After a six-year break due to the pandemic, interpack, the world's largest trade show for the packaging and related process industries, will return, from May 4–10 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Less than a year before the start of the event, interpack is already fully booked out and will occupy the entire exhibition area. Interested companies can still register for the waiting list for a chance to exhibit.

interpack 2023 will occupy 18 halls and feature targeted exhibition areas, new special shows, and forums to demonstrate the industry's innovative strength. Around 2,700 exhibitors from around the world will present leading technology and packaging trends from the entire value chain. After six years, numerous new developments are on the market.

interpack will demonstrate how megatrends such as connectivity, security, and sustainability impact the future of the constantly evolving packaging industry. “Conditions like scarcity of resources and disrupted supply chains pose great challenges to the industry, while simultaneously factors such as increasing demand, new technology, and a growing awareness of sustainability offer tremendous opportunities to take huge strides forward,” said Thomas Dohse, project director for interpack. “interpack is the place where the industry creates the future on a global level."

Visitors from the food industry will find everything in one area at interpack 2023. The same applies for visitors from the beverages, confectionery, bakery, pharma, cosmetics, non-food, and industrial goods sectors.

This refined layout was made possible by a new concept for the exhibition halls, which will be implemented for the first time in 2023. The other focal points of the exhibition—packaging materials and packaging goods, machines for labelling and marking, production of packaging material, and integrated printed packaging—will also be brought together in their own halls. Exhibitors at the accompanying suppliers' fair "components" will also have their own hall. This will provide visitors with optimum orientation and enable them to plan their visit to the trade show effectively.

interpack is a source of inspiration for progressive and visionary concepts and is expanding its ancillary program accordingly. Planning is currently underway for various special shows and forums. For example, specially themed days ensure that visitors receive targeted information With this, interpack will present answers to the current challenges facing the packaging industry. Next year's event will specifically focus on the topics of circular economy, resource management, digital technologies, and product safety.