All4Pack tradeshow announces highlights of the 2020 edition

26 May 2020

Every two years  ALL4PACK, France's leading generalist trade fair, is the unmissable event for 79,000 professionals coming from all across Europe to discover innovative and sustainable packaging solutions offered by 1,350 exhibitors and brands. Taking place from 23rd to 26th November 2020, the next edition will be a unique opportunity in this quite singular year for the packaging and intra-logistics industry to gather and deal together with the regulatory and societal challenges currently impacting the sector.

Packaging: a necessity now more than ever

The exceptional situation we are facing in the fight against COVID-19 and the initiatives put in place to deal with it, reminds us of one essential thing: the purpose and importance of packaging. Without containers food safety, the consumption and distribution of certain products would simply not be possible. Although it has been questioned in the past, packaging plays a crucial role in our society, as it has proved itself critical in maintaining the activity of our country's strategic sectors, such as food and other essential products, health and hygiene or home deliveries.  

Beyond its major role, the packaging sector is continuously evolving. Preserving our resources and our planet is a necessity to which the sector must respond with new solutions. Faced with the scale of environmental issues, the challenges to be met are considerable. ALL4PACK, the only international exhibition focussing on packaging challenges, is the opportunity to write a new chapter in this field.

The 2020 edition, a new era for packaging

Many changes are underway in the packaging sector, which is currently experiencing a true revolution. In addition to the initiatives already taken by manufacturers to meet the demands of consumers, the goals set by the French Act for the circular economy and which was passed in February this year, will force them to speed up the process: 100% recycled plastic by 2025, a ban on single-use packaging by 2040, and from 2021, the complete abandonment of expanded polystyrene, which is widely used in food packaging.

Therefore packaging needs to be reinvented. The ALL4PACK exhibition as the forerunner of all sustainable packaging solutions and intralogistics, has made it its mission to support professionals in getting ready for this unprecedented revolution. The 2020 edition will hence be placed under the sign of change and more than ever sustainability will be at the heart of the event. 

Indeed, this year's ALL4PACK has been designed to be the avant-garde, inspiring and the one-stop-shop event for the packaging of the future. Trade visitors will be able to meet up and discuss issues affecting the sector in order to best anticipate the new challenges of today and tomorrow. 

Solutions for every sectors and materials

ALL4PACK 2020 promises a global approach to support user industries in their search for solutions combining sustainability, performance and profitability. During the event, professionals wil have the opportunity to meet domestic and international packaging, container and machine manufacturers and discover 600 machines in operation. Professionals will be able to discover a comprehensive range of specific, sustainable and responsible solutions in packaging, processing, printing and logistics.

For a better visibility and more fluid and relevant visitor experience, this year exhibitors’ various offers will be categorised by material: wood, cardboard, metal, plastic and glass. This particular layout aims to ease the visitor experience and help everyone in finding the solutions and innovations that are of their interest.

Eco-design at the heart of supply chain challenges

Rethinking packaging by promoting eco-design and reassessing its use has become a priority for manufacturers and supply chain players in order to meet the challenges of sustainability. To do so, logistics and supply chain managers are investing massively in eco-design at various levels. New solutions are being adopted both in warehouses (innovative and customised packaging to reduce empty space) and in transport (use of recycled and reusable materials; optimisation of truck volumes and fill rates). 

Visitors will find a large panel of these new answers at the ALL4PACK exhibition. They will also be able to discuss with a vast number of partners and debate together on the best choices according to production and activities, and which will lead them into designing a "tailor-made" solution.

An array of special features to round out the products on offer

The ALL4PACK exhibition, the showcase and benchmark for the innovative, sustainable and responsible packaging and logistics ecosystem, will host many special highlights as well as a rich and comprehensive series of talks and events. This will allow all professionals attendees to reflect together and share the packaging solutions of the present time and the future:

A comprehensive series of talks on sectoral issues, including new regulations and the circular economy.

The latest trends by material, packaging and intra-logistics innovations to understand the revolution that is taking place in the industry and showcased within the ALL4PACK Innovations area.

Meetings with the actors of change and exchanges on the virtuous practices of the circular economy on the new Objective Zero Impact forum.

A place for meetings and dialogue on 4.0 technologies and machine solutions for the benefit of the environment, people and the industrial performance of companies. All happening at Le LAB By Geppia, Hall 7.

ALL4PACK in figures

  • 1,350 Exhibitors & brands
  • 79,000 Professionals
  • 91% of the contacts made by the exhibitors have investment projects
  • 88% of visitor satisfaction.

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