The Pentawards Festival, London

This 22-23 September 2022, Pentawards will be hosting a two-day design festival packed full of global design leaders, headline speakers, panel discussions and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Taking place at the Science Museum, join us to be inspired, make new discoveries and network with global brands.

Like many people in the UK and around the world, the Pentawards team was deeply saddened by the news last week of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and we send our sympathies to the Royal Family and everyone affected.

In light of the state funeral being held on Monday 19 September, we would like to re-assure and confirm ticket holders that this event will still go ahead as planned.

Festival speaker line-up:


WHat will be discussed?

The overarching theme for the Pentawards Festival is 'Design: Where next?’, as we take stock of the last couple of years and hear from world class experts on where design is and should be headed to next.

Across the two days, the sessions will be split into these 3 key themes to help you and your business navigate the current issues, solutions and latest innovations in design.

There will also be cross-industry inspiration sessions from design experts from outside of packaging from industries such as architecture, digital, film, automotive and more.

The Science Museum

Set within the cultural heart of London, the Pentawards Festival will be hosted at the Science Museum in South Kensington, founded in 1857. Nearby you will find the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as the Natural History Museum, and it is a short distance from London's iconic Hyde Park.

The IMAX cinema

Our speaker sessions will be hosted in the IMAX cinema. Following a major revamp, this IMAX cinema is one of only two screens in Europe to feature both the IMAX 70mm film projector and a next-generation IMAX® with Laser 4K projector.

The Flight Room

This will be the main Festival area, where guests will be able to mingle over food and drinks, and will also be where we host our networking sessions and exhibitors.

Networking at the festival

One of the most exciting aspects of the festival is the opportunity to network and socialise across the two days.

This will be hosted in the Flight Gallery, which will be the main networking space hosting complimentary food and drinks for attendees throughout the event.

Meet The Brands: All Out Networking

Throughout both days, there will be an exciting opportunity to meet with global brands in the main networking space at the Flight Gallery, including representatives from Colgate-Palmolive, Nestlé, Diageo, LEGO, PepsiCo and Microsoft.

Meets will be for 5 minute timeslots per brand, on a first come first served basis.

This will be your chance to discuss working opportunities, so be ready to show them what you can do!

Explore the latest product innovations

Also in the Flight Gallery, our partners will be showcasing the latest product innovations in design, helping to inspire and guide you in your next design project.

The 2022 People's Choice Award

Introduced for the first time ever in the 2020 competition, the People’s Choice Award gives our worldwide audience the opportunity to vote for a winning entry from a selection of shortlisted works.

This year, the voting will take place at the festival in the Flight Gallery, where guests will be able to see and discover more about the shortlisted packs on display. Join us and don't miss the chance to cast your vote!


Ticket Information

Festival Opening Times

Day One: 22 September 2022 | 8:30-18:00

Day Two: 23 September 2022 | 9:00-14:30

What's included? All Pentawards Festival tickets include full access to both days of sessions in the IMAX cinema, session recordings, food and drink, access to networking in the Flight Room, goody bags and access to leading suppliers and product demonstrations.



Last few tickets remaining!

Special discounts are available to start-ups, freelancers and students.

Booking for a 5+ group? Get in touch with us at for mode details.

If you have any questions about Pentawards Festival tickets or Visa letters for your visit, please contact Shannon Smith on +44 (0) 203 196 4240, or email us

 Find out more about how we will keep you safe during your visit here, and see guidance on travel to the UK here.


The Science Museum, is located within one of London's prestigious hub spots in South Kensington.

Venue address: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD


If you're looking for somewhere to stay during your visit, take a look at our handy interactive map for options near the venue, on Google, or take a look at nearby AirBnB stays.

Don't forget to scroll out and around for different locations and prices!


We are proud to be part of London Packaging Week – a series of four events bringing a new, sharper focus on packaging development for the capital’s key luxury and FMCG markets. The event is a unique new meeting place for packaging designers, technologists and suppliers in the capital and a must for London's packaging community.