MILAN, ITALY — In the wake of the great success achieved by last 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 tenure as chief executive officer (CEO) has come to an end.
For 40 years Corbella has been a leading figure in the printing and packaging exhibition industry, first as director of associations ACIMGA and UCIMA and later as CEO of exhibition companies Centrexpo and IPACK-IMA. It was Corbella who organized 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 - Dairytech, Meat-Tech and Fruit Innovation (the last in partnership with Fiera Milano), the new Intralogistica Italia in partnership with Deutsche Messe, and Converflex, the exhibition of paper and converting machinery, held for the first time without the traditional combination with Grafitalia.
“I end my long professional and human relationship with the Acimga, Centrexpo, IPACK-IMA group with the satisfaction of having achieved the professional objectives I had set for myself: the success of the shows organized by IPACK-IMA Spa last May, which earned unanimous appreciation from all our stakeholders, and the conclusion of the negotiations for the acquisition of IPACK-IMA Spa by Fiera Milano, one of the world’s most important and qualified players in the exhibition industry,” said Corbella.