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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

See what's new for 2022

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!

Free-to-attend Seminars

With an extensive range of free-to-attend seminars, across three stages at Packaging Innovations & Empack Birmingham promises to inspire you and aid you with your next packaging project and gain solutions from other industries.

With speakers from some of the top brands in food, drinks, beauty and personal care, household and retail sharing their insights and experiences.

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 10 finalists and their groundbreaking solutions compete for the title of ‘Most Innovative Pack’.

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

This Dragon’s Den style competition invites sustainable packaging creators the chance to pitch their idea to a jury of experienced sustainability-driven packaging experts! 

The 2020 winner was Gaprie Ltd with their product P.C. Nets, which are designed and manufactured as a reusable alternative to traditional methods for pallet containment!

Sustainability Trail

The Sustainability Trail offers you the chance to discover the sustainability stars of the industry, boasting their innovative solutions for your packaging needs.

2022 welcomes this new feature, showcasing panel approved sustainable innovations that are shaping the future of the industry to guide your prospective packaging.

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.

Networking Party

Take the opportunity to meet new people who can help drive your business forward! You can gain insight and perspective on your latest business ventures, whilst getting fresh ideas to advance your career.

Don’t miss out! Our networking party offers a perfect hub to chat and build long lasting relationships in a relaxed environment.

Visit the party on Day One of Packaging Innovations & Empack at 5pm-7pm.

Happy Hour

Our regular, complimentary feature Happy Hour occurs across both days of the show! When the clock stroke 14:00, our visitors browsed the halls and chatted with a bottle of beer or a glass of fizz, on us!

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