Koelnmesse and the Colombian trade fair company Corporación de Ferias y Exposiciones S.A. (Corferias) will from 2017 organize the packaging technology trade fair Andina-Pack.
The show has been staged to date by the current owner and organizer of the event, Pafyc Ltd since 1991.
The event’s venue will continue to be the Corferias exhibition grounds in Bogotá.
Andina-Pack will be the second trade fair on which Koelnmesse and Corferias collaborate, after the food fair Alimentec.
“Through this cooperation, we are strategically expanding our involvement in the Latin American market in one of our core areas of expertise,” said Gerald Böse, president and CEO.
“Because of its economic potential and its geographic position in Central America, we regard Colombia as a very interesting future market.”
Koelnmesse and Corferias also jointly organize the international food fair Alimentec, which was founded in 1999 and held every two years in Bogotá.
Koelnmesse’s contribution to the partnership includes, in particular, its familiarity with the worldwide food sector, its international contacts, and its comprehensive expertise regarding food-related topics.