Paris Packaging Week 2025 to host Pentawards Festival, bringing global design community to Paris

Collaboration will combine a village of top design agencies, a gallery of the world’s best packaging design and globally influential design speakers at Paris event next January

Paris and London, 13 June 2024 – Paris Packaging Week and Pentawards have announced a new partnership to bring the Pentawards Festival to Paris in January 2025, creating a major new focus on packaging design at the world’s leading packaging innovation event for beauty, luxury, drinks and aerosols.

Pentawards is the world’s leading packaging design community and competition; and, for the first time in January 2025, will host its Pentawards Festival at Paris Packaging Week.

Free to attend, Pentawards Festival x Paris Packaging Week will explore insights and trends in the design and packaging industry, using our expertise as the leading network dedicated to recognising global packaging design excellence.

It will host three key inspiring elements, all carefully curated by the Pentawards team:

  • a conference featuring the best in global design thinking;
  • a gallery of the 100 best packaging designs from around the world in the past year;
  • and a village of top design agencies who will be exhibiting their work and services.

After a successful festival held at the Science Museum in London last year, the Pentawards team will be bringing the best of this to the already prestigious event, with not to be missed content, collaboration opportunities, expert talks and plenty of inspiration.

Adam Ryan, Head of Pentawards commented, ‘This collaboration marks an exciting milestone for both events, bringing together the brightest minds in the packaging industry to celebrate creativity and groundbreaking design.

“Together, we are poised to create a new vertical at Paris Packaging Week focusing on design, which will be a place for unparalleled content, networking and inspiration.

“I am very excited that in January next year, this will be a superb way to kick off our 2025 competition and in no better place than one of the world’s best design capitals at Paris Packaging Week.’

Echoing this, Josh Brooks, Event Director of Paris Packaging Week said: “Pentawards is at the centre of a global community of designers and marketers who are obsessed with creating beautiful, original and impactful packaging design.

“It is the perfect partner to create a really exciting new space at Paris Packaging Week – and to fulfil a demand at the show for a stronger focus on packaging design. Across the gallery, conference and design agency village, I know that the Pentawards team will create an inspiring and compelling experience.”

Paris Packaging Week will take place on 28 & 29 January 2025 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, with Pentawards Festival running for the duration of the event.

Further information on speakers and participating agencies will be released in the run-up to the event in January.

For further information, contact:

Adam Ryan, Head of Pentawards –

Josh Brooks, Co-Event Director, Paris Packaging Week –

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