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Packaging Innovations and Empack at the NEC postponed until May

by Joe Gallop

Easyfairs‘ Packaging Innovations and Empack event at the NEC has been rescheduled from February to May, in light of the spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant. 

Easyfairs said the decision to postpone was made in consultation with the event’s partners, exhibitors and the community as a whole. 

It said the new recommendations on working from home and new overseas travel restrictions have made it “impossible” to plan for a successful event in February.

Following last year’s postponed edition, the UK’s largest packaging event will now take place from 25-26 May. 

The event aims to connect specifiers and buyers with the suppliers, materials, technologies and knowledge they need for a brand’s packaging and packing lines.

At the show, visitors can meet with some 300 industry suppliers to discover the latest trends and innovations in design, manufacturing and on-shelf. 

Renan Joel, divisional director at Easyfairs, said: “Nothing beats being able to share ideas and do business face-to-face, and after a year without the Birmingham show, there is a lot to catch up on. 

“Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the very best the packaging industry has to offer across all sectors and be able to learn from the brightest minds in the industry through our carefully curated content.”

Content at the event will be tailored for the food and drinks, pharmaceutical and chemical, personal care, household, label and printing and contract packing sectors.

Alongside the show floor, the event will also host a free-to-attend seminar programme which will enable visitors to hear from industry leaders, innovators, and policy influencers.

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