IDE Online Magazine Mayo 2018 - Page 134

The complementary events at IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH 2018

The exhibition will host important events focusing on themes ranging from the fight against food waste to new industrial scenarios linked to the development of e-commerce.

Visitors to IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH 2018 will not only be able to discover an extraordinary range of product offerings but will also have the opportunity to attend events and meetings featuring internationally acclaimed guest speakers (29 May – 1 June).

The programme of events will begin with the opening conference of The Innovation Alliance. The main focus of the conference will be a roundtable discussion between managers from different production sectors (food, furniture and design, e-commerce) who see the innovative capacity of the showcased technologies as an opportunity to develop their businesses.

This edition of IPACK-IMA, the international exhibition of processing and packaging, will focus on the fight against food waste at an international conference on the SAVE FOOD project to be held at 10:00 am on 30 May.

Launched by FAO and Messe Düsseldorf to promote an awareness of issues relating to crop improvement and processing, packaging and delivery, the SAVE FOOD project focuses on extending product shelf life, reducing food waste and consequently improving food culture in general.

While these are important issues all over the world, they have particularly significant implications in developing countries in terms of ethics and industrial and social policy.

The conference will welcome renowned international speakers, including representatives from leading Italian industrial companies, international associations, start-ups in developing countries, the institutions and the world of IT. First to speak will be Riccardo Cavanna, Chairman of Ipack-Ima and CEO of Cavanna Group, and Bernd Jablonowski, Global Portfolio Director Processing and Packaging of Messe Düsseldorf and founder of SAVE FOOD.