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Get hands-on at interpack

The packaging industry is a key economic factor in the world economy with production volume estimated at somewhere around €400bn. There is a clear indication that interpack will play a central role for this sector in 2005 and also in the future.

No other trade fair offers such a panoramic overview of the latest trends and emerging developments as interpack, which opens its doors to the world of packaging, as always in Düsseldorf, from April 21-27, 2005. The debut event was staged in 1958, and the fair has continued to evolve steadily ever since.

Despite technological advancements such as e-mail, the internet and high-speed data transmission across the globe, a trade fair is irreplaceable, offering the very best opportunity to gather in-depth information, meet and talk to experts, find tailored solutions to specific challenges and get up to speed on the latest market data and trends.

This is what interpack offers visitors, and it is unparalleled by any other packaging industry trade fair worldwide.

interpack has never been bigger. Despite still cloudy economic skies in some parts of the world, all available exhibition halls at the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Centre were already fully booked again by the closing date for registrations in early 2004. That means 18 clearly structured halls brimming with innovations in packaging machinery, packaging and confectionery machinery. interpack 2005 is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Tickets, travel and hotel packages are available at a discounted rate from Packaging Today. However, readers must quote a special reference number to qualify – see below for more details. A day ticket costs £20.80, a three day ticket £48. A catalogue costs £16.60 and catalogue + CD rom, £23.20, both including postage.

Special reader offer

Packaging Today, the UK’s official packaging media partner for interpack 2005, is now offering its readers a unique and cost-effective travel, accommodation and advance ticket booking service.

Due to the sheer size and scale of the event, sourcing accommodation in the centre of Düsseldorf at affordable prices can be difficult.

Packaging Today has negotiated special prices on air travel, hotel accommodation, entrance tickets and advance catalogues.

For example, a 2-night stay in 3-star accommodation [with breakfast] in Düsseldorf and including a return flight with Air Berlin from Stansted Airport can cost as little as £585.

Alternatively, readers can obtain hotel accommodation only and/or purchase advance entrance tickets and catalogues at specially discounted prices only available to readers of Packaging Today.