Visiting Packaging Innovations 2018

What solutions are out there? What are the hot trends on the market? What can we do to make our next pack reflect our brand values? The packaging industry can be hard to digest, and that's where we come in! Packaging Innovations (Inc. Ecopack and Contract Pack) offers an unparalleled line up of primary and secondary packaging suppliers, from the industry giants to the newest innovators, displaying a plethora of innovative and inspiring packaging solutions.

Co-located with Empack and Label&Print, this is the only UK event to cater to the whole packaging supply chain. Complimenting the exhibition is an inspirational programme of insightful seminars, delivered by leading brand speakers and thought leaders, and a variety of show features aimed at engaging, educating, and entertaining visitors.

Why visit?

  • The UK's largest and most diverse packaging event, covering all products, services and solutions

  • Save time sourcing bespoke solutions for every stage of your packaging process, with 350 suppliers under one roof!

  • See, feel, and use the products up close, and discuss their attributes in detail with their manufacturers face-to-face before you make a decision

  • Discover the latest hot trends and opportunities with FREE access to a CPD accredited seminar programme, featuring speakers from leading brands and industry thought leaders

  • Unparalleled networking opportunities that put you in front of key decision makers, thought leaders, and global innovators
  • Be inspired by the newest innovations, with 100s of product launches every year!

  • See it, like it, buy it! Make orders and cut deals on-site at this fully transactional show

  • Take part in educational and entertaining show features that will bring the packaging industry to life and make you approach your packaging like never before.

  • Innovation, Innovation, Innovation! Identify and make potential partnerships to progress, commercialise and capitalise on the latest ideas

  • Get out of the office and be immersed in the industry we all love!

But don't take our word for it...

Visitor stats

Packaging innovations provides a great cross-section of packaging types provided by suppliers from across the globe. Some of the biggest attractions for me were the workshops on environmentally friendly packaging - listening to some of the industry leaders talk about their focus on sustainability was very enlightening.

Craig Dickinson, Senior Packaging Technologist, Quorn Foods

We are currently looking for suppliers in different fields to which we currently operate, so we came to the event because it provides a great opportunity to meet these people, and to see what’s new in the market. There was such a good spread of exhibitors for us to network with, it really was the perfect platform for us to do business.

Helen Tobin, NPD Manager, Montagne Jeunesse

What will you find at our show?

  • Bags
  • Blister packs
  • Bottles
  • Boxes
  • Cans
  • Caps & Closures
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons

  • Consultancy
  • Contract packing
  • Creative design
  • Decorative labels
  • Foiling
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Mock-up services

  • Packaging converting
  • Plastic mould manufacturing
  • Print & packaging in-house
  • Product & packaging development
  • Smart packaging solutions
  • Sustainable solutions
  • Tins
  • Wood

Seminar programme

Knowledge is power, and at Packaging Innovations we want to empower you to conquer the packaging world! Through 5 dedicated theatres the event will offer a full CPD-accredited programme of inspiring seminar content. Leading brands and retailers, as well as industry experts, will employ case studies, panels and debates to cover a variety of topics and uncover the latest industry trends, challenges and opportunities. 

Pharmaceutical Symposium

Pharmaceutical Symposium

This dedicated session will see a panel of highly experienced speakers address current trends, concerns and prospective opportunities that can be found in today's pharmaceutical packaging industry. Check out the 2017 programme here.

Drinks Symposium

Drinks Symposium

Hosted by The Drinks Report, insightful speakers with years of drinks packaging experience examined prevailing trends, challenging issues and pioneering concepts currently facing the industry. Read more on 2017 here.

Great Innovation Debate

Great Innovation Debate

Back by popular demand, The Great Innovation Debate will employ experts industry thought leaders to explore the innovation; what it is, how to achieve it, and what it really means to be innovative in today's packaging market.

The Big Print Debate

BIG Print Debate

This returning show favourite will feature experts from leading print companies, who will debate trends, challenges and opportunities in print for packaging. Audience participation is a must! Read more on 2017 here.

The Flexo Debate

The Flexo Debate

Hosted by FlexoTech Magazine, this popular panel debate will involve plenty of audience interaction as we seek to explore key trends and issues facing the flexo print industry. Have a look at the 2017 programme here.

2017 speakers included...

Brent Nelson

Brent Nelson
Senior Manager of WW Packaging (CPEX) - Sustainability

Katherine Conto

Katherine Conto
R&D Global Senior Packaging Technologist
Mondelēz International

Regina Haydon

Regina Haydon
Food & Drink Analyst

Simon Reid

Simon Reid
Sustainability Manager
Innocent Drinks

Steven Hind

Steven Hind
Head of Marketing - Lucozade Sport
Lucozade Ribena Suntory

Theodoros Strifompolas

Theodoros Striftompolas
International Packaging Engineer
Jaguar Land Rover

Show features


The world's most prestigious packaging design competition will be bringing a showcase of their winners to the event. Stop by and be inspired!

Innovation Showcase

Shortlisted from the plethora of inspiring solutions on-site, you need to decide which is the most innovative pack! Stop by the Innovation Showcase display and cast your vote!

Campden BRI

The UK's leading independent food & drink researcher will deliver a programme of dedicated topical sessions, giving you keen insight into the food & drinks packaging market.


Using insightful discussion and interactive experiments, visitors will be taken through the hidden potential of inclusive design in packaging.


Sustainable packaging suppliers will compete in this Dragons' Den style session for the prize of most eco-friendly solution, and the chance to develop it with M&S.


The Packaging Society will be bringing their experts to the show to give one-to-one advice to visitors on any aspect of their packaging, helping to realise its full potential!


When the show closes on Wednesday, have a drink on us and mingle with leading brands and innovative suppliers at the Networking Drinks Party.


When the clock strikes 14:30, that means it's happy hour! Browse the halls and chat with a bottle of beer or a glass of wine, on us!

Smart badge: your virtual event bag

When you visit our event, there is no need to lug lots of heavy brochures around!

Your badge will act as your ‘virtual event bag’, which when touched on an exhibitor’s badge reader will store a list of exhibitors.

After the event, you will receive an email with the details of the exhibitors you scanned.


How does it work?

  1. Touch the reader with your badge 
    the green light glows and the reader beeps

  2. Get an email later today with the
    exhibitor’s info
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  • Your badge is your virtual event bag
    No more lugging heavy brochures around!

  • You keep track of which stands you visited
    You will receive a nice recap of your day, via email.

  • No spamming
    You receive only the digital info from exhibitors you’re interested in.

  • You exchange your digital business card
    It's easy to exchange your visit card with the exhibitors you visited.

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