The UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition, the PPMA Show, returns to the NEC Birmingham in September.  This is the ultimate event for anyone involved in the industry to see the latest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision systems.

The exciting three-day event on 26-28 September spans the full spectrum of the processing and packaging industry, with exhibitors displaying the latest innovations for sectors including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, household products and toiletries, building materials and supplies, pet care, and micro-brewery and distilleries as well as contract packers and more.

Later this month, the show opens its doors to thousands of visitors, who will have the opportunity to hear from a range of dynamic speakers. They are all eager to share with the visitors their extensive industry knowledge and some fascinating insights into future developments. These seminars are designed to inspire visitors to think about how they can improve their businesses.

The content rich seminar programme topics will include food packaging innovation, the importance of sustainability, successful selling and how manufacturing is evolving to meet the needs of the processing and packaging sector.

The show already has a line-up of exciting keynote speakers, including Cassandra Stavrou MBE, Proper Snacks Founder, who shares her entrepreneurial journey, including some takeaway “rules for business” and the importance of innovation in processing and packaging machinery.

Joining her will be Dimitrios Spiliopoulos, Industrial IoT Lead for Manufacturing at Amazon Web Services, and Philip Hooker, VP Strategic Programmes at Cumulocity IoT, who will share their vision and expertise in empowering packaging and processing enterprises to tackle critical smart production and smart connected product challenges head-on.

This must-attend show will offer plenty of brilliant meeting opportunities with over 300 exhibitors, representing more than 2,600 brands. In addition, visitors can expect to see numerous exciting new product launches and live demonstrations at the show. This provides an ideal chance to get an up-close look at the latest technological innovations and products helping to shape the various markets.

Scott McKenna, Group Exhibitions and Membership Manager at the PPMA Group, said: “We are pleased to have once again such an array of exhibitors representing the full spectrum of the industry. These leading companies will be eager to demonstrate to visitors how they can improve their businesses with the latest cutting-edge technologies. This can help businesses stay ahead with the latest trends, improve efficiency, and make better use of resources.”

Here are just some of the hundreds of exhibitors taking part in the show:

Reiser (D100) have been for over 60 years a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment for the meat, food, pet food, bakery, and cheese industries. Their solutions can range from single machines to complete process-to-packaging production lines. They provide solutions that combine specialised equipment, custom engineering and expertise to meet their customers’ challenges.

ULMA (B32) offer a variety of packaging machinery and applications that are available on the market, including Flow Pack, Thermoforming, Traysealing, Vertical, Shrink Wrapping and Stretch Film packaging technologies. They also provide a range of automated solutions that can streamline your packaging process, including crate/case loading and product handling, pick and place, palletising, end of line and full turnkey project management.

Omori UK (G20) are suppliers of packaging and processing equipment, specialising in tempering, mixers, grinders, and coating equipment. In addition, they supply a variety of packaging options such as flowrapping, stretchwrapping, stick packing and pouch (Doy Pack) filling and end of line checkweighing, metal detecting and X-ray inspection.

Ishida Europe (A104) are amongst leading companies in the design, manufacture, and installation of complete weighing, packing and inspection solutions for the food industry. They specialise in helping manufacturers increase automation, reduce cost and downtime, increase operational efficiencies, and maximise profits.

Visitors can take advantage of the comprehensive exhibitor listing on the PPMA Show website to help plan their visit.

The PPMA Show will offer a rare opportunity for visitors to see a complete production line in action from start to finish, from labelling, filling and packaging to processing, robotics, automation and industrial vision systems.

Those looking for new solutions will be impressed with a wide variety of cutting-edge innovations on display. By integrating new solutions into their own businesses, they can streamline processes, improve efficiency, increase productivity, which when all put together benefits businesses by saving time and money.

Visitors can also connect with leading industry experts and gain access to an invaluable source of knowledge and insight. These experts can provide the latest information and trends, help identify opportunities and challenges, and offer guidance and advice. In addition, whether looking to make new business connections or network with industry peers, this is the perfect event for all.

To register for a free ticket to this year’s show, visit: