Since the completion of the show, which ran from 27-29 September at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in the British city of Birmingham, visitors and exhibitors have hailed the 2022 PPMA Total Show as a resounding success.
To date, the organisers have already received very positive feedback, with the processing and packaging industry calling the exhibition “a great networking event that has everything you need in the processing and packaging arena.”
A winning combination of expert exhibitors, representing the full production line, carried out live demonstrations of machines for high-calibre visitors. This created a fantastic atmosphere filled with invaluable opportunities, which Yamato’s National Sales Manager Paul Webster described as, “A one-stop shop for our customers. Every solution in the world is here.”
This year’s show hosted over 350 stands representing 2,000 brands and featured a significant number of new product launches and ‘first showings’ of the latest technologies, automated solutions, robotics and vision systems.
“It was good to see what other technologies are out in the market and what opportunities there are,” comments one visitor from Pepsi Co – Project Manager Nicole Carr.
Highly sought after
Building and maintaining relationships with colleagues and suppliers continued in the evenings after the show, including at the PPMA Gala Dinner, which was highlighted by a performance from stand-up comedian Jason Manford in front of hundreds of exhibitors and VIPs.
The highly sought after PPMA Industry Awards were also handed out during the course of the exhibition to winners including Markem-Imaje, Fortress Technology, Pace Machine Handling, Crest Solutions, and Epson (UK).
The winners were praised by judges for their creativity, smart technologies and innovative solutions, focused on increasing productivity and efficiency, reducing costs as well as delivering excellence in customer service.
Show visitors were also rewarded with a three-day seminar programme of informative and educational presentations and opinion-led industry insights. Centred around the theme ‘The Future Of…’ the seminars were compiled specifically to address the many opportunities and challenges facing UK industry. Seminars also emphasised the efforts that are being made to make the manufacturing industry more sustainable and environmentally friendly as we work towards Net Zero.
An absolutely fantastic opportunity
Summing up the benefits of this year’s show and events, Stuart Colton from Omron described it as, “An absolutely fantastic opportunity to engage with the most important market sector in the UK.”
Richard Little, PPMA Show Director said, “It is both overwhelming and gratifying to receive such positive and encouraging feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike, We are delighted that once again, in its 34th year, PPMA Total Show has delivered an event that reaches into the very heart of our industry, addressing the needs of our members as well as delivering on the aspirations and expectations of our visitors.”
The PPMA Show returns to the NEC in 2023 and will run from 26-28th September. Potential exhibitors interested in booking a stand and would-be visitors can register their interest at https://mymag.info/e/1679