In the wake of the great success achieved by May’s edition of IPACK-IMA and with the transfer of the company’s share package from Centrexpo Spa to Fiera Milano Spa, Guido Corbella’s office as chief executive officer has come to an end.
For 40 years, Corbella has been a leading figure in the printing and packaging exhibition industry. He organised the first mission of Italian manufacturers of printing machinery to China back in 1979, long before that country established regular commercial relationships with the West.
Other initiatives bearing his signature include the launch of the vertical shows associated to IPACK-IMA 2015, including the paper and converting machinery exhibition, Converflex, held for the first time without the traditional combination with Grafitalia.
He said: “I hope whoever takes the helm will continue down the road to development, which led IPACK-IMA to consolidate its role as a leading exhibition, and that everything we started in the impressive 2015 edition may continue in the next edition in 2018, strengthened and enhanced by the new shareholder.
“On my part, I have many thanks to give: first of all, to the team with whom I shared many successful years, all of my colleagues and collaborators; to Italian and foreign exhibitors; and to the representatives of organisations and institutions, with whom I dialogued and cooperated over these long years, during which we all gave our small contribution to the growth of this top-notch segment of the Italian industry.”