Scheduled for the first time at the start of the week, Luxe Pack Monaco 2014 welcomed 8525 visitors, up by 15% compared to 2013. This 15% growth was also reflected in the number of companies visiting the exhibition. According to the organizer’s figures, 46% of the visitors were French, with the 54% international visitors coming from 71 countries. Progress was noted in particular for the countries of Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific zone.
“The quality of the visitor profiles continues to grow, with 7 visitors in 10 being decision-makers (executive management, marketing directors, purchasing, packaging development, R&D, etc.) from sectors ranging through perfumery-cosmetics, alcohols & spirits, fine foods, fashion accessories, jewellery-watchmaking, pharmaceuticals-health, tobacco, leather goods, writing instruments, and so on: diversity that is propitious to cross-fertilisation,” adds IDICE, the company behind the show.
Over 400 exhibitors were present this year at the Grimaldi Forum, with 52 companies exhibiting for the first time, representing 12% of the total, and proposing unique know-how or work with materials. These new talents and solutions constituted a particularly valuable source of inspiration for the visitors.
Many innovations were unveiled at the show and the Luxe Pack in Green prize was awarded to the T-Eco rechargeable cosmetics jar from Euro Cosmetic Asia, in association with Sanyo Chemical. The jury also wished to award this year a "Coup de Cœur" (Jury’s Favourite) prize to the glass company, Heinz Glas, for their construction of a tropical greenhouse in the heart of German Franconia, powered by heat recovered from the furnaces.
The 28th edition of Luxe Pack Monaco will take place from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 October 2015 in the Grimaldi Forum.