What's On at Packaging Innovations & Empack 2024?

Discover below what visitors will experience at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2025, stay on top of industry trends and stay in the know by registering your interest for 2025.

Be inspired and achieve greatness in your next packaging project

Packaging Innovations & Empack, featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment, is the UK’s essential annual event driving business and innovation across the whole packaging journey.

Ensure you’re at the cutting edge of the latest trends and industry issues.

See, feel, and use the products up close, and discuss their attributes in detail with their manufacturers face-to-face before you make a decision.

The event is the perfect place for you and your team to plan your next innovation or product launch – whether you need primary packaging, secondary packaging, new materials, printing services or outsourcing and fulfilment services.

Learn, Discover, and Absorb Industry-Specific Content

Absorb industry specific content across our three stages:

The Innovation & Design Stage

Our continued Packaging innovations hub of expert design perspectives, with a view to the most innovative and future-forward concepts.
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The Supply Chain Stage

A view of end-to-end supply chain processes, from Packaging Innovations, Empack, Contract Pack & Fulfilment, to label & print, software systems, and more.
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The Circular Economy Stage

Can sustainability in packaging be defined by the objective to move toward a circular economy? Experts consider key elements of production, consumption, and waste management.
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Discover the new Foodservice Packaging Zone

Last year’s edition has a new zone in the mix. The Launch of a brand-new dedicated Foodservice and Packaging Zone, coordinated through an exciting new partnership with the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA).

The new zone focused on packaging solutions for the ever-growing on-the-go sector. With home deliveries and out-of-home eating growing again after the pandemic, it was the perfect place to bring together this dynamic market.

IOM3 & Mercury Search & Selection presents: Future Trailblazer's Award

Last year’s event had the addition of the Packaging Trailblazer’s Award in partnership with IOM3 Packaging Group and Mercury Search & Selection. This award aimed to recognise talented individuals, going above and beyond, to shape the future of packaging. “…. We want to recognise the people who are relatively new to the sector but who are already starting to show their trailblazer potential.” -Jude Allan, IOM3 Packaging Group Chair.

By looking at both the biggest contributions to change in the industry, and the potential individuals may hold, our judges will be awarding recognition to those who are driving forces in making a wider change in industries beyond packaging. “…Celebrating these individuals should be an inspiration to others and the next generation – who are the future of the industry.” – Ian Roe, Director at Mercury search & selection.

Sourcing the Future of Packaging

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The event brought together thousands of packaging specifiers, producers and users to meet, learn and source the latest products and services that will define the future of their packaging.

You will find suppliers across the whole range of packaging products and services – from design to innovative primary and secondary packaging to contract packing, e-commerce fulfilment, labelling and printing, as well as packing and processing technology.

Together, these events give a unique vision of the whole packaging journey, from concept to production – and give you the ideal place to create the future of your brand.

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Unparalleled Networking Opportunities for Packaging Professionals

Meet, connect and collaborate

Meet with colleagues, contacts and create new partnerships at our Cocktail and Prosecco bars and in the VIP Lounge.

At networking spaces across Packaging Innovations, Empack and Contract Pack and Fulfilment, you will have the opportunity to meet and relax with new and old friends as well as contacts across the sector – and create the partnerships that will define your next packaging project.

Attendees at Packaging Innovations & Empack 2024 will have the chance to engage with a diverse and influential group of industry experts, suppliers, and innovators. The event will feature dedicated networking sessions, ensuring that participants can meet and exchange ideas with like-minded professionals. 

Whether you’re a packaging designer, a sustainability advocate, or a logistics specialist, this event provides a platform to connect with individuals who share your passion and vision.