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Italian show amalgamates; to return in 2018

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The organiser of the triennially-held PlastMilan show in Italy has had a rethink. Having announced last year that the show will be held in September (instead of the traditional May date) in 2017 http://www.plasticsandrubberasia.com/may2015/machinery4.html, now Promaplast says that the show will incorporate five international exhibitions, PLAST, IPACK-IMA, MEAT-TECH, PRINT4ALL and INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA, and be held at the Fiera Milano in Rho, from Tuesday May 29 to Friday June 1 2018. This is to avoid a clash with the Florida-based American plastics show NPE, which will be held in 2017.

Promaplast says, “The relevant change into IPACK-IMA ownership took place, passing from previous organiser to the new one, joined by Fiera Milano and UCIMA (the Association of packaging machinery manufacturers). Thanks to the excellent relationships between PLAST organiser and the new organisers of IPACK-IMA, it was therefore found the new schedule, taking into account respective international trade fair calendars.”

Therefore, PLAST and IPACK-IMA are coming back together (as in 2006 and 2009), offering visitors and exhibitors access through one entrance badge only, covering their previous Halls respectively..

Alessandro Grassi, President of the Italian machinery association Assocomaplast and of Promaplast, said that the new format offers an integrated show covering the industries of packaging, converting and printing. “Also Intralogistica, with in-house handling, figures out as an ideal integration of the supply chain.”


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