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August 2015

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188
E-mail: ameerboth@mdna.com

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


From January 26 – 29, 2016, the Expocentre in Moscow will again host UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA 2016, 24th International Trade Fair for Processing, Packaging and Printing. Exhibitor applications are available online at www.upakovka-upakitalia.de. The event will be organized by Messe Düsseldorf and its Russian subsidiary OOO Messe Düsseldorf Moscow in cooperation with the Italian event coordinator Centrexpo. Messe Düsseldorf is renowned as the organizer of interpack, the No. 1 international trade fair for the packaging industry held every three years in Germany.

UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA is the only exhibition for its industry in Russia showcasing the entire value chain. Exhibit categories include packaging machinery and devices, machinery and equipment for the production, converting, processing and printing of packaging materials (for food & beverage, confectionery & bakery, pharmaceuticals & cosmetics, consumer goods (non-food) and industrial products) as well as logistics and storage equipment.

While Russia’s weak ruble, declining oil prices and challenging political situation are affecting the Russian market for packaging and process technology, business has by no means come to a halt. Russia and its neighboring countries still have a substantial demand for investment and an unbroken interest in advanced machinery, production and process technology and high-tech materials. The domestic food processing and packaging industry is under pressure to improve its competitive edge in order to substitute the decline in imports. Business owners and industrialists are keen to find innovative technologies and maintain or establish business contacts with suppliers.

interplastica 2016, 19th International Trade Fair Plastics and Rubber, will again be held concurrently with UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA, providing participants with added synergies. Over 900 exhibitors from various countries are expected for the 2016 staging of the two events. About 19,000 visitors from Russia and CIS countries came to the previous staging in 2015.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA 2016 or interplastica 2016, 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 our web site http://www.mdna.com; Subscribe to our blog http://blog.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/Plastics_MDNA and http://twitter.com/Packaging_MDNA

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