Pro Carton trade congress held in Düsseldorf for the first time

Thursday 17 September 2009

Pro Carton, the Association of European Cartonboard and Carton Manufacturers whose members also include the manufacturers of cardboard retail packaging, will be the guest at the Düsseldorf Congress Centre CCD for the first time with its annual trade congress on 25 and 26 November 2009. At interpack 2008 Pro Carton was already the partner of INNOVATIONPARC PACKAGING, which showed fair visitors solutions for the various requirements in the domestic, retail trade, logistics as well as production sectors in an interactive presentation and also provided a forum for a direct exchange with the participating companies. “The claim of the Pro Carton trade congress is to cover key future themes in a comprehensive and holistic approach. The interpack city of Düsseldorf and the Congress Centre within the Exhibition complex offer us an appropriate and highly professional environment”, explains Stéphane Thiollier, President of Pro Carton. “We are delighted that Pro Carton has decided to hold its trade congress in Düsseldorf in future. That shows the appeal of interpack even beyond the fair’s actual date every three years”, said Bernd Jablonowski, Director interpack.

The motto of this year’s Pro Carton trade congress is “Promoting brand values through sustainable packaging” and it will also be examining ways to achieve a comprehensive packaging concept, which optimally combines economical and ecological requirements. In this context the focal point is the potential of optimized cooperation in value-chain packaging. On the evening of 25 November the “Night of Packaging” will be held featuring the presentation ceremony for the 2009 Pro Carton and ECMA Carton Awards.

Congress participants will be able to book specially reduced accommodation and travel packages through Düsseldorf Marketing und Tourismus (DMT).

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