Fachpack 2022: New ideas and inspiration for the packaging sector

New Work: the brave new world of work

In the Techbox forum, the second day of the fair (28 9. 2022) is devoted entirely to the topic of “New Work”. In the “war for talent”, the increasingly fierce competition for the best talent, companies need to offer attractive working models. Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven presentation slots look at the issue from various perspectives.

For example, futurologist Hartwin Maas from the Institut für Generationenforschung (generational research institute) compares baby boomers with digital natives and explains the skills and technological capabilities that will be in demand in the new world of work (12:00–13:00). Richard Clemens, Managing Director VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Division, explores the question: “Between digitalization and sustainability: contradictory area or challenge for young talents?” (16:00–17:00). The round table hosted by BGH-Consulting (14:00–15:00) will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of new versus existing methods for winning and retaining skilled personnel, as well as the special role played by interim management. Packaging Valley Germany will present successful examples of personnel recruitment under the title “NEW WORK fully on the move! The valley of career opportunities for top talent – how companies in Packaging Valley are already winning over the skilled workforce of the future!” (10:00–11:00).

Turning point in packaging

The title of the hard-hitting and unsparing presentation by Eric Heymann from Deutsche Bank in the TECHBOX forum on the last day of the fair (29 September from 13:00–13:30) has the title: “The turning point and its challenges for the world and for packaging”. The Deutsche Bank director and senior economist takes a macroeconomic look into the crystal ball and explores the question of what the new realities about energy, supply bottlenecks and the shortage of skilled personnel will mean for developments in the coming years.

Live streaming of presentations via myFachpack

This year too, the digital add-on myFachpack for matchmaking and knowledge transfer between exhibitors, partners, speakers and visitors will extend the on-site event into the virtual environment. Ahead of the fair, from 16 September, the new tool for visitors will give them the opportunity to network with exhibitors, partners and presenters. During the event, the Packbox, Techbox and Innovationbox forums will be live streamed on myFachpack and can also be accessed there afterwards. T