Joschka Fischer opens special presentation at K 2013

The special presentation which is organised by Plastics Europe Germany, the association of the German plastics industry, and the Dusseldorf fair is center of attraction for all visitors who want to learn more about the huge innovative potential of plastics. A series of lectures with prominent personalities from politics, science and industry highlights the topic of the special exhibition - "Plastics move the world" - from different angles.

"Plastics are indispensable in order to find solutions for the global challenges of our time with a growing world population and the increasing need for resources." With these words, Joschka Fischer, former Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, underlined the importance of plastic at the opening of the special exhibition on 16 October. Fischer spoke at the invitation of the plastics industry on sustainability and resource conservation. He made it clear that climate change, limited natural resources and the increasing worldwide demand for energy make sustainable management increasingly urgent. The plastics industry is thereby an important driver of innovation in order to contribute to eco-efficient solutions for resource and environmental protection.

The high importance of sustainability for the entire plastics industry with plastics producers, processors and machine builders is also reflected in the 8th edition of the K special presentation entitled "Plastics move the world". Key message of the exhibition stand: plastic as a problem solver moves the world in many ways and caters for more sustainability in everyday life in countless applications.

Following Fischer's speech the special presentation was officially opened.

Patrick Thomas, Chairman of Plastics Europe; Joschka Fischer; Dr Josef Ertl, Vinnolit CEO and Chairman of PlasticsEurope Germany; Werner Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Dusseldorf and Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Chairman of the K fair Exhibitors Council and "K President" - Photo (Source: Plastics Europe) left to right