Why visit | The future of packaging awaits!


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

The future of packaging awaits!

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…

For 2022 you can expect a strong focus on innovation, sustainability, packaging machinery and automation. Expect to meet hundreds of suppliers all eager to share 1000s of new solutions that will define your next product launch. Plus, there will be a whole host of interactive features, free-to-attend seminars, and networking opportunities with the top UK brands and buyers. 


Meet like-minded packaging professionals through networking drinks, lunches and round table discussions! This is the place ambitious people come to connect and create.


Discover the latest hot trends and opportunities with complimentary access to three stages, featuring expert speakers from top brands and industry thought leaders.


Catch up with existing suppliers and make new connections! The event will enable you to make potential partnerships to progress, commercialise and capitalise on the latest ideas.

Do business

Make orders and cut deals on-site at this fully transactional show. Plus see, feel, and use the products up close before you make a decision.


The event is the perfect platform for you to ensure you are the leaders in your market. Check out the competition, view the newest launches and see what is changing in the market.

Visit the future

Want to be always be one step ahead? Discover the future of packaging through new innovations, ideas and challenges at the event.

Products & services on offer

From primary and secondary packaging to contract packing, fulfilment, and machinery technology, you can be sure the suppliers at Packaging Innovations & Empack Birmingham cover the whole supply chain. Use the drop down menus below to see the range of products and services on display at the event.

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Bags
  • Biodegradable/compostable/bio
  • Caps & closures
  • Carton packaging
  • Corrugated packaging
  • Digital Printing/personalisation
  • Flexible plastic packaging
  • Glass packaging
  • Intelligent & smart packaging
  • Labels
  • Liquid/Aseptic cartons
  • Luxury & premium packaging
  • Metal packaging
  • Paper/board materials
  • Plastics materials
  • POS & POP
  • Presentation packaging
  • Pumps & Valves
  • Ribbons, Bows, Embellishments
  • Rigid plastic packaging
  • Waste Management & Recycling services
  • Contract filling, packing & manufacturing service
  • Labelling services
  • Luxury & premium packaging
  • Waste Management & Recycling services
  • Handling operations
  • Printing services
  • Transport and logistics services
  • Warehouse management services
  • Quality control and inspection services
  • Bagging and sealing services
  • Injection molding services
  • Pallet and automotive services
  • 3D printing
  • Active & intelligent packaging
  • Coating and laminating
  • Coding and marking
  • Colour management
  • Consumables, i.e. materials, inks, adhesives and coatings
  • Converting machinery & equipment
  • Cutting & creasing
  • Digital printing and personalisation
  • Flexo
  • Gravure
  • Label printing equipment & solutions
  • MIS & ERP software
  • Offset
  • Point of sale & display systems & solutions
  • Post-press finishing solutions & equipment
  • Pre-press systems and software
  • Print services and consultancy
  • Prototyping
  • Slitting and rewinding
  • Barcode/labelling
  • Cartoning machinery & systems
  • Coding and marking machinery
  • Conveyor equipment and systems
  • Filling & dosing machines
  • Form fill seal machinery
  • Handling operations machines
  • Label applying machines
  • Loading
  • Package closing machinery
  • Packing
  • Packing machinery
  • Pallet loading & pallet securing machines
  • Palletising
  • RFID/mobile computing
  • Software storage/racking
  • Wrapping machinery
  • Warehouse management and automation
  • Quality control and inspection systems
  • Pumps & Valves

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Hear from industry experts

We gather together a broad range of the UK’s leading packaging and brand experts to help address the key issues that you as a packaging buyer face today. From the plastics issue and sustainability to designing eye-catching packaging that stands out, the key topics are covered across the three stages covering technology, design, innovation and sustainability,  complemented by the return of the £10 Billion Debate!

Laura Fernandez

Senior packaging and sustainability manager

James Harmer

Planning and strategy innovation lead

Simon Oxley

Global head of packaging

Matt Morris

Sustainability lead

Richard Pinkerton

3rd party operations manager

Jane Bevis


Ricardo Rubio

Worldwide Marketing Manager

Martin Kersh

Executive director

Nestor Garcia

Global R&D new material and technologies

Paul Jenkins


Nikki Grainge

Packaging Development Manager

Paul Davidson

Challenge director
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