The packaging industry pledges to hold a bigger and more international Hispack in 2022

Hispack, the packaging, processing and logistics trade fair organised by Fira de Barcelona, will be held from 24th to 27th May 2022. The new dates, endorsed by the sector, will be more favourable for ensuring a greater presence of international visitors, one of the main demands of the exporting companies, and for bringing together an attractive range of products to reactivate business and innovation in multiple sectors by means of packaging.

This morning, Hispack’s Organising Committee, on which the leading firms, entities and professional associations of the Spanish packaging industry are represented, agreed to hold the event next May in order for it to take place in a more normal state of affairs in terms of international mobility and an improved economic and social situation.

Hispack with thus gain solidity and an optimal position on the calendar of the major European events specialising in packaging, following the disruption to trade fair activity caused by the pandemic. The Spanish fair will be one of the first in the sector to be held in person, contributing to the momentum of the market and exports, commercial opportunities and the economic recovery, which is expected to have become better established by then. Hispack will be held again in 2024 and it will resume its triennial frequency thereafter.

Jordi Bernabeu, the chairman of Hispack’s Organising Committee, highlighted “the importance for the sector of holding the fair at a time that guarantees a prominent international event so as to ensure that its effectiveness and scope as a commercial platform provide a real boost to the activity of the participating companies after such a complex period of time”.

In the same vein, Hispack director Xavier Pascual emphasised the following: “With the change of dates we’ll seek to reaffirm Hispack’s role as a benchmark in Spain and abroad when it comes to projecting the power, innovation and cross-cutting nature of the Spanish packaging industry and attracting the greatest demand”.

Next year Hispack will bring together an extensive array of machinery, materials, technology, processes, logistics and solutions for the manufacture of all kinds of labels, containers and packages, as well as point-of-sale advertising articles. It will also include seminars, business meetings and other activities set to focus on sustainability, digitisation and innovation as the cornerstones of the evolution of packaging, an element required in the manufacture, distribution and marketing of any product.

Meanwhile, as usual, Hispack will continue to maintain close contact with the sector, promoting, in partnership with entities, companies and associations, spaces for relationships that encourage knowledge and networking among the professionals linked to the packaging industry.

The last Hispack fair, held in 2018, welcomed 843 direct exhibitors representing more than 1,400 brands from 24 countries. This year’s event was scheduled to take place in October together with Alimentaria Foodtech, which will be held in September 2023.

Barcelona, 29th June 2021

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