Press Invite: The packaging of the future at Scanpack 2022

Welcome to Scanpack, northern Europe’s largest packaging event, which takes place 4–7 October at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre in Gothenburg. Four years have passed since the last event, making this a much longed-for comeback with many exciting news and exhibitors from all over the world.


When Scanpack opens its doors on 4 October, more than 400 exhibitors will be standing ready to welcome every visitor. The event having been postponed a year due to the pandemic, this is a long-awaited reunion. Over the course of four days, 17,000 participants (2018) will be attending Scanpack to experience the future in production, packaging design, materials, and smart packaging, as well as to network and make connections with leading actors.


Ground-breaking innovations in materials, machinery, printing, design, and Smart Industry are showcased during Scanpack. Visitors meet with the industry’s key suppliers and take part in a highly topical seminar programme, where a number of international top names and companies will speak.


New this year are Scanpack Summit and Scanpack Pioneers, which have been added following requests from the exhibitors for venues to discuss the complex challenges facing the packaging industry.


Scanpack Summit, 4 October
A one-day conference where politicians, researchers, and leading decision-makers in the packaging industry meet to discuss visionary and strategic issues for a circular future. The programme will feature speakers and panel discussions.


Scanpack Pioneers on level 2
A future arena for entrepreneurs, investors, and large companies with focus on business development and innovation. A catalyst for future development.


120 seminar items

Scanpack features 120 seminar items on four different stages with different focus.



Programme recommendations

How to benefit from upstream innovation in the packaging industry
Annette Lendal, with a background from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, lectures on the circular economy. Scanpack Summit, 4 October at 09:10-09:35 AM


How does Tetra Pak view the packaging of the future?
Alex Henriksen, MD at Tetra Pak is interviewed in the hot chair.
The Superbrand Stage, 4 October at 11:00-11:45 AM


Award ceremony, Packnorth Awards
Awards in the Packnorth Awards packaging competition are given to the most innovative products in the packaging industry.
The Superbrand Stage, 4 October at 3:00-3:30 PM


Redefining packaging for a changing world
Wim Wouters at DS Smith talks about how the industry can design attractive packaging.
Lecture, 6 October at 1:30-2:00 PM on the Superbrand Stage


Next Era of Packaging – Sustainability and e-commerce
Oskar Lingqvist, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
Lecture, Wednesday 5 October at 11:00-11:30 AM on the Superbrand Stage


Swedish Liplid named the world’s best coffee mug lid
Listen to Jesper Berthold talk about the innovative journey that started as a dream.
Lecture at Scanpack Pioneers, Wednesday 5 October at 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Rethinking the packaging system
Tatjana Karpenja, Project Manager Sustainability and Digitalisation at RISE.
Lecture on the Tech Stage, 6 October at 2:00-2:30 PM


Scanpack Talks:Panel discussion on the challenges in the packaging industry
New this year: Scanpack Talks is a panel forum addressing common challenges in the industry. Guests include major players in the packaging industry. Every day, a new, hot topic will be discussed.
Daily on the Superbrand Stage.


You’ll find the entire stage programme here »


Scanpack in numbers

Exhibitors: 400
International exhibitors: 129
Participants: 17,000 (2018)
Seminar items: 120


Press Accreditation

Apply for press accreditation here »

There is no press centre at Scanpack, but our facility offers plenty of workspaces where you can work comfortably and undisturbed. We have free Wi-Fi throughout. Printers for journalists are located at the conference centre on level 2.


Location: Svenska Mässan, Gothenburg
Open hours: Tuesday 23 October 10 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday 24 October 09 AM to 5 PM, Thursday 25 October 09 AM to 5 PM, Friday 26 October 09 AM to 3 PM


For more information, please contact:

Anna Lena Friberg, Business Manager Scanpack
Phone: +46 (0)31-708 80 68


About Scanpack

Scanpack is northern Europe’s largest and most important packaging event. New technology and exciting innovations are presented here. There is also an extensive variety of inspiring and skills-developing seminars.