Event details

27th - 28th February 2013
Birmingham NEC

About the event

PACKAGING INNOVATIONS - the UK’s leading annual event for primary and secondary packaging.

In today’s fierce consumer market, packaging plays a larger role than just transporting or containing the product - it projects the brand, speaks to the consumer and sells the goods.

PACKAGING INNOVATIONS, part of the easyFairs Packaging & Print Portfolio, will deliver an array of suppliers, specialising in all aspects of packaging. From the latest materials to the newest concepts, you can be certain to find the latest innovations for your business. PACKAGING INNOVATIONS 2013 will provide a time-effective solution to stay one step ahead of your competitors and meet consumer demands.

Co-located with four other shows:


Showcasing leading materials and designs for environmentally responsible packaging, to help you achieve your sustainable corporate responsibility targets.


Supported by the BCMPA, this is the number one place to find a company that can manage your packaging needs and deliver your product.


Offering the perfect location to source the latest off-the-shelf or bespoke machinery for all aspects of packaging. Visitors can also listen to debates and network with peers on topics including design, technology and printing.


The perfect place for brands to find the latest printing innovations. Marketers can source all their printing needs, whilst looking at ways to provide shelf stand-out.


Attendee Information

98% of visitors said the event in 2012 was worthwhile or very worthwhile*

Brand management, packaging design, new materials and more on display at PACKAGING INNOVATIONS 2013

If you're responsible for your company's goods, such as SRP, shelf standout, the development of new designs or a product's life span, then PACKAGING INNOVATIONS is your number one must-see exhibition of the year.

From the latest materials to create customer recognition, and design agencies to create a brand representing your product, to mock-up agencies producing the newest concepts: the entire chain for developing and producing branded packaging is represented here.

Discuss your individual business requirements face-to-face with exhibitors about all areas of packaging, and negotiate potential conditions all in one meeting… something you can’t do on the internet!

With so much on offer for visitors at PACKAGING INNOVATIONS, and across the four co-located shows, the easyFairs Packaging & Print Portfolio, at the NEC, is an event for anyone looking to improve their packaging or launch a new product.

In addition to the suppliers at each event, there is a wealth of knowledge to be gained from the learnShops seminars. These allow visitors to gain a further insight into their relevant areas of packaging, whether through case studies or academic studies, ranging from branding and design to recycling within the packaging industry and consumers perspective case studies.

PACKAGING INNVOVATIONS 2013 is certainly a show not to be missed!


Exhibitor information

easyFairs trade shows bring people together face-to-face to do business.

In today's economy, specifically in the packaging industry, it's easy to forget the importance of listening to a potential customer's needs in person and helping them to understand why your company is the best choice.

Trade fair visitors attend in order to talk directly to you, the potential suppliers, to discover innovations and to place orders. Our visitor promotion activities carefully target key buyers in the industry and prepare them to expect a high-calibre source of suppliers. So, just by walking through our doors, each visitor shows serious interest... and this is why you need to be there!


Have a look through the Post Show Report from the Packaging & Print Portfolio 2012, where you will find exhibitor and visitor feedback about the show, statistics in relation to attendance and a sample of the visitors that the show attracted, as well as the media reach and associations that support the show.

If you're still skeptical, though, please take a moment to read some of the details below - and maybe even contact a member of the sales team for more information:

easyFairs trade shows are cheaper than you think

The starting price for a stand at one of the easyFairs Packaging shows is only £4,100, which is less than what a full page advert costs, and this doesn't take into account the discounts for early bookings.

For this low fee, you not only get a fully built stand, you also benefit from our extensive marketing campaign. If you disregard the value of the advertising and support, you can still calculate that each potential contact, with 4554 buyers, only costs £0.90 per person! That's not expensive - have a look at the Prices and Packages page for more information!


easyFairs will take care of everything but the actual selling

Trade shows provide permission marketing, which means the visitors actually WANT you to talk to them. They are there expressly to source new products, which makes this investment of your resources extremely effective.
On the organisation side, we make sure your participation goes as smoothly as possible. Months before the show we're working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the right people attend, so we can deliver you sales leads in the form of visitors.


The visitors are your potential customers

According to our independent visitor research, conducted by BIG, 98% of visitors to the show found it very worthwhile or worthwhile, with 91% saying they will return next year, providing you with a targeted audience to pitch to.


79% of visitors identified new suppliers

Because the people who attended the easyFairs Packaging shows in 2012 came to search for new products, it comes as no surprise that, when asked by BIG, 64% of visitors said that they would be placing an order or influencing an order based on their visit to the show. In other words, "buying".

So why exhibit at the easyFairs Packaging shows?

Firstly, PACKAGING INNOVATIONS 2013, with four other co-located shows: CONTRACT PACK, ECOPACK, PACKTECH and PRINT INNOVATIONS, is simply the UK's premier packaging event for primary and secondary packaging!

Over the years, easyFairs has continually increased the visitor attendance and the importance of the show within the industry.

We take pride in delivering a key visitor audience to our exhibitors during the two-day event, and also in supporting our clients before, during and after the show.


Rabinder Aulakh - Head of Sales

Tel: +44 (0)20 8843 8800
Fax: +44 (0)20 8892 1929