Russia continues to provide an environment for the plastics and rubber industry and for the packaging sector. The country’s economy is still growing, and its main strengths are the size of its domestic market and its consumption-focused society. Consumer-oriented industries are therefore showing particularly dynamic growth, e.g. food and beverages, the automotive industry, construction, electrical and electronic goods, medical engineering, the chemical industry and sports and leisure. They all have one thing in common: a strong demand for plastics and rubber and for state-of-the-art functional packaging. As the modernisation of Russia’s domestic industry continues to be in need of strengthening, innovative machinery is just as much in demand as raw materials, packaging, tools, technical components and industrial services.
These are good conditions for the international exhibitors at interplastica and Upakovka/Upak Italia 2014. The two leading trade fairs in plastics and rubber and in packaging and process engineering will be held simultaneously from 28 to 31 January. Trade visitors can look forward to an even wider range than at previous events. In all, approximately 1,000 exhibitors will be showcasing their innovative products and services on a net space of about 17,000 square metres.
To cater for this increase in demand, more halls will be occupied at Moscow's exhibition centre Expocentre in Krasnaya Presnya: interplastica 2014 will be held in Halls 1, 8 and in the Forum, and Hall 3 will be used for the first time. Upakovka/Upak Italia will again be filling Halls 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.
For the exhibitors and visitors of both trade fairs the new hall distribution plan will mean an even clearer structure of products and services, while at the same time ensuring the proximity of the two exhibitions which are technically and thematically related. Moreover, stand space will be easier to expand – as requested by a number of exhibitors.
Hall 3, which is used at interplastica for the first time, will be the hub of extrusion and injection moulding in January 2014, and trade visitors can look forward to a wide range of innovative equipment. However, an extended spectrum will be on offer not only in plastics and rubber machinery, but also in the raw material sector where many new attractive exhibitors will be represented.
The exhibitors at interplastica and Upakovka/Upak Italia will be coming from around 25 different nations. The countries that will be particularly strongly represented at both exhibitions are the host country Russia as well as Germany, Italy and France. At interplastica, there will also be large delegations from Austria, Turkey, Poland and the People’s Republic of China.
The presentations of the interplastica exhibitors will be complemented by a special show entitled "Meeting Point Raw Materials" in Hall 1. The open exhibitors’ seminars with their innovative developments in raw material production and application were very well received by trade visitors in January 2013 and will therefore be continued under the proven partnership with the Russian plastics medium Plastinfo.ru.
As before, Upakovka/Upak Italia will have an accompanying programme where experts from the packaging industry will be offering additional value. The highlight will be a special show called "Future Forum - Trends for the Russian Market". This trend show will feature selected exhibitors with detailed presentations and explanations of their technical innovations. It will be a good opportunity for face-to-face chats with users who can then discuss market requirements and solutions and make new contacts.
Good prospects for fairs in Moscow