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    From January 24 to January 27, 2023, the upakovka exhibition project will be restarted at the Expocentre Fairgrounds. The exposition of the renewed exhibition and the business program area will be located in the 8th pavilion.

    upakovka is transforming to a new reality and moving on to the next stage of development, continuing its successful work under the new UPAKEXPO brand. he premiere of the exhibition will be held in parallel with the international trade fair for plastics and rubber RUPLASTICA (former interplastica) and the international trade fair for recycling and waste disposal technologies RECYCLING SOLUTIONS.

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    upakovka exhibition will be held under the new UPAKEXPO brand

    upakovka exhibition from year to year confirms the status of the key event of the packaging industry in Russia and the CIS countries. The project is transforming to a new reality and moving on to the next stage of development, continuing its successful work under UPAKEXPO brand. UPAKEXPO is an effective b2b platform for business promotion, exchange of experience and information about current trends and modern equipment in the packaging industry.

    International specialized exhibition of packaging, printing and filling technologies. UPAKEXPO will be held from January 24 to January 27, 2023 at the EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds (Moscow).

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    Preparations for the release of the upakovka 2022 official trade fair newspaper

    The editorial staff of the Unipack.Ru portal has begun preparing a special issue of the official newspaper for upakovka 2022 international trade fair, which will be held from 25 to 28 January 2022 at the Moscow Expocentre Fairgrounds on Krasnaya Presnya.

    The upakovka trade fair is part of the international interpack alliance and is an important event for Russian manufacturers of food, beverages, confectionery and bakery products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and industrial goods.

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    upakovka 2022 about to be relaunched

    The Russian trade fair upakovka – Processing and Packaging will once again offer a presence platform for personal exchange within the industry from January 25 to 28, 2022, at the AO Expocentre Krasnaya Presnya exhibition center in Moscow. As in the past, it will be held in parallel with interplastica – International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber. A total of about 600 companies from 26 countries have announced their participation in both trade fairs. In 2021 the trade fair duo had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

    "We are very pleased that upakovka can take place again in 2022. The popularity of the companies that have registered underlines the findings that have become increasingly apparent in the course of the pandemic: The industry needs a meeting place for personal exchange – to do business, make contacts and get information. After all, it's about building trust for often long-term partnerships. Digital alternatives cannot provide that," comments Thomas Dohse, Project Director at Messe Düsseldorf.

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    upakovka and interplastica 2020: Russian Market Back on Track

    At the last edition of the trade fair duo comprising interplastica, International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber and upakovka – Processing & Packaging, there were already signs that the Russian market was moving out of the trough again – at least for the packaging and related processing industry as well as for the plastics and rubber industry. At this year’s editions of the two trade fairs held at the Central Exhibition Complex Expocentre in Krasnaya Presnya from 28 – 31 January there were clear indications of stabilisation. A total of 937 exhibitors from 40 countries attracted approx. 24,950 visitors, mainly from Russia and the neighbouring states. The mood in the halls was good and exhibitors praised the high quality of leads.

    As a member of the interpack alliance upakovka, with its ranges in the packaging and related processing industry, addresses the target groups, food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods. The food industry is one of the most important manufacturing industries in Russia and of high strategic relevance. Since the start of the food embargo this industry has experienced stable growth and boasts high added value. Russia continues striving to support the increase in domestic production to counteract the dependence on imports of some products. In late 2019 the Russian President Vladimir Putin therefore adopted a “food doctrine” that stipulates further increases in the self-sufficiency rate for the most important staple foods.

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    SAVE FOOD - From Food Loss to Circular Economy

    innovationparc 1, 28 January 2020, 13:00 -15:00

    FAO Office in Moscow hereby invites you to participate in its From Food Loss to Circular Economy section to take place on 28 January in Moscow at upakovka 2020 as part of the SAVE FOOD global initiative.

    The purpose of the event is to present local and global b2b cases that are already actively working or are just putting circular economy principles into operation to reduce food loss and food waste. In this section, we will discuss the existing barriers and whether business in Russia manages to earn when switching to a new, more sustainable production model.

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    upakovka 2020 receives official business support from "OPORA RUSSIA"

    All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business "OPORA RUSSIA" confirms that upakovka 2020 was included in the list of officially supported events in 2020.

    Also, Special Commission on the Beverage Industry Development of "OPORA RUSSIA" will support the business conference dedicated to the packaging technologies for the beverage sector, which will take place on the third day of upakovka on the 30th of January 2020. The conference will be organized by Russian Bottled Water Producers’ Union (BWPU), Russian Union of Juice Producers (RSPS), the Union of Soft Drinks and Mineral Water Producers and Messe Düsseldorf Moscow.

    "OPORA RUSSIA" is a platform for an effective professional dialogue between owners and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises and representatives of federal executive bodies, regional authorities and municipalities, supervisory bodies, infrastructure for small and medium business support, as well as representatives of the expert community.

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    Marked uptick in the propensity to invest at upakovka and interplastica 2019

    The Russian market seems to be finally moving out of the trough at least as regards the packaging sectors and related process industries and the plastics and rubber industry. Impressive proof of this has been provided by the two trade fairs upakovka – Processing and Packaging and interplastica, 22nd International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, which drew to a successful close after four trade fair days on 1 February 2019. 25,000 visitors came to the AO Expocenter in Krasnaja Presnja, Moscow to seek information on the extensive ranges displayed by 950 exhibitors from 32 countries.

    After a period of stagnation in 2016 and a -2.8 % recession in 2015, Russia saw a new growth phase start in 2017 with 1.5 % GNP growth. Four years after the sanctions were imposed and the oil price dropped, the Russian economy has adapted to the new circumstances and managed to grow again.

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    Visitor Registration for upakovka 2019 Starts

    Starting immediately, visitors can register for upakovka 2019 free of cost under The most important Russian trade fair of the packaging industry and the related processing industry takes place at the AO Expocentre Krasnaja Presnja exhibition centre in Moscow from 29 January to 1 February, 2019.

    After a positive trend with a corresponding increase in visitors to last year’s fair was already noted at the beginning of this year, early signs for 2019 are promising once more: After cautious consumption during the years of recession, Russian consumers are now increasingly reaching for high-quality packaged foods again. The sale of soft drinks is also rising. At the same time, Russia is resolutely continuing its policy of import substitution. Thanks to state support and subsidies, the percentage of locally produced products has increased. For the further processing of these products, Russian and international companies are unabatedly investing in the development and expansion of their local production capacities, boosting the demand for packaging, processing and bottling/filling technology in the process.

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    Extremely positive feedback from the Russian market

    The positive feedback received lately from the Russian market and, in particular, from the packaging industry and the related processing industries as well as plastics and rubber has now been confirmed very emphatically at the two trade fairs upakovka – Processing and Packaging and interplastica (the 21st International Plastics and Rubber Trade Fair). The upswing in major market segments is leading to strong demand for packaging as well as plastic and rubber. The manufacturers of these products are investing as much as they can in modern production technologies and materials, in order to be able to satisfy the increasingly exacting requirements made by their customers. More than 900 companies from 30 countries presented their innovations at the two trade fairs in the AO Expocenter in Krasnaja Presnja from 23. to 26. January and were unanimous in reporting a tremendous response and impressive business success. 24,900 experts, mainly from all over Russia and from the neighbouring countries, visited upakovka and interplastica. 23,000 visitors were registered in 2017.

    Werner M. Dornscheidt, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, was satisfied with the trade fairs: “To the extent that the Russian economy is developing positively and reliably, Russian companies are taking advantage of the two leading industry showcases. This is where they can get to know the new developments on the world market and enter into intensive negotiations with the suppliers directly. The exhibitors that maintained a consistent presence in Russia under poorer market conditions as well are now benefitting to a particularly large extent from their good contacts in the industry. In addition to the conclusion of many sales contracts, the high quality of the demand was a very important sign that an economically attractive future is beginning.”