Secure your spot at London Packaging Week 2024

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London Packaging Week is set to illuminate the packaging industry this September, with thousands already snapping up free visitor passes for the must-attend exhibition of the year.

The two-day extravaganza, taking place at the ExCeL Centre in London on 11 & 12 September, is expected to draw hundreds of global suppliers and thousands of designers, developers, marketers, founders, and buyers. 

Organisers are urging potential visitors to secure their tickets now as demand continues to soar. Easyfairs, the driving force behind the multi-format spectacle, promises an unmissable gathering that will address some of the industry’s challenges.

London's dynamic hub for packaging innovation will host four interlinked events: Packaging Première, PCD, PLD, and Food & Consumer Pack. These events provide brand teams with a unique environment to discover cutting-edge packaging solutions, connect with new suppliers, and tackle major innovation challenges. 

Packaging Première connects luxury packaging designers and manufacturers with leading international brands, setting new standards in elegance and functionality. PCD, the top global event for beauty packaging, gathers the brightest minds and most innovative solutions. PLD focuses on packaging for premium and luxury beverages, unveiling the latest trends and technologies. Food & Consumer Pack addresses the £200bn market for everyday food, beverages, and FMCG products, driving packaging innovation to meet consumer and brand demands.

According to Senior Marketing Manager James Montero MacColl, London Packaging Week is more than just an exhibition; it's a catalyst for change in the packaging industry. “Bringing people together under one roof allows for an unparalleled exchange of ideas and fosters collaborations that drive the industry forward,” he said. “Attendees at London Packaging Week have a unique opportunity to engage directly with experts, suppliers, and peers, gaining insights that can significantly contribute to their professional growth. 

“The event offers a targeted platform for industry professionals to engage with advancements, network with key players, and find inspiration for their next projects. Whether in luxury goods, beauty, beverages, or everyday consumer products, these events are essential for staying at the forefront of packaging innovation.

“We’re proud that London Packaging Week is seen as a dynamic environment where creativity meets practicality, allowing for real-time problem-solving and networking that simply isn't possible through virtual means. With its comprehensive approach and high-profile attendees, the event remains pivotal for anyone involved in the packaging industry.”

The two-day event features a stellar speaker programme addressing critical industry topics, from the role of artificial intelligence and sustainability to connected packaging and structural design. Attendees can look forward to sessions on designing conscious and sustainable packaging by Aaron Butler and Steve Owen of 7 Beauty Company, eco-conscious consumer insights from Barbara Columbo of L’Oreal, and the UK's first aluminium bottled soft drinks presented by Melvin Jay of Gunna Drinks.

A panel of experts from the Wine and Spirits Trade Association, When in Rome, Ridgeview Wine Estate, Copper Rivet Distillery, and MDCV will discuss balancing premiumisation with recyclability. Laura Riches, Founder of award-winning boxed wines brand Laylo, will explain why cardboard is making its way to a sophisticated picnic near you. William Butler-Adams OBE of Brompton Bicycle will share insights from their sustainability journey, and Harriet Lamb of WRAP will cover the Courtauld Commitment for reducing food waste and emissions.

“London Packaging Week 2024 is a must for anyone eager to stay at the forefront of the packaging industry,” added Montero MacColl. “The two-day event boasts a dynamic speaker programme that addresses critical industry topics, including the transformative role of artificial intelligence, sustainability, connected packaging, and structural design.”

Other speakers include Amy Nelson-Bennett of Positive Luxury, Tiago Russo of The Craft Irish Whiskey Co, Robert Malin of When in Rome, Andy Johnson of Sun Branding, Amir Gehl of Difference Coffee, and Alyssa Auberger of Baker McKenzie.

The event brings together top industry suppliers, including renowned names like AllPack, Beatson Clark, Berry Global, Dekorglass, and DS Smith. Attendees have the unique opportunity to connect with leading companies such as Favini, Holmen Iggesund, International Direct Packaging, and Keenpac, gaining access to high-quality and innovative packaging solutions. The presence of these key players, along with other prominent suppliers, solidifies the event's reputation as a premier destination for industry professionals. Notable attendees include representatives from Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, ELEMIS, Charlotte Tilbury, DIAGEO, Hotel Chocolat, Mulberry, Burberry, Harrods, and Molton Brown.

London Packaging Week will also introduce the inaugural London Packaging Week Innovation Awards, celebrating excellence across the industry by crowning its first-ever winners. Attendees can look forward to the annual Innovation Showcase, which will feature some of the most innovative packaging solutions from the past 12 months, providing a glimpse into the future of the industry.

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