Easyfairs Launches London Packaging Week

Easyfairs will host London Packaging Week on 21 and 22 September for the very first time – acting as a new home for collaboration, discovery, and innovation for the international packaging community.

The brand-new event takes place at London Olympia, combining four specially curated exhibitions: Food & Consumer Pack, for everyday food, drinks, and FMCG products, plus Packaging Première, PCD, and PLD. The re-brand represents a new and exciting evolution of the long-established Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London show.

The event will cater for a wide range of packaging sectors, blending a packed show floor with a host of world-class exhibitors. A free-to-attend seminar programme set across three stages will provide further dedicated insight into the most pressing challenges and issues faced by the packaging industry.

The Event Floor

The event will host more than 180 exhibitors, many of which will use the event as a platform to launch their latest packaging developments.

TIPA Compostable Packaging will attend Food & Consumer Pack to debut its new fully home compostable transparent laminate, T.LAM 608. The product gives end-consumers authority over their own waste management, as it is home compostable, whilst offering the same barrier and transparency as other compostable laminate solutions.

Fillcon will reveal its Cosmetic Spouted Pouch Filling solution for cosmetics. The spouted design is light weight and space saving, whilst using approximately 70 percent less plastic. The pouches can be recycled or taken to a supermarket supporting the flexible plastic recycling scheme.

Elsewhere, Micro Delta Packaging will introduce its SP05 R Trigger Sprayer and Pearl 2 Next Generation Airless System. The new trigger is made from 100 percent polyolefin making it a recyclable option perfect for body, sun, and hair care products. The Pearl 2 is a travel friendly, high-performance dispensing solution ideal for body, sun, and skincare products.

Seminar Content

London Packaging Week will present content across three new stages. For FMCG professionals, the Food and FMCG Future Makers stage will provide a complete insight into the future of food and everyday product packaging. Seminars will be delivered by the brands at the forefront of the rapid evolution of food retail, and the organisations driving this change. These include leading names such as Nestlé, DEFRA, WRAP, Unpackaged, OPRL, and Appetite Creative.

Content will also take place across the Luxury Unboxed stage and the Beauty and Drinks Innovators stage.

The Pentawards, the global platform and community for packaging design, will deliver a further six exclusive Capital of Design sessions alongside the three packed seminar stages.

Finally, The Big Debate series will return by popular demand to discuss the industry’s pressing topics, including ‘Can UK citizens afford packaging reforms?’; Presented by partners OPRL & The FPA.

Josh Brooks, Marketing and Community Director for Easyfairs’ Packaging Events, concludes: “Our London event has undergone a new and exciting change, and we are excited to show our visitors in September. Although Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London has provided a unique meeting place for packaging designers, technologists, and suppliers in the capital for 10 years, the past decade has represented a significant shift in the needs of the market. So, it’s time for London’s packaging community to begin a new chapter. We know our guests will love London Packaging Week, which provides a varied and exciting exhibitor lineup, a world-class seminar programme, and plenty of opportunity to develop fresh ideas for their next packaging projects.”

To register your interest to attend London Packaging Week, please visit www.londonpackagingweek.com or to enquire about exhibiting, contact the show team on +44 (0) 2088 438 800 or [email protected]

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