Labelexpo Europe, the world’s largest show for the label and package printing industry, will be held at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue 16–19 September 2025. The event, which brings together more than 600 companies and 35,000 visitors from 140 countries, is moving from Brussels to Barcelona, organisers say, to enhance its potential for growth.
In September 2023, Labelexpo Europe, organised by Tarsus Group, now part of Informa plc, held its last edition at Brussels Expo, its home for the last 38 years.
Thus, in Autumn 2025, the show, held every two years, will bring together at the Gran Via venue, the leading companies in the industry that produce labels, packaging and folding cartons, showcasing the latest technologies and innovations related to products, materials and machinery by means of live demonstrations and presentations with machines in operation.
Constantí Serrallonga, the managing director of Fira de Barcelona, said: “Holding a flagship international fair in its field at our venue in the coming years will reinforce the institution’s strategic pledge to host major events with a global reach. This is great news for the business fabric of the country, the city and the surrounding area, as its impact will generate excellent economic and technological opportunities.”
Labelexpo Global Series managing director Jade Grace said: “We are delighted to hold the next edition of Labelexpo Europe at the Fira de Barcelona. As a fantastic chapter closes at Brussels Expo, we look forward to the move to Barcelona. This move, we believe, will allow us to grow the show to the next level as we evolve further into a package printing event, although with labels at its core”.
Grace added: “Fira’s commitment to green energy and sustainability makes it a great partner to help carry on our work in progressing the importance of sustainability as a key focus for the package printing industry.”
Fira de Barcelona holds over 250 events each year and is home to ISE, the leading fair for the audiovisual industry, Seafood Expo Global, the largest event devoted to seafood, and ShopTalk Europe, the international benchmark for retail, which held its first edition in Barcelona in May.
The venue this year also hosted the main pharmaceutical sector trade fair, CPHI Europe, as well as more than 20 congresses in the field of health at the Gran Via exhibition centre and the CCIB. The venue also hosts the big RX event for the event industry, IBTM World, 28-30 November.