9,430 visitors, 53% of whom were international, attended LUXE PACK Monaco
The 34th LUXE PACK Monaco, the annual event for creative packaging professionals, on 3-5 October, was attended by 9,430 visitors, up 20% compared to 2021 and 5% compared to 2019. The return of visitors and the dynamic exchanges demonstrate the attractiveness of this essential event for the entire premium packaging industry. In addition to the quantity, the quality of visitorship was once again hailed by the exhibitors.
‘Visitorship was back to – and even exceeded – pre-Covid levels. This edition recorded very good attendance with the return of international visitors, some of whom did not come last year, notably from the USA, the UK, Italy, and the Middle East. The exceptional quality of the high-profile decision-makers present once again demonstrates the importance of this event. It is really here that new relationships are formed, projects are created, and partnerships between exhibitors stand out. It is an exceptional network. Fabienne Germond, Director of the trade show, emphasised that ‘LUXE PACK’s role is also to provide an informed perspective on the innovations and developments of all materials in terms of eco-responsibility, since this issue is at the heart of the strategy of all suppliers and principals, regardless of the industry sector.’
A REFERENCE TRADE SHOW with international outreach
Every year, since 1988, LUXE PACK Monaco has been the key event for all premium packaging professionals who come to sound out the sector, exchange ideas with peers, discover new concepts and product or service innovations, understand the great influences and emergences of the market, and find new partners for business opportunities.
For three days, LUXE PACK Monaco brought together the entire ecosystem of creative packaging: all the major names in primary packaging, secondary packaging, finishing-decoration, design, etc. were present. In terms of visitors, the major French and international brands from various industry sectors (cosmetics, perfume, wines & spirits, delicatessen, fashion, etc.) were able to find differentiating packaging through its design, performance, or environmentally responsible nature.
International visitorship increased by 5 points compared to 2021 to reach a majority share of 53%. This international outreach has allowed the trade fair to become the stage of decisive encounters addressing current issues, particularly those relating to the supply chain, and to define the actions to be taken in the current economic and geographical environment.
INCREASINGLY GREEN FOCUS
This year’s event confirmed the commitment of the 450 exhibitors in favour of eco-design and sustainability, allowing them to deliver their reduced packaging, recycling, and reuse solutions. The booths focused on single-material innovations, refillable packaging, and 100% recycled materials.
A symbol of this enthusiasm, the LUXE PACK in Green awards, in partnership with INFINITY GLOBAL, were particularly anticipated this year, with over 62 applications received.
In the ‘eco-designed packaging solutions’ category, the panel of experts voted for ARJOWIGGINS, which presented Sylvicta, a clear and functional food-safe paper that offers brands a high-quality barrier packaging which is also an effective compostable solution.
ALTUS COATING won the ‘CSR Initiative’ category. The ambition of this independent VSE created in 2007 is to ensure compliance with its commitments by organising itself responsibly to improve its economic, social, and environmental performance, reduce its impact, and meet the ever-increasing requirements of its customers and principals. The involvement of 1 in 15 employees in CSR issues was praised by the panel of experts.
OVER 100 SPEAKERS
A complete first! Over 100 speakers shared their best practices, expertise, and experience in 36 conferences, workshops, and feedback sessions in the general conference room and in the Formulation area.
Among the most noteworthy sessions were:
- The MOET HENNESSY, POCHET, GLASSOMER, and CARTIER PARFUMS quartet on FOCUS ON MATERIAL: A GLASS TO THE FUTURE!
- THE RISE OF ULTRA PREMIUM with BULGARI, STRANGER & STRANGER, STOEZLE, and ALBEA
- REFILL/REUSE: FAD OR HERE TO STAY? with COZIE, JUS, and DOMAINS BARON DE ROTHSCHILD
THE LUXE PACK MONACO EXPERIENCE CONTINUES …
New this year! 13 conferences will be available in replay on the trade fair’s website:
LUXE PACK TRENDS OBSERVER BY PECLERS
FOCUS ON MATERIAL: A GLASS TO THE FUTURE
THE RISE OF ULTRA PREMIUM
VOYAGE TO REGENERATIVE LUXURY WITH NEXT-GENERATION SOLUTIONS
FORWARD PLANNING: WHICH CONSUMPTION METHODS SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON?
PACKAGING AT THE HEART OF A VISION: SUSTAINABLE EXCELLENCE
E-COMMERCE: GOING THE LAST MILE… RIGHT UP TO THE END
SUPPLY CHAIN: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
REFILL – REUSE: FAD OR HERE TO STAY?
DESTINATION WASTE REDUCTION: RE(UP)CYCLING
DESIGN FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY – AND AFTER?
LUXE PACK 2022 – SUMMARY!
Not forgetting ‘LUXE PACK Monaco – It’s a wrap!’, a summary of the best innovations presented at the show this year, which will be available for downloading from the website shortly.
SAVE THE DATE
The 35th LUXE PACK Monaco will take place on 2-4 October 2023, at the Grimaldi Forum.