Pressrelease, July 2012.
IPA, The Global Food Factory
21 to 25 October 2012, Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre – Hall 5B
IPA, the international food processing and packaging show, underscores its commitment to eco-responsibility in the food industry
IPA is promoting responsible production and eco-design at this year's show, with a special focus on research and innovation. There will be an array of special events such as displays of the latest sustainable technologies, a programme of talks at the Forum on Innovation and Research, and the IPA Innovation awards.
A showcase for the processing plant of the future!
Eco-design is seen as the way forward by manufacturers anxious to address the regulatory, economic, ecological and social changes impacting their operations. Addressing their concerns, for the first time at the show IPA will be presenting a pilot eco-friendly food plant to illustrate the investment being made in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Visitors to IPA and SIAL will have the opportunity to see numerous examples of green technologies tailored to the food industry.
IPA’s organisers were inspired by the eco food-processing plant built by Agropole for Le Sojami, a manufacturer of organic, lacto-fermented soy-based products. The plant was built as part of a sustainable development technopole programme and takes into account Le Sojami's specific economic and technical challenges, enabling the company to operate according to sustainable development principles.
Protecting the environment is a key challenge for manufacturers, pushing them to reduce their environmental footprint while reducing costs.
Themed displays on energy, water and waste will educate visitors about the new approaches that will become the norm in the next 10 years.
IPA 2012 will be tackling critical issues for the food industry:
- Energy efficiency: e.g. optimising natural light, LED lighting over outdoor entrances, optimising industrial chillers using a system of Centralised Technical Management (CTM).
- Integration of renewable energy systems: e.g. solar energy, solar water heaters, boilers combining natural gas and biomass.
- Optimising a building's environmental footprint: e.g. landscaping that includes a green wall, timber-clad concrete structures to improve insulation, natural roof ventilation.
IPA will also be unveiling other state-of-the-art technologies that will turn regulatory restrictions into competitive advantages.
The Forum on Innovation and Research: the keys to breaking new ground
The desire to be competitive and distinctive and the requirement to comply with new regulations have led the food industry to become increasingly green.
And what initially seem like constraints can sometimes be turned into opportunities for innovation and growth generation.
The programme of talks at the Forum on Innovation and Research will provide an update on the latest innovations in processing, manufacturing performance, environmental challenges, packaging, raw-materials management and food safety. The programme will also include a series of talks presented jointly with SIAL on product innovation.
From IPA to SIAL: processes geared towards the finished product
The world of food processing and packaging featured at IPA is naturally linked to that of SIAL. After the last IPA show, held at the same time as The Global Food Marketplace, exhibitors and visitors requested greater synergy between IPA, SIAL and IN-FOOD.
In 2012, IPA will be known as The Global Food Factory and will take advantage of its overlap with SIAL to develop common themes such as INNOVATION.
SIAL is a major observatory in the industry, with more than 985 products showcased in the Trends and Innovations area, while IPA spotlights the power of process innovation in the food industry by featuring more than 80 new developments.
For exhibitors at SIAL, being able to meet suppliers close to their stands saves time and is an opportunity to explore a strong international offer.
"IPA 2012 is an opportunity to think outside the box and is a springboard into the future for the food industry, opening up the way to new, more sustainable technologies," says show manager Christophe Painvin.
"This year’s show underpins this commitment to sustainability by adopting a new tagline: The Global Food Factory,” adds Valérie Dissaux, the show's communications manager. “With more information and a greater number of topics, events, products and innovations, it will offer a practical snapshot to all industry professionals anxious to address the major economic and technical challenges ahead of them."
More information is available on the IPA website (www.ipa-web.com), which has been completely revamped to devote more space to editorial content (articles, surveys, press releases, photo galleries, and so on). More than 7,500 visitors have already logged onto the site – 50% of them international – to gain more insight into the sector and get an in-depth look at a show that promises plenty of innovations in 2012.
IPA 2012, in brief
• 21–25 October 2012
• created in 1968, at the same time and in the same venue as SIAL
• Paris-Nord Villepinte Hall 5B
Number of exhibitors
• 600 companies
• 25 countries (45% international exhibitors)
• 24,000 m²
2 flagship sectors
• IPA Matic, equipment for processing meat and fish products
• IPA Multifilière, food processing equipment for solids (bread, chocolate, confectionery, fruit and vegetables), liquids and semi-liquids
• equipment manufacturers and distributors
• food processing equipment and technology
• wrapping and packaging machinery
• food industry services and consulting
• 40,931 individuals
• food industries
• research centres: managing directors/plant managers
• manufacturing/production/new projects managers
• R&D/study managers
• purchasing managers
• 180 countries represented (45% international visitors)
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