Pharmaceutical Packaging

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

Give your packaging a check up

The UK's has one of the world's most prominent and innovative pharmaceutical packaging industries. Valued at $6.2 billion, it is vital for manufacturers and brands to keep informed of the latest innovations and techniques available in packaging, labelling and printing, so as to ensure their product is constantly at the forefront of safety, reliability, and inclusivity.

That's where Packaging Innovations comes in. The event offers an unparalleled array of pharmaceutical packaging solutions, along with dedicated seminar content that allows visitors to tap into the latest industry information regarding trends, research and new technology.

Where: The Industry Forum Stage
When: 28th Febraury - 15:00 - 16:30

In the Pharma Forum, hosted by iDi Pac, former GSK director looks at the on-coming expectations on medical devices to become more sustainable, SmarthGlyph shares how combining packaging with digital technology can increase patient adherence and iDi Pac looks at the shift towards personalised pharma solutions.

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Key figures: a healthy outlook!

  • Global packaging market will see $980bn in revenue by 2022 of which pharma packaging is predicted to be $105bn
  • The UK healthcare industry consumed £481 million in packaging in 2015, with projected growth to £542 million by 2020
  •  The pharmaceutical business employs 63k people with 24k in R&D

    Key figures: a healthy outlook!

    • Projected growth coming from China, India and South American markets driving a shift in Supply Chain design
    • FMD mandated to start early 2019 in EU  
    • The Legalised Marijuana market presents a huge opportunity expected to reach USD 146.4 billion by end of 2025
    • The shift in use of conventional packaging lines in response to the rising demand for flexible, automated, and integrated packaging lines from the pharmaceutical industry is also expected to boost the industry.
    • The ageing global population, expanding generics market, increasing demand for anti-counterfeiting, and, for more sophisticated packaging including Smart technologies is driving the pharmaceutical packaging market.

    15:00 - 16:30

    15:00 - 15:05


    The Pharma Forum




    Christopher Waterhouse, Managing Director, iDi Pac Ltd


    15:05 - 15:25


    A personal approach to Pharma packaging: shifting from large volumes to personalised solutions

    Christopher Waterhouse, Managing Director, iDi Pac Ltd

    The world is changing with ever greater focus on bespoke and personalised solutions to treatment and healthcare. Chris will explore some of the challenges the industry is facing in this area and provide some thoughts to identify some of the strategies that can be adopted for effective and cost-effective future delivery.

    15:30 - 15:50


    Sustainability expectations for (future) inhaler devices and packaging

    Greg Anderson, former Director of Medical Device development, GSK & Managing Director, Pharmacentric Solutions Ltd

    With public awareness increasing regarding the environmental impact of packaging, each market segment is having to review how it designs, develops and specifies its platforms to minimise environmental impact. Medicine packaging and devices are no exception to this and this presentation will review the following:

    • What are we doing as an industry to minimise the environmental impact of inhaler devices and packaging yet maintain all the customer and regulatory expectations?
    • What are the threats and opportunities (including use of connected devices)?
    • Green Guides and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting

    15:55 - 16:15


    Smart Barcodes – the gateway to increased patient adherence and a case study on legalised Marijuana marketing channels via secure B2C channels

    Martin Hooley, Founder & VP R&D, SmartGlyph


    Utilising the power of packaging and the Digital bridge that is SmartGlyph we will explore the opportunities to deliver growth in patient adherence levels through the use of the novel SmartGlyph platform as well as deliver an alternative serialisation approach.  The process will be explained through a Track and Trace case study for Legalised Marijuana.

    All of this through the power of existing packaging systems and SmartGlyphs ‘digital bridge’ and platform delivering compliance and great track and trace capability.


    16:15 - 16:30

    Conclusion Q&A Panel

    Suppliers with pharma packaging solutions

    These pharmaceutical brands have already registered to attend...have you?


    Exhibitors who work in the pharmaceutical sector

    • A. Hatzopoulos
    • Abbey Labels
    • Addressing & Mailing Solutions
    • Airopack
    • ALBÉA
    • AM Labels
    • AstroNova, Inc.
    • Atwell Self-Adhesive Labellers
    • Automated Packaging Systems
    • Ballerstaedt & Co.
    • Boardlink
    • Burgopak
    • cab Produkttechnik
    • Cambrian Packaging
    • Carlton Forest Group
    • Central Pharma (Contract Packing) 
    • Chester Medical Solutions
    • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Grootegast
    • Coda Plastics
    • Continental Bottle Company
    • CS Labels
    • Cullen Packaging
    • Custompac
    • De Jong Verpakking
    • Decomatic
    • Denny Bros Group
    • Domino UK
    • Durst Group - Label & Package Printing
    • Emirates Printing Press
    • Enercon Industries
    • Envases UK
    • Esko
    • Europack Marketing
    • Falconer Print and Packaging
    • Fangda Packaging
    • FantasTak
    • Firstan
    • Foxpak Flexibles
    • HD Labels
    • Herma UK
    • Impression Technology Europe
    • Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE)
    • Isiklar Ambalaj Pazarlama
    • Jenton International
    • KapStone Paper and Packaging
    • Leonhard Kurz
    • Macfarlane Packaging 
    • Magnum Packaging
    • Martek Industries
    • Meyer Seals
    • Mocap Packaging Solutions
    • Multivac
    • National Flexible
    • Neopac the tube
    • Nordfilm
    • Oki Europe
    • Penn Packaging Limited
    • Pollard Boxes Ltd
    • Print and Packaging Co.
    • Qualvis Print and Packaging
    • River Packaging Limited
    • Robert Cullen Ltd
    • Roberts Metal Packaging
    • Royston Labels 
    • RPC Group
    • Russell Richardson
    • Safe Packaging
    • Schur Flexibles
    • Selectpackaing
    • Simply Cartons
    • Test Valley Limited
    • The Label Makers
    • Venture Electronics Spain
    • Walki Group
    • Wyepak
    • XPO Logistics
    • Yorkshire Packaging Systems
    • Zund UK