Luxury Packaging, the UK’s only event for luxury brands to source the latest in products, ideas and inspiration returns to the Business Design Centre London, on 30th September and 1st October. The two day show co-located with Packaging Innovations is set to showcase the world’s most creative packaging solutions.
Major names from Italy, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Poland have flocked to sign up for 2014, including Eckart, Favini, Papeteries de Montsegur and Etiq’Etains. The show’s international reach extends far beyond Europe. For instance Direct Source Packaging Company, from the USA and Ascent Group from Hong Kong, have both confirmed they will be showcasing their latest products and services.
Another leading international exhibitor confirmed is Dapy Paris, whose extensive packaging ranges have been used by many of the world’s most prestigious brands, such as Belvedere Vodka, Moet & Chandon, Johnnie Walker, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, G.H Mumm and Verve Clicquot. Marc Bruneau, Project Sales Manager at Dapy stated:
“Luxury Packaging is the perfect show for us to expand our activity in the UK. There are lots of show features that make the event really valuable, including The Luxury Packaging Conference related to our target market, the Lion’s Lair, and the networking we get to do with all the attendees. Luxury Packaging is not about today, it showcases what will happen tomorrow. We cannot wait to attend again this year.”
Cuan O’Callaghan, UK Sales Manager at Leo Luxe agreed: “We are looking forward to exhibiting at Luxury Packaging again this year. There is always a great buzz at the show and a very high calibre of visitors. We will be showcasing our ever expanding luxury rigid box collection, using lots of special finishing techniques and our state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies that are sustainable and profitable for our customers.”
Gmund are yet another major name returning to Luxury Packaging and are preparing to launch a brand new product at the show. James Cropper will be showcasing its latest luxury creation – Cocoa paper, a confectionery wrapping made from a waste product of the chocolate production!
Dempson, will be exhibiting its revolutionary Dempson Bag, – a new paper carrier bag concept for high street retailers. Plus its innovative Box Bag range suitable for the luxury retail and gift markets. Paul Laskey, sales and marketing director of Dempson Ltd commented: "Luxury Packaging is the best vehicle to connect with people that are looking for these new ideas."
Many other key names were also quick to sign up for Luxury Packaging, including Connoisseur Group, Quadpack UK, GF Smith, HH Deluxe, Sappi and Crown Packaging. Joining the luxury lineup for the first time will be, Marber, who will be showcasing its beautiful bespoke luxury packaging, from bags and boxes to cases and gifts. Martin Breen, Commercial Director at Marber said:
“Having a show dedicated to luxury packaging in London and the clientele it attracts was key in our decision to exhibit as we look to grow the business further. This will be our first time exhibiting at the Luxury Packaging Show and we’re really looking forward to it.”
Show organisers, easyFairs, are thrilled to introduce its Luxury Packaging Conference, boasting senior representatives from Karl Lagerfeld, Diageo, Harrods, Procter & Gamble (Prestige Brands) and Hotel Chocolat. They will be exploring the vital role packaging has to play in positioning and promoting luxury and prestige brands.
Luxury Packaging and Packaging Innovations will also host an array of show features including inspirational learnShops seminars, Lions’ Lair, show favourite, The BIG Packaging Debate, where panellists debate a controversial hot topic and The Beauty Symposium. Stirling Murray, CEO and Founder of The Red Tree remarked:
“Last year’s Beauty Symposium at Packaging Innovations London was brilliant success and it was great to see how popular all the sessions were. We are delighted to be hosting another Beauty Symposium at the exhibition and very much looking forward to September.”