Unilever, Bulgari, Innocent, ASDA, Superdrug, The Body Shop, Chanel, Heineken, Harrods, Dyson and Mars were just some of the major names at this year’s Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London, as well as leading entrepreneurs Peter Jones from Dragon’s Den and Made in Chelsea’s Francis Boulle. With over 4300 visitors in attendance over the two days, it was the show’s most successful edition to date, with 180 leading exhibitors and more than 18 hours of educational content.
James Drake-Brockman, divisional director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, commented: ‘What a show! Not only did we welcome more visitors and host more suppliers than ever before, but we also successfully introduced our revamped conference format and launched our brand new partnership with The Pentawards. Visitors clearly recognised that this was the perfect platform to see the latest trends and newest technologies before everyone else, and so came in force.’
Sonhia Mai, packaging compliance at Marks & Spencer, commented on the quality of the show, and the educational content in particular: ‘The show feels even bigger and better organised than last year. The level of show content and expertise from the speakers has been really impressive.’
Sophie Taylor, skincare packaging technologist from The Body Shop, agreed: ‘We have been to some fantastic seminars and it is great to see the variety of opinions and speakers on show.’
The next Easyfairs packaging event will be Packaging Innovations, Label&Print and Empack 2018, which takes place at Birmingham NEC on 28 February to 1 March 2018.