After 18 months marked by the pandemic and economic uncertainty, the latest edition of the Luxe Pack Monaco trade show brought together 7,860 visitors during the three days of the event, on 27-29 September 2021, announced the organizers. In 2019, the event attracted 9,240 visitors.
“Although we had fewer international visitors the number of visitors at this year’s event was a welcome surprise,” they commented in a statement. “The quality was exceptional: all the actions taken to ensure the presence of high-profile people from the big luxury goods companies proved fruitful, since we increased the proportion of brands among our visitors,” they added.
The drop in American, British and Asian visitors was partly offset by a 15% increase in the number of French visitors and a 7% increase in Spanish companies.
It is no surprise that most of the 450 exhibitors at this 2021 edition paid particular attention to sustainability issues, introducing numerous innovations designed to reduce the environmental footprint of premium packaging solutions. A theme that was also at the heart of the two conference programs which brought together about 1,600 listeners.
“Luxe Pack 2021 was, once again, intense and rewarding. In the end, a lot of us met up this year, and we were all delighted to be able to finally see each other in person again. Despite all the problems that we are all currently experiencing, such as shortages of raw materials, price increases, and transport issues, I felt that there was a great deal of open listening and information sharing with both our partners and our colleagues. We feel that this fair helps us to better understand situations and to move forward in the same direction together. Like every year, we are also delighted to discover new innovations, even if they are increasingly focused on CSR, which has become a priority,” commented Marion Trossat, Purchasing and Packaging Development Director at Interpafums.
The importance of environmental issues was once again embodied by the Luxe Pack in Green awards, which received more than 50 applications this year and recognized three companies: Estal, ICMA and Groupe Pochet.