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Packaging Innovations & Empack dates revealed for 2023 event

Packaging Solutions

Packaging Innovations & Empack, featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment, has revealed the dates of its 2023 show. Alongside new features, the event will return to its traditional February dates and bring a strengthened focus on driving business and innovation at every stage of the packaging journey, from design and development through to packing, filling and fulfilment.

The triple header expo will be held on 15 and 16 February 2023, with all three events running concurrently at the Birmingham NEC. In addition to hosting its networking areas, talks theatres, and hundreds of exhibitors on the show floor, 2023’s showcase includes a new ‘foodservice’ packaging zone, developed in collaboration with the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA).

More than 300 suppliers will be present to exhibit their innovations, providing packaging solutions for a range of industries including food and beverage, foodservice, FMCG, beauty and personal care, and pharmaceuticals.

Renan Joel, managing director, packaging at event organiser Easyfairs, said: ‘We are thrilled to invite everyone in the UK packaging community to save the dates – February 15 and 16, 2023. Every year, we hear from attendees who created their latest and greatest projects after being inspired by the people and innovative ideas they have discovered at this event, and this year promises to be our best event yet. Whether you have visited us before or never had the opportunity, the triple header nature of the 2023 event means there is something for everyone in packaging, whether they are a designer, a technologist or responsible for production and processing.’

‘Packaging Innovations is an invaluable forum for brands and creatives looking to discover new ideas and inspiration, whether in the form of a new format, process or cutting edge material,’ he added. ‘With its focus on future technologies, Empack is a must attend for anyone looking for the ‘next big thing’ in packing and filling equipment to help squeeze every drop of performance from their production lines. And the Contract Pack & Fulfilment showcase is all about outsourcing services, from packing to logistics – it is a bustling hub that matches brand owners, retailers, and manufacturers to their ideal contracted service.

‘We are very excited too about the launch of the Foodservice Zone, which will bring a sharp focus on the growing market for on the go food and drink in the UK and the many opportunities it brings both to packaging suppliers and operators.’

‘As we have three distinct shows, each focused on a particular aspect of the packaging journey, we can support and inspire attendees on each step of that journey from concept to consumer,’ said Joel. ‘This approach provides a truly unique platform in our industry – bringing together focused events on packaging design and development, outsourcing and production in one place to create a true vision of the future of packaging across its life. It is not to be missed, and we can’t wait to welcome the thousands of attendees to the NEC in February and to see the amazing packaging projects and investments their visit inspires throughout 2023.’

Attendees and exhibitors can register to attend the events now by visiting The event website also contains information about travel to and from the show, as well as accommodation.

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