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PET insight 03 | 2022

June/July 2022

K show and Drinktec 2022: The cat is not out of the bag yet 

Dear Readers,

Who in our industry - machine or plant manufacturer, bottler or packaging producer - is not looking ahead to the world's leading trade fairs Drinktec and K 2022? Everyone is eagerly awaiting these mega-events: the technical discussions in the hustle and bustle of the trade fair, networking among like-minded people and shaking hands with business partners and customers from all over the world.

In the euphoria, however, there is also a certain trepidation as to whether this will happen. Whether things will return to how they were before the pandemic and the war in Eastern Europe. 

In any case, in late spring 2022 at IFAT one could already feel the enthusiasm for the trade fair as a platform: The almost 3,000 exhibitors and around 119,000 visitors experienced the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management as what it should be: an intensive, lively marketplace - just as trade fairs should be.

Alongside other platforms, exhibitions are essential for knowledge transfer and networking, and they are an inspiration for new technologies. What happens at industry trade fairs supports the sustainable transformation to resource-saving and climate-neutral production processes.

Even if the cat is not yet out of the bag, it is already clear that our industry's hot topics will also determine the Drinktec and K show ahead of us: Circular economy, climate protection, digitalization.

I wish you a pleasant reading!

Dr. Otto Appel

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