UKCPN at Packaging Innovations 2020

Posted on: 25/12/2019

UKCPN will be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations 2020.

We are supporting Packaging Innovations 2020, the UK’s packaging event for the whole supply chain, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 26th and 27th February 2020. Please click here to register!


UK Circular Plastics Network have a stand in the Ecopack area:

Ecopack is a dedicated part of the show which looks at the future of sustainable solutions for packaging. Visitors to Ecopack can expect to see, touch and experience the green solutions of tomorrow as well as hearing from inspirational thought leaders on the subject of sustainability.

UK Circular Plastics Network have a stand (K31) within the Ecopack area of the show on which we will have experts you can seek advice from about your innovation (ask us about funding, partners, markets, how to engage with a circular supply chain and more).

Also from our stand you can find out about successful innovation projects funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Additionally, Innovate UK and KTN will be running 1-2-1 help sessions from our ‘help booths’ on a number of topics including applying for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging funding competition which is now open!


Talks about Funding 

Look out for UK Research and Innovation speaking on stage each show day about available funding from the Industrial Strategy.


About Packaging Innovations 2020 & Ecopack

With 5 shows in one and over 300 of the industry’s leading suppliers, visiting is a time-efficient way to meet multiple suppliers! Through our free-to-attend seminars, visitors will hear from the industry’s leaders, innovators and policy influencers. Add this to the host of networking events and areas, and it all adds up to an unmissable event for the packaging industry.


Taking place at the Birmingham NEC on 26th – 27th February 2020, the 2-day event showcases the whole packaging supply chain under one roof, through a series of co-located events that consists of: Packaging Innovations, Ecopack, Contract Pack & Fulfilment, Empack, Label & Print and Industrial Pack. We give visitors a unique opportunity to see, touch and experience the packaging solutions of tomorrow!


For 2020 you’ll find a strong focus on sustainability from the suppliers to the seminars, with over 300 exhibitors and an extensive range of Q&As, panel discussions, case studies and debates. You’ll hear from the packaging experts at the biggest brands and agencies.


Ecopack is a dedicated show which looks to the future of sustainable solutions for packaging. Waste reduction and protecting our environment are becoming increasingly important issues for consumers, so brands, retailers and manufacturers need the most innovative eco-friendly solutions on the market.

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Highlights from last year’s show.

Packaging Innovations are seeking companies for their start-up village feature:

If you are a start-up, Packaging Innovations are also offering the chance to exhibit for free within the Start-Up Village which is supported by UK Research and Innovation. Up to ten companies will be selected to demonstrate their offering during the two days of the show from their own booth. The space will include a table, two chairs, power and your logo/branding featured on the artwork. Your involvement in the Start-Up Village will be published in the run-up to the event via social media and email marketing campaigns as well as being featured in the printed show guide, so it’s a great chance to gain exposure, networking and to push your innovation forward.

Apply by 24th January here.


Please note: if your solution is sustainability or circular economy related you will also be entered into the running for The Ecopack challenge for a chance to work with M&S on developing your innovation.


To be considered please fill out the form by the end of play on Friday 24th January.


Form available here.


Register now!

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