F – The eighth edition of Pack & Gift was staged at the Porte de Versailles in Paris on June 17 and 18, 2015. The trade show for packaging and gift items is organised by the exhibition organisers Idice and it targets packaging manufacturers, the sellers of gift items as well as design and communication agencies. 225 packaging and gift item specialists, including 58 first-time exhibitors, presented their products at this year’s two-day event. The focus particularly lay on creative solutions, interactive approaches, new printing technologies and digital varnishing as well as gift boxes with additional practical value, lenticular effect packaging and integrated LED technologies.
According to the official accounts, with an attendance figure of 3,438 visitors, the Pack & Gift was able to record a 9% increase in attendance compared to last year. The trade fair was accompanied by the award ceremony of the Twist Prize 2015, a distinction for the most original packaging, as well as by a seminar programme, which among others focused on the advantages of 3D printing for packaging and merchandising and which took a look ahead to the future of the industry based on current packaging surveys.
The next edition of the Pack & Gift is scheduled to take place on June 15 and 16, 2016 at the Porte de Versailles in Paris.