In less than one month, the Shanghai World of Packaging (swop) – China’s first premier one-stop platform for food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical processing and the entire packaging industry – will kick off at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre(SNIEC), the organizers are delighted to announce the preliminary details about the concurrent events. It is particularly exciting that swop 2017 has become a member of the interpack alliance, which spans all international events staged by Messe Düsseldorf under its processing & packaging portfolio. Additionally a German group pavilion will present their range of delivery and service solutions for the whole value chain with the support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy(BMWi) in cooperation with the AUMA-Associaion of the German Trade Fair Industry and accompanied by the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association. Whether in terms of exhibition image, content or international fame, swop 2017 will be a highly anticipated event for the packaging world.
swop 2017 continues to feature the entire value chain of packaging, from packaging materials production and processing, primary packaging, secondary packaging, logistics/e-commerce packaging to packaging materials and containers, all in one fair. The exhibition serves eight industries: food, beverage, bakery, confectionary, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, non-food consumer goods and industrial commodities. swop 2017, with the participation of nearly 700 exhibitors under one roof, will enable the interactions of industry players from different sectors of the packaging value chain which is totally in line with the smart, integrated, customized and green trends in manufacturing.
Many special highlights will be featured at swop 2017, a good number of them are inspired by interpack. Among them the “SAVE FOOD” initiative, a study of how to lengthen food’s storage period with innovative packaging materials and technologies, will launch its first debut at swop 2017. This not only enables food suppliers to reduce their costs but is also a good step towards environmental protection. In addition, swop again joins hands with the renowned organization Packaging Family to showcase the “FMCG Future Zone” featuring about 200 packaging materials and containers exhibitors. Once again, an exclusive presence in swop 2017.
More than a packaging trade fair, swop 2017 will also hold eight concurrent events to provide in-depth discussions on future packaging trends and strategic support for upstream and downstream enterprises in the packaging industry.
Aimed at promoting the implementation of the newly revised GMP, ISPE-CCPIE China Conference 2017 will be co-sponsored by CFDA Food and Drug Inspection Center, CCPIE (China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange) and ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering). The conference will feature in-depth discussion and exchanges on policies, regulations, automatic production and MES, new medicine-administration techniques, MAH (marketing authorization holder) system, biologics production techniques, CMC life cycle, management of clinically experimental drugs and other aspects by drug administrations, foreign and domestic experts and representatives from well-reputed enterprises. The meeting will include 14 parallel sessions, including main policies and regulation sessions, special pharmaceutical GMP session and special pharmaceutical GCP session (all lecturers and hosts of the two special sessions are in-service officials from CFDA and its inspection center.
Since its inception, swop has been energetically supported and highly recognized by nearly 40 foreign and domestic associations of related industries in packaging and processing with their high-quality buyer groups. An on-site FMCG Forum will then be held by Shanghai Beverage Association (SBA), discussing the development of FMCG packaging industry in the Yangtze River Delta, particularly the food and beverage industry.
During the 12th Five Year period of China, China embarked on intelligent packaging. When entering into the 13th Five Year period, China proposed the Made-in-China 2015 program. How to transform the manufacturing industry of China from being large to being strong while taking steps towards intelligent manufacturing, this must be taken into consideration by all packaging enterprises. Experts from the School of Mechanical Engineering Jiangnan University, Packaging Research Institute of Japan, Shanghai Zidan Printing, Shenzhen Beauty Star and Shanghai XingPack will elaborate on intelligent packaging for the audience, including intelligent food packaging, manufacturing of intelligent packaging, intelligent packaging of daily-use plastics, packaging automation and robots in Japan and China.
“SAVE FOOD” is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Environmental Program of the United Nations, UNEP, Messe Dusseldorf GmbH, and “interpack”, the world’s leading processing and packaging trade fair, aimed at providing field-to-fork solutions to the whole value chain through optimized and creative packaging, thus reducing food waste and loss throughout the world. SAVE FOOD will make its debut in China on swop 2017 through a special exhibition and summit forums (the whole of November 8). Well-known international institutions and enterprises from FAO, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, Multivac, Dupont, Berry Plastics, Danbell, Tomra Sorting and others will entertain the audience with exhibitions and theme presentations on food waste and countermeasures, food storage, extended shelf life, sterilization, air-adjusting preservation, vacuum packaging, cold storage and other technologies in China and around the world.
In addition to the FMCG Pavilion, PKG Family will also cooperate with business tycoons like Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, Shanghai Jahwa, Unilever, Jala Group, Pepsi and L’Oreal to launch three theme forums on “Innovative Packaging-Driven Business Development”, “Green Packaging, Green World” and “Cross-Industry Packaging for the Future”, respectively, on the afternoons of November 7-9 in combination, expounding the core demands for product packaging and design, providing reference for suppliers and equipment manufacturers in their future development of products and technology, exchanging ideas on future development direction, thus matching technologies and materials with the design.
Intelligent logistics is getting closer and closer to our real life. Alibaba, JD.com and other e-commerce players have launched intense market activities on intelligent logistics, the fundamental reason for which is to attract the attention of the capital world. Intelligent logistics is the trend of future development, which integrates almost all the currently-available hot-spot technologies, having become one of the best competitive tactics in logistics. Whether you are manufacturers intending to modify production lines or storage and logistics of intelligent packaging, or equipment providers, system integrators and solution providers for packaging, automation and robot equipment, you can go here and jointly discuss how to optimize storage and reduce packaging costs.
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A total of 30,000 terminal visitors are expected to visit swop and many terminal tycoons from the food and beverage industries have confirmed participation in the Buyer Group Program sponsored by the organizer, including leaders related to packaging and procurement from Pepsi, Mondelez, Bright Dairy & Food, Coca-Cola and Wahaha. The Buyer Group Program aims at erecting an on-site transaction platform both for the upstream and the downstream enterprises and providing one-to-one service, shuttle bus, free lunch on the day of visit, free refreshments in a VIP lounge and other thoughtful services for corporate participants (with more than 10 people) in the Buyer Group Program and finding the most innovative packaging and processing solutions for participating companies.
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