This was the unanimous sentiment among the 2,700 exhibitors from 60 nations in all of the 19 fully booked halls of the Düsseldorf trade fair centre from 12 to 18 May 2011, said the press release of the organisation.

“At our stand, there was huge interest in our products. We generated 30 per cent more contacts than in 2008, including members of top management, brand manufacturers and many potential new customers. The message from numerous other exhibitors has been much the same. interpack has confirmed the stability of the positive economic trends,” says Christian Traumann, President of interpack 2011 and Managing Director of exhibitor Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller.

The results of the visitor survey confirm the impressions of exhibitors. Particularly striking is the further significant increase in the proportion of decision-makers over the previous fair. Almost three quarters of trade visitors come from management – an absolutely exceptional figure. An especially large proportion of trade visitors came from top management, who turned out at interpack in even greater force. interpack’s internationality again underlines its standing as the world’s most important trade fair in its sector. Over 100,000 of the total of 166,000 trade visitors travelled to the fair from abroad, which is a share of over 60 per cent. The visitor verdict on the scope of the trade fair couldn’t have been better. Sustainability, safety and convenience were the overriding themes in the exhibition halls.

Because of the Eurovision Song Contest, there was a shift in the pattern of visits. Many experts only arrived after the song contest final on 14th May, which took place in the arena in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition grounds.

interpack 2011 also gained a special appeal due to the choice of the special themes and the way they were presented. Unparalleled in quality worldwide, these themes made interpack all the more into a unique communication platform – this was the feedback from the participating companies and visitors alike.

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