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The PICK & PACK will solve some of the great challenges of the packaging sector



The National Packaging Congress 4.0.m will position Packaging Cluster as one of the reference entities in the packaging sector


Any company, organization or entity that belongs to the packaging sector, which is the one that concerns us, constantly faces new challenges to stay at the farefront and, on many occasions, the tools available are not enough. That’s why, the professionals in the field are kept informed and updated about all the news, technologies and new methodologies that can influence the functioning of the ecosystem and thus be able to innovate. From the cluster, we organize annual meetings and conferences to discuss issues of importance so that our partners can enrich themselves with the workshops that are given, for the sector and for the industry as a whole, such as: the new economic models, sustainability applied to production, e-commerce, competitiveness strategies, updates on regulations or R&D projects, among many others.

The National Packaging Congress 4.0 is conceived with the aim of bringing innovations, trends, products and specific solutions for each industry segment. The Congress has been co-organized by Packaging Cluster, within the framework of the Pick&Pack, after months of hard work in which more than 70 companies have been contacted in search of speakers and high-level professionals, the event has been disseminated in all available channels of the cluster and fundamental logistic elements have been managed so that everything is prepared. Therefore, next week the first edition of the Pick&Pack will be inaugurated from the 12th to the 14th of February 2020, at the CCIB Barcelona.

We can advance that the Congress has had a great reception among the partner companies of the cluster, with a total of 18 active participants3DClickFont PackagingRepaqDS SmithEnplaterEurecatMacsa idInka PaletJ2 ServidKukaLubrizolMasterPack 1934NestléPackintubeQuadpackTM2Fuelium e Hinojosa; of which Enplater, Kuka, DS Smith and Macsa ID are Event Partners and Hinojosa is Sponsor of the National Packaging Congress 4.0, so that the “PACK” auditorium will receive its name and will be renamed “Hinojosa Auditorium”. In addition, more than 20 members of the cluster have already confirmed their attendance, such as:  LeitatCompepackSaicaPacktumDuniIRTAIPEMenshenMilimétricaPlumartisConcentrolTAI Smart FactoryCapsaStimuloAranowZobeleGo Fruselva, the Gremi de la Indústria i la Comunicació Gràfica de CatalunyaHewlett Packard EspañolaNG PlasticsTGB or Lecta.

We have also had the collaboration of other clusters or entities that could offer a transversal vision of the event, as topics that affect the entire value chain of packaging and intralogistics will be discussed. Entities such as: Packnet, the Clúster de Envase y Embalaje, the Clúster Food+i, the Clúster de la Indústria d’Automoció de Catalunya, the  Beauty Cluster Barcelona, the Gremi de Recuperació de Catalunya and the Clúster d’Energia Eficient de Catalunya, have participated in the search for speakers for the Congress.

We have divided the National Packaging Congress 4.0. into different thematic blocks with the intention of meeting the latent needs of the packaging sector, in: trends, innovation, materials, e-commerce and sustainability. The program, therefore, has been planned based on these named axes and the speakers respond to these specialties. The participating companies represent the entire value chain of the Packaging cluster, so they are of all possible sizes and characteristics, from start-ups to large multinationals. In total, about 70 speakers will exhibit their innovations at the National Packaging Congress 4.0, in round tables, inspiring sessions and demonstrations of success stories.

In the Pick & Pack, in addition to the National Packaging Congress 4.0., the European Intralogistics Summit 2020 forum can be visited simultaneously, which focuses on intralogistics, or the Demo Area, which will expose new inspiring technologies. It also highlights the Leadership Summit, a lunch with industry leaders and stakeholders with a keynote of Genís Roca to share the trends of the future in the era of the digital economy.

Also, on the 13th of February the winning projects of the SMART LOGISTICS & PACKAGING AWARDS 2020 will be named, in which we collaborate as part of the jury that assesses the suitability of the candidates in the PACK category. The awards grant a decoration:

  • In the PICK category:
    • Leadership in digital transformation in intralogistics
    • Best Robotics and Automation Project in Warehouse 4.0 Management
  • In the PACK category:
    • Best innovation project for the Packaging Industry
    • Best Packaging design and customer experience project
  • In the last category, SUSTAINABILITY:
    • Excellence in Sustainability and Industrial eco development. The awards ceremony will be accompanied by a snack for all those who attend the ceremony.

Thanks to the work that has been carried out, we have made the cluster appear in numerous publications. There have been more than 70 impacts on media, magazines and specialized channels such as IDEAlabrentoInterempresas or Infopack . The official presentation of the event, at the end of January, was a success at the communicative level because it has positioned Packaging Cluster as one of the reference entities in the packaging sector, throughout the territory of Catalonia.

Finally, we want to invite you to the event that will mark the future of packaging from now on, in a first edition that expects about 7,000 attendees, more than 160 exhibitors, two revolutionary forums with high-level exhibitions and guest press. Three days of activities, demonstrations, presentations and a lot of networking in the capital of Industry and Technology par excellence, dedicated to the members of the Packaging Cluster.