National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
27 - 28/02/2019

Thank you for visiting, the show is now closed - see you in 2020!

The future of packaging technology!

Hosted at the NEC, Birmingham, Empack is the UK's premier event for all things packaging technology, equipment and machinery. 

The show looked the future of packaging technology with suppliers showcasing their most advanced capabilities and newest innovations. Visitors discovered innovative ways to upgrade your packaging machinery, and improve the capacity, reliability and efficiency of your product line. If are interested in potentially exhibiting at a future and would like more information please see here.

The Empack event was hosted alongside Packaging Innovations, Contract Pack, Ecopack, Label&Print and new for this year, Industrial Pack which is the UK's only event for industrial, transit and protective packaging. You really do have access to the whole packaging supply chain under one roof with over 300 suppliers and 100s of product launches you can also network with your peers and learn from industry greats at our free-to-attend seminar programme.

2019 visitors heard from Innocent, M&S, WRAP, Coca-Cola and many more!



Shameem Kazmi   

Director of research and development



Prof. Anthony J. Ryan

Professor of Physical Chemistry   
University of Sheffield



Jos Harrison

Global Design Strategy Director



Hans Van Bochove

VP European public affairs
Coca-Cola European Partners



Shimon Kalichman

Consulting Director, Brand & Communications
L’Occitane en Provence



Dagmar Chlosta

Chief Market Officer
Schwan Cosmetics



Cameron Worth




Romina Mariano   

Kahlúa Pernod-Ricard



Barbara Galli

Global Marketing & Communication Lead



Justin Kempson

Sales & Innovation Director
Charpak Ltd


These brands attended in 2019...will we see you in 2020?


We come to the show every year and have found this year really interesting. There were a number of suppliers we were hoping to see and they are all here.

Louisa Lewis, Purchasing Manager, The Silver Spoon Company

This event is our best source of new business here in the UK

Steve Benn, Director, Aldernay Race

I was drawn to the show by the exhibitors and the heavy focus on the plastic debate. It’s been great and I have seen everyone that I wanted to see.

Ben Richardson-Hughes, New Product Development, Holland & Barrett

This year’s show has surpassed all of our expectations, particularly given the weather conditions. We have had a great response from visitors and some good enquiries, so we are really pleased. We have been coming to the show for 10 years and have already rebooked for next year.

Phil Donaldson, Manager Director, Advanced Labelling Systems

The show has been really informative, and we have picked up some great samples. We came to the show mainly to get some more information on colour management and we have found a supplier who ticks all the boxes for us. We have found all of the exhibitors and speakers really engaging, particularly the strong focus on sustainability which is so topical at the moment.

Paula Dresher, Print & Artwork Co-ordinator, Muller Dairy

The show has been insightful and informative. It’s been great to network with so many new and old contacts and put the faces to names. We will definitely be coming to Packaging Innovations again.

Abi Sanusi, Procurement, Jordans, Dorset and Ryvita

We have been coming to the event for 10 years and the show is, as always, well organised and efficient, with plenty of great leads generated.

Nasreen Akhter, Marketing & Product Support Specialist, Automated Packaging Systems

I have been coming to this show for many years and it is brilliant. For this year in particular there has been lots of interesting content on offer and I have seen everyone I needed to see.

Andrew Morris, Design Technologist, Colpac