The program features a job fair, special historical exhibitions, and the METPACK Conference.
The global metal packaging industry will be convening at the Essen exhibition center between May 5-9, 2020. METPACK will be bringing together high-ranking, international industry professionals from along the entire value-added chain in the Ruhr metropolis of Essen. There is a consistently high level of bookings for this world-leading trade fair. All of the market leaders will be participating in the event. In addition to giving visitors and exhibitors an overview of the latest metal packaging trends and technical innovations, the trade fair will offer them added value with the new job fair.
Every three years, METPACK puts on display the full range of the state-of-the-art metal packaging technology currently available – from production to finishing. At this point in time, there is a consistently high level of reservations for stands. The approximately 300 exhibitors include well-known big names in the industry, such as Mall + Herlan, Koenig & Bauer, Soudronic, CanMan, Gebr. Leonhardt, Thyssen Krupp Rasselstein, Lanico, Metlac and Scami Imola. Moreover, the world-leading trade fair will be welcoming new exhibitors, such as Cepeda Cerlei & Mictool from Spain and ASC Machine Tools from the USA. Can Ends FZE from the United Arab Emirates will be present as a main exhibitor with its own stand for the first time.
The METPACK 2020 trade fair will take place in halls 1, 2 and 3 of the exhibition center; the south entrance located at hall 1 and the west entrance at hall 3 will be open. These entrances ensure that the layout planning will have an optimal circular path and that visitor traffic will be continual and consistent.
Trade fair program with added value
Current findings from science and research are the focus of the METPACK Conference. On May 6, 2020 experts will inform attendees about the latest findings and discuss how they can be used in practice. The call for papers is already underway. One focus of the conference will be on digitalization.
An exhibition of historical packaging machines in hall 2 will demonstrate just how quickly production technology has developed in the metal packaging industry. In a poster show in hall 1, exhibitors will also be presenting the development of their companies with a comparison of their companies back then to today.
The shortage of skilled workers is also noticeable in the metal packaging industry. For this reason, organizers have added a new job fair to METPACK 2020, which will be held in hall 3. Both job advertisements and situations wanted will have their place there.