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Fieramilano, Milan - Italy, 19-23 May 2015


It’s the most comprehensive display of processing and packaging industry and materials in the food and non-food industries. It’s the key hub for influential visitors from around the world, with each edition growing in attendance and participant’s satisfaction. It’s a crucial event for presenting exceptional technologies and for helping all attending business communities, providing a state-of-the-art overview of the industry. It’s the world-leading event for dry pasta manufacturing technology. It’s a not-to-miss training opportunity for all industry operators on critical issues including innovation, sustainability and future prospects; it enables them to be a part of the industry’s ongoing global development, providing exceptional innovation concepts and capabilities that it takes to do business.


It’s a total exhibition experience at the heart of a world-renowned exhibition complex. It’s a successful exhibition as it is truly designed around its target markets with the support of the Steering Committee, which includes the event’s stakeholders and helps the organizers make operational decisions.


11,312 54,730 buyers

IPACK-IMA is a global event anticipated by thousands of exhibitors and buyers, providing visibility, voice and momentum to all industry players.

1,300 exhibitors 35 countries 7 halls


visiting companies



A success measured in numbers*


satisfied buyers

93% 90%

buyers involved in decision-making

satisfied exhibitors


*Data refers to the 2012 edition.

Great news in store at IPACK-IMA 2015. SEVEN complementary trade exhibitions for a one-of-a-kind world event.

The joint staging of the most important trade exhibitions ensures perfect synergy for represented industries. These include IPACK-IMA, the leading exhibition in processing and packaging the highly specialized Meat-Tech, Processing & Packaging for the Meat Industry; Fruitech Innovation, staging fruit and vegetable technology from post-harvest to distribution; Dairytech, the first exhibition for the processing and packaging of the dairy industry; Intralogistica Italia, the first-ever edition of an exhibition dedicated to logistics and material handling technology organized in partnership with Deutsche Messe; Converflex, specializing in package printing and converting technology; Grafitalia, showcasing the printing, graphic design and communication industries. With their comprehensive product and service display, unparalleled business potential and in conjunction with the Expo 2015, the seven B2B events combined provide a not-to-miss opportunity attracting over 2,500 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors.

Unparalleled potential

After 2015 the seven shows will continue to be staged jointly every three years, thus becoming the meeting place and a landmark event for global visitors and buyers across the entire supply chain.







IPACK-IMA and Expo 2015: together for a one-of-a-kind event. An opportunity giving the exhibition a crucial role and exceptional world resonance.

IPACK-IMA is the only event recognized by the Expo as Italy’s leader in processing and packaging technology (both food and non-food). The wide-ranging global activities and efforts IPACK-IMA 2015 has been developing to fight the loss of foodstuffs and ensure high food safety standards through cutting-edge processing and packaging technologies are a perfect match for the main issue tackled by the Universal Exposition: “Feeding the planet, Energy for life”. IPACK-IMA 2015 is planning multiple seminars and conventions to discuss these issues as well as a sustainable vision for technology and social development.

IPACK-IMA 2015: a project for the future. IPACK-IMA’s competence and technology promote “Sustainable Packaging for Development”.

From 2009 to today, Ipack-Ima has undertaken an important path towards food safety and sustainability in its broader meaning: economic, cultural, social sustainability as well as the study of production processes for the development of technologies capable of improving the quality of life. With its specific competences and partnerships with UNIDO and UN food agencies WFP, FAO and IFAD*, today Ipack-Ima spa is widely recognized as a leading body for the development of events and initiatives placing technology at the heart of sustainable development.

Food safety and sustainability

2009 Milan - International Convention “More technology, safety and quality, less world hunger” held during IPACK-IMA 2009.

2010 Bologna - Symposium “Ipack-Ima Days”. Technologies for food safety. 2011 Milan - Symposium “Ipack-Ima Days”. Technology for fresh, super-fresh and convenience food.

2012 Milan - International Convention “Enhancing Food Safety and Food Security in

African Countries. Packaging & Processing Technologies from the Farm’s Gate to the Consumer Table“ held during IPACK-IMA 2012.

2013 Africa: Rwanda, Kigali - International Conference “Sustainable Packaging for Competitiveness and Development of SMEs in EAC Region”.

2014 2015

Africa: Kenya, Nairobi - East Afripack THE Processing, Packaging and Converting Technologies Exhibition in the East Africa Region (September 9-12 2014). Milan - International Convention “Sustainable Packaging for Development” held during IPACK-IMA 2015 in collaboration with EXPO 2015.

* WFP (World Food Programme) FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)

Innovation and internationality: IPACK-IMA’s strengths.

With nine business communities and constant attention to each macro-sector, IPACK-IMA proves it is truly designed around its target markets and is capable of offering participants a real window into future scenarios. The Ipack-Ima Observatory, involving a sample of nearly 1,000 Italian companies from across the entire industrial supply chain, studies and profiles both technology manufacturers and end users from IPACK-IMA’s nine major business communities, providing one-of-a-kind analyses and forecasts.

94% are interested in innovation of IPACK-IMA 2012 visitors


% of IPACK-IMA 2012 visitors

are satisfied with the innovative product offer

*ICE - Italian Trade Agency


sample companies

Innovation has its maximum expression in top industrial quality, which plays a crucial role in IPACK-IMA 2015. With a wide-ranging, highly diversified display of high-level technology solutions IPACK-IMA attracts buyers from all over the world, who participate in high numbers with the assistance of the Buyers Program developed in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and ICE*.

Business Communities

A HIGH-LEVEL, forward-looking place to meet.


foreign buyers

IPACK-IMA 2015 is certified with ISFCERTÂŽ-ACCREDIA (ISO 25639/2008), the first global body qualified for the certification of exhibition statistical data. This achievement provides access to the development and internationalization programs set up by the Ministry of Economic Development and ICE.

foreign exhibitors

The ample product and services displayed, combined with a far-reaching network developed by IPACK-IMA with major associations and international institutions ensures a large influx of buyers from outside of Italy – 60% from Europe and 40% from developing countries. International participation is growing constantly: from 29% of foreign exhibitors in 2009 to 35% in 2012; from 25% of foreign buyers in 2009 to 29% in 2012, coming from 120 countries and having extensive decision-making power.

35% 29%

IPACK-IMA 2015: strong attention to market dynamics. A focused approach to face change up-close.

Special attention will be given to some of the exhibition’s most dynamic business communities through the creation of specific exhibition areas and related initiatives. The 2015 edition will also be giving increased visibility to specific market niches, in which processing and packaging technology provides significant contribution to product innovation. Likewise, visitors will also benefit from a special focus on technologies used across the nine business communities with two thematic routes, one dedicated to traceability and labelling – called Labeltrack – and the other to liquid filling for the food and non-food industry – Liquidtech Innovation.

Special areas and initiatives for a total EXHIBITION experience. Innovation as a special mark of distinction.

One of the many features of the 2015 edition will once again be the Innovation Corners, areas designed for exhibitors to present their technology innovations supported by a rich meeting calendar running throughout the exhibition. Plan the future. A multidisciplinary area developed in partnership with the National Packaging Consortium (Conai), to promote sustainable development in packaging. It involves research institutes, associations and universities and features seminars, roundtables and workshops. Packaging for Vending. A project coordinated by CONFIDA – the Italian Association vending industry focused on packaging innovation for vending machines. Participants will benefit from a wide range of discussion and networking opportunities: a dedicated exhibition area, a special convention and awards for the best packaging designed for this rapidly developing distribution channel. IPACK-IMA 2015 will also host two special initiatives: the Packaging Oscars awards ceremony – organized by the Italian Packaging Institute – for which IPACK-IMA sponsors the Technology Section; and the WorldStar Packaging Awards ceremony, since 1970 assigned by WPO (World Packaging Organisation) to the world’s best packaging. All winning products will be on display at the exhibition.

26 conventions,

seminars, workshops, roundtables with



Data refers to the 2012 edition


company presentations

IPACK-IMA and the business communities: an EVER-EVOLVING dialogue. A successful show with deep roots in the production industry. IPACK-IMA is actively involved in the development of the business communities connected to its 9 major target markets, for which it is an important landmark. This great success was made possible by a constant effort to grow and cater to the specific needs of all industry players. During the 2012 edition, the high number of visiting companies active in the nine business communities contributed significantly to increasing contact opportunities for exhibitors.

The business communities are designed to match demand and offer of technology solutions based on their practical applications, and enable both exhibitors and buyers to get the most out of their participation in the exhibition.

Vegetable & Fruit

Fresh & Convenience Food

4,312 1,231 1,653

Chemicals – Industrial & Home


Industrial & Durable Goods


Health & Personal Care

2012 edition data. Data refers to companies operating in multiple industries.

Nine business communities



Processing Machinery Packaging Machinery Material & Consumer Packaging Industrial & Protective Packaging Labeltrack & Traceability Liquid Filling Machinery Package Manufacturing Services for the Industry Institutions, Trade Press, Associations



IPACK-IMA’s exhibition panorama


Dairy Products


Grain Based Food

IPACK-IMA 2015: an EXTENSIVE and CONSTANT presence for all to see. Worldwide communication and maximum visibility in international markets.

IPACK-IMA’s great success also stems from its ability to attract target visitors. In order to ensure significant return on investment and maximum visibility for exhibitors, Ipack-Ima spa plans and develops every promotional activity with a pervasive, global approach with the effective support of the Steering Committee. The communication plan is designed to specifically target and reach investment decision-makers from companies using the technology and services showcased at IPACK-IMA 2015. The plan involves multiple promotional channels:

One-to-one promotional actions Road Shows Website

on 84 147 articles non-Italian trade publications and websites

64 articles on dailies,

periodicals, press agencies, radio and TV networks

from 228 journalists 25 countries

Data refers to the 2012 edition

Web magazine and newsletter Dedicated App

Media coverage

LinkedIn Web and social media marketing

IPACK-IMA 2015 and Milan,the technology capital, are ready to welcome you. Worldwide visibility at the heart of a PREMIER exhibition center.

Ipack-Ima spa is the leading exhibition organizer in the field of instrumental mechanics for processing and packaging in Italy and one of the most important worldwide. With seven exhibitions combined and its conjunction with the Expo, IPACK-IMA is getting ready to welcome over 100,000 visitors who will have access to all exhibition halls as well as to the universal exposition. IPACK-IMA will occupy the closest area to the Eastern Gate of the Fieramilano – Rho exhibition center, right next to the Expo 2015 entrance and to Underground Line 1 Rho-Fiera stop. The renowned exhibition complex is equipped with cutting-edge services and facilities and can be easily reached by Underground Line 1 as well as by car, train or plane from any Italian or international location.






Ipack-Ima’s worldwide network China Mrs. Song YuanWei Tel. +86 10 64645951 - Fax +86 10 64645962 E-mail: East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda) Ipack-Ima Rep. Office Rickshaw Travels Kenya Ltd. Mrs. Eva Mirie Tel. +254 (0) 788 805532 - Fax (+254-20) 3750032 E-mail: Germany, Austria, German Switzerland Messe & Marketing Michael Pittscheidt Mr. Michael Pittscheidt Tel. +49 (0) 2253 932188 - Fax +49 (0) 2253 932488 E-mail: India IPMMI (Institute of Packaging Machinery Manufactures of India) IFCA (Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturer Association) Mr. P V Narayanan Tel. +91 22 25003334 E-mail: - E-mail: Taiwan Ching Hwa Advertisement Co. Ltd Mrs. Winnie Shih Tel. +886 4 2 2460518 - Fax +886 4 2 2460876 E-mail: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania MŽ Consulting & Fairs Mr. Matjaž Žigon Tel. +386 1 750 94 90 - Fax +386 1 754 36 58 E-mail: Turkey Onemedit Danismanlik ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti. Mrs. Bilge Tabanca Tel. +90 216 4134289 - Fax +90 216 3314703 E-mail: USA and Canada Ipack-Ima Rep. Office c/o Kellen Company Mr. Patrick Farrey Tel. +1 (630) 596 9008 - Fax +1 (630) 544 5055 E-mail:

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Ipack-Ima 2015 Fieramilano, Milan Italy 19-23 May 2015