Breakthrough in the Packaging and Printing Industries — RosUpack and Printech to Present 400+ New Market Players Showing an Increase Vs. Pre-Pandemic Figures

From 6 to 9 June 2023, Crocus Expo Centre will host 27th International Exhibition of the Packaging Industry RosUpack and the 8th International Exhibition of Equipment, Technologies and Materials for the Printing and Advertising Industries Printech.

740+ companies are expected to participate in the exhibitions, more than half of those — for the first time. RosUpack and Printech 2023 will present to the Russian packaging market hundreds of new brands capable of replacing the Western equivalents. The exhibitions are organized by the ITE Group of Companies, the leading Russian player in the conference/exhibition organization sector.

RosUpak и Printech are the largest exhibitions of packaging and printing industries in the Eurasian space. This year, professionals from all regions of Russia and the CIS countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, etc. are expected to visit the exhibitions.

740+ companies from 19 countries will take part in RosUpack and Printech 2023. Russian manufacturers from 20+ constituent entities of the Russian Federation will present domestic packaging equipment, raw and other materials, warehouse equipment, labels and ready packaging. A third of the exhibition participants are represented by foreign companies, including those from Belarus, Italy, India, Kazakhstan, China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkiye, Uzbekistan, etc. China and Turkiye will have the largest presence at the exhibition — 200+ companies in all 9 sections, including such major manufacturers as HUNAN ZHIJIAN COPIER REMANUFACTURING, J.S. Corrugating Machinery, GuangDong YouHua New Material Technology, Zhejiang Sowineco (China) and TCE MAKINA-EVOCONVERT, Polytekprom, Contec Makina Imalat.Uret.San. Ic ve Dis Tic.Ltd.Sti. and Betapak (Turkiye).

New solutions and products will be presented by the exhibition regulars and key players of the market: AURORA Plant, GOTEK Group of Companies, Protey Plant, SIKO, Ilim, ConFlex St. Petersburg, Komus-Upakovka, L-PAK, Consolidated Paper Mills (CPM), Profitex, PERINT, RUSAL, SIBUR, Smart-T, TAURAS-FENIX, Titan-Polymer, BOBST, COMITAS, OMAG, Nissa Centrum, Segezha Group, SFT Group, and many others.

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For the first time, the scope of RosUpack will be expanded by introduction of equipment and materials for the pulp and paper industry. The exhibitors in this sector will include such well-known companies as Global Chemical, BKT-Service, Pigment, Ambica Paper Machineries, Ecosure Pulpmolding Technologies, Su-Tantra Equipments, Ashoka Rolls Manufacturers, and many others. The exposition will complement Raw Stock and Materials, one of the largest sections of RosUpack. This year it will be attended by Archangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, Baltic Pulp, Kama, PTsBK, Ilim Group, Karelia Pulp, MTsBK, Pavlovo-Posad Corrugated Paper Mill, Selenginsk Paper Mill, SFT Group, and many others.

The “League of Waste Paper Recyclers” Association of Self-Regulating Organizations acts as the partner for the pulp and paper industry exposition and the exhibition in general. The partner will also co-organize the Plant Polymers Are the New Oil industry conference, where on the 7th and 8th of June RosUpack for the first time will bring up such important issues as energy efficiency and eco-technologies for the pulp and paper industry, and creating and managing a green economy on the example of the pulp and paper industry. The Plant Polymers Are the New Oil industry conference will discuss such subjects as:

  • Anti-crisis development of the pulp and paper industry — change management, forecasts and solutions
  • The industry prospects in the new reality: global climatic and economic changes, internal and external market trends, institutional changes
  • The role of financial and state institutions, tools and support measures
  • Priority targets for the industry’s research and science institutions in the new realities
  • The pulp and paper industry anti-crisis development: raw stock supply, equipment and applied chemistry sector, talent pool and development of professional competencies

Denis Kondratyev, Director General at OOO System Solutions Centre, Deputy Director General and member of the Supervisory Board of the “League of Waste Paper Recyclers” Association of Self-Regulating Organizations, and Alla Sbitneva, Executive Director of PAO Sberbank Corporate Business Development Department, will act as moderators at the conference.

Every year, the Exhibition management makes efforts to attract new participants and expand the event’s geography. This year, 400+ participants chose RosUpack to present their products. Atlantis-Pak, ConceptCross, MMPO, Proma, RCB, Tekhnologii i Oborudovanie, Markia, Myasnoi Olimp, and many others are readying surprises for the exhibition guests.

This year the exhibitions have both new exhibitors and new international partners. Exhibitions are actively supported by the ASD (Turkiye) and IKMIB (Turkiye) associations. Ms. Aslikhan Arican, General Secretary of the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association, will participate in one of the key plenary sessions of the business program and make a speech.

The following companies are among the Printech 2023 participants: Armex, Balacron, Bereg, BigPrinter, Global Printing Systems, Hannekard, Vneshmaltigraf, Klejelatinprom, PK LBS, Markia, MTP Polygraph, Polygraph-Service, RIG, Russcom-Grafix, Smart-T, Spektr-Line, Terem, and others.

See the full list of participants here.

Business Program: Growth in the Environment of New Restrictions

The business program will feature the Forum of Packaging Manufacturers and Consumers (RosUpack), Forum of Printing and Advertising Industries (Printech), and also, FOR THE FIRST TIME: Industry Conference: Plant Polymers Are the New Oil. The leading experts will discuss the key trends and growth directions for the packaging, printing and pulp & paper industries.

Forum of Packaging Manufacturers and Consumers (6–9 June)

The key speakers at the Forum of Packaging Manufacturers and Consumers are:

  • Vladimir Chuikov, President of the National Confederation of Packagers, Chairman of the Board of Directors at GOTEK Group of Companies;
  • Aslikhan Arican, General Secretary, ASD Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association;
  • Mikhail Katsevman, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Science and Development Director at Polyplastic, President of the Union of Plastic Recyclers;
  • Sergey Roskoshny, Industry Sales Manager at SIBUR Holding;
  • Valeria Gulimova, Deputy Executive Director at the Resurs Association;
  • Maxim Meleshko, Commercial Director at Kinglet.

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Business program general partner: Novo Packaging BB

Co-organizer of the Forum of Packaging Manufacturers and Consumers: National Confederation of Packagers (NKPak)

The first day will see the expert analytics session “Impact of Economical and Political Factors on the Russian Packaging Industry”, as well as plenary sessions dedicated to the state of the paper, cardboard, corrugated board and polymer packaging market.

The second day will be dedicated to the issues of the packaging industry sustainability, extended manufacturer responsibility (EMR), and the issues of waste recycling. For the first time the exhibition will feature the Extended Manufacturer Responsibility Reform discussion. At this event, the experts will answer questions on the transfer of EMR from goods manufacturers to packaging manufacturers, and explain the specifics of application of the new EMR mechanism to importers.

The third day will be of special interest to FMCG manufacturers. At the Product Development, Marketing and Branding in the New Environment Created by Exit of Major Brands — One Year Later expert session, the experts will describe the main consumer preferences at the packaging market, present current trends and innovations in packaging design and functions, and use specific cases to analyse successful and poor packaging solutions for brands. The second session is dedicated to E-COM era packaging. The key speakers will tell the audience about the current status and development prospects of the e-commerce market in Russia, the requirements for packaging solutions set by major platforms, and packaging design solutions contributing to successful sales at marketplaces.

The first ever Technological and Industrial Cooperation with China: Its Specifics, and Search for Solutions seminar will take place on the fourth day. Anton Lepikhov, Commercial Director of CHIN-RU Russian-Chinese Trading House, will deliver an expert analytics report on interactions with Chinese suppliers. In his speech, the expert will touch upon the main trends on the Russian market in 2023 in the context of international trade and the current sanctions, and share the main sources of information on Chinese products and manufacturers.

Forum of Printing and Advertising Industries (6 June)

The key speakers of the Forum of Printing and Advertising Industries:

  • Igor Kolomeitsev, Offset and Office Paper Sales Director, Mondi;
  • Anri Melua, Director General at the Four Colours Printing House;
  • Nikolay Antyushin, Business Development Director at Zeytz advertising & production agency;
  • Maxim Rumyantsev, Lyubavich Printing House founder, President at Tsiferblat Printing House in St. Petersburg;
  • Evgeny Timoschenko, Development Director at Print Textile Company;
  • Sergey Sharapov, Director General at Pro-Fabric.

RosUpack 2023

The Russian Printing Industry — One Year Later plenary session (organized jointly with Double V) will see the leading experts discuss the current situation in the printing industry, analyse the level of development of the printing consumables market, and share information on growth points and business diversification. The ‘You Can Do It!’ practical session will emphasize practical skills and demonstration of printing and technology samples by giving the participants an opportunity to present their own samples of print and technologies, and is traditionally supported by PUBLISH magazine/portal. The closing event of the business program will be the Practical Experience of Digital Textile Print Implementation panel session. The leading experts in textile printing will present the results of the market development in 2022, give a brief review of the existing technologies, and explain why the digital textile market has been growing in Russia for the past 5 years straight.

Novelty of the Season — RosUpack Connect Business Community

This exhibition season, RosUpack is launching the RosUpack Connect industry community. This is a dedicated web platform for business communication and sharing news, expertise and analysis, enabling profile online events and business meetings, as well as access to expert information from partners and participants of the RosUpack exhibition.

RosUpack Connect community aims to help industry professionals establish and maintain business contacts, communicate all year round, be aware of what is going on in the industry, and promote their companies' products and services. We plan to engage extensively all industry players in RosUpack Connect business community: exhibitors and visitors, local and international companies, the media, and business unions.

RosUpack will have a new content area for filming interviews with packaging industry experts. Be sure to come to the venue to keep up with the latest ideas and trends! The studio will open its doors to the public (Pavilion 2, Hall 7, Stand F1115): everyone is welcome to attend.

PART Award Ceremony

The International PART Award Ceremony will take place on 8 June. The PART Award, an annual international prize in the field of packaging design and production, for 9 years now brings together passionate individuals and professionals who are ready to offer innovative developments in the field of packaging and packaging materials. This year, 60 companies with 129 product samples in 14 categories participated in the PART Award. Among them RUSAL, GOTEK, Fix Price, SMURFIT KAPPA RUS, APOLLO, YuzhUralKarton Factory, and others.

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The PART Award stand will be traditionally located in the Exhibition Hall 4 (Pavilion 1) of RosUpack exposition, and everyone will be able to see the contest samples in all their diversity.

Exhibition Partners

  • General Partner of RosUpack Exhibition — ILIM Group
  • RosUpack Exhibition Official Partner — PCBK
  • ‘Label’ Section Partner — Megaflex Printing House
  • Exhibition Partner and Co-organizer of the Forum of Packaging Manufacturers and Consumers — National Confederation of Packagers (NKPak)
  • General Partner of RosUpack business program — Novo Packaging BB
  • Partner of the pulp and paper industry exposition and the exhibition — “League of Waste Paper Recyclers” Association of Self-Regulating Organizations

RosUpack and Printech exhibitions will be held from 6 to 9 June at Crocus Expo IEC, Pavilion 1, Halls 1, 2, 3, 4 and Pavilion 2, Hall 7. See you at the exhibitions!

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