UK’s Biggest Packaging Event Attracts Major Names


Procter & Gamble, The Body Shop, Marks & Spencer and The Retail Institute are just some of the companies that will be speaking at Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2016

Procter & Gamble, The Body Shop, Marks & Spencer and The Retail Institute are just some of the companies that will be speaking at Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2016. Along with an exhibition offering an array of product launches and packaging solutions there is a high-level, yet highly practical, CPD accredited two-day programme which will run throughout the event, which takes place 24 & 25 February 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC.

As the biggest show of its kind in Europe, it’s where beauty brand decision-makers can turn when looking for new ways to create that all-important ‘on-pack inspiration.’ It is jam-packed with over 350 exhibitors, a two-day CPD accredited seminar programme spanning across every aspect of packaging delivered by world-class industry. Plus, plenty of show floor ‘theatre’ in the form of The Great Innovation Debate, one-to-one advice and The Retail Symposium.

Among the exhibitors will be Collcap Packaging, TPG Packaging, Clarke Rubicon, Dieter Bakic Enterprises, HH Deluxe Packaging, Papillon Ribbon and Bow UK, Continental Bottle Company Curtis Packaging and Schur Star Systems, all showcasing their latest innovations. Glaspray will be exhibiting its ISA Airless. A twist-up dispenser for skincare products, with an airless cartridge refill system. The Twist-Up Airless is a patented system that carries balance between glamour and sustainability. The airless cartridge replacement system means less impact on the environment, reducing and reusing. Beardow Adams will be showcasing its major new innovation, the BAMFutura 50’s range. It is the most technologically advanced adhesive in packaging, offering the broadest spectrum of hot and cold temperature resistance. It also has a low odour and is quick setting.

Also eager to introduce some of its latest innovations is Lumson. The Italian company will be displaying its wide range of airless plastic bottles, with pouch or piston technology and tubes with valves. From 7.5ml to 50ml, materials include PETG, PE, PE Soft Touch, GREEN PE and PP. Lumson is proud of its APP ENVERS 653, an airless bottle, covered and embraced by the actuator creating an innovative and unique Packaging Design.

Show Features

There will be a number of new show features at the show. These include, The Innovation Showcase highlighting the very latest innovations from the packaging industry. The Rising Star scheme, which has been designed with young brands in mind, providing them with the opportunity to achieve their packaging goals and to find the right solutions for their company. The scheme ensures that these start-ups or organisations in their infancy find the right suppliers and products, enhancing their brand and taking the packaging to the next level, no matter the size of company.

The Retail Institute will chair the brand new Great Innovation Debate, which will explore the term ‘innovation’ in relation to packaging. The interactive show feature will question what is innovation, how do we define innovation, what is seen as innovation and where does innovation come from. The debate will take place on the Keynote Theatre at 15:30, on day one of the show.

From one debate to another, Mark Gallen, Packaging Design and Production Manager at John Lewis will be chairing an interactive debate on ‘Packaging for an omni-channel world’. He will be joined by Phil Huggett, Own Brand Packaging Manager at Wilkos, Alison Gilliard, Senior Brand and Packaging Designer, at John Mills Ltd and Ian Curtis, Sustainable Packaging Engineer, at The Body Shop.

To keep up with latest issues and trends there will be an array of free-to-attend CPD accredited learnshops seminars. Simon Elmer, Research and Development Section Head for Procter & Gamble, will be discussing ‘Finding packaging inspiration from outside of our industry’. In contrast to this Roger Wright, Head of Technical Packaging – General Merchandise at Marks & Spencer, will take to the floor to present: ‘Web retail packaging design: the tipping point is closer than you think’.

The UK’s convenience channel is set to continue as one of the 'hot channels’ as increasingly packaging needs to be sure it meets the specific needs of this sector. Addressing this, and drawing on his brand experience when it comes to ‘grabbing’ the attention of convenience shoppers, is Adam Margolin, Marketing Director, Retailer, Brand Strategist, Author, and formerly Head of Marketing with SPAR and McColl’s. Plus, on day two The Retail Symposium, in association with The PackHub, will offers exhibitors and visitors from all spheres of the packaging and print world a unique programme of valuable and insightful content. Paul Jenkins, Managing Director at The PackHub will be discussing the ‘Innovation challenges for retail packaging’; and Jo Stevenson, Parkside Flexibles/Managing Director at PHD Marketing will be sharing his insights on ‘Advanced packaging expertise for the retail sector.’

For further information and registration visit the Packaging Innovations website or contact the show team on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or

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