Data collected from previous Foodtech Packtech events indicate that more than half the visitors make a purchase as a direct result of attending. This helps explain why more than 130 past exhibitors have re-booked and 40 first-time exhibitors have so far signed up.
Exhibitors this year will include major manufacturers, processors, producers, importers and exporters serving some 20 industries from chemicals and cosmetics to supermarkets and wholesale distribution.
Food technology on display will cover systems for storage, wrapping, labeling, barcoding and distribution. Packaging technology will include weighing, handling, freezing, refrigeration and instrumentation. Visitors can be sure that many other key sectors will also be well covered.
On all three days of the Show, a series of educational seminars will be run by the NZ Packaging Council. A breakfast function will be sponsored by the NZ Institute of Packaging.
A clear compostable packaging made from material based on corn starch will be launched at the Show by Signum NZ. Produced from an annually-renewable resource, this product competes on performance with plastic and is claimed ideal for food packaging due to its gloss, clarity, printability and favourable barrier properties.
The first live Show demonstration of an innovative conveyor belting for the food industry will be running on the Skellerup Industries – Conveyor Division stand. Comprising lightweight, transmission and modular belting systems and accessories, this product is backed by a nationwide distribution network and comprehensive after sales service.
An advanced box motion system and a complementary high-speed weighing system will be demonstrated by Walls Machinery. The box motion system features very flexible control, easy cleaning and production of up to 200 packs per minute. The safe, precise weighing system handles 400 units per minute and has a large colour screen to prevent improper operation.
A 3-D computer imaging service for creating compelling brands, packaging, point of sale and other promotion tools will be launched and explained by VISIONZ Marketing NZ Consultants and WOW Creative. Visitors will see how this service first provides a clear understanding and expression of branding internally and externally, and then develops all associated graphic design outputs for the marketplace.