​A new ranking of top Polish packaging companies was also announced on the first day of the trade show. The list had been drawn up by the Polish Chamber of Packaging in cooperation with Bank Zachodni WBK and Bisnode, based on annual sales revenues from the last two reporting periods and net profits from economic activity.

An important permanent item on the annual agenda is a contest organized in the Student Zone. Targeted at gifted, young, creative designers, the competition opens up a number of avenues, allowing new talents to make their presence in the industry known, forge business contacts, and receive their first commissions.  This year, ten students were selected by internet users to take part in the Packaging Innovations Trade Show and present their designs at the second stage of the competition. In order to enter the fray, participants had to design and build a prototype of an innovative packaging solution that could immediately be put into production. Twenty-three projects were submitted. Following a fiery debate, the first prize was awarded to Agnieszka Pluszewicz for her original packaging idea for dried fruit.

Innovation, inspiration, expert knowledge and creative solutions – this must be the best way to sum up the International Packaging Innovations Trade Show!

The anniversary edition of the event will be coming up next year.