Fresh changes at IPACK-IMA
Converting technologies are increasingly packaging-oriented and as a result, Centrexpo Spa, the organiser of the exhibition, has come up with a strategic combination. The historic combination with Grafitalia is no more. This change is desired by two main factors: on one hand, the economic and technological performance of the industries targeted by Converflex increasingly diverging from Grafitalia’s; on the other hand, there strong complementarity between converting and packaging – with the latter acting as the main driving force – and printing technology increasingly package printing-oriented. This was announced by Centrexpo CEO Guido Corbella in his speech during the annual Federgrafica assembly. “We chose to completely renew the exhibition in response to the market’s specific demand for technology and consistently with the philosophy of the Centrexpo-Ipack-Ima group to produce useful exhibitions designed around the needs of exhibitors and users.”
Ever since 1981, Converflex was the very first show spanning across full range of converting technology (converting-package printing-labelling) and starting global trends. Very recently package printing has been captivating the interest of even the largest shows in the graphic design industry. Centrexpo decided to make the strategic combination even more tangible by placing Converflex in Hall 2, Fieramilano – at the very heart of IPACK-IMA’s exhibition area, in the EXPO 2015.