A change of leadership at interpack

Comprehensive hygiene plan for the 2021 trade fair

Thomas Dohse, project director, interpack

Thomas Dohse (50) has been the new leader of interpack in his capacity as project director since September. He follows Bernd Jablonowski, who rose to the managing board of Messe Düsseldorf as an executive director.

Dohse has woven a web of connections within the global packaging industry and the related process industry. He has been part of the interpack team at Messe Düsseldorf since 2005 and led interpack 2017 on an operative level as deputy director. During this period, the father of three supported many formative themes for interpack, such as Save Food and the special shows under the innovationparc label. These are now also successful at the international events within the interpack alliance scope, which will also be led by Dohse in the future.

Due to the Corona pandemic, the upcoming interpack in Düsseldorf was postponed from its original date in May 2020 to the following year. It will now take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021.

Messe Düsseldorf relies on a comprehensive hygiene concept to protect exhibitors and visitors. “interpack is the most important event in the international packaging industry and, especially in times of crisis, provides crucial stimuli in order to build a successful future for the companies involved. Therefore, we give our all-in order to do justice to this responsibility and simultaneously guarantee the best possible protection of the health of the people coming to our trade fair centre,” emphasizes Thomas Dohse.

According to the press statement, the hygiene plan has already proved that it lives up to its motto — “PROTaction – Back to Business” with Caravan Salon, the first trade fair at the Düsseldorf trade fair center after the Corona break. After selling personalized tickets exclusively online before the trade fair, extensive hygiene measures shaped the concept’s implementation on-site. Those interested can find details here.


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