Practical info

On 27 and 28 October 2021, Empack will be the place to be for packaging technology and innovations.

You will be there, right? Take a look at all travel possibilities below.

27 & 28 October 2021

Opening hours : Wednesday 27/10: 10h – 18h (followed by afterwork drink) Thursday 28/10: 10h – 17h

Nekkerhal - Brussels North

Plattebeekstraat 1 BE-2800 Mechelen

Free registration

The online registration will be available soon.

Nekkerhal - Easyfairs

How to get there ?

Directions On the E19 motorway between Brussels and Antwerp, take the Mechelen-Noord exit and follow ‘Centrum’ and ‘Heist op den Berg’. Follow the signs for ‘Nekker’. Once you have passed Mechelen Nekkerspoel train station, follow the N15.

Take the train to the Mechelen or Mechelen Nekkerspoel Station. Nekkerhal is only a 15-minute walk from station Mechelen Nekkerspoel.

(from station Mechelen – Nekkerspoel) Bus 1/681/520/511: Stop “Weidestraat” These buses stop on 800m walk of the entrance to Nekkerhal – Brussels North

A bicycle parking is available at the entrance. Think also of electric scooters.

Dd 17 september

We would like to inform you about the current status of Empack 2020 in Mechelen (Brussels North). As you now know, on 23 July, we received the approval of the National Security Council to restart trade shows as from 1 September subject to (i) strict compliance with the trade show protocol, (ii) the agreement of the local authorities and (iii) as long as the epidemiological circumstances allow it. In recent months, Easyfairs has invested heavily to develop and provide all strict safety standards and procedures to make our trade shows even safer places to meet and do business. Not only in accordance with the exhibition protocol, but also with stricter health and safety regulations. This means that we are now able to organize our shows in a safer way than, for example, shopping activities in large shopping centers (pre-registrations of visitors, working with time slots, mapped out routes, mandatory wearing of a mouth mask, special cleaning and disinfection protocols, …). Surveys also show that visitors are willing to visit our trade shows if these strict safety standards are observed.

However, in recent weeks we have received a lot of reactions from the market that exhibitors were concerned about the presence at a physical event in the Nekkerhal in Mechelen. We understand that exhibitors were doubting about the feasibility of Empack 2020 and would prefer not to participate.
The fact that the Netherlands is giving a negative travel advice for the Province of Antwerp also makes it difficult to set up a valuable Empack show on October 28 & 29, 2020. More than 20% of the visitors come from the Netherlands, just like many of our loyal exhibitors.

We want to serve our community and listen to the market. That is why we conducted a telephone and written survey with our exhibitors. The result was very clear: 100% of the exhibitors prefer to postpone Empack by 1 year to October 2021, our traditional date. All these exhibitors have now officially confirmed their participation in the October 2021 edition.

As a show organization, we have no choice but to listen to our community and that is why, based on this market survey, we have decided to postpone Empack 2020 to 27 & 28 October 2021 in Mechelen (Brussels North).

We are convinced that together with exhibitors and partners we will once again organize a successful Empack exhibition in October 2021. Moreover, our trade shows are given an even more important place among our visitors in the post corona era. Easyfairs is of course also working on its future and is fully engaged in the development of online and hybrid events in addition to our traditional physical shows. In this way, Empack will also be prepared for the new normal.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your contact person for further information. Thank you very much for your understanding and patience.

With best regards,
The Empack team


Your safety has always been one of our top priorities, and now more than ever. Our events and venues are doing everything to be the cleanest and safest places to meet and do business.

Cleaning & Hygiene


All surfaces at an Easyfairs event are treated with hospital-grade disinfectants.The most frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected at regular intervals. Electrostatic spraying technology ensures the highest standards of hygiene.

Hand hygiene

Hand sanitiser stations will be available everywhere on the exhibition floor and in common areas such as seminar theatres. Please make good use of them! Disposable gloves are available.

Smart Badge contactless technology

The best way to stay safe at an event is by using our Smart Badge, which requires no physical contact and guarantees a 100% safe event experience. You will receive your Smart Badge at the entrance after having scanned the barcode on your printed voucher or mobile device. Thanks to the embedded NFC chip you can use your badge throughout the event to gather product and stand information

Cashless payment

To protect your personal health and safety, we only accept cashless payments at Easyfairs venues.

Food & drinks

You can still purchase food and drinks at our events and venues. For your safety, they are provided in prepacked servings, to eliminate the risk of infection. We kindly ask you to use the hand sanitisers available at catering points before eating and drinking.

Partnership SGS

Easyfairs has entered into a partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Concret, they will develop a control and monitoring program to ensure the enhanced safety, hygiene and disinfection protocols on the events and in the venues.

Personal protection & detection

Face masks

We kindly remind you that face masks are obligated at our events. We encourage you to bring your own, but event staff will be on hand to provide one if you forget!

Plexiglass shields

Plexiglass shields will be installed at registration desks, information points, catering points and all counters staffed by team members throughout the event floor.

Physical distancing

Crowd density standards

To ensure appropriate physical distancing during Easyfairs events we will monitor the number of people attending our event locations, in accordance with local government guidelines.

Social Distancing

We kindly request that you maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people. This social distancing rule will be adapted according the local safety regulations. Clear signage and floor stickers will help you respect this distance.

Avoid physical contact

No hand shaking or kissing

Online registration and touchless scanning

Please register online before every event, as registration onsite is not possible. You can either print out your admission voucher, which has a barcode, or bring it on your mobile device. You will then be able to scan the barcode at one of our touchless scanning stations. Please note that for your safety, onsite printing is no longer possible.

Registration timeslot

At selected events, registering for a pre-determined time slot will be required. This way we can ensure compliance with crowd density standards, while saving you time.

Prepare online

By consulting our website you’ll be able to make your visit as efficient as possible. You can use the exhibitor catalogue and content programme to plan which companies and products you would like to see, and which seminars to attend.  We kindly advise you to plan ahead so you can arrive on time for any seminars, as places may be limited due to social distancing measures.

One-way only aisles

One-way-only aisles will help to manage traffic and minimise crowding. They will also make it easier for you to respect the social distancing rules and avoid crossing the paths of other visitors.

Directional walkways

On paths where there is enough room for people to walk in both directions, please keep to your side as indicated by the directional arrows.

Maximum capacity in conference rooms

Conference areas will also allow for social distancing, with 1.5 metres between chairs. This means there will be limited capacity, so please arrive early. Some chairs may be marked as unavailable. Please respect this instruction and do not move the chairs.

Stay home if you feel ill

Finally, as much as we want to see you at our events, we kindly ask you to respect everyone’s health and safety. If you feel at all ill – including mild cold symptoms or a high temperature – please stay at home. Thank you for observing these rules – stay safe and we hope to see you soon at one of our events!

Thank you! Thank you for respecting these rules. Keep it safe and see you soon at one of our events.