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

A window into the future of packaging

It's a time of change in the packaging industry. With an increasing demand for packaging to reflect the values of the brand, address the concerns of the consumer, and utilise the latest innovations to create added value, having up-to-date, relevant insight on the trends, opportunities and challenges prevailing in the industry can often be the difference between success and failure.

Come along to our free-to-attend, CPD-accredited programme delivered by leading brands and packaging experts. Spread across 5 stages, the programme will have a strong sector-focus, and explore a range of big current issues, from smart packaging and digital printing, to sustainability and hotly anticipated Big Plastics Debate.

Confirmed speakers so far



Carole Taylor




Stuart Foster




Stuart Hayward-Higam

Technical Development Director



Prof Margaret Bates

Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management
University of Northampton



Joanna Gilroy

Head of Sustainability
Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division


The Stages

Industry Forum Stage

The Industry Forum Stage will exclusively deliver dedicated sector-focused sessions, employing brands and leading experts to explore the biggest issues, opportunities and trends in some of the biggest packaging sectors out there. This will include forums for Food, Drink, Pharmaceutical, Ecommerce, Retail and Beauty.

Ecopack Stage

Sustainability in packaging has been pushed to the forefront of consumers minds like never before. This issue is driving immeasurable change in the packaging industry, so we've gathered leading brands and experts to share their insight into how you can face these challenges head on.
Plus keep your eyes peeled for the return of The Big Plastics Debate...

Innovation Stage

The Innovation Stage is back for 2019, hosting a range of brands and speakers as they deliver insight, case studies and innovations from industries other than packaging. This Stage offers a great opportunity for visitors to gain cross-industry inspiration that they can apply to their own packaging. 

Label&Print Stage

Innovation in label and print for packaging enables brands and retailers to not only craft vibrant, and unique packs that catch the eye, but also consistently improve the efficiency, reliability, safety and variety of the packaging process. The Label & Print Stage will provide insight and inspiration on the latest trends, challenges and innovations in this dynamic industry.

PN stage

Official Media Partners Packaging News will gather an eclectic mix of leading global brands, agencies and packaging experts to provide insight into the latest hot trends and inspiration for your next project. Covering a range of issues, the UK's leading packaging magazine is pulling out all the stops to deliver relevant and useful programme for our visitors.