Five international exhibitions - PLAST, IPACK-IMA, MEAT-TECH, PRINT4ALL and INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA - outstanding showcases for machinery, technology and material production for the manufacturing industry, join together in one big event that will cover the entire Fairgrounds of FIERA MILANO in Rho, from Tuesday May 29 to Friday June 1, 2018. 

The decision to join such relevant initiative, named "THE INNOVATION ALLIANCE", comes few months after PLAST 2015, when it was announced that PLAST would advance in 2017. The sector received positively such announcement (even with few remarks, particularly from some overseas exhibitor).

However, after such move was announced, the relevant change into IPACK-IMA ownership took place, passing from previous organizer to the new one, joined by FIERA MILANO and UCIMA (the Association of packaging machinery manufacturers). Thanks to the excellent relationships between PLAST organizer and the new organizers of IPACK-IMA, it was therefore found the new schedule, taking into account respective international trade fair calendars:

Tuesday May 29 / Friday June 1, 2018 (four days)

Therefore, PLAST and IPACK-IMA are coming back together (as in 2006 and 2009), offering visitors and exhibitors access through one entrance ticket only, covering their previous Halls respectively, with the same mantling and dismantling periods. Such big international showcase is integrated by PRINT4ALL (including, among others, CONVERFLEX heritage) and INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA (in-house logistics), thus giving life to a unique trade fair in its kind, synergic in several aspects and with a highly amplified international echo.

This is the big news announced on Wednesday February 10, 2016 during the press conference at MICO, Fiera Milano congress centre (see press kit).