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Messe Düsseldorf introduces new SWOP - Shanghai World of Packaging in November 2015

Messe Düsseldorf has enhanced its successful product family of international packaging trade shows with new events in an exciting market: SWOP - Shanghai World of Packaging, to be launched from November 17 - 20 November 2015 at the Shanghai New Exhibition Center (SNIEC), will consist of four trade shows, presenting all stages of the packaging value added chain and related processing segments.

Alongside the well-established CHINA PHARM (China International Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry Exhibition), PacPro Asia, FoodPex and BulkPex will have their premiere. For all companies interested in the growing Chinese market, SWOP will provide a perfect platform to present their products and solutions to a large audience, to get new business connections and to explore the potential for new partnerships.

The trade show quartet is organized by Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai in cooperation with their long-time partner Adsale Exhibition Services and the China Center for Food & Drug International Exchange (CCFDIE).  SWOP is supported by the Forum Packaging Materials, newly established by the associations Food Processing Machinery and Packaging Machinery, Plastics and Rubber Machinery as well as Printing and Paper Technology of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).

PacPro Asia 2015, International Trade Fair for Packaging, Material Production and Processing, will deal with the production and finishing of packaging products made from materials such as paper, plastic, glass, wood, woven textiles and metal. Other areas of application presented at this event will include package printing, labeling and recycling. With its wide range of exhibits, PacPro Asia 2015 will cover the segments presented by the Düsseldorf trade shows drupa, interpack, glasstec and K.

FoodPex 2015, International Trade Fair for the Food Processing and Packaging Industries, will concentrate on packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry. It is predicted that in 2015, China will supersede the U.S. as the largest food market in the world, with an anticipated increase of the market volume to more than EUR 1 billion. Consequently, there will be numerous business opportunities for modern packaging technology and materials, processing and bottling systems as well as testing, safety and disposal systems.

BulkPex 2015, International Trade Fair for Technology and Equipment in Bulk Packaging, is the trade show organizers¹ response to the specific requirements of the Asian market in general and the Chinese market in particular. As the third-largest nation in the world in terms of land area and with the highest population worldwide, China not only has vast transport routes, but it is also export champion and the second-largest importer of goods in the world. Therefore, external and bulk packaging plays a major role and BulkPex will present technological solutions for this particular segment. In addition, the trade show will feature machinery and equipment as well as labeling and goods tracking systems.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at SWOP - Shanghai World of Packaging 2015, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail:; Visit,, and; Subscribe to our blog at; Follow us on twitter at

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