Registration is now open for Packaging Innovations & Empack 2024, which takes place across 21-22 February next year, at the NEC in Birmingham.

With less than 100 days to go until the event, organiser Easyfairs is planning a ‘dynamic showcase’ of the packaging industry, as event director Renan Joal explained: ‘Packaging Innovations & Empack will, once again, comprehensively address every facet of the packaging journey, uniting a range of experts from diverse industries spanning retail to pharmaceuticals.’

More than 340 exhibitors are set to be present at the two-day event, which is free to attend. This will see companies from across the packaging supply chain present products, services and solutions. Networking, a hallmark of Packaging Innovations events, will once again be evident up and down the aisles, supported by what is claimed as, ‘the most thought-provoking and inspirational speaker line-ups yet.’

The first confirmed speakers for the 2024 event are to be confirmed shortly, with founders and CEOs of internationally successful brands, design specialists, scientists, innovators and sustainability experts all set to speak.

‘It’s all about community, connecting and collaborating,’ commented Easyfairs’ community and content manager Parisa Maleki. ‘The event provides visitors with a cutting-edge insight into the trends and issues within the industry.

‘Combine the ability to tap into all of the insight on offer with the opportunity to discover new products, innovation and technology at the event and return to your office full of insight and ideas.’

Mr Joel went on, ‘With an impressive presence of over 340 exhibitors across the four distinct zones, attendees will be immersed in a dynamic showcase.’

A new component at the 2024 event is to be the inaugural Future Trailblazer showcase and awards ceremony, which aims to locate talented individuals ‘going above and beyond’ to shape the future of packaging.

The awards comprise five categories and job roles, including ‘Designing for the future (Technologist/Designer/Print tech)’, ‘Production Delivery (Production Operative/Engineer)’, ‘Sustainable Thinking (Sustainability Professional)’, ‘Delivery Management (Project Manager, artwork coordinator)’ and ‘Making It Happen (Buyer, supply chain & logistics/quality assurance)’. Nominations for the Future Trailblazer showcase and awards are now being accepted online here.

Find out more about Packaging Innovations & Empack 2024 in our online Events listings, where you can also find out about numerous other in-person expos and gatherings taking place not only over the next 18 months but all the way through to 2028