Alert Packaging at IFFA 2019
Thank you to all those who stopped by our exhibition stand to discuss all things Flexible Packaging.
For six days, IFFA – The No. 1 for the meat industry – showed how the sector can get fit for the future. From the smart meat factory, packaging trends and food safety, via clean labelling, to the growing expectations on meat quality, IFFA exhibitors provided answers to the demands of the meat-processing industry and the butchers’ trade. And this against the background of an excellent investment climate.
IFFA has once again shown that it is not only one of our longest-established trade fairs but also, above all, the global meeting place for the sector. Seven out of ten visitors came from outside Germany. IFFA is the family meeting place of the meat-processing sector – the meat industry, the machine manufacturers, the packaging companies, the spice suppliers, the trade and butchers. Many of these companies have been in the hands of the same family for generations and IFFA is where they meet to shape the future every three years.
This was also confirmed by the results of a visitor poll conducted by Messe Frankfurt: 96% of trade visitors gave IFFA a positive rating. On the exhibitor side, too, there was also an outstanding echo with an overall level of satisfaction of 92%.
Also important in the packaging field are smart solutions to protect meat and meat products whereby the spotlight is on resource conservation and sustainability in terms of the energy efficiency of machines and process chains, as well as climate-neutral packaging. All in all, the outlook for meat-industry suppliers is positive with worldwide meat production expected to rise by five percent per annum until 2027.
Facts and figures: IFFA 2019
Around 67,000 visitors from 149 countries = +7% (2016: 62,440 from 142 countries*)
1,039 exhibitors from 49 countries (2016: 1,036 from 51 countries)
120,000 square metres of exhibition space (+ 9%)