( 5 May 2026 - 8 May 2026 )
Location: Germany, Essen
Organizer: Messe Essen GmbH

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Metpack 2026 will take place between the 5th and 8th of May 2026. The event will be in an in-person format. The venue will not have strict coronavirus safeguards in place. This is due to the removal of the country’s pandemic restrictions.


Metpack is the leading metal packaging sector’s trade exhibition. It is where industry representatives gather to learn about the latest trends. Founded in 1993, Metpack occurs triennially in Messe Essen. It is a high-profile event that receives many international visitors. For instance, one edition received around 7 200 visitants. 76% were from foreign countries such as China, Italy, and the United States. There were also approximately 300 exhibiting companies, with 82% from abroad.


Metpack is an international fair that can help professionals complete business objectives such as networking. Also, it can aid in securing influential purchases or new connections. Metpack is also the location for creating brand awareness and gaining recognition.

The fair has a detailed programme that can help professionals achieve such goals. This includes the Metpack Conference, where leading industry figures host different lectures. The topics tend to focus on the latest trends and innovations. They also often provide overviews of current and future issues. These feature subjects such as sustainability, material alternatives and others.

The program also includes the Metpack Innovation Award ceremony. During the ceremony, a specialist jury chooses a visitor. The selection is based on which innovation provides the most product quality. It also must reduce costs. The Award can be of particular help to aspiring companies or start-ups.

Another main event of the fair is the exhibition. It showcases the latest innovations and wares, including novel processes. The expo achieves such aims via areas for testing new products and displays sites. Such allows attendees to learn about new developments. The exposition consists of several zones. These include manufacturing, surface treatment, printing/curing, filling, and ancillary tools. They also incorporate pollution control/cleaning/recycling/noise-reduction, secondary packaging, and secondary transport. Participants can also overview supplying equipment, consumable and primary materials, and industry-related services.

METPACK’s aussteller (exhibitors) feature notable enterprises such as:

  • Actega;
  • Henkel;
  • ContiTech Elastomer- Beschichtungen GmbH;
  • Nippon Steel Corporation;
  • SACMI;
  • thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH;
  • Unimaq Limited.

Metpack is the international hub for metal working and packaging manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors. Various other sectors attend as well. Such include household chemistry, petrochemical, pharmaceutic, and cosmetics. The non-food and industrial goods sectors also take part. The food and beverage industry also sends delegates, including manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors.

METPACK Accommodation

Secure suitable accommodation for METPACK with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings next to Messe Munich. This will improve your commuting time by gaining invaluable public transport access. We can inform you of the top-quality routes to take to the locale. Apart from reasonable lodging accommodation for expositions, we likewise provide transport services. One travel method to your hotel is to have a rentable car expecting you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations


The 2023 iteration occurred as a live trade exhibition in Messe Munich between the 2nd and 6th of May, 2023. It did not include coronavirus safeguards. This was because of the lifting of the country’s pandemic restrictions. Approximately 6 500 visitants attended the event. Of the group, 73% travelled from abroad. They examined the wares of 313 exhibiting companies. This resulted in conducting many business deals, as 88% of the visitor group had purchasing/procurement expertise. Additionally, 72% would place follow-up orders. 82% rated the presented wares as highly positive. As a result, METPACK 2023 was a success. 93% of the visitants and 95% of the exhibiting companies intend to attend the next iteration. Furthermore, 93% of the visitor group would recommend the event to other members.


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