The UK’s only processing and packaging exhibition dedicated entirely to the food and drink sector, Pro2Pac, is set to make its return from 17-20 March 2013 with its biggest and best event yet.
Offering a unique 360-degree perspective into key industry issues, the biennial event has a brand new layout that reflects its focus on visitor experience. Incorporating a host of new features, the event will welcome UK and international exhibitors showcasing the most up-to-date packaging and processing technologies from around the world.
Over 70 companies have already signed up, including some of the industry’s leading names such as Rexam High Barrier Plastics, Multivac UK, Rapid Action Packaging, PFM Packaging Machinery, Brother UK Ltd and Group Guillin Holding, while over a third will be making their first appearance at Pro2Pac, including Miller Graphics Group, Logson Group and Packwood UK.
Pro2Pac 2013 is also expanding its reach to put sustainability and the environment even higher on the agenda. The dedicated Sustainable Solutions Zone will provide visitors with a unique platform to discover the latest green and sustainable technologies and practices.
Not only will visitors be able to learn more about responsible recycling and waste reduction, but they will also have the opportunity to gain insight into cutting-edge technology in renewable energy.
The Pro2Pac Live seminar theatre, one of the main attractions, will again be at the heart of the event, featuring a packed programme of thought leaders and industry experts sharing cutting-edge insights into key issues and current hot topics, including sustainability, legislation and risk management.
Put together by industry expert Robert Herridge, Managing Director, Packology, and covering the entire packaging supply chain, the programme will be interspersed with real-life case studies and will incorporate everything from design, branding, artwork and innovation, through to technology, manufacturing and cost reduction.
Along with the seminars, Pro2Pac One2One Experts will provide crucial business information for the food industry, with free face-to-face sessions allowing visitors to gain personalised insights and advice.
More than 130 companies will attend Pro2Pac 2013 to exhibit the latest in innovative packaging, sustainable materials, manufacturing equipment and packaging services, enabling delegates to maximise efficiency within their supply chains and boost profitability.
With food and drink the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, turning over more than £75bn, there couldn’t be a better time for the leading food processing and packaging event’s return.
Event Director, Christopher McCuin commented: “Pro2Pac 2013 is set to be our largest and most impressive show yet, bringing together companies from across the food and drink industry providing key insights into the most pressing issues in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.
“Exhibitors can reach the largest audience of food and drink manufacturers anywhere in the UK and for visitors, it’s a unique, time-efficient opportunity to source, evaluate and discuss the latest developments within food and drink processing and packaging,” McCuin adds.
Pro2Pac has a new prominent position at the entrance to IFE13, the UK’s largest food and drink trade event. The two shows will unite key decision makers from the entire food and drink industry, offering unbeatable networking opportunities and attracting a truly international audience of manufacturers, retailers and third-party suppliers looking to source solutions to their processing and packaging needs. Trade visitors registering in advance on the Pro2Pac website will gain free entry to the event.