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Event Update

The 2025 edition of IPACK-IMA will be hosted at Fiera Milano Rho as a live trade show. The event will be held between 27.05.2025 and 30.05.2025. The venue will implement Covid-19 safety measures such as social distancing, frequent event space sanitation and mandatory face masks. Participants will be asked to show their 3G entry documents upon arrival in Italy due to the country's travel limitations.

A Brief Overview of the IPACK-IMA 

There’s no other event for the packaging and processing sector with as big a scope as the IPACK-IMA. The international trade fair takes place in Milan, Italy and each edition brings together top buyers from around the world to survey the latest in packaging machinery, materials and labelling. It’s an incredible procurement program that not only manages to generate millions in sales, but creates an in-depth snapshot of current trends. 

GETA ltd has organised many business trips in Milan and we have a large database with hotels, hostels and apartments across all price points and in all parts of the city. We book hotel rooms for IPACK-IMA that are close to Fiera Milano. You’re located minutes away from key transportation hubs and substantially reduce your daily commute. Our team creates a well-rounded experience for our travellers that comes with many additional travel services. Pair your hotel booking with an airport transfer, reservations for meeting rooms, rent-a-cars and stand construction. All of this is available to you at competitive rates and in a fully customised service package! 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

One of things that makes IPACK-IMA stand out compared to other fairs is its frequency as editions arrive only once every three years. This gives exhibitors ample opportunities to develop new and exciting products that are ready to be launched by the time a new edition is held. Many exhibitors time new releases right around IPACK-IMA to have maximum impact and make strong first sales. You’ll earn back exhibiting costs on the first day and build professional relationships at a more relaxed pace: 

  • 1166 international exhibitors
  • 59,837 international trade visitors
  • 122 countries represented
  • 53,000+ sq. metres of exhibition space
  • 350 international VIP buyers 

Industry Relevance 

IPACK-IMA is the renowned trade fair that addresses the needs of the processing and packaging technology industry in Europe, though now the trade fair has achieved a status as a global leader and an engine of innovation. It has been held every three years since 1961 at Fiera Milano and is part of the Innovation Alliance, which includes Print4All and Intralogistica Italia. Both events also run parallel to the trade fair. 

IPACK-IMA serves as a B2B platform for bringing together the supply and demand of process and packaging technology in the food & beverage industry, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, construction, and consumer products. The exhibition offers a complete range of offerings for the entire mass market and consumer durables industries as it showcases what’s new in each step of the production chain. 

The exhibition halls house an extensive product portfolio: 

  • Machines for primary packaging
  • Machines for secondary packaging
  • Machines for transport packaging, end-line systems
  • Labeling, coding and marking systems
  • Ancillary equipment for packaging
  • Packaging production
  • Package printing
  • Primary and secondary packaging, closures, dispensers
  • Transport, industrial and protective packaging
  • Labels
  • Packaging materials
  • Processing machinery
  • Ancillary equipment for processing
  • Raw materials, ingredients and additives
  • Systems and equipment for material handling on processing and packaging lines
  • Systems and components for automation - Robotics
  • Industry services and contract packaging
  • Authorities, Trade Press, Associations 

IPACK-IMA offers an opportunity for large multinational corporations, medium-sized companies, and small Italian firms to make business deals, get opinions and ideas, and make valuable contacts. The exhibition presents comprehensive solutions for product administration from processing to packaging, and final placement in retail outlets. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

IPACK-IMA is the go-to event for professionals in the food and non-food industries. The event is a hub for industry specialists and a permanent platform that anticipates and shapes macro-trends, which in 2022 were sustainability and digitalisation. With a strong international appeal and a built-in VIP Buyers Program, the fair attracts professionals from all over the world, making it a unique experience for the entire packaging industry. 

At IPACK-IMA, visitors can expect to find a highly specialized audience coming from a variety of unrelated industries. The majority of attendees are decision makers, looking to explore new technologies and solutions, and to forge partnerships with new suppliers. The trade fair offers eight Business Communities: 

  • Pasta, Bakery & Milling
  • Sweets, Confectionary & Snacks
  • Food, Fresh & Convenience
  • Liquid Food & Beverage
  • Chemicals & Home Care
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Pharma & Nutritional
  • Industrial & Durable Goods 

COOP, IMA, Cavanna Packaging Group, Pem and Bakery Gea Group and ETIPACK make up only a small fraction of the exhibiting companies you’ll discover at the trade fair. 

Another important metric is the level of internationality. Despite the fair being rooted in the Italian market and the Italian manufacturing tradition, IPACK-IMA has extended its reach all around the globe. Naturally, the largest concentration of visitors is from Europe (68%), then followed by Asia (17%), North & South America (9%) and Africa (6%). 

The quality of potential buyers is guaranteed by the Buyers Program, which helps buyers find their ideal suppliers through promotional initiatives and expert B2B matchmaking. Members gain instant access to all areas and events during the trade fair, plus the exclusive Buyer Lounge where they’ll be able to unwind, recharge and discuss business. 

Additional Value of Attending 

IPACK-IMA continues to explore new avenues in meeting its participants’ needs and delivering a true comprehensive experience for processing, packaging, and product administration. In 2022, the trade fair expanded its portfolio with two new thematic sections. These new sections aim to provide professionals with fresh opportunities to better navigate technological advancements in a few key areas. 

The first section, IPACK-Mat, is dedicated to packaging materials for product development. Designed to strengthen the identity of all packaging materials showcased at IPACK-IMA, this area is featured extensively in the exhibition areas. Visitors can expect to see a wide range of innovative materials and sustainable packaging solutions on display in a special area of the exhibition. 

The second thematic section, IPACK-IMA Lab, focuses on product testing and certification. In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Packaging, this section hosts laboratories and certification and research institutes specialising in quality and conformity checks for FCM regulations on materials and objects intended for food contact.

Past editions


03.05.2022 - 06.05.2022





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How to get to IPACK-IMA

On Foot

On Foot

from Milan Central Station - too far away

from Malpensa Airport - too far away


By Car

from Milan Central Station - 38 min car ride (17.4km)

from Malpensa Airport 39 min ride


By Public Transport

from Milano Centrale Railway Station take an RV train (2024 Torino Porta Nuova) fro 9 min to Rho Fiera Milano Station and then walk another 12 min

from Malpensa Airport there is no suitable transportation