12th packaging congress OBALKO, October 17–18, 2024


The packaging business is under pressure. Packaging manufacturers and fillers face criticism that they are unnecessary, that they are a major burden on the environment, and that perhaps we could go completely packaging-free. This is a short-sighted view, because it does not take into account all the wonderful things that good-quality, well-designed packaging can do. It protects the product, it extends the life of the product, it sells the product, it informs the consumer about what’s inside and how to use it, it allows for the handling and efficient transport from point A to point B. In this respect, packaging certainly has magical powers. Join us at the 12th OBALKO packaging congress on October 17–18, 2024, and help us discover the magic of packaging.


Full-day conference program

The joint morning session on the main topic of the congress

Like each year, the morning program of the conference will be focused on the main topic of the current edition. This year, we will focus on the near-magical qualities of packaging in an attempt to shift the focus away from the negative and onto the positive side of our business. You can look forward to a well-known keynote speaker, presentations by packaging experts and a top-to-top panel discussion featuring Czech and Slovak business leaders.

The joint afternoon program: Packaging best practices

The entire afternoon part of the conference is dedicated to packaging best practices – the best case studies from the Czech and Slovak packaging markets. The program council of the congress is scouring the market to bring you the most innovative packaging solutions, which will as always be presented by the producers or distributors of the packaged goods themselves.

Rich accompanying program

BizPACK: New contacts in 10 minutes

The goal of the BizPACK program is to mediate meetings between the partners and participants of the OBALKO congress. Listen briefly and without obligation to the offer of leading companies in the packaging industry. One meeting will last 10 minutes, and if you are interested in the offer, you can arrange a follow-up meeting.

Obal roku ceremony: Awards for the best packaging

A unique opportunity to see the best packaging at the best packaging congress. A unique chance to meet all packaging experts in one place at one time. The ceremony will take place after the end of the professional part of the congress program. Thanks to the connection between the OBALKO congress and the Obal roku (Packaging of the Year) ceremony, there will be more participants than ever before. The event has a truly international reach thanks to the connection with the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

Packaging Business Mixer: The chance to network

After a demanding conference day, the Packaging Business Mixer, with its rich program, will provide the perfect setting for networking. Over a drink and a plate of tasty food, you can continue the discussions started during the conference day or start a whole new discussion.

Packaging in action: A behind-the-scenes look at production

We encounter packaging at every turn, but how well do we really understand it? OBALKO offers a unique opportunity to visit the production plants of selected congress partners with expert interpretation. You will not only get a chance to see the whole production process and better understand the benefits of such products, but you will also get a second chance to discuss issues related to the packaging industry.

Thanks to the following companies who support the 12th OBALKO congress
Aquapalace Hotel Prague, Pražská 138, 251 01 Praha