Glass Pack, the newest trade fair dedicated to glass packaging, held at Fiera Pordenone on 8 June, closed its doors as a success. The fair, an important innovation in the European scene, involved the entire chain of container glass, from the design of containers (jars, customized packaging and bottles of every shape and size) through production to end users and recycling.
The international impact of the first edition was reflected in the number of countries represented by visitors: besides specialist Italian operators, visitors came from Argentine, Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Israel, Hungary, Russia, Slovenia, United Kingdom.
The exhibition area was occupied by more than 40 stands. The conferences and technological workshops were well attended and actively engaged both major and minor producers and distributors of glass, accessory manufacturers (corks and closures, label closings, second-level packaging), suppliers of services, designers and sector associations (FEVE/Friends of Glass, Assovetro, Coreve), the research agencies which support the industry, such as Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro of Venice, and the end users. Among the latter were Valbona with its conserves, Cielo and Terra for wine, Bortolin and its prosecco and the beer “Made in Italy” of 32 Via dei Birrai.
A notable success was the Products on Display Area, where companies could focus the attention of visitors on innovations and leading/star/flagship products.
The next edition of Glass Pack is scheduled for the same period in 2018, and the organizers expect it will feature an even bigger ‘Products on Display Area’, and increased involvement of final users.
Conference presentations will be available soon on www.glasspack.show.