What's On

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

What to expect from your visit

Apart from the fantastic array of suppliers covering the whole packaging supply chain, the event provides you with cutting-edge insight into the hot topics, trends and issues within the industry. Take advantage of our free-to-attend CPD-accredited seminars and engaging show features, delivered by leading brands and industry experts, you will go back to the office full of inspiration for your next big project!

An unrivalled seminar programme

Knowledge is power, and at Empack we want to empower you to conquer the packaging world! Through 5 dedicated stages 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. 

CPD Accredited
Industry Forum Stage

With 6 sector-driven sessions focusing on food, drink, beauty, retail, pharmaceuticals and e-commerce, the Industry Forum Stage will employ leading brands and thought leaders to share valuable insight and inspiring case studies from these vertical markets.

Innovation Stage

Prospective innovators can hear from global brands and ground breaking innovators as share their stories of the times they achieved true innovation, and how you can accomplish the same for your next project. 

Ecopack Stage

One of the hottest topics in the industry today, sustainability is an issue that affects everyone in the packaging industry. This stage will employ brands and thought leaders to help visitors not just survive, but thrive in an eco-conscious market.

Label&Print Stage

The Label&Print stage will explore the latest trends, issues, technologies and opportunities taking the packaging print and label industry by storm, and show visitors how they can utilise these to help their next pack jump of the shelf.

Packaging News Stage

Official media partner Packaging News has gathered an eclectic mix of brands and industry experts to use panels, debates and case studies to explore current trends, issues and opportunities prevailing in the current UK packaging market.

Show features

Pentawards Exhibit

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!

Ecopack Challenge

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.

Packaging Consultancy Clinic

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!

Networking Drinks Party

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

Happy Hour

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!