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Packaging Innovations

Being part of an industry as fluid and dynamic as packaging, it pays to keep your finger on the pulse and know what trends, issues and opportunities are out there...

We provide an exciting array of interactive show content that gives you the tools to achieve success. This includes a free-to-attend seminar programme, delivered across 3 stages by leading brands and retailers and several engaging and educational show features that will inspire greatness in your next packaging project.

Extensive Seminar programme


Following the hugely successful debut in 2017, the Pentawards Conference is back. This packaging design-focused stage will explore current trends and themes prevailing in the industry, and how designers can take advantage.


food forum


The UK food industry has a reputation for innovative products; the packaging needs to match! The vibrant UK food packaging industry will be explored in depth here by leading brands and retailers, highlighting trends and potential opportunities. 


drinks forum


Hosted by TheDrinksReport, speakers from market leading brands and new market innovators will explore drinks packaging, and how to craft an iconic product that will stand out in this crowded market.


beauty forum


If you can't make your packaging beautiful, why would the customer think you can do the same for them? Hear from leading brands as they explore successful trends, big opportunities and current issues in the beauty industry.


lux forum


Learn the secrets of the prestige and bespoke packaging sector from some of the industry's biggest brands and thought leaders, as they explore how to craft iconic packaging that delivers the luxury experience.


pack news


Packaging News are back, bringing a programme of industry thought leaders and iconic global brands to share their expertise and insight into industry trends and challenges.


2018 speakers to include...



Santiago Navarro
Chief Executive & Co-Founder 
Garcon Wines

Garçon Wines


Simon Boas Hoffmeyer
Sustainability Director
Carlsberg Group



Steve Honour 
Design Leader - Innovation & Futures



Kevin Vyse
Senior Packaging Technologist



Luke Grob
Product & Innovation Director
Hello Fresh



Interactive features

Innovation Showcase

Following a rigorous judging process, a shortlist of the best innovations from the past year will be on display at the show. Make sure you stop by to discover how our suppliers came up these innovative solutions, how they can apply to your packaging, and how you take the same innovative approach when developing your packaging. You can also take part in interactive voting for the coveted place 'most innovative pack'.

Packaging Consultancy Clinic

A popular and regular feature at Packaging Innovations, the Packaging Consultancy Clinic is your opportunity to gain one-to-one personalised advice on any aspect of your packaging. Ask questions, bring along your packaging and gain advice on your burning challenges and issues. Pre-booking your appointment is advised.

Pentawards Exhibit

The Pentawards Exhibit will offer a never-before-seen showcase of this year's finalists. Recognised as the most prestigious worldwide packaging design competition, the exhibit will feature a range of industries, showing you innovative, functional and truly beautiful packaging design from agencies and brands at the top of their game. Not to be missed!