The Greener Manufacturing Show Returns to Koelnmesse

The Greener Manufacturing Show Returns to Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany with Cutting-Edge Innovations to Accelerate your Transition Towards a More Sustainable Future on 9-10 November 2022

The must-attend event to see sustainable manufacturing solutions, The Greener Manufacturing Show Europe, co-located with Plastic Waste Free World Expo and Conference, returns to Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany, for its second year on 9-10 November.

Pioneering industry exhibitors will showcase the latest tech to help you reduce emissions and improve sustainability across your value chain. Alongside the exhibition, the conference will host 130+ renowned industry speakers.

In 2022 more than 3,000 high-quality visitors and key industry brands will be attending, including Circularise, Lenzing, Siemens, Trinseo, Valmet, UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Prevent Waste Alliance, and event sponsors Mondi.

Launched in 2021, the trade fair and conference attracted just under 2,000 in-person attendees, despite Covid-19 restrictions. It was apparent that companies from many sectors have begun placing sustainability at the top of their agenda.

Mike Robinson, the CEO of the company that organises the event Trans-Global Events, said:

“When we created the event concept, we could clearly see that there was a very urgent need for manufacturing industries to find new sustainable and environmental solutions.

“The desire to develop more sustainable products is a global shift, where many are adopting new technologies and strategies to help reduce the negative effects of industry on the environment.”

The Greener Manufacturing Show is co-located with Plastic Waste Free World Conference & Expo and purchasing a single conference pass gives you access to both events.

“The first edition Plastic Waste Free World Conference & Expo launched in 2019 with the goal of helping manufacturing companies find new solutions to help tackle the global plastic waste crisis – whether this is through new materials, eco-design, consumer engagement strategies, or innovative end-of-life solutions.

“The Greener Manufacturing Show released during the Covid-19 pandemic, and with just under 2,000 in-person attendees in 2021, it showed that companies from many different sectors are placing sustainability at the very top of their agenda,” said Robinson.


The conference streams will cover different sectors and a wide range of topics, including

•          Sustainability In Manufacturing

•          Retail, Consumer Goods & Packaging

•          Fashion & Textiles

•          Sustainable Materials

Not only does the event allow businesses to attract a growing number of sustainability-conscious customers, but it also provides exhibitors with opportunities to expand into various markets.

The Plastic Waste Free World Conference & Expo that took place in Atlanta in June gave Sirane Group, one of the exhibitors, the chance to expand into the US market.

Sirane Group’s NPD Lead Rachel McKenna wrote: “Atlanta has provided us with a great opportunity to share our technologies with the market.

“In the USA, we have recently partnered with PrintPack; they are supplying commercial reels of EarthFilm, offering in-house printing for customers. As of August 2022, Sirane will be opening a pouch conversion facility in Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas.”

The Greener Manufacturing Show and Plastic Waste Free World will also help businesses comply with sustainability policies being developed worldwide as governments aim to reduce their environmental impact.  

The EU will in the near future enforce new regulations across several industries.

Soon, construction products will be required to be greener and safer.

Reporting and tagging information across the value chain will become essential in adhering to sustainability standards.

EU member states will be obligated to pay a levy of €0.80/kg of non-recycled packaging waste. 

Fashion companies will need to rethink textile designs to increase the life span of garments and to make them easier to recycle.

Make sure to take advantage of the numerous opportunities, solutions and innovations available at the Greener Manufacturing Show Europe co-located with Plastic Waste Free World to succeed in a fast-transitioning world focused on sustainability.

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