From 4 to 10 May that time will have come around again: the world’s largest packaging trade fair, interpack, is just around the corner! But did you know we not only hold a trade fair here at our “homebase” on the topic of finishing processes and packaging? All our international events that focus on these topics are grouped under the “interpack alliance”. And there are quite a few! In addition to events in Moscow or Shanghai we are also in the starting blocks with a food packaging trade fair in Africa. The food processing & packaging exposyum (fppe) is to run from 21 to 23 November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. Reason enough to take a closer look at interpack’s younger foreign brother and the location of Africa in closer depth.
How can retailers give their shoppers an unrivalled customer journey? Which innovative concepts, technologies and designs support them in these efforts? This is what industry experts are currently learning from us at EuroShop. Until Thursday, 9 March our exhibitors presented the latest retail trends in seven Dimensions at the world’s No. 1 retail trade fair.
Without tubes, wires and cables, no industry would function, daily life would be incapacitated, and our office routine – without connection cables, metal springs (for hole punches), paper clips or telephone wires – would be practically impossible. Thus the two leading trade fairs, wire and Tube, have more significance in our everyday life than it would seem at first glance. We looked around and took advantage of the opportunity to meet with our colleagues from Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) for an interview.
There are all kinds of different jobs and activities at Messe Düsseldorf. . Today we’d like to highlight a job which is very specific and only relates to trade fairs – a hall manager. In all, there are 17 hall managers who look after the 19 exhibition halls on our premises. To find out what a hall manager actually does, we boldly ventured into the hurly-burly of the disassembly work after ProWein and just asked one of them. To be precise, we asked Frank Schaefer who manages Hall 9.
Shopping with smartphones – has long become a standard for consumers. The Nutrition Report 2016 published by the German Ministry of Nutrition and Agriculture Bundesministeriums für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft proves that some 20% of consumers use their smartphone for food shopping at the supermarket to get more information on products. EuroCIS 2016, Europe’s leading Retail Technology Trade Fair, shows how Location Based Services (LBS) virtually enhance the customer journey. The current blog post explains what exactly this means.
Digital in-store elements, iBeacons and as many pioneering products as ever: all of this is currently being showcased at EuroCIS, Europe’s leading retail technology trade fair, held at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre. To ensure a better overview PlanetRetail organises tours for trade fair visitors. Our Blogteam took part in one such “Guided Innovation Tour” on the first day of the fair: We present the innovations at EuroCIS 2015 as selected by PlanetRetail.