It’s time to shine and this time, London is calling. The annual Pentawards Gala Ceremony will take place in London this September for the first time since 2015. The prestigious event, where the world’s best and most innovative packaging designers convene, will coincide with a Pentawards conference at Olympia London, where Pentawards have programmed a two-day conference. Visitors to the UK’s largest packaging show will hear from a handpicked selection of packaging design and branding gurus, with never-before-seen case studies and ground-breaking approaches to packaging design.

The gala ceremony will be held at the sumptuous surrounding of 8 Northumberland Avenue in London and will bring together the global packaging design community to celebrate the winners of the most coveted prize in the industry.


Gala Ceremony

12 September 2019

This must-attend event is where the 2019 Pentawards winners will be revealed and where those in attendance will receive their highly coveted award. It will be an evening of celebration and inspiration like no other, as the worlds most esteemed and upcoming designers, brands and packaging professionals gather in one place. Going into its thirteenth year, the Gala Ceremony will follow on from last year’s event at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. This time it returns to London, on the banks of the River Thames, and you are invited.


8 Northumberland Avenue is located a stone’s throw away from Trafalgar Square, making it London’s most central venue. The venue is a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian building and has a cutting-edge state of the art event technology. The Ballroom at 8 Northumberland Avenue is the jewel of the venue. The high ceilings, impressive chandeliers, grand columns, stained galls windows and ornate details will be a perfect backdrop for this year’s winners to receive their awards. The venue has played host to many world class events and businesses which include; London Fashion Week, Attitude Awards, Sky, M&S and Deloitte.

Buy Tickets

What’s included:
- Access to Pentawards gala ceremony
- Drinks reception (sparkling wine, mocktail and soft drinks)
- A lavish three-course meal and wine on the table
- 1 official Pentawards trophy per winning entry
- Access to after party (until 2 am)

Tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis. Historically, all tickets have sold out in the first 4 weeks of sale. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration and join us for the 2019 Gala Ceremony.


Until 30 August

Last Chance

Until 11 September

Bring the whole team!

The perfect way to celebrate in style. Reserve a whole table with space for ten people.


Practical Info

Gala Ceremony

8 Northumberland Avenue

12 September 2019
18:00 - 02:00

8 Northumberland Ave, Westminster, London, WC2N 5BY

How to get there

London underground  Charing Cross: Trafalgar Square exit, Embankment: Embankment Place exit, Leicester Square: Exit 1
Mainline trains Charing Cross: Strand exit Waterloo: Waterloo Road heading North
Taxis & buses  The largest concentration of taxis in London Buses to all parts of London run every minute from Trafalgar Square
Riverboat  Embankment Pier from Victoria Embankment

Pentawards Conference

Olympia London,
11-12 September 2019

Free to attend

Following on from last year’s programme of events in New York, Gala Ceremony attendees will have the opportunity to network, share and discover at the Pentawards Conference in London. The conference will take place at the Packaging Innovations & Luxury London event, the day before and the morning of the Gala Ceremony.

This is your chance to engage with current hot topics and explore the latest innovations and breakthroughs in technology and materials in the world of packaging. Catch-up with your suppliers, uncover new opportunities, hear case studies from Pentawards winners and even join the topical Big Plastics Debate.


Kevin Marshall
Microsoft Corporation
Creative Director of Design
Global Packaging and Content

Richard Village
Smith &+Village
Founder & Strategy Director

Ivan Bell
CEO & Managing Director
Stranger & Stranger

Chloé Templeman
Design Bridge
Creative Director

Zia Zareem-Slade
Fortnum & Mason
Customer Experience Director

Places to stay

The Curtain

45 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 4PJ, United Kingdom

ME by Melia Hotel

336-337 The Strand London WC2R 1HA United Kingdom

Strand Palace Hotel

372 Strand, Westminster Borough, London, WC2R 0JJ, United Kingdom

The Henrietta Hotel

14 Henrietta Street, Westminster Borough, London, WC2E 8QH, United Kingdom