FACHPACK | Events & Programme
Audience in front of the stage of a talk in the PACKBOX.
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Programme of FACHPACK  

We create the future is the slogan of FACHPACK, which also runs through the extensive supporting programme. Trends are picked up here, impulses for new ideas are created in dialogue and invite to join in. 

PACKPIN with the key theme Transition in Packaging

"Transition in packaging"  

Key theme 2022 

FACHPACK perceives itself as a guide, and aims to offer direction to the sector. The new key theme for 2022 is therefore devoted to the powerful trends currently impacting on the packaging industry.

Sustainability is demanded not only by law but also by consumers – and that is making far-reaching changes to the industry. Subjects such as the circular economy, digitalization and e-commerce add to the mix.

Covid-19 has brought a focus to the aspect of hygiene in product protection. In addition, areas such as online shopping and home deliveries will continue to grow. What purchasing behaviours will consumers exhibit in the future? All these themes are not only a task for the packaging industry; they also offer a major opportunity to make changes. 

Presentation in the TECHBOX of FACHPACK



The PACKBOX and TECHBOX and forums are now fixed programme items and popular crowd pullers at FACHPACK. In 2021, around 8,200 participants were inspired by topics relating to sustainability, design, recycling, digitalisation and automation. At FACHPACK 2022, the key theme "Transition in packaging" plays a special role in the presentations, but also future topics on entrepreneurship, business development and product innovation.

What is special about the PACKBOX and TECHBOX is that important partners from the industry will be designing the programme and inviting interested parties to listen or join in the discussion.

View of the Forum Innovationbox

Exhibitor forum INNOVATIONBOX  

In addition to the PACKBOX and TECHBOX and forums, the INNOVATIONBOX is available, the new exhibitor forum at FACHPACK. Registered exhibitors preseted their innovations and product highlights to the trade visitors on site and live streamed in short, crisp presentations of 30 minutes. 

The Transition in Packaging special show at FACHPACK

Special show: Transition in Packaging by Design  

The special shows organized as part of FACHPACK will provide new impulses, offer inspiration, and outline perspectives. Focus will be on current industry trends and future-related topics. In line with the topic of the trade fair, at the special show in Hall 7 titled Transition in Packaging through Design, NürnbergMesse and bayern design will direct attention on opportunities in packaging design created by transformation processes in society.

These processes go hand in hand with changes to consumers’ desires and behaviors. Companies are facing new challenges, both ecological and regarding customer retention. At the FACHPACK Special Show 2022, bayern design will present designers’ responses to these transformations.

Redesigning packaging encompasses new mindsets, new actions, and clear communication. Designers see their mandate for redesign as a playing field for aesthetics and sustainability coupled with the opportunity for in-depth change. To do so, they rely on creative, technical, and communicative innovations to support companies as they become part of this transformation and integrate it in their respective brands.

As part of the special show, Address, Amaze, and Advance will showcase selected examples of designers who have used package design strategically: as a means of communication or interaction, or as a field of application for sustainable materials development. The innovations on display will be a source of inspiration for new trends and impulses in the packaging industry. As well as being featured in the exhibition, they will be made experienceable at the special show and at PACKBOX 

Common stand at FACHPACK and Start-up Area

Joint stands 

Young up-and-coming companies will be showcasing their innovative products and processes for packaging specialists. Moreover, different companies present their solutions for packaging-intensive industries.

All common stands at a glance:

  • Pavilion of associations
  • “Labels & more” pavilion
  • International Start-up Area
  • BMWK Joint Stands
Award ceremony at FACHPACK

Award ceremonies 

FACHPACK creates spaces for networking. Various meeting points make it possible to get to know each other and exchange knowledge in a pleasant atmosphere in the middle of the trade fair. And exhibitors invite you to their events at the stand.

Clear the stage for the presentation of the German Packaging Award at FACHPACK in 2022. The prize is under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection. It is awarded by the German Packaging Institute (dvi) and presented on the first day of FACHPACK. An independent jury awards the best innovations and solutions in ten categories.

As a premium partner, FACHPACK is responsible for the presentation of the special prize for young talents. Here, packaging concepts from pupils, trainees and students are awarded. This special prize is also awarded at the German Packaging Award 2022.