Cigarette and Tobacco Processing and Packaging Machinery TRADE SHOW

The PPMA Show, 25-27 September 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham.  A must-visit event for the Tobacco Sector.

Discover the very latest technology in packaging, manufacturing and production for the Tobacco Sector.

Register below TODAY to reserve your FREE exhibition visitor place.    

This year marks the 30th anniversary of our flagship trade fair, the Processing and Packaging Machinery Trade Show.  Taking place from Tuesday 25  - Thursday 27 September, this year’s exhibition is bigger and better than ever.

With over 350 specialist exhibitors, a keynote speaker programme, live technology demonstrations and a fabulous gala Awards dinner on the first evening, we’d be delighted for you to join us.  

Despite pressure from all sides, the Tobacco sector continues to thrive, yet there is room for development. Eleven years after the smoking ban, widely expected to decimate the industry, financial investors keep faith in tobacco companies.

This year’s PPMA Show has much to offer manufacturers of cigarettes, tobacco and cigars. With real-time demonstrations of the latest machine technology, you’ll see how products produced faster and more efficiently will help your business to succeed.  

As the pricing of tobacco products pushes them towards the luxury sector, you’ll find creative packaging solutions to enable your products to stand out.

What’s Happening at the PPMA Show, 2018

This year’s show has a packed agenda, full of opportunities to revolutionise your learning and take back some outstanding new ideas to your business.  

  • We have a NEW Enterprise Zone, totally updated and expanded to meet the needs of your sector.  Throughout the event there will be a series of keynote speakers delivering their thoughts and knowledge at break-out seminar sessions. A major, high-profile industry leader has been confirmed to open the PPMA Show and will be delivering an inspiring opening address.  Don’t miss it.
  • Look out for the live demonstrations of the latest technology in action. New machines for the tobacco sector, new packaging and production methods – it’s all here.   
  • Whether you’re here on a mission to network or have limited time to spare, you’ll be able to meet and share ideas with your peers, potential suppliers and even possible future customers. Look out for dedicated meet-up spaces in the exhibition halls.
  • We’re delighted to announce that this year’s PPMA Group Industry Awards will, as ever, recognise excellence in technology innovation. The awards ceremony will take place on the first evening of the show, Tuesday 25 September.  Well-known comedian Brian Conley will be hosting this year’s ceremony as part of a glittering three-course dinner.

Who should attend?

  • Tobacco sector executives ready to source new machinery  
  • Sector specialists dedicated to production and packaging innovation  
  • Decision-makers keen to respond to public health and environmental issues
  • Business owners requiring good quality networking opportunities   

Tobacco Sector Production and Processing.  Deliver Growth Through Change

  • Discover new production methods in bale undressing, toasting and cutting and trimming
  • Identify up-to-date techniques to enhance filter making, expansion and drying and filter application
  • Find innovation in filters and air washing systems  

Tobacco Sector Packaging.  Communicate with Your Customers, Remain Compliant  

  • Explore new practical, cost-effective packaging methods
  • Find and be inspired by the very latest in packaging concepts, such as slide-opening or curved-edge packs
  • Develop new ideas to take back to your business

Review the latest technology in:

  • Overwrapping
  • Collating and Bundling
  • Tray handling
  • Tray filling
  • Tax stamping
  • Lid and box packing
  • Cigar banding

Here is just a small sample of the 350 confirmed exhibitors whom you’ll meet:

  • Marden Edwards
  • Sollas UK
  • CME
  • Sewtec Automation

Why not register now for this year’s inspiring Processing and Packaging Machinery Trade Show?

Taking place on 25-27 September 2018 at the Birmingham NEC, it’s FREE to pre-register and it takes just three minutes.