Last year was a premium year for the OBALY (PACKAGING) Trade Fair, which is held simultaneously with the REKLAMA POLYGRAF Trade Fair. And already for the first attempt it was assessed by exhibitors as well as visitors as a very successful concept. No wonder - also the actual polygraphy finds a wider field of applications more and more often in the world of packages than in the printing sector at present. While printed media are many times replaced by electronic ones, the goods will always have to be packed. And packages must promote sales activities, i.e. they must fulfil, among other things, also the sales-promotional functions. The connection of the concepts of the Reklama Polygraf and OBALY (PACKAGING) Trade Fairs is therefore more than logical. The first edition of the trade fair was an overview of new trends as well as an opportunity for business meetings. The OBALY (PACKAGING) 2017 Trade Fair was assessed highly positively by both the exhibitors and visitors. The increasing tendency of the interest in the 2nd edition of the trade fair is confirmed by the interest in the presentation area on the part of exhibitors already now, i.e. half a year before the trade fair event opens its gates.
The 2nd edition of the Trade Fair of Packaging Innovations and Technologies OBALY (PACKAGING) 2018 will be held at the end of May simultaneously with the jubilee 25th edition of the REKLAMA POLYGRAF Trade Fair. The merger of the two trade fairs has proved to be a very successful concept. During the first edition of the interconnection of these two trade fairs (altogether 294 firms, 59 of which being from abroad, from 11 countries, presented their news on 11,500 m2 of the gross exhibition area) an increase in the number of visitors was recorded (35% annual increase). Already now the organisers expect, according to a number of indications and feedbacks which they have from both exhibitors and visitors, a similar success at the PVA Expo Prague Letňany Exhibition Centre also in 2018.
Looking back at the previous edition
Already during the previous edition it was possible for visitors to get familiar, at the OBALY (PACKAGING) Trade Fair, with a wide product range of a number of manufacturers of packages, packaging materials as well as labels. Attention was attracted by expositions of such companies as TECHNOLOGY, ARCON, Industrial Machinery, Achilles, Aledeto, OTK Group, G.N.P. Paketo, KURZ, Weldplast, Rajapack, HIT.CZ and many other firms from the field of the packaging sector. A large interest was raised by the Centre of Low-cost Packages, where several leading suppliers of technologies and materials (Antalis, CT Praha, Komfi, Macron and Xerox) presented a wide range of possibilities of fast production of promotion, gift, catering or specifically personalised packages. This means that visitors could see, in the live variant, complete processing from the construction design of the package in CAD SW – Artios from ESKO, to printing, finishing and final engraving and cutting.
The OBALY (PACKAGING) Trade Fair will be held under the professional auspices of the SYBA Czech Packaging Institute
The expert partner of the OBALY (PACKAGING) Trade Fair was the SYBA Czech Packaging Institute last year and the same holds for this year too. It will be a sponsor of many accompanying events and programmes. Also this year SYBA will become the organiser of the professionally focused seminar known as “Specialities of the Packaging Design” (last year it was focused on a very interesting topic “Packages for Toys”). The established prestigious certified national competition “Package of the Year” will be newly presented simultaneously with the trade fair.
Interconnection of the REKLAMA POLYGRAF and OBALY (PACKAGING) Trade Fairs
Besides the exhibitors attending the OBALY (PACKAGING) 2018 Trade Fair, who are to present their offers especially in Hall 3, the visitors can see many interesting technologies which are used also during production of packages in expositions shown in halls 4 or 6 within the framework of the Reklama Polygraf Trade Fair.