Once again, andina pack has confirmed its position as the leading trade fair in the sector of processing and packaging technologies for the Andean region and Central America. From 19-22 November 2019, 545 exhibitors, with a 53.7 % international presence, from 25 countries including Colombia, presented their products and solutions for the Food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries in Bogotá, Colombia. One of the biggest growing participations was Brazil which had a presence of 67 companies, 45.6 % higher than the presence in the 2017 version. In addition, 17,789 trade visitors benefited from the unique access to innovations, trends and market solutions.
Exhibitors especially highlighted the high increase in the quality of trade visitors showing in the first days of the fair, many machines sold, which boosted business throughout the week.
"andina pack 2019 is an excellent trend and business platform, as well as a profitable meeting point for exhibitors and trade visitors. In the context of packaging regulations and the target of using less plastic and replacing this with new materials instead, different machinery, more efficient processes and technologies gain importance and new needs and demands arise. Therefore, Colombia and its neighbours offer considerable potential markets for the processing and packaging industries. andina pack brings all these supplies and demands together in one place," were the words of Anne Schumacher, Vice President of Food and Food Tech of Koelnmesse GmbH during the opening ceremony of andina pack 2019.
Growth in international exhibitors
The growth in international exhibitors at andina pack, shows and recognises the potential of their products, and are opening up the growing market for their business activities. The participation of pavilions such as Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and United States, strengthens the participation of these countries that are accompanied with their respective representatives who have collaborated throughout the participation process and that in each version improve their presence.
In this version andina pack had the collaboration of the Colombian Association of Food Science and Technology (ACTA) and the Argentine Institute of Packaging (IAE), who supported the organisation of the entire academic agenda. According to Silvio Colombo, IAE expert: “The challenge of containing, conserving, transporting and protecting has increased, especially in materials and their properties, in order to guarantee low wall thicknesses to facilitate recycling and interaction with the environment.”
During the four days of the fair, andina pack had an extensive academic agenda with highlight topics such as: Regulatory Issues, Safety, Packaging, Innovation and Materials and Sustainability with the participation of national and international speakers.
Future-oriented events and congress programme
The complete programme of the event and the innovation capsule were also a great success inside andina pack. Both offers were focused on products oriented to the future and developments in the industry, which convinced the exhibitors and commercial visitors. On the agenda were the latest global trends of the industry, its implications and possibilities of moving to the market and industry in Latin America.
Many exhibitors also made use of the opportunity offered by “speakers’ corners" to present their new products in short sessions to a large audience.
The initiative includes “Botella de amor”, a proposal which explained by recycling bottles and plastic made by individuals and large industries such as Alpina, Bimbo and Nutresa who want to close their cycle of plastic use, build houses made with plastic waste for people of vulnerable population.
Opinions of exhibitors and innovations present in andina pack
"That Corferias has koelnmesse as a partner, who is an expert in all areas associated with fairs and events, both in Germany and around the world brings each version undeniable benefits for the positioning and visibility of the andina pack fair, the figures in terms of participation of exhibitors and international visitors prove it”. Maria Catalina Restrepo, Marketing Coordinator, Juan Neustadtel S.A.S, Colombia.
"The alliance Corferias and Koelnmesse encourages the participation of the foreign sector, for this reason it is more interesting for the approach and possible negotiations with other countries. andina pack will always be the possibility of expanding our business international expectations, as the participation of visitors to the fair, not only national, but also international, also strengthens the ties already established with companies that were already working in key”. Freddy Wilches, Project Manager Ingelogin Ltda, Colombia.
"This is the fourth time we are in andina pack, but we had always come with our representative in Colombia. For the first time, we are present with the brand Teixpac Latam as our own subsidiary from Spain. At the fair we have three different types of equipment, but the innovation is a packaging machine with carton and skin that improve the life of the product, through vacuum. Colombia has a very important growth potential after Brazil, with an understood future. This is the year of change, and we are closing good deals. Packaging is in a moment of great variety" Spanish representative of Teixpac, Italy.
"To promote the Brazilian pavilion, we have an agreement with APEX (Promotion, Investment and Export Agency of the Brazilian Government) and ABIMAQ to promote the export of machinery and equipment. For 10 years we have been strengthening the commercial relationship in order to be a strong commercial partner with Colombia. This is the fifth time we have participated in andina pack". Representative of ABIMAQ, Brazil.
The next andina pack will take place from 9-12 November 2021
Koelnmesse - Global Competence in Food and FoodTec
Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising food fairs and events regarding food and beverage processing. Trade fairs such as the Anuga, ISM and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organises food and food technology trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business.Further information is available at: http://www.global-competence.net/food/
The next events:
ProSweets Cologne, Cologne, Germany 02.02.-05.02.2020
ISM, Cologne, Germany 02.02.-05.02.2020
ANUFOOD Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil 09.03.-11.03.2020
With more than 60 years of trade fair experience, Corferias pursues the goal of intensifying relations between Colombia and the Global community through the organisation of the trade fairs, exhibitions, congress and events. Corferias has the largest fair grounds in the Andean Region and its disposal in Bogotá.www.corferias.com
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