Pentawards conference & exhibition

The pentawards at packaging innovations mechelen

Established in 2007, the Pentawards is the first and most prestigious worldwide competition, devoted exclusively to packaging design in all of its forms. Each year, packaging from around the world is judged by an international jury of 15 highly respected designers, packaging design directors and marketing chiefs from major global brands.

With the 2019 Pentawards winners being revealed just a few weeks before Pacakging Innovations in a glittering gala in London, we are excited to be giving you a world exclusive first look at the globe’s most impactful packaging designs.

Not only that, but through an exclusive partnership with the Pentawards, we are delighted to bring you a conference programme featuring a rare line-up of packaging superstars ready to educate and inspire you that you simply can’t see anywhere else!


The pentawards winner's exhibit

The Pentawards will be giving Packaging Innovations Mechelen, packaging audience a world exclusive preview of the 2019 winners.

The winners’ exhibit will feature designs across five main categories – Body, Beverage, Food, Luxury and Other Markets. The display offers you the unique opportunity to get inspiration from the best and most creative achievements in packaging design from the last year.

With over 2000 entries from 5 continents and 54 countries, this display will feature a curation of the world’s best packaging design.

The Pentawards Conference

Where the heroes of packaging design inspire, this is a conference like no other! 

A ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ line-up of global award-winning packaging design gurus, pioneers and disruptors, these design leaders will share experiences and provide you, the packaging community, with a vision of your future and how to tackle it.

This is a truly unique opportunity to hear from some of the most forward-thinking and cutting-edge designers and brands, to gain insight in how they are finding their inspiration and how they are applying innovation to their products… and all for free at Packaging Innovations Mechelen!


About the pentawards

By participating in the Pentawards, packaging designers, design students, brand-owners and packaging producers have the opportunity to compare their creations to those from around the world

There are five main award categories: beverages, body, food, luxury and other markets; these are then split into 55 sub categories. 

In 2018, there were a staggering 2,303 entries, from 5 continents and 64 countries. 

In the first week of September, the winners will receive bronze, silver, gold and platinum Pentawards. The ‘Best of the Show’ receives the unique Diamond Pentaward. Each year, trophies are awarded in a different city in Europe, Asia or the Americas, at an official ceremony which hosts hundreds of designers from around the world and provides a unique opportunity to meet and exchange ideas. 

The 2019 gala ceremony will be held in London at 8th Northumberland Avenue on 12 September 2019.

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