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Preparations have begun for the 2023 edition of METPACK, the metal packaging fair. The trade show is set for May 2nd to May 6th at Messe Essen in Essen, Germany. As this will be a live event, COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be implemented. Trade visitor compliance is expected.

A Brief Overview of METPACK

METPACK gives you access to the latest technological and technical achievements in the field of metal packaging as presented by a line-up of the best manufacturers in Europe. The international trade fair pushes the packaging industry into the future with a five-day program in Essen, Germany. There are going to be product launches, new concepts and all the matchmaking events to make your trip worthwhile no matter where on the value chain you’re positioned.

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

Given the tight focus on a highly specific sector of the broader packaging industry, METPACK is a significantly smaller event, but that works to your advantage as there are fewer companies to be in direct competition with and a bigger pool of trade visitors. Here’s a breakdown:

  • 300+ international exhibitors showcased at the event;
  • 7000+ international trade visitors made the trip;
  • 26,000+ square metres of exhibition space used.

Industry Relevance

On the scene since 1992, METPACK has transformed itself as the one-stop platform for all things metal packaging. In addition to the wide variety of products on display, there’s commitment to the evolution of the sector and it’s here that many of the next generation of technologies are debuted. Editions are held every three years, which keeps interest in what this trade fair has to offer high. All this takes place in Messe Essen. The product groups on display include processing, printing, manufacturing, nonferrous metals, steel and iron, tubes, cans, caps and drums. We also want to draw your attention towards one of the highlights of the fair – namely METPACK INNOVATION AWARD. It’s here you get to meet the most forward-thinking companies in the field earning their due recognition.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

ArcelorMittal, Belvac Production Machinery, Can Man, KBA-MetalPrint, Lanico, Mall + Herlan, Soudronic, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein and Valspar are some of the featured exhibitors who have showcased their products and services at the fair in the past. In general, METPACK is considered an international event, which attracts trade visitors chiefly from European countries, followed by countries in Asia. Another great statistic is the fact that 86% of trade visitors occupy a high position in their company, where they can make decisions regarding purchases. That’s particularly good news for those exhibitors who want to grow their client list and increase overall sales. Organizers share that in this regard exhibitors are satisfied with what METPACK has to offer.

Past editions


23.02.2021 - 27.02.2021


Cancelled because of COVID 19

Cancelled because of COVID 19


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How to get to METPACK

On Foot

On Foot

from HBF 35 min walking distance (2.6km)

from Essen/Mülheim Airport - 1h10 min walk (5.3km)


By Car

from HBF - 6 min ride (2.8km)

from Essen/Mülheim Airport - 8-10 min drive (6.5km)


By Public Transport

From HBF it is only 6 min ride with U11

from Essen/Mülheim Airport - there is no direct transportation

(alternatively you can walk ~30 min to Essen Abzweig Flughafen Stop and take Bus 142 for 9 stops, which will take you ~45 min total)

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