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Tailored tours at interpack

With interpack now only a couple of months away [21-27 April], the organisers have announced that daily tours concentrating on selected sectors will be available throughout the seven-day show. Small groups of visitors will be taken directly to a maximum of six exhibitors representing that tour’s particular focus.

The language spoken for the visits to the stands will be German, but we have been advised that, on request, they can also be conducted in English.

The timings for the daily tours are as listed below:-

Tour 1: Food/confectionery 10.10 am

Tour 2: Pharmaceuticals/cosmetics 10.10 am

Tour 3: Beverages 10.20 am

Tour 4: Non-food/chemicals/technical products 10.20 am

Tour 5: Labelling/coding & marking/RFID 10.30 am

Tour 6: Controls/automation 10.30 am

Tour 7: Packaging/materials 10.30 am

To take part will cost €45 per person per tour, or €35 if booked before March 21. Further information and registration forms are available at

For 2005 interpack is hosting in the region of 2300 exhibitors from 59 countries with stand space of more than 160,000m².

The show is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Tickets, travel and hotel packages are available at a discounted rate from Packaging Today –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. now has the full exhibitor list posted.

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 [including breakfast] in Düsseldorf, 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.

For further information and booking forms, please contact Sheridan Evans on tel: +44 (0)1442 288295 or email quoting reference PTRTip05/105.