ORGANISERS of CCE International have revealed there is “high demand” for space at Europe’s only specialised exhibition for the corrugated and folding carton industry.
The “increase in demand for environmentally friendly products, booming online trade and a trend for individualisation and traceability of supply chains” are all said to be increasing the production volume for corrugated and folding carton products.
The previous CCE International, held in March this year, put a focus on future-oriented applications, such as digital print on corrugated and cartonboard, and sophisticated converting techniques. The next event will be held from 12–14 March 2019 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany, with organisers stressing that the number of enquiries for stand space shows that innovative application systems are high on the agenda of this industry sector.
Nicola Hamann, managing director at organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, said, “Entering diverse markets with enhanced products requires technical know-how and expertise. The technological development of machines, processes and systems for the production and conversion of corrugated and cartonboard has become much faster than just a decade ago. Digitalisation has become a major driver in this industry, too. An exhibition such as CCE International is an important platform for providers of raw materials, machines, technologies and accessories to market their products to a targeted audience of buyers and users. The event also provides a valuable setting to drive innovation by expert exchange between manufacturers and users of new applications.
“With its unique focus on corrugated and folding carton, CCE International sets itself apart from more general packaging events. This is the main reason why the exhibition has now established itself as Europe’s premier specialised event for this industry sector. Exhibitors and visitors know that the exhibition is solely about manufacturing solutions for corrugated and folding carton. The current high demand for sustainable products and new application systems in this sector adds to the success of the show.”
More than 3,000m2 net stand space has already been snapped up for 2019. 150 companies from 23 countries covered a net exhibition space of 4,700m2 at the previous exhibition. The event attracted 2,130 trade visitors from 67 countries.