Ireland will see a new event in Dublin in 2012 covering the complete manufacturing supply chain, from processing and manufacturing, through the full packaging process, to transport, distribution and logistics. Packaging, Processing & logistics 2012 gives manufacturers access to the range of products and services required to take a product to market

Show organiser easyFairs is running the show after having previously held two successful  Packaging Ireland shows. After careful consideration and research of the marketplace, it has extended the show to a full-service event.

The new look event at Citywest, Dublin, has been designed to cover all aspects of manufacturers’ supply demands, including: processing equipment; innovations in measurement and regulation; pumps and valves; packaging solutions; coding; labelling; printing systems and technology; plastics and polymers; and transport and logistics services.

The exhibition will provide professionals in Ireland’s major processing industries with a fast, straightforward and comprehensive overview of what’s on offer in the marketplace today. Not only will attendees be able to meet an array of exhibitors and partners at the show, they will also be able to benefit from interactive features as well as a programme of learnShops seminars and workshops.

The free-to-attend learnShops seminar programme will include presentations from industry experts and case studies on the key aspects of processing and packaging as well as the Logistics Ireland Conference, all of which will analyse the latest trends and issues across the industries. Previous attendees to Packaging Ireland found the easyFairs focused format a valuable learning experience. Mel Durkin from Design & Visualisation says: “I saw some things I didn’t expect to and didn’t realise there would be so much machinery; I learnt about new technology I hadn’t heard about before I came here.”

Aine Mary O’Leary of Gluten Free Products also found a visit to the show a worthwhile use of time: “I had searched online and searched all over Ireland but I couldn’t find a manufacturer that would supply the volumes that made sense for my business; yet in just half an hour, I found several suppliers who could meet my needs.”

As an exhibitor, the show also provides a time and cost-effective route to meet new customers and generate sales. It aims to give companies the opportunity to demonstrate products, generate sales, make new contacts and get in front of key decision-makers from Ireland’s major processing and manufacturing industries.

Duncan Wright, sales manager at Tapflo and an exhibitor at the show, says: “We are excited about the opportunities that Packaging, Processing & logistics 2012 will bring to our company. The show will enable us to meet decision-makers from relevant industries, and gives us a chance to keep up-to-date with the needs and requirements of customers.”

The easyFairs model is a fixed ‘all-in’ budget with no hidden expenses or last minute surprises. Training is part of the exhibiting package and companies signing up early can maximise their investment by accessing complimentary show services including PR and personalised telephone campaigns inviting their prospects to their stand at the show. As such, it suits companies looking to build sales but which still need to keep their costs in check.

Matt Benyon, managing director of easyFairs UK & Ireland, concludes: “In this day and age no one attends a trade show lightly, but our in-depth research within the packaging, processing, and logistics industries told us that an annual show was needed in Ireland, that offers a comprehensive approach to the supply chain from processing to logistics. We offer a show that is efficient, cost-effective and focused – you just turn up and do business.”

Packaging, Processing & Logistics 2012 will open from 10am to 5pm on 16 May, and 10am to 4pm on 17 May. Visit to register for free fast-track entry.

If you are interested in exhibiting call +353 1903 6060 or +44 (0)20 8843 8821. Alternatively you can email