Thursday, April 11, 2024

Create the future of your packaging at London Packaging Week

London Packaging Week, renowned as one of the premier exhibitions for sustainable and stylish packaging solutions worldwide, will return to the home of world-leading events – ExCeL London – later this year with its organisers promising a ‘world of packaging excellence’.

Registrations to attend the two-day event, which will take place on 11 & 12 September, are set to open in the coming weeks, with over 4,500+ visitors and 190 exhibitors being promised a vision for premium and luxury packaging.

The ExCeL, which remains the ultimate platform for packaging businesses to showcase their products, will host four co-located events – Packaging Première, PCD, PLD, and Food & Consumer Pack.

Packaging Première connects designers and manufacturers of luxury packaging with the major international brands, PCD is the world’s premier event brand for the beauty packaging community, PLD defines the future of packaging for all types of premium and luxury drinks, and Food & Consumer Pack is designed to drive packaging innovation across the £200bn market for everyday food, drinks and FMCG products.

“London Packaging Week is where innovation meets collaboration, and the packaging industry comes alive,” said James Montero MacColl, Senior Marketing Manager at Easyfairs.

“The event goes well beyond the traditional exhibition format with bespoke workshops, seminars, and awards, allowing you to explore the latest packaging developments and learn from industry experts. So, whether you are looking to boost your business growth and place your business at the forefront of the packaging community or discover suppliers, products, and knowledge to create the future of your next innovation, you can’t afford to miss it.

“There’s a reason London Packaging Week remains the beating heart of a global network of brands, innovators, designers and creators – its credentials in breaking down what the next 12 months and beyond have in store for the world of packaging design, branding, and material innovation, are second to none.”

With 4500+ visitors, a sold-out exhibition and a hugely successful conference programme in 2023, the event solidified its status as the home of packaging innovation in the UK’s capital. Every square inch of halls S9 – S12 at the ExCeL is expected to host the brightest and the best that luxury and premium packaging can offer this September.

“London Packaging Week connects the world’s top beauty, drinks, luxury and FMCG groups with the packaging suppliers, materials and inspiration that will define the future of their brands,” added Montero MacColl. “The four events offer brand teams an unrivalled and focused forum to source the latest packaging solutions, meet new suppliers, and solve their biggest innovation challenges.”

Packaging professionals in attendance were serious about sourcing new products and exploring a vast array of cutting-edge solutions and products. The top three job functions from 2023’s record-breaking show included Designer, Managing Director and CEO, respectively, with 69% of all visitors selecting ‘finding new products and innovations’ as their primary reason for attending the event.

Such is the show’s magnetic appeal and its unrivalled ability to corral stakeholders from right across the packaging supply chain under one roof, it continues to play host to a number of the leading players in packaging design, innovation and sustainability, regularly welcoming industry professionals from leading companies, including Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, ELEMIS, Charlotte Tilbury, DIAGEO, Hotel Chocolat, Mulberry, Burberry, Harrods, and Molton Brown.

Justin Hutton-Penman, Head of Product Innovation, The Macallan, said: “We visit London Packaging Week for a number of reasons, but primarily it’s about broadening our knowledge of the supply base. We need a wider supply base to deliver what we want to deliver over the next 10 years. And we need to know what’s out there and what’s new, and places like this help us get our heads around that and understand what’s happening in the marketplace.”

Luke Emery, Buying Director at Aldi UK, said: “We really enjoyed the fact that we could see new innovative sustainable solutions for our packaging. It was really good that we got to interact with people face-to-face rather than on video calls and build connections. Also, there were some really interesting talks which helped further our knowledge as a team.”

“We got really valuable contacts from the exhibition and had countless good conversations,” added Felicity Murray, Packaging Developer at Unilever.

“It was the first time I came to the event and it’s definitely worth it,” said Simone Borghetto, Procurement Category Manager – Marketing at Ferrero. “We had some very interesting discussions and arranged meetings during and after the event because we’re interested in improving sustainability.”


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