Packaging Innovations Birmingham 2022 | B2B Packaging Event


Packaging Innovations & Empack

The future of branded packaging and technology

25 May 10:00 - 17:00 & 26 May 10:00 - 16:00 2022 | Hall 1 NEC Birmingham

Discover the future of your brand's packaging and production journey

Packaging Innovations & Empack is the UK’s essential annual event driving business and innovation across the whole packaging journey from primary packaging, secondary packaging, contract packing and fulfilment, labelling and printing and packing and processing technology.

Packaging Innovations is the largest annual event connecting packaging specifiers and buyers with the suppliers, new materials and formats and the expert knowledge to create the future of their brand’s packaging.

Empack provides a unique platform for directors of packing and filling operations to solve their manufacturing challenges and understand the key trends and technologies that will define their future investments.

Together, these two events give a unique vision of the whole packaging journey, from concept to production. Visit the future of packaging at Packaging Innovations & Empack.

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Congratulations to this years' winners!

Innovation Showcase

Ecopack Challenge


Winner: Protega Global 

Hexcel Wrap – UK manufactured Paper Bubble wrap designed to effortlessly wrap around products, with built up layers that offer protection as good as plastic bubble. Hexcel Wraps innovative interlocking feature means there is no need for adhesive tape!

Winner: PragmatIC Semiconductor

Sustainable Plastics Recycling Innovation by Tagging Electronically aims to deliver a system that uses our ultra-low-cost flexible electronics technology and NFC to uniquely identify packaging so that consumers can collect rewards.

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Look back at some of 2022's speakers

Our free-to-attend seminars brought together thought leaders from all corners of the packaging supply chain to tackle your packaging issues. 

In Focus Magazine

Packaging In Focus is the new quarterly publication that brings together voices from the different corners of the packaging market. These experts will shine a light on the upcoming trends, share their experiences on the latest challenges and inspirational design ideas with you. Each issue will hone in on a different industry sector from Food & Beverage, Cosmetics & Beauty, Spirits to FMCG & Household products. 

Products and services to drive your packaging journey

Packaging Innovations & Empack, and our special feature Contract Pack & Fulfilment, provide you with innovative solutions to help you make the best decisions for your next packaging innovation, product launch or investment. 

Across the event you’ll find materials, primary packaging, secondary packaging, contract packing & fulfilment, label & printing technology, and packing & filling technology.

Find out more here and take a look at who was at the 2022 event with the comprehensive exhibitor list.


See, feel, and experience the vast range of materials to take your packaging to the next level. Discover everything from ribbons and foiling to plastic and cartons. There is no doubt you'll find everything you need to innovate your packaging.

Contract packing & fulfilment

Contract Pack & Fulfilment is dedicated to helping you find outsourcing partners for packing, filling, manufacturing and fulfilment. Powered by the BCMPA, the event showcases the best in outsourcing across markets from e-commerce and white label to food, drinks, pharmaceuticals and more.
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Primary packaging

Packaging Innovations showcases an array of primary packaging solutions, from sustainable alternatives to extending the shelf life in the FMCG, beauty & personal care, household items, chemicals markets and beyond.

Label & printing technology

Need label and printing services? Both, Packaging Innovations & Empack will offer you a platform to discover the latest efficient printing technology and label options for your next packaging project.

Secondary packaging

See your display packaging challenges solved at Packaging Innovations to ensure you can store and protect products and promote brand awareness!

Packing & filling technology

All your packaging machinery and technology wants will be at your fingertips within the Empack section. From warehousing solutions, advanced packaging and sealing technology and more, explore how to make your packaging manufacturing more efficient.

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See what Packaging Innovations & Empack 2022 had to offer

The Packaging Innovations & Empack 2022 event saw a vast range of support on offer for the Food & Beverage, Personal Care, Household, Pharmaceutical & Chemical sectors. At the event you were able to source the latest solutions in packaging and packaging technology, compare offerings, learn about the latest trends, overcome your current challenges and network with your colleagues and clients.

Are you this year's Ecopack Challenge winner?


The Ecopack Challenge is looking for game-changing innovations placing sustainability at the heart of their operations. The winner will apply a holistic approach to their product and business model; employing strategies to address the multiple issues which consumers and corporations alike, are faced with daily. Selected finalists will present their projects to our panel of Judges from OPRL, Ocado, Pret and ThePackHub at Packaging Innovations and Empack, this May.

Click below to submit your entry!


Meet, learn, discuss and create new ideas through an array of event features that will engage, educate, entertain and inspire you!



The event attracts packaging buyers and specifiers from top Food & Beverage, Personal Care, Household, Pharmaceutical & Chemical brands.

Packaging in Focus

Read our online publication to gain insight and inspiration. Experts shine a light on the upcoming trends, share experiences and feature design ideas.

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The interactive features that inspire our visitors!

Education Hub

The Education Hub, run by specialist publishing company Earth Island is designed to showcase the opportunities the packaging industry has to offer to young professionals.

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Consultancy Clinics

Got a problem with your packaging? Bring it to the surgeons at the Packaging Consultancy Clinic to get the perfect solution free of charge! The

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Our commitment to your safety

We put in place a comprehensive series of measures to ensure we provide a safe and successful event for all involved. Our health & safety protocols are audited by SGS to enhance the safety of our events.

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