ST ALBANS, UK, March 12, 2015 (Press Release) -With an increase of 18% in visitor numbers, the specialised trade show CCE International 2015 was a great success. A total of 2,410 visitors from 62 countries discovered a comprehensive range of raw materials, machines, accessories and services for the production and conversion of corrugated and cartonboard at this year's show. A characteristic of the event was the high quality of visitors and the exchange of expertise in open seminars held on-site.
A total of 156 exhibitors from 22 countries presented the latest trends and developments in corrugated and carton manufacture and converting at Europe's only specialised marketplace for the corrugated and cartonboard industry, on some 4,500 m2 net at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. This represents a growth in exhibitor numbers and floor space of a good third. Open seminars discussing hot topics like ‘Digital Print', ‘Folding and Gluing' and ‘Accurate Die-Cutting' were held alongside the show on all three days.
International visitors from specialised industry sectors
Just like two years ago, the visitors came from all over the world, with 64% of visitors and 82% of exhibitors arriving to Munich from abroad. Most exhibitors were from Italy, Germany, China, Great Britain and the Netherlands. The most represented countries in terms of visitors were Germany, Italy, Poland, Great Britain, Spain, Austria, France, the Czech Republic, Turkey and Switzerland.
The majority of the trade visitors came from corrugated board plants and sheet plants (52%), were folding carton converters (25%), packaging designers (17%) and corrugated sheet feeders (15%). The dominating industry segments that visitors work in were the food and beverage industry (45%), transport and logistics (26%), electrical appliances and electronics (24%) as well as cosmetics (21%), furniture (20%) and pharmaceuticals (18%).
The main areas of interest for visitors were corrugated converting equipment (45%), printing equipment (41%), corrugating line (38%), folding carton converting equipment (33%), raw materials and consumables (32%) as well as machine and plant control (27%).
"We have received very positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike", explains Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of the show organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions. "The exhibitors met exactly the target group of decision makers that they were aiming at. At the same time, the visitors had a significant benefit in terms of information about new developments and trendsetting technology know-how. This allows participants to adapt to the current market demands and to position themselves correspondingly. As a customised complement to the exhibition, the new open seminars on ‘Digital Print‘, ‘Folding and Gluing‘ and ‘Accurate Die-Cutting‘ were very much appreciated during the three show days."
CCE International show profile
CCE International presents raw materials, consumables, corrugating line and equipment, corrugated and carton converting equipment, design and CAD/CAM, printing equipment, cutting, creasing and die-cutting equipment, ancillary equipment, materials handling and warehousing, pallet strapping and handling systems, MIS and plant scheduling systems, waste extraction and baling as well as corresponding services.
The co-located event ICE Europe 2015, the 9th edition of the world's leading exhibition for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens also closed its doors with a 7% increase in visitor numbers. 7,040 visitors and 439 exhibitors attended the show.
CCE International 2017 will take place at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany from 21 - 23 March 2017.
Mack Brooks has just announced a new industry event for South East Asia. The CCE South East Asia will take place at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from the 21-23 September 2016 presenting the entire processing chain for corrugated and folding carton in a single dedicated trade environment, to serve the local and regional markets of South East Asia.