What's on in 2020?

Our event provides visitors with cutting-edge insight into the hot topics, trends and issues within the industry. You are invited to take advantage of our free-to-attend seminar programme and engaging show features, delivered by leading brands and industry experts.

Discover new products, innovation and technology at our event and return to your office full of insight and ideas!

Pentawards Exhibit

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. 

The winners’ exhibit will feature designs across five main categories – Body, Beverage, Food, Luxury and other markets. The display offers you the unique opportunity to get inspiration from the best and most creative achievements in packaging design from the last year.

With over 2000 entries from 5 continents and 54 countries, this display will feature a curation of the world’s best packaging design.

Pentawards exhibit at Packaging Innovations

Innovation Showcase

Innovation lies at the heart of our show and so this popular feature is returning to shine a light on the fantastic work our suppliers have done over the last year.

The Innovation Showcase will see 12 finalists and their groundbreaking solutions compete for the title of ‘Most Innovative Pack’. Make sure you stop by to experience these products in person and vote for your favourite.

The winner from last year was FFP Packaging Ltd with their ‘Reseal & Recycle’ pack. The pack was developed to offer an immediate solution that utilises current recycling streams. Completely recyclable, the pack is comprised of a tray, lidding film and resealable label.

Ecopack Challenge

In association with Marks & Spencer, this Dragon’s Den style competition invites a panel of experienced judges to assess and pick a solution for the coveted title of Most Innovative Pack!

The 2019 winner Flexi-Hex is a 100% biodegradable and recyclable packaging alternative removing the need for traditional single use plastic such as bubble wrap and tape. The innovative hexagonal cellular structure is flexible enough to fit almost any product from surfboards, to bottles to candles.

We can’t wait to see who will take the eco crown in 2020!

Start-Up Village

The Start-Up Village offers you the chance to discover the future stars of the industry, with innovative solutions from technology to sustainability.

In 2019 the village showcased everything from a complete IoT eco-system, gloves that allowed hands-free barcode scanning to flat wine bottles.

What will you find in 2020!

Women in Packaging

Giving a unique perspective in the industry, the Women in Packaging panel discusses how “Establishing opportunities for women and younger generations is essential for the packaging industry’s expansion and for companies to capitalise on the growth of emerging markets.”

Established in 2014, the WIP initiative aims to connect, support and recognise female employees across the diverse packaging industry from packaging concept to consumer and everything in between.

Packaging Consultancy Clinic

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

Covering all parts of the packaging supply chain