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Packaging Innovations & Empack a success

Packaging Solutions


Crowds of visitors, including dozens of the world’s leading brands, turned out for Packaging Innovations & Empack 2024.



 The annual gathering of packaging professionals, which was once again packed with unmissable offerings, hosted a record 454 suppliers split across the three events: Packaging Innovations, Empack, and Contract Pack & Fulfilment, each creating a focused environment for packaging designers, developers, buyers and suppliers to meet and do business.

 

Organiser Easyfairs also confirmed that 6900 unique visitors packed halls 6, 7, and 8 of Birmingham’s NEC across the two days. 

 

‘It really has been a fantastic two days!’ said Naomi Stewart, marketing manager at Easyfairs. ‘The atmosphere across the show has been electric, and there has just been this determination to make things happen and do business right from the get go.

 

‘Everywhere you look, big brands are getting around the table with often multiple suppliers to work out plans, knowledge and ideas are being shared around every corner, and when you distil all of that and more, there is just a tangible sense of pride in the contribution that our industry makes to the everyday lives of people across the globe.

 

‘Feedback has already been so positive from exhibitors and the visitors who turned out in their droves – 2024 proved that the offer to see things, talk directly to manufacturers, network and listen to the latest trends remains a huge pull.

 

‘More exciting plans are already afoot for 2025, and we will announce those in due course, but for now, we are all ears to feedback, as listening has always been at the core of our ability to serve the packaging community better.'



Dozens of exhibitors used the show to launch new packaging products and solutions, while the three dedicated stages hosted no less than 71 speakers across the two days.

 

Leipa Group’s Papair, the first bubble wrap made from 100% paper, was crowned winner of the Innovation Gallery and the most innovative packaging project of the past 12 months, while Lucy Boston, head of marketing and communication at Carlton Packaging, Chris Yapp, firector at Tri-Locker, and Abigail Sawyer-Parker, packaging technologist at ProAmpac, each walked away with a Future Trailblazer award after their contributions to the future of packaging.

 

Attention now turns to London Packaging Week, with the two day get-together scheduled for 11 and 12 September. Those interested can register their interest in attending.

 

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