METPACK is a trade fair for the international metal packaging industry.
May 2026 - Essen, Germany

Germany Events METPACK


Every three years, the METPACK is the global meeting place for the international metal packaging industry. Numerous global players present sustainable and cost-efficient solutions for the production, refinement, painting and recycling of metal packaging at the world’s leading trade fair.

At the last edition in 2023, METPACK welcomed more than 310 exhibitors.  METPACK received a particularly large number of visitors from abroad, accounting for 73 percent. Italy, the USA and the UK led the national rankings. Process automation and networked production, for example through data analysis and the Internet of Things, were among the trends at METPACK 2023, as were digital printing processes that permit numerous new design options. 

In May 2026, the next edition of the world’s leading trade fair for metal packaging will take place at Messe Essen.

International Buyers & Agents: Are you looking for innovative products and new suppliers from the U.S.? Simply browse our U.S. Exhibitor Listing featuring U.S. suppliers who exhibited at the 2023 show: METPACK 2023 U.S. exhibitors 

No-fee services for U.S. exhibitors at METPACK 2026:

  • Pre-show promotion on your behalf via our Europe-wide network at other U.S. Embassies and Consulates to alert international distributors with a brief company listing that you will be at the show, and invite them to visit your booth.
  • Counseling before, during, and after the show.
  • Information on how to protect new designs you may be showing, and to take expedited action against foreign exhibitors who copy your design and trademarks. Please see important information about trademark and design protection at German trade fairs on our website: Germany Events IPR (
  • Introduction to an International Trade Specialist at your nearest U.S. Commercial Service office in the United States.

Customized services (fee-based) such as Business Matchmaking, Business Facilitation Services, Customized Market Intelligence are also available. Please contact us at least 30 Business Days prior to the show. 

Please also visit the METPACK website:

U.S. exhibitor organizer: Metpack - US Representative Office of Messe Essen - TRADE SHOW SERVICES WORLDWIDE

Interested in using the U.S. Commercial Service as an additional market entry tool?

Your U.S. Commercial Service Contacts:

Klaus Jonas
Commercial Specialist
American Consulate General Duesseldorf
Phone: +49-211-737-767-50

Kelly Smith-Glover
Commercial Specialist
American Consulate General Munich
Phone: +49-89-2888-769