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August 2016

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
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Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


From November 7 - 10, 2017, swop - Shanghai World of Packaging, will return for the second staging at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center (SNIEC). swop consists of four trade shows, offering a one-stop platform for processing and packaging solutions: PacPro Asia, CHINA-PHARM, FoodPex and BulkPex.

The trade show quartet is organized by Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai in cooperation with their long-time partner Adsale Exhibition Services and the China Center for Food & Drug International Exchange (CCFDIE). Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai is the subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, renowned as the organizer of interpack, the No. 1 international trade fair for the packaging industry held every three years in Germany.

As a member of the new interpack alliance (includes all international events organized by Messe Düsseldorf within its processing & packaging portfolio), swop 2017 will present the entire value chain for processing and packaging industries: from the production of packaging materials and packaging (plastic, paper, glass, metal, etc.), packaging printing and respective processing technology at PacPro Asia 2017, pharmaceutical and cosmetic processing and packaging at CHINA-PHARM 2017 to food processing and packaging technology at FoodPex 2017 as well as bulk and outer packaging and transportation at BulkPex 2017.

The premiere staging of swop in 2015 occupied 5 halls in SNIEC and attracted 751 exhibitors and 22,626 visitors from around the world.

SAVE FOOD Debuts at swop 2017
The SAVE FOOD initiative of the partners Messe Düsseldorf, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), aiming to reduce global food waste and loss, was launched at the interpack 2011 trade fair with an international congress and a special exhibition. Next year, SAVE FOOD will debut in China during swop 2017 with a special exhibit and forum to share information with the public, especially the suppliers of solid, liquid and fresh foods and agricultural products. The problems of food waste, extending the shelf life of food and preventing spoilage and damage during transportation will also be addressed. To date, more than 140 companies and trade organizations from the industrial sector are SAVE FOOD members, including Bosch, Nestlé and DuPont. Additionally there are several hundred Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and research institutes registered with FAO under the SAVE FOOD Network.

innovationparc – Innovative Packaging, Intelligent Solutions & Packaging Industry 4.0
The swop 2017 organizers will also introduce “innovationparc”, a special section dedicated to the future development of innovative packaging. It will showcase intelligent devices and solutions for the entire industry chain of innovative packaging and explore possibilities for the future of packaging innovation, both in ecological and economic terms.

Updated "Packaging Materials and Products Zone"
The first swop event featured a successful area for "Packaging Materials and Products" in cooperation with "Packaging Family", a non-profit organization and community for packaging with more than 400 members. The “Packaging Materials and Products Zone” at swop 2015 showed the most innovative packaging materials, creativity and design. The zone at swop 2017 will be larger and include innovations in green packaging materials for environmental protection, sustainable development and packaging design.

New Show “components for Processing and Packaging”
“components” was introduced as an exhibition parallel to interpack in 2014 and will now be also held concurrently with swop for the first time. The trade fair targets companies specializing in motors and drive technology, control and sensor technology, products for machine vision, handling technology, industrial software and communication as well as complete automation systems for packaging machines. It is also directed at manufacturers of machine parts, components, accessories, peripheral equipment and components for packaging means.

China – Dynamic Growth Market for Packaging and Related Processes
A market research report provided by PWC shows that the Chinese food industry market was valued at $ 2 trillion in 2014, and the annual growth rate of the food processing industry is forecasted to reach 10% by 2020. The output value of the pharmaceutical packaging industry reached $ 11 billion in 2014, with an average annual growth rate of 10.6% in 2014-2015, while the output value of the cosmetics industry was $ 27.9 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $ 37.5 billion in 2017. In addition, the government program “Made in China 2025” will focus on topics such as intelligent and green manufacturing as well as new sustainable packaging materials. This will result in a strong and growing demand for modern technology for packaging and related processes in China in the future.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at swop 2017, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit http://www.mdna.com and www.swop-online.com; Subscribe to our blog http://blog.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/Packaging_MDNA

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Messe Dusseldorf North America Located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-781-5180. .