Portolio expansion: Messe Düsseldorf acquires...
Portolio expansion

Messe Düsseldorf acquires stake in COLOMBIAPLAST

Messe Düsseldorf and Corferias have signed an agreement with Acoplasticos (Asociación Colombiana de Industrias Plásticas) to purchase a share of and jointly organise COLOMBIAPLAST, one of the most important international trade fairs for the plastics, rubber, petrochemical and packaging industry in the LatAm region. The next edition of COLOMBIAPLAST is scheduled to take place from June 22 to 25, 2021 at Corferias in Bogota, Colombia.
When last held in 2018, COLOMBIAPLAST featured 172 national and international exhibitors on 4,900 square metres net exhibition space and attracted over 43,000 visitors (includes attendees at the concurrently held FIB – International Industrial Trade Fair of Bogota). In addition to companies from Colombia and the surrounding region, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the U.S., exhibitors from Brazil, China, Taiwan and Qatar participated for the first time.
"We are excited to welcome COLOMBIAPLAST into our "Global Gate" portfolio. Colombia is one of the fastest growing markets for plastics technology in Latin America and COLOMBIAPLAST is the most important trade fair here. It is vital for us to show our commitment in this market, and with this acquisition we take on our first venture in plastics and rubber in South America" stated Erhard Wienkamp, managing director Messe Düsseldorf.