METPACK 2023 opens from 2 to 6 May

The next world's leading trade fair for metal packaging, METPACK, will be held at Messe Essen from May 2 to 6, 2023. After the past run was first postponed due to the effects of the Corona pandemic and then had to be cancelled, the global industry highlight is now reopening in the usual three-year cycle and parallel to interpack (May 4 to 10, 2023). In addition to packaging, the range of products presented by the more than 300 exhibitors at METPACK recently includes machinery and equipment for the production of cans, lids and bases, as well as filling and sealing systems. Interested exhibitors will soon find the application documents at www.metpack.de.

"We are confident that METPACK 2023 can take place with its usual size and internationality. On the part of the exhibitors, we have recently experienced a lot of understanding and encouragement. The message was clear: The industry needs METPACK and would rather come back to Essen today than tomorrow. Due to the interpack taking place in Düsseldorf at the same time, we are again expecting considerable synergies with the visitors," says Oliver P. Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen. METPACK is the world's most important meeting place for the metal packaging industry. The trade fair visitors are for the most part decision-makers from the global food and chemical industry.

The can of tomorrow: flexible, lightweight and smart manufactured

Since 1993, the industry has been presenting its impressive innovative strength in Essen. Messe Essen honors exhibitors of particularly outstanding and forward-looking products with the METPACK Innovation Award, the winners of which are announced during the show. Current trends will also be the subject of the METPACK Conference, at which representatives from industry and science will provide insights into the future of metal packaging. This is characterized, among other things, by more product variety, less material and networked production.