On both days of the fair, trade visitors can experience keynotes, deepen their knowledge and network extensively. The exchange at eye level is promoted with formats and special areas such as the "Logistics Talks", a real "Workbench" zone and many other networking areas where the Swiss industry competence for packaging, intralogistics, distribution and transport comes together.
Already at the official "kick-off" event at the end of October, around 100 industry insiders met in the Umweltarena in Spreitenbach to get detailed information about the new trade fair concept 2022 and to deepen existing contacts according to the motto "Discover - Learn - Connect".
"Logistics & Automation" networks Swiss logistics experts
Logistics & Automation" is the largest trade fair in Switzerland. At the industry event for intralogistics and distribution experts, the latest solutions, services and offers relating to automated warehouse and materials handling technology, from infrastructure to the most modern and sustainable picking and packing solutions, are presented for this purpose in Bern. For this purpose, national decision-makers, suppliers and interested parties who are interested in the innovations, products or services on display will come together. For this purpose, the well-known "Logistics Talks" will again be held in cooperation with the GS1 trade association: Here, expert knowledge will be brought to the point in condensed presentations and contribute to networking within the industry.
The new special feature "Transport & Delivery", which is supported by the trade fair's association partners, the commercial vehicle association Astag and the association Spedlogswiss, will also be held alternately at the Bern and Zurich locations at "Logistics & Automation". Transport companies, CEP service providers and providers of combined transport solutions - they all come together here, where the focus is on transport over land, water and rail. Forwarding companies from all over Switzerland present their range of services and showcase the latest solutions for freight transport.
With the "Transport & Delivery" area, the trade fair duo rounds off the entire value chain. The exhibition areas include courier, express, mail and parcel services (CEP), transport companies (road & rail), freight forwarders, IT systems for transport (route planning, transport management software, freight booking systems, fleet management software, GPS/Track &Trace) and combined transport companies. Among the companies registered are Galliker Transport, TNT Swiss Post, Rhenus Logistics, Schneider & Cie. Internationale Transporte, 7 Days Media Service or Gebrüder Weiss.
"Empack 2022" - meeting place for packaging specialists
In Bern, the event for the Swiss packaging industry Empack maps the entire packaging part of the value chain, from the creative packaging development phase to the technical packaging and filling process with packaging machines. Empack is the largest packaging trade fair in Switzerland - this is where exhibitors presenting their innovations, products or services to an expert audience also meet national decision-makers.
At "Empack 2022", in addition to the diverse supporting program, there will also be the tried-and-tested specialist lectures of the "Packaging Talks" in cooperation with the competence partner Swiss Packaging Institute SVI. For example, on January 26, 2022, the event will kick off with the topic "Packed in Bio, but how?!" with Niklas Voss from FKuR Kunststoff, Nadine Rüegg from ZHAW will speak on the topic of "Bio-based materials for the production of plastics - a market overview", and Urs Stillhart from Saropack and Ottavio Scatà from Myclimate will show how "Sustainable packaging solutions and climate protection" are compatible. All details can be found on the website, which is continuously updated.
In the special "Workbenches" area, there will be a special area with real workbenches and real packaging productions to examine diverse materials for modern packaging with experts on site and experience them live. Here, visitors will discover how a wide variety of packaging is created, what challenges and requirements exist when dealing with materials, and what haptic options are available. All questions can be addressed to the experts of the participating exhibitors NYCO Flexible Packaging, ZHAW Campus Reidbach, Swiss Recycling or Redilo.
New Marketing and Content Manager: Kristina Nadjarian
Kristina Nadjarian joined Easyfairs Switzerland as the new Marketing and Content Manager on October 1, 2021. For her, one thing is certain: "Live events like trade fairs create unique, personal encounters - no other marketing tool can do that in this form. In my opinion, participation in trade shows/B2B fairs such as Empack and Logistics & Automation in particular is extremely important for the players in the respective industries. Due to their complexity, the products and services of these companies often require explanation or must be examined on site with all the senses. The face-to-face encounter between exhibitors and visitors thus offers enormous added value for both sides." As part of her responsibility for "Marketing and Content," she would like to focus in particular on "further expanding our partnerships with relevant visitor associations from the logistics and packaging industry and working more closely with them. This will enable us to better consider and define the needs and important topics of visitors in the future," Nadjarian adds. This input will also be given the appropriate weighting when defining the supporting program, so that Easyfairs creates an optimal link between industry, research and customers.
The "Empack" will be held at Bernexpo from January 26 to 27, 2022. The meeting place of the packaging industry in Switzerland returns with a new concept, a new location and a new date. Interested parties can use the code "2508" to secure their free trade fair entry worth CHF 30.