With the concept of interdisciplinary knowledge transfer, the ZLV (Centre for Food and Packaging Technology) has converted the fair into a meeting place for the entire value chain of industrially manufactured and packaged food. The unique atmosphere on the campus of the college of Kempten offers ideal conditions for intensive discussions, exchange of ideas and networking of visitors and exhibitors. In the modern new building of the college, the participants can talk shop in detail about the latest technologies, products and services with about 40 exhibitors. The lecture program for trade visitors covers - as also in the previous years - virtually all areas. Market trends from the perspective of trade and plant manufacturers, new technologies in the production process of packaging and auxiliary materials, quality assurance, hygiene and analysis as well as economic issues are the core themes of the renowned and professionally outstanding speakers. The possibility to conduct in-depth conversations in the exhibition area - in a relaxed atmosphere - in addition to attending lectures is much praised and appreciated by the participants. The ZLV Verpackungssymposium will take place on 2 days from Thursday, 13. September to Friday, 14. September 2018 in Kempten.