With 50 international trade fairs in Düsseldorf, 23 of them No. 1 worldwide, and around 120 own events and participations abroad, the Messe Düsseldorf Group is one of the leading export platforms worldwide.
The interpack is the world's most important trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries and represents entire value chains: From production and refinement of packaging products and materials over packaging and distribution to quality assurance and consumer protection.
"As an internationally operating trade fair group, we are participants in a globalised world. That sharpens our awareness that globalised trading also produces losers, or – at the least – does not permit all of the players in-volved to achieve their fair share in the value chain. Through SAVE FOOD, our aim is to actively assume responsibility and – quite apart from any business cases – use our core expertise as trade fair organisers for the common good.
The central issue here is that the sheer amount of crops that spoil on farms or still useable food that we throw away would be enough on its own to feed those people who go hungry. In both of these scenarios, packaging can help. And that is something we, as the organisers of interpack, know all about. This prompted the idea of joining forces with the Food and Agricul-ture Organisation of the United Nations and using our know-how and con-tacts to make our contribution to fighting global food losses."