PPMA Show set to showcase the latest developments in the UK’s processing and packaging industry

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The PPMA Show is traditionally the largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition in the UK showcasing the very latest in processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision systems.

The free-to-attend showpiece 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, beverages, pharmaceuticals, household products and toiletries, building materials and supplies, pet care, micro-brewery and distilleries, FMCG, as well as contract packers and more.

When the show opens its doors at the NEC in Birmingham, visitors will have the opportunity of networking face-to-face with over 300 exhibitors, together representing more than 2,600 brands. There will be a host of new product launches and a content-rich seminar programme that will appraise people of the latest technological innovations and products helping to shape the various markets.

Virtually every aspect of the production line will be represented, from labelling, filling and packaging to processing, robotics, automation and industrial vision systems. As such, visitors will have the opportunity to source new ideas and solutions for innovating their processing and packaging solutions, added to the opportunity of meeting with new suppliers and influencers, and tapping into the knowledge of leading experts in their field, all under one roof.

The PPMA Show is the showpiece event in the UK processing and packaging industry having been established 37 years ago by the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association. In the intervening four decades, the association has evolved to ensure the industry remains fully informed of the latest solutions designed to improve efficiency, minimise costs and increase sales. During that time, the PPMA itself has evolved and it now comprises a group of trade bodies which together make up the PPMA Group of Associations. Also in the group is the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) and UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA). Together, these specialist trade associations serve more than 550 member and affiliate member companies.

As guide to the 2023 show, here is a flavour of what visitors can expect:

  • Live demonstrations of new machinery in action
  • Video presentations by influential industry experts broadcast on screens across the exhibition and later on PPMA TV
  • Major networking opportunities
  • The ability to monitor the competition and benchmark best practice by gauging yourself against industry-leading performers
  • Building new relationships, developing a deeper understanding of the industry, sharing information, and gaining valuable insights

For those needing to source new solutions, visitors need look no further than the cutting edge machinery on display. By integrating new machines into their own business, visitors can streamline processes, improve efficiency, and boost productivity. Whether they are looking for ways to reduce costs or improve output, all visitors can learn how new machinery will help them achieve their goals.

Where the PPMA Show really scores is the opportunity it gives visitors to experience the complete production line event in action from start to finish.  This is a rare opportunity to see how everything all connects.

The show’s unique seminar programme will help visitors stay ahead of trend so far as the latest processing and packaging solutions are concerned. Visitors can hear from a range of industry experts about the latest trends and innovations in their sector and how these can be applied to their own business.

Keynote speakers lined up so far include Ross Verrall, of Artificial Intelligence specialist, Nvidia. Ross will be completing on-trend, speaking about the disruptive nature of AI, the Industrial Metaverse, Robotics & the function of Digital Twins.

Joining him will be Dimitrios Spiliopoulos, of Amazon Web Services. Dimitrios will be addressing the importance of smart factories and the innovation offered by Machine Learning and AI.

Topics covered in other presentations 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.

Here are a few companies of the hundreds of exhibitors taking part in this year’s show: Reiser, ULMA, Omori UK, Ishida Europe, PFM, Somic, SMC, and Beckhoff.

Scott McKenna, Group Exhibitions and Membership Manager at the PPMA Group, said: “We know from experience and previous research that the PPMA Show attracts a lot of the upper tier purchasers and senior engineers who will report back with the knowledge they acquired at the PPMA Show. This all translates into potential sales and is what the exhibition is all about, an opportunity for our exhibitors to generate excitement within end users in relation to what they could be achieving for their businesses.”

With such an impressive array of exhibitors to choose from, visitors can take their time browsing through all the exhibitors on the PPMA Show website: https://www.ppmashow.co.uk/exhibitors-2023#/exhibitors/

To register for a free ticket to this year’s show, visit: https://ppma-show-2023-visitor.reg.buzz/website