Blistering start for Packaging Innovations London


Packaging Innovations London, which returns to the Business Design Centre this autumn, is already off to a blistering start...

Packaging Innovations London, which returns to the Business Design Centre this autumn, is already off to a blistering start. Over 130 exhibitors have already signed up for the show, which takes place on 1 & 2 October, an 41% increase on this time last year.

Among the exhibitors will be Gmund, Cole Fabrics Pic, Antalis McNaughton, GF Smith, HH Deluxe Packaging, Macfarlane Packaging and MNC Stribbons.

Matt Benyon, Managing Director at easyFairs UK and Ireland, organisers of the show, said: “As we enter our fourth year, Packaging Innovations London has become the show designers and marketers head to for inspiration. The emphasis is firmly on creativity, branding and marketing – showcasing the latest trends and developments in design and high-end packaging. It is this appeal which draws in the major names such as Estée Lauder, Stella McCartney, Harrods, Lush and Waitrose, who all attended the show last year.”

The 2013 show will include four key areas:

  • Brand & Design Village – A hub of the best agencies in the business, who look after the full cycle of a product from concept to creation
  • Luxury Packaging – A dedicated area covering everything from stylish bottles, ribbons and braids, to designer and promotional packaging
  • Packaging Innovations – Featuring all the latest packaging designs, solutions, trends and developments
  • Contract Pack – The place to meet professional outsourcing partners

Cuan O’Callaghan, Sales Manager for Leo Luxe, said: “Packaging Innovations was hugely successful for Leo Luxe. The show proved to be the ideal platform to launch our new brand to the UK market and showcase some of our latest high-end, luxury packaging concepts to prospective customers. We met with over 100 brands and retailers that were interested in our unique, yet practical, packaging designs.”

For those keen to keep up with latest issues and trends, there will be an array of free-to-attend learnShops™ seminars, spanning across every aspect of packaging and delivered by world-class industry experts.

Sarah Voelker, Packaging Designer for Harrods and who attended the show last year, said: "My visit to Packaging Innovations London was really useful and inspiring. The learnShops seminars provided excellent information and ideas allowing a great opportunity to not only meet our current suppliers face to face, but also find new ideas and meet new contacts. I look forward to visiting again this year!"

There will once again be the Lions’ Lair, a show feature where companies pitch their latest innovations to a panel of packaging experts, plus The BIG Packaging Debate where panelists debate a controversial hot topic within the industry.

To book a stand, please contact Marc Benoit, Portfolio Sales Manager on +44 (0)20 8843 8821 or email

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Forthcoming UK Packaging Events

Packaging Innovations London 2013, incorporating Luxury Packaging, will be taking place on 1 & 2 October 2013 at the Business Design Centre, London, UK.

The 2014 Packaging Innovations event will take place on 26 & 27 February 2014 in Halls 9 & 10 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK, incorporating:
Packaging Innovations
Contract Pack
Print Innovations
Labelling Innovations
Converting Innovations

Forthcoming Packaging Innovations events across Europe

9 & 10 April 2014, Poland, Warszawa
Venue: Warsaw International Expocentre EXPO XXI
Hall no 1
12/14 Pradzynskiego Street, 01-222 Warsaw

27 & 28 November 2013, Netherlands, Amsterdam
Venue: Taets Art Gallery
The Netherlands

22 & 23 January 2014
Venue: Hamburg Messe und Congress

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