F – The ninth edition of the Pack & Gift was held at the Porte de Versaille in Paris on June 15 and 16, 2016. The trade show for packaging and gift items is organised by the fair organisers, Idice, and targets the manufacturers of packaging, the sellers of gift items as well as design and communication agencies. According to the official figures, 225 exhibitors, including event marketing, packaging and – for the first time this year – printing specialists presented their products and services to over 3,000 visitors (2015: 3,438 visitors). Whereby the focus particularly lay on custom-made designs, innovative packaging concepts and new printing techniques.
In spite of the decline in visitors, which according to the organisers was due to strikes, flooding and the European Football Championships, the organisers were satisfied with the outcome of the two-day event. They claimed that more marketing decision-makers and brand representatives attended than last year. The exhibitors also praised the quality of the visitors, who had come to the show with concrete projects in mind and underlined the standing of the event as a trade show for event marketing.
The Pack & Gift was accompanied by the award ceremony of the “Pack Fiction Award”, a prize that is conferred to special packaging and customising concepts in the categories “New Technologies“ and “Design” as well as the category “Special Mention” for extraordinary packaging solutions. The trade fair was rounded off by a well-attended seminar programme.
Bildquelle: Idice MC