Ipack Ima President.
IPACK-IMA will also celebrate the winners of the Best Packaging Awards 2022 organized by the Istituto Italiano Imballaggio (the Italian Packaging Institute) to highlight the innovation proposed by the Italian industry.
Today was also announced the next appointment of the program “On the road to IPACK-IMA”, which resumes the networking activity addressed to international buyers and exhibitors. “Processing & Packaging Stories by Ipack Ima“, scheduled in Dubai on November 8, will be a talk show, organized in collaboration with Packaging Mea, where Almarai, Della Toffola, Green Etichs, Spinneys, UCIMA and Unilever will take part.
An international vision consistent with the performance of the packaging machinery manufacturers’ sector, whose turnover in 2020 stood at 7.81 billion. The turnover developed abroad by Italian manufacturers is 78%, for a value of 6.8 billion, with shares in destination markets ranging from the European Union at 41%, followed by Asia, which accounts for 19.4%, and North America, in third place with 14.4%. (Source: Ipack Ima Business Monitor in collaboration with MECS).