In response to demand for a new event, that draws cutting edge packaging professionals; from existing and emerging brands, to materials specialists, to design gurus, and pioneers in technology, under one roof, to truly facilitate a more fluid system where opportunity, collaboration and discovery can thrive - Pentawards Live was born.

This one-day event will combine a brand focused conference with a carefully curated exhibition, where design agencies will showcase their studios alongside an exhibitor profile of material and technology innovators in packaging.

In 2019 the Official Pentawards Gala Ceremony, where global the packing design elite will convene to receive the most coveted distinction in packaging design, will take place in London.

Alongside the Official Gala Ceremony, Pentawards will run a two-day International Conference and Winners’ Exhibit at the Packaging Innovations exhibition for the third consecutive year.

Pentawards will return to Stockholm with a Winners’ Exhibit, displaying a global selection of award-winning design from the 2018. This feature and Pentawards’ presence at the Swedish Packaging Innovations exhibition will act as a centre point, where the swedish packaging design and branding community can convene to expand their networks and uncover new opportunities.

For the third year in a row, Pentawards will return to the Spanish capital city of Madrid and host a two day conference alongside a Winners' Exhibit display. The conference will follow on from 2018 where sessions were hosted by domestic and international design leaders from award-winning agencies such as Supperstudio, The Bold Studio, YG Design, Cruzcampo / Heineken, Series Nemo and Estudio Maba.

Pentawards will return to the city where it was founded, for the first time since 2017. An International Conference and Winners’ Exhibit will feature at Packaging Innovations Mechelen (Brussels North), providing a centre point where the domestic and European packaging design and branding elite can convene, to expand their networks and uncover new opportunities.