2022 marks a pivotal year for Luxe Pack New York that will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Although technically honoring the east coast 19th edition on June 15th and 16th, due to the 2020 postponement, the show officially opened its show doors for the very first time in New York City 20 years ago in 2002, in the wake of the success of Luxe pack Monaco platform initiated 15 years prior.
Returning to Hall 3 of the Javits Center, Luxe Pack New York will host 160 suppliers and manufacturers (including 57 new exhibitors).
“The luxury industry has evolved significantly within the last two decades, but staying true to upkeeping with its many shifts, Luxe Pack continues to honor its legacy of offering an exclusive and boutique style event that strategically addresses and offers the inventive newness in packaging products and solutions for brand and retail business success. All exhibitors are selected for their proven expertise in primary and secondary packaging production,” said the organizers.
Focus on sustainability-driven innovation
For instance, the in green award competition, inaugurated 9 years has certainly evolved and grown in scale from 8 submission to now 60. New for this year is the opportunity to meet the in green judging panel in person and hear their thoughts on the Future of Packaging during the in green lead up session right before the announcement of the winners:
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The in green award ceremony will be moderated by Diana Verde Nieto, Co-founder and CEO, Positive Luxury.
Since new materials are instrumental in the development of more sustainable solutions, Luxe Pack is partnering up with Material Driven this year, a design agency and materials library. Their expertise lies in locating and sourcing innovative materials, as well as understanding their applications, and impact across industries. Their work covers three realms – consulting, curation, and education for a wide array of enterprises from fast moving consumer goods companies to architectural studios. Specifically for Luxe Pack New York, Material Driven will be offering an immersive Sense & Sustainability exhibition and workshop series.
All attendees and exhibitors will be invited to step into a curated materials capsule available throughout the entire 2- day event. The exclusive collection of original and inviting material will address themes such as biodegradability, recycling, carbon footprint, accessibility, health, well-being, and more – pertinent to the world of packaging design and beyond. The sensory array of samples have been strategically selected to address and enable ideas of sustainability. In addition to the open exhibition, an interactive workshop series will be offered.
Product discovery installations
The show floor will also be supplemented with the return of The Exploratorium, a sensorial zone which will be a walking directory of some of the most impressive 2022 exhibitor developments. Over 65 (record breaking) products will be accessible for an up close and personal experience.
Complimenting The Exploratorium will be a secondary curated installation, the in green display, that debuted in New York last year to turn the spotlights on the products participating in the in green award competition.
“Overall, the Luxe Pack team is looking forward to bringing the community together for an overdue ‘Back to Business’ event. The biggest lesson learned in the last 2 years is that there is no real replacement for the in-person networking, live demos, and even those serendipitous encounters that sometimes become the most impactful dynamics that turn into long lasting business connections,” concluded the organizers.
Luxe Pack New York
Javits Center - Hall 3