Metpack expecting record attendance

From 2 to 6 May 2023, Messe Essen will welcome the metal packaging industry for the first time since 2017.

“We haven’t lost any of our exhibitors due to the pandemic”, said project manager Christina Kleinpaß.

“It makes me proud to experience so much encouragement and cohesion from the industry. This clearly shows that Metpack continues to set the tone.”

Market leaders such as Soudronic, Koenig + Bauer, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein, Belvac, Tata Steel and Stolle, Metlac and first-time exhibitor Nippon Steel will also be taking part.

Altogether, Messe Essen is expecting more than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries. This means that Metpack will not only be able to confirm its position as the world’s leading trade fair for the metal packaging sector, but also to expand it.

With the globally operating Metlac Group from Italy, a leading coatings manufacturer, will be represented at Metpack. “We are very pleased to be part of Metpack 2023. Especially the personal discussions and the exchange about new products and solutions make the trade fair. It’s the perfect place for us to meet one of our most important target groups,” said Pier Ugo Bocchio, founder and CEO Metlac Group, looking forward to the event.

The Japanese steel giant Nippon Steel is celebrating its premiere at Metpack 2023. The company produces over 40 million tonnes of crude steel annually.

“The metal packaging market is an important cornerstone of our business and Metpack is a good opportunity to make new contacts. The accompanying conference gives the trade fair the necessary professional background. All in all, Metpack is a winning combination of theory and practice.” said Toshiaki Takamiya, senior manager at Nippon Steel, who will be one of the speakers at the Metpack Conference on 3 May in the Congress Centre West.

Experts will discuss current trends and innovative technical developments. Outstanding new products and improved technologies will also be honoured with the Metpack Innovation Award. The winners in the bronze, silver and gold categories will be selected by an independent jury of experts and announced on 3 May.

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