With world-renowned speakers, 300 industry-leading suppliers, and a record-breaking 6,922 visitors, Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print had a record-breaking return to Birmingham’s NEC
Sustainability was at the top of the agenda for both exhibitors and speakers, with experts from Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Iceland, Innocent Drinks, Co-op and Greggs taking to the stage to address the issue and reflect on the progress made by brands over the last 12 months.
Packaging Innovations’ offering for the whole of the packaging supply chain was also clearly on display at the 2019 show, not least through its partnership with Industrial Pack. As the UK’s only dedicated event for industrial, transit and protective packaging, the partnership saw the introduction of a dedicated industrial pack show to the show floor, featuring an array of leading industry suppliers and innovative solutions.
As always, innovation across the packaging industry was at the heart of the whole show, with a host of interactive features to inspire and educate visitors throughout the two-day event, including the new ‘Innovation Zone’, which featured the Innovation Stage, the Start-Up Village and the Innovation Showcase, which displayed the show’s 12 most innovative designs with attendees able to vote for their favourite. The product crowned ‘Most Innovative Pack’ live on the show floor, was FFP Packaging recognised for its reseal and recycle pack.
James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, concludes: “Packaging Innovations (inc. Contract Pack and Ecopack), Label&Print, Empack and Industrial Pack has been an overwhelming success this year and I would like to thank everyone who has supported the show. With sustainability remaining a key challenge for the packaging community, it has been particularly exciting to see the industry coming together to move the conversation along and continue to strive for change. We can’t wait to continue this success as we look towards the London show in September.”
The next Easyfairs packaging event will be Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging 2019, which takes place at Olympia London on 11 & 12 September. For anyone interested in exhibiting, contact the show team by calling: +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or emailing: PackagingUK@easyfairs.com.