The Pentawards Festival

It’s time to re-unite, inform and inspire the global packaging design community with 2 days of world-class keynotes, debates, workshops and networking at London’s incredible Science Museum.

Join us - and the most inspiring creative minds in the industry – as we take stock of the last couple of years and share our perspectives on where packaging design is heading to next.

Speakers include:


‘Design: Where next?’

As brands and creatives adapt to unprecedented change, what are the insights and trends in global packaging design that will shape where it heads to next?

Our festival will unpack this in a series of inspiring talks and workshops covering these 3 main themes:

Sustainability 2.0

How do we take sustainability to the next level now that it is non-negotiable?

Topics include overcoming barriers to sustainability; achieving sustainable initiatives at scale; new materiality; Technology innovations; Material innovations; Home-grown sustainability.

Authentic Inclusivity

How can we truly make Diversity and Inclusivity a driving force for change within our industry?

Topics include Packaging & Brand responsibilities; designing for disability; bringing inclusivity in from the side-lines; as well as where D&I is heading to next.

Essential Futures

What are the most urgent packaging and consumer trends in our rapidly changing world?

Topics include global vs local trends; digital futures; metaverse, social & eCommerce; data collection; AI & Connected Packaging; QR codes, BFC tags.

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.

Networking at the festival

One of the most exciting aspects of the festival is the opportunity to network and socialise. There will be a dedicated space just for networking, where global brands will join us to find their next design partner. Be ready to show them what you can do!

We'll be sharing more details on this soon, so watch this space or sign up to our newsletter to receive the details.

Ticket information

Our Early Bird rate will end on Friday 12 August, so buy now to save €100 off the full price!


€799 €699

25 June - 12 August

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.


One ticket for the Pentawards Festival at the Science Museum, London, on 22-23 September. Ticket includes:

  • entrance to both days of the event
  • food and drink
  • access to all sessions as well as recordings
  • access to networking
  • goody bags
  • access to leading suppliers and product demonstrations
€ 699.00 +VAT (20%)


Why not add a Gala Ceremony ticket to your Pentawards Festival ticket? After the Pentawards Festival on 23 September, we'll be hosting our 2022 Gala Ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London.

You can attend both events with a discounted Bundle Ticket, and join us as we celebrate the best packaging designs from this year's competition!


One ticket for the Pentawards Festival at the Science Museum (22-23 September), and one ticket for the Pentawards Gala Ceremony at the Royal Opera House, London (23 September). Ticket includes:

  • food and drink at the Festival
  • access to all sessions of the Pentawards Festival as well as recordings
  • access to networking at the Festival
  • Pentawards Festival & Gala Ceremony goody bags
  • entertainment at the Gala Ceremony
  • Gala Ceremony drinks reception
  • 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person
  • access to Gala Ceremony after party
  • If a winner, you will receive your trophy at the Gala free of charge
€ 1099.00 +VAT (20%)

If you have any questions about Pentawards Festival tickets, Gala Ceremony Tickets (including Group Bookings) or Bundle Tickets, please contact Shannon Smith on +44 (0) 203 196 4240, or email us

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.


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

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


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.