ALL4PACK Emballage Paris: New positioning, new content and new spaces
A new era of innovations will be introduced at the 2022 edition of ALL4PACK Emballage Paris, which has become an international reference for the entire packaging and intralogistics ecosystem.
“We want to be the forerunner of new packaging solutions [and] the production chain”, Guillaume Schaeffer, Director of ALL4PACK Emballage Paris commented during a press conference.
With just two months to go before the 2022 edition of ALL4PACK Emballage Paris from 21 to 24 November 2022, Show Director Guillaume Schaeffer presented the major innovations that will await visitors. He also took the opportunity to stress that the more difficult economic and environmental context should accelerate the revolution in which the owners of the ALL4PACK Emballage Paris brand, the Comexposium Group, are engaged.
“We are happy to be back after an absence of four years and we will all share this moment of renewed conviviality together. But above all, we are also going to meet the challenges facing the packaging and intralogistics sectors together,” Mr Schaeffer said. “Be actors of change. This is our injunction to our visitors and exhibitors in this very particular context”.
A clearer spatial organisation of the exhibition
ALL4PACK Emballage Paris is reinventing itself and adapting. With its 1,300 exhibitors, including 50% from abroad, and 66,000 visitors, of which more than 25% are international, the show offers a complete range of packaging and machinery solutions for all industries in the sector. To better orientate visitors, ALL4PACK Emballage Paris will be presented in new, clearer and more compact halls, focusing on four areas: Packaging, Printing, Intralogistics and Processing – the largest of the four halls.
“We will offer dedicated routes and guided tours to decode the innovation, an approach by material and the discovery of machines in operation. Exhibitors and visitors will be able to use our new networking app that makes it easy to find exhibitors, meet people and make appointments.”
The content will be resolutely focused on future solutions and innovation with many highlights:
- “Objective Zero Impact” space: This represents a unique hybrid event, bringing together the actors of responsible change who will seek sustainable and responsible solutions for all sectors of the industry. “Objectif Zéro Impact” aspires to be a platform for exchange and a think tank with, at the end, solutions for action through meetings, new cooperations and commitments from professionals.
- ALL4PACK Innovations area: Here will include a presentation of the major packaging trends with 100 innovative packaging designs deciphered by Fabrice Peltier, partner and expert design consultant. As for the Innovation Awards 2022 showcase, it will highlight new products from the sectors covered by the show and other international competitions such as L’Oscar de l’Emballage, SIAL Innovation, De Gooden Noot, Emballé 5.0. In 2018, more than 300 products were submitted to the competition and 46 innovations were selected by the jury members. The products will compete in the following categories: Sustainable and Responsible Solution, Design and Ergonomics, Innovative Technology and finally Future Material and Logistics Performance.
- ALL4PACK Conferences: This area will offer a complete cycle of conferences related to the major issues of the sector.
Professionals increasingly concerned about the environment according to a survey
Sustainability and respect for the environment in the packaging sector will be the major issue on which manufacturers and service providers are working. A survey conducted by ALL4PACK Emballage Paris among its community of professionals confirms this.
This survey indicates that 88% of the industry’s professionals consider the use of more environmentally friendly packaging to be a priority issue. The main reasons for this transition are consumer expectations (69%), image benefits (56%) and changes in legislation (49%).
On the other hand, it is not surprising that the cost of using environmentally friendly packaging materials (63%), availability (43%) and the quality of materials (37%) are the main barriers.
The survey also notes the emergence of new materials. While paper/cardboard and plastic dominate packaging with 77% and 73% of responses, biomaterials follow with 18%. However, the latter is expected to grow rapidly, as 37% of respondents say they will start using them within the next two years. 46% of the decision-makers surveyed said they would also use paper/cardboard. The use of single-use plastic, on the other hand, could fall by 32%, according to the respondents.
The difficult context in which ALL4PACK Emballage Paris is taking place will not prevent the sector from celebrating its reunion. “We are going to hold a big party on 23 November with all the exhibitors, buyers and partners of the show. We expect some 2,000 participants. And that too is a new feature of this 2022 edition”, Guillaume Schaeffer adds.