From 19 to 22 November 2012, the international packaging actors have made a date to meet in Paris in order to learn about and explore the latest thinking and innovation in packaging.  All the demands in the packaging chain are covered, from raw materials to finished product, not forgetting the related machinery and services. This 40th exhibition aims to be both an exceptional platform for exchanging information, sourcing and inspiration to the packaging industry and to show that innovation is, more than ever, at the
centre of the user companies’ strategic challenges.

According to Véronique Sestrières, Exhibition Director, “the key thread running through the 40th EMBALLAGE exhibition is PACK SMART! Innovations & Solutions, Everything you Need to Know in highlighting all the
intelligence present in the sector overall. In spite of multiple and converging demands, arising either from user market diversity, complex regulations or economic climate, the packaging industry has demonstrated exceptional
capability to innovate. And the 40th anniversary of EMBALLAGE is a dazzling occasion to prove so!”

EMBALLAGE 2012 means:
• A global market now driven by the emerging economies
Global packaging production, estimated to be worth $670bn in 2010, is anticipated to reach $820bn in 2016 according to the latest market research by Pira Internationa1.  This growth is essentially driven by urbanisation,
investment in construction, the development of the health sector, and the rise of emerging and transitional economies such as China, India, Brazil an certain Eastern European countries. Their greater purchasing power is set to generate increased demand in household equipment together with consumables and packaging.

China’s packaging market, estimated to be worth $80bn in 2010, is forecasted to rise to $137bn in 2017 and so to overtake the USA as the world’s top market. India’s market, having doubled in the last nine years, is reported to
have entered the Top 10 markets worldwide and is likely to double again in the next five years, capping $24bn.

The French industry benefited from a resurgent upswing in 2011
After posting some 10% growth in 2010, the French packaging industry exceeds €19bn turnover once again (i.e. 10.2% growth versus 2010). This growth is partly due to price increases.

Despite subdued demand, price pressure and suffering exports, the French market is still attractive. Know-how, innovation and eco-design are its very foundations as far as manufacturers, equipment makers and their customers, the packers, are concerned. Lastly, ICD Research reports that the French packaging machinery industry, whose 2010 turnover stands at $1.093bn, will record average annual growth of 4.9% by 2015.2

1,300 exhibitors + 500 brands, 55% of whom display an international offering
More than 470 new exhibitors, 65% of whom are international 90,000 visitors expected 100 countries represented, exhibitors and visitors combined

Each industry holds its own show at EMBALLAGE 2012!
A multi-sector exhibition with the offering to go with it, EMBALLAGE has strengthened its “exhibition within the exhibition” strategy. Strengthened online and offline sectoral communication prior to the exhibition, targeting the
major business user communities in addition to specific visiting tools, dedicated conferences and appropriate signs in the halls (B&L, Food, Luxury, Beauty, Health and Multi-industry) mean that the forthcoming show has a
customised offering for each industry. As is fitting for a 40th anniversary, the EMBALLAGE 2012 programme of events is particularly rich in meetings, emotions and new features. In 2012, KEEP PACE WITH: EMBALLAGE 2012: 40 exhibitions, highlighting progress and innovation The 40th EMBALLAGE exhibition will take place from Monday, 19 to Thursday, 22 November 2012 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Halls 4, 5a and 6. By holding the MANUTENTION show in conjunction with EMBALLAGE in Hall 3, there will be a total of 1,500 exhibitors, 500 companies represented and 100,000 professionals from 100 countries expected.

The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the leading European event organizers, boosts 114 trade fairs and shows, covering 17 activity sectors. It welcomes each year 36,000 exhibitors including 1/3 international and 3,3 million visitors including 330,000 international. With more than 400 employees, the group, which generated a turnover of 208 million € in 2010, organizes five of the biggest French trade fairs: SIAL, Intermat, Equip’Auto, SIMA, Foire de Paris.
1 Source: The Future of Global Packaging, Smithers Pira, January 2012
2 The French Packaging Industry: Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecast to 2015.