CCE International 2023 tipped to drive innovation in corrugated and folding carton sector

ORGANISERS of CCE International have confirmed the next edition of the exhibition for the corrugated and folding carton industry will return to Munich from March 14-16, 2023.

The show incorporates InPrint Munich and will be co-located to ICE Europe, an event for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials.

The pandemic and political uncertainty have provided challenges for companies in the corrugated and folding carton industry, but the outlook is said to remain ‘promising’. Corrugated is seeing an increase in popularity, while the demand in online trade and for sustainable solutions has resulted in positive market forecasts. The progress in digitalisation also offers new opportunities.

“With the ongoing technological development of machines, processes and systems for the production and conversion of corrugated cartonboard and folding carton, digitalisation has become a major driver in this industry over the last decade,” said Patrick Herman, event director of the converting, paper and print events, on behalf of Mack-Brooks Exhibitions. “CCE International is an important platform that facilitates providers of materials, machines, technologies and accessories to market their products to a targeted audience.

“This exhibition 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, established itself as Europe’s top leading meeting point for this specialised industry sector.”

As well as providing a platform to discover the latest products and connect with the industry, the exhibition will also feature free seminars with a focus on the latest trends and topics in corrugated and folding carton production and processing.

Gerlinde Kasa, event manager of the converting, paper and print events, on behalf of Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, added, “Besides being Europe’s only dedicated exhibition for the corrugated cartonboard and folding carton industry, one aspect that really sets CCE International apart from other general packaging events is the academic instruction it offers in form of open seminars over the course of three days.

“It’s a great programme where crucial industry topics, such as sustainability, digitalisation and many more, are deep dived. It also offers an additional platform for exhibitors to present themselves and their processes.”