whO ARE WE?
PPMA Show is the UK's leading production line event, showcasing the latest in processing and packaging machinery, including robotics and industrial vision. Covering everything from food, beverages and pharmaceuticals to household chemicals and tolieteries, FMCG, and contract packers, PPMA Show is an unmissable three-day exhibition experience.
Expect live demonstrations of exciting innovations, face-to-face contact with industry experts, and much more!
Supported by an insightful seminar programme featuring keynote speakers from the likes of Amazon, PROPER Snacks and NVIDIA, there is something for everyone to learn and take away.
PPMA Show took its place at the NEC in Birmingham in 1994, and the launch of the first three-day Show followed in 1998.
With almost 40 years of industry-leading shows behind us, PPMA Show has continued to grow until the point where more than 8,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors take over Hall 5 of the NEC each year.
As PPMA Show has grown, so too has the profile of visitors to Hall 5. Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, Unilever, Kraft Heinz, Nestlé, and PepsiCo are just a small selection of the companies who visit the Show.
Over the years, we have learnt to work not just harder but also smarter in order to continue delivering this world-class event. That is why PPMA Show 2024, "The Smart Show", taking place from 24 - 26 September 2024, will connect exhibitors and visitiors in new and exciting ways by allowing all attendees the opportunity to capture digital content on their smart phones. No more missed leads when exhibitors are busy at their stands!
Our main aim is to bring suppliers and end users together under one roof, helping visitors to find the best solutions for their business needs.
Spreading awareness of new technology not only benefits the cutting-edge companies exhibiting at the show but also Automate UK as an organisation, as your enthusiasm for and support of the show helps the Automation and Processing industry continue to thrive.
Our dedicated show team works hard to achieve the unltimate goal of facilitating fruitful and long-lasting relationships between exhibitors and visitors, with a bigger and better exhibiton each year.
Scott McKenna, interim Chief Operating Officer and Exhibitions and Membership Manager, described the job of PPMA Show staff best when he said: “The only challenge we face as show organisers is to ensure that the exhibition continues to progress, and remain relevant to the high quality visitors that we pride ourselves on attracting year-on-year.”
what OUR exhibitors saY
"IT IS A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. EVERY SOLUTION IN THE WORLD IS HERE."
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
YAMATO SCALE DATAWEIGH
"ANOTHER FANTASTIC SHOW WITH A RECORD NUMBER OF LEADS, BRILLIANT ORGANISATION AND A PLEASURE TO BE INVOLVED WITH."
LAFERT ELECTRIC MOTORS
"WE FOUND THE SHOW TO BE OUR BEST EXHIBITION EVER DURING OUR 45 YEARS MANUFACTURING IN THE UK SUPPLYING PRODUCT HANDLING SOLUTIONS, AS WE WERE ACTUALLY TAKING ORDERS ON OUR STAND DURING THE FIRST FEW HOURS OF THE SHOW OPENING DUE TO OUR LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS."
what OUR visitors saY
"I WOULD DEFINITELY COME AGAIN. we saw some suppliers that we don't get to see face to face, so perfect. if you only talk to your suppliers by email, come here. see them face to face."
"fantastic day here at the ppma show, lots of suppliers that we work with. some really innovative solutions, and a lot of relatable things for us, so we are taking lots of lessons home."
asset maintenance manager
"IT WAS GREAT TO SEE SUCH AN ECLECTIC MIX OF MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING COMPANIES AT THE SHOW, SHOWCASING THE DIVERSITY OF THE INDUSTRY."
facility risk manager europe