Packaging Innovations 2016 - Fischauktionshalle, 23 - 24 June 2016

The event for packaging design, solutions, POS and branding

Press release 28 June 2016

Packaging Innovations - "Great event, great trade public, great location."

The new event concept works!

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Press release 8 June 2016

Bottles PI

23 & 24 June. Touchdown Hamburg - It’s all about packaging!

Innovative, inspiring, hands-on: experience packaging in all its dimensions. In the rough-hewn charm of the Fish Auction Hall, Packaging Innovations is a place where countless packaging experts will meet with designers, brand owners, product managers and other fans of packaging to take part in an unusual must-see event for decision-makers, creative heads and innovators.

In about two weeks, Packaging Innovations Hamburg 2016 will open its doors at the Fischauktionshalle. This is where, on 23 & 24 June 2016, packaging that bridges the gap between design, lifestyle and art will be featured under the limelight of "Customise - Experience - Get in touch". This new creative meeting place for the POS and packaging industry will demonstrate that wrapping and packaging does not have to mean concealing!

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Interview with Martina Hofmann (Easyfairs), May 2016

Packaging Innovations Markenartikel

»More touch, more pleasure«

Verpackungen verbinden Lifestyle, Convenience und technische Raffinesse. Martina Hofmann, Easyfairs, spricht über die Sehnsucht nach Haptik, immer kürzer werdende Innovationszyklen und warum verhüllen nicht verstecken heißt.

» lesen Sie das vollständige Interview im Markenartikel 5/2016 (in German)

Press release 18 May 2016

Karim Rashid

Packaging Innovations announces Design Dandy Karim Rashid as Keynote speaker

Follow Packaging Innovations 2016 (PI) and New York design visionary

Karim Rashid into a new event & design age.The packaging & branding event in Hamburg is delighted to announce the creative pop star as the keynote speaker at the June show. The talk will be a real highlight for the event, and will be accessible for all Packaging Innovations visitors and PACKAGINGCAMP participants.*

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Press release 04 April 2016

Bottles PI

It’s all about packaging!

Multi-sensory event concept behind Packaging Innovations Hamburg 2016

Exhibition, event, showroom: Packaging Innovations on 23 & 24 June 2016 in the Fischauktionshalle Hamburg is your go-to place for everything to do with packaging. “Customise - Experience - Get in touch”: these are the three mainstays of the type of packaging that bridges the gap between design, lifestyle and art. Packaging Innovations shines a spotlight on the latest developments in branding, design, techniques and technologies, marketing, sales and industry trends. The two-day Packaging Camp, the expert lectures and panel discussions, and the glamourous Packaging Art Night complement the exhibition.

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Press release 02 February 2016

Packaging Camp

Customise – Experience – Get in Touch

Two-day anniversary programme on the occasion of the 10th edition of Empack in Switzerland

Ten years of Empack in Switzerland: an anniversary to celebrate! On 6 & 7 April 2016, the packaging industry will once again get together for their annual event at the Messe Zurich. This year's theme, Visions and Values, addresses the industry's mega-trends and provides substance for an exciting event programme, for example the short lectures of the learnShops™ series. The PACKAGINGCAMP workshop conveys highly pertinent know-how about product development. Some 4,000 trade visitors are expected to attend the show.

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Press release 28 January 2016


We won a 2016 iF DESIGN AWARD!

Papertown and Packaging Innovations – a story about having the courage to do your own thing.

A call to break away from rigid structures, to leave the safety of the familiar and traditional and, above all, to think BIG!

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Press release 25 January 2016


Packaging meets the future!

What is it that moves the world of packaging? This question and more will be answered at Empack and Label&Print at CeMAT 2016 in Hannover

The future of packaging technology and print/finishing technologies is the focus of Empack and Label&Print. In 2016, for the first time ever, the Easyfairs trade shows will take place as a 'show-in-show' concept within the larger context of the world's top intralogistics show, CeMAT, from 31 May through 3 June in Hannover. 25% of the exhibitors at Empack@CeMAT and Label&Print@CeMAT represent international companies, complementing the offerings of national providers.

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Press release 08 December 2015


Packaging brands continue their strong performance

On 6 & 7 April 2016, packaging professionals will once again convene in Zurich for their annual industry event

A veritable who's who of Swiss packaging will meet at the Zurich packaging event in 2016 This is where packaging experts from a wide range of specialities will display their solutions for the future of packaging. Some 4,000 visitors are expected to turn up to the 10th anniversary edition of Empack, taking place on 6 & 7 April 2016 in Zurich. With over 160 registrations by the beginning of December — still four months before the show is set to open — 80% of the exhibition floor space is already booked. Exciting panel discussions, workshops and free lectures offer every visitor the chance to experience the latest trends, applications and market developments.

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Press release 23 October 2015


«Empack»@CeMAT – Packaging solutions for a world on the move

Easyfairs to present innovations in packaging technology as a "show-in-show" concept for the first time at CeMAT Hanover 2016

International trade fair organiser Easyfairs has added the trade fair duo «Empack» and «Label&Print» to the Packaging Technology section at CeMAT 2016, the world's leading trade fair for intralogistics. «Empack»@CeMAT will be presenting innovations in packaging technology as a "show-in-show" concept for the first time at CeMAT Hanover 2016 from 31 May to 3 June 2016.

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Press release 13 October 2015

10 Jahre Jubiläum

Easyfairs presents its packaging show suite – individuality counts

Empack celebrates an important anniversary: the top industry event for packaging in Switzerland will take place for the tenth time in 2016.

‘Visions and values’ is the core theme of the 2016 Easyfairs packaging shows in Germany and Switzerland. Ten years ago, Empack was launched in Switzerland as a unique show concept. This standalone trade show for packaging solutions, processes and design has since blossomed into three successful, Europe-wide show brands: Empack, Packaging Innovations and Label&Print. They offer the ideal setting for presenting – to exactly the right audience – the latest visionary developments in packaging technology, design and branding. In Germany, Empack 2016 will make its debut in Hannover alongside the leading show for intralogistics, CeMAT, resulting in a more international orientation. Casting packaging as the offspring of design, lifestyle and art is the focus of Packaging Innovations 2016, which is set to take place in the Fischauktionshalle Hamburg.

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Press release 15 June 2015

The wrapper is everything – "Packaging Art House" as art object and event space

Art-as-packaging provides room for unique brand-staging concepts within the framework of Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print in Hamburg, Hannover, Zurich and Vienna.

Enveloped in a delicate honeycomb structure of corrugated cardboard: visually and technically stunning, the “Packaging Art House” provides a new viewpoint onto the topic of packaging as marketing tool and design object per se. The concept was developed by the Viennese design studio, Papertown, in cooperation with Easyfairs. Under the headline "the wrapper is everything", the organiser of the international packaging events Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print is planning to use the “Packaging Art House” in upcoming shows as a platform for special exhibits and extraordinary installations as well as for presentations of exclusive brands and products.

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Press release 02 April 2015

The World of Packaging proves itself again, will be expanded!

The World of Packaging Zurich 2015, with its trio of shows encompassing Empack, Packaging Innovations and Label&Print, confirms once more its position as the top event for the Swiss packaging industry. On both show days (25 & 26 March), visitors informed themselves about the latest trends and innovations through the diverse offerings along the entire packaging process chain.

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Press release 27 March 2015

Strong performance by packaging shows

After two intensive show days, Welt der Verpackung Zurich has come to a successful close. With its individual trade fairs Empack, Packaging Innovations and Label&Print, the trend-setting Swiss packaging event once again proved its drawing power, cementing its leading position. In total, 232 exhibitors used the show as a platform for targeted networking and doing business.

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Press release 24 February 2015

Online Planner «my easyDay» designs individual trade fair tours

The «World of Packaging » comprising the trade fair trio of «Empack», «Packaging Innovations» and «Label&Print» will be unveiled on 25 & 26 March 2015 in Zürich with a fresh new look and inspired by practical concepts. «Myeasyday», for example, is a new visitor service provided by Easyfairs: Individual tour suggestions make it easier to find your way round the trade fair halls and gives you rapid access to programme highlights and the exhibitors of your choice. 3D print technology can be experienced live by participants in the workshops of 3D-Model AG. Places are limited – so register now! And for those who have not yet seen the extraordinary «All-In Cardboard» stand design made exclusively from corrugated paper, get yourself off to the trade fair! If you register online in advance you secure free entry! 

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Press release 11 February 2015

New record: Nearly 3,400 visitors attend the Easyfairs packaging shows in Hamburg

With a total of 3395 visitors in 2015, the triple trade show – Empack, Packaging Innovations and Label&Print – set a new record in Hamburg. "That's 30 percent more visitors than in 2014 – a really excellent result," says Martina Hofmann, Event Director for the Easyfairs packaging shows in the DACH region. "This success confirms that we're on the right track." On both show days (25 & 26 March), visitors informed themselves about the latest trends and innovations through diverse offerings along the entire packaging process chain. Exhibitors made intensive use of the show for networking and doing business.

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Press release 28 January 2015

CeMAT strengthens the packaging sector

– Collaboration between Deutsche Messe AG and Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH

Deutsche Messe AG is strengthening the packaging technology business segment at CeMAT 2016 with the Empack and Label&Print trade
fair programmes. Representatives of Deutsche Messe have signed a
strategic partnership agreement with Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH under
which Empack and Label&Print will in future be organised as guest events
at CeMAT. They will appear in this format for the first time in Hanover from
31 May to 3 June 2016 – the event organisers are expecting around 200
exhibitors across 10,000 m2 of floor space.

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Press release 28 January 2015

Easyfairs strengthens its trade show brands in the DACH-region with market-oriented concepts

Die Weiterentwicklung starker Marken in der Messewirtschaft mit zukunftsweisenden und inspirierenden Veranstaltungen für das Fachpublikum: Das steht im Mittelpunkt der strategischen Aktivitäten der Easyfairs-Gruppe in den kommenden Monaten. „Wir arbeiten daran, für 2016 die einzelnen Messe-Brands in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz noch stärker auszubauen und passgenau auf die Bedürfnisse der Aussteller und Fachbesucher auszurichten“, kündigt Martina Hofmann, Event Director DACH für die Messen «Empack», «Packaging Innovations» und «Label&Print», an.

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Press release 19 January 2015

Artexis Easyfairs unveils new name, strategy and corporate identity

Artexis Easyfairs has formally merged into a single organisation with a common corporate identity and mission, “Visit the future”. Its joint vision is “to serve communities, to be at the forefront of marketing and technology and to develop talent and share best practices within the Group”.
The mission, strategy and new identity are outlined in detail in the Artexis Easyfairs 2013-14 Activity Report, which is published today.

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Press release 12 January 2015

Experience the Multimedia World of Packaging

Top companies including the Model Group and Chromos AG to exhibit at the industry event in Zurich

Two compact show days full of information, discussions and valuable business contacts: that's what you'll find at Welt der Verpackung 2015 on 25 & 26 March 2015 in Zurich. Visitors can look forward to a wide variety of specialty offerings from the entire packaging supply chain. Among the exhibitors are such renowned companies as the Model Group and Chromos AG. Using the new easyFairs online tool,, you can plan your visit in advance to meet your own particular requirements. It pays to visit!

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Press release 12 December 2014

World of Packaging Hamburg 2015 – with a finger on the pulse of the latest packaging trends

Many innovative products will be on display at World of Packaging, which on 28 - 29 January 2015 will draw representatives from a wide spectrum of packaging-consuming industries to the Hamburg Messe. Free workshops and mini-seminars on the latest hot topics complement the many-faceted exhibition programme at Empack, Packaging Innovations and Label&Print. 

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Press release 2 October 2014

«The World of Packaging Hamburg 2015» bigger than ever!

Larger and with new focal areas: The show previously known as "Verpackung" will premiere under its new name, «Empack», on 28 – 29 January 2015 in Hamburg. In its tenth year of existence, this central meeting point for the packaging industry is still growing:

» read more (in German)

Press release 28 August 2014

Micarna SA wins the easyFairs Green Packaging Award 2014

» Press release (in German)

Press release 22 July 2014

Pointing the way with new events

Clear structures and promising projects – easyFairs® Switzerland is aiming a growth strategy for the upcoming trade show year. The established formats «Solids» (Schüttgut)  and «Empack» (Verpackung) will be aligned internationally. The aim is a target group focused and a versatile development of the trade show offer. The new format «Automation&Electronics» will be launched in Lausanne and Zurich. Starting the 1st July 2014 the easyFairs-team in Muttenz is reinforced by Christian Rudin. 

» Press release

Press release 23 May 2014

Passion for Packaging – Conference

Accompanying the show «Packaging Innovations», easyFairs Switzerland GmbH organized for the first time the «Passion for Packaging – Conference».

The focus was laid on catering, luxury and design products and goods in the high-end price segment which feature an appropiate packaging. 

» Press release (in German)

Press release 15 May 2014

For the first time, easyFairs goes public with data on CO2 emissions for one of its events

The bottom line on greenhouse gases resulting from «Verpackung Zürich 2014» and «Packaging Innovations 2014» has now been tallied: According to the calculations of environmental consultants ClimatePartner, for both show days and across a range of categories, a total of 260,469.031  kg of CO2 (or equivalents) were generated. Mobility – travel and transportation by car, train and plane – was the source of most of the emissions.

To offset the CO2 produced in association with the event, easyFairs is voluntarily supporting an environmental protection project in Ghana.

» Press release

» Details of the result (in German)

» Compensation: certificate and description of the project (in German)

Press release 2 April 2014

Comments of the exhibitors of the Packaging Innovations Zürich 2014

Successful premiere – Packaging Innovations Zürich attracts enormous interest

easyFairs hit a successful landing point with its first «Packaging Innovations Zürich 2014»: 123 exhibitors and 4095 visitors attended the European show for creativ packaging, design and brandbuilding. The visitors could also benefit from the co-located show «Verpackung Zürich 2014».

» read here the comments of the exhibitors (in German)

Comments of the exhibitors of the Verpackung Zürich 2014

4‘095 visitors provide a record at the easyFairs packaging show

» read here the comments of the exhibitors (in German)

Press release 28 March 2014

Final report

easyFairs packaging shows set two new records!

237 exhibitors and 4095 registered visitors: that was the count when Verpackung Zürich 2014 and Packaging Innovations Zürich 2014 finally closed their doors. With this outstanding outcome, the eighth edition exceeded all previous easyFairs packaging shows in Switzerland – in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors alike!

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Press release 10 March 2014

easyFairs® sets out its stand for the future of packaging

Trade show organiser streamlines its portfolio with three core show concepts

easyFairs, the internationally active trade show organiser with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is streamlining its packaging portfolio across all markets based on three core show concepts: «Empack», «Packaging Innovations» and «Label&Print».

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