About The Canmaker

The Canmaker is a monthly business intelligence publication for the metal packaging industry offering its readers a mixture of news, features, reviews, comment and access to an unparalleled knowledge base, delivered through print and digital media, along with online services.

Published continuously since 1988, The Canmaker serves a growing global market that was valued at USD 138.11 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 193.24 billion by 2026 .* It is a key source of information for canmakers, their suppliers and customers in the food, beverage, personal care, home products and industrial sectors.

Our readers
The Canmaker‘s subscription list reads like an international who’s-who of the metal packaging world, embracing executives and staff from the smallest companies in the world to the largest multinational corporations.

* Source: IMDPA

Subscribe to The Canmaker

The Canmaker is a primary source of business intelligence for the metal packaging industry, offering subscribers a mixture of news, features, reviews and comment. It is a monthly trade publication available exclusively to businesses and industry professionals. Subscribe today for access to an unparalleled knowledge base, delivered through print and digital media, along with online services.

Visit The Canmaker on stand T48/ADF to complete a subscription request form

More information about The Canmaker

Unlimited access to canmaker.com*

  • Breaking news stories – canmaking, filling and product news. Plus features exclusive to Gold Club members
  • Article management – save your articles to your online personal article manager
  • Online archive – search the online archive for up to 10 years of news including Canmaking, Filling, Products and Features (only available with the Executive subscription)

12 print and digital copies of The Canmaker

  • A print copy of The Canmaker mailed to you each month
  • Early access to a digital version of the current issue

The Canmaker - Innovations

  • Recent technological developments in metal packaging
  • A review of the equipment, materials and services set to shape the industry in the coming year
  • Details and illustrations of all of the shortlisted entries in the Cans of the Year Awards, plus an in-depth analysis of the winning entries.

Complimentary Gold Club membership*

  • Discount priority booking for The Canmaker Summit and select conferences
  • Use of The Canmaker Gold Club Lounge at Cannex and Fillex shows
  • Special offers on publications and reports
  • Access to the members only areas of canmaker.com

Online services may be subject to occasional restrictions in some countries due to matters beyond our control.

Membership of The Canmaker Gold Club is given to named subscribers who are actively involved in the manufacture, sale or use of metal packaging, or who are suppliers to these industries. In order to improve our service to members, benefits may be changed from time-to-time.

Circulation and geographical distribution

Our surveys have shown that each of the 3,000 copies of The Canmaker that are circulated worldwide is read by up to seven individuals.

This reflects an estimated global readership of around 20,000.

Who reads The Canmaker?

Advertising in The Canmaker will enable you to reach professionals at every stage of the chain from production to senior management.

A: This includes departmental copies, company libraries and individuals with non-specific job titles.

B: Some individulas with senior production/R&D/technical roles are listed in the managerial sections.

A range of options is available for promoting your products and services to the The Canmaker‘s dedicated audience including a range of positions in print, prominent solus positions on canmaker.com, The Canmaker Directory and The Canmaker year planner.


Pri Patel
Advertisement manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1293 435 179
Email: pri@sayers-publishing.com

Nicola President
Advertisement manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1293 435 175
Email: nicolap@sayers-publishing.com

The Canmaker Innovations

Published at the beginning of each year, The Canmaker Innovations reviews the latest metal packaging developments, technology and ideas. It provides a review of The Canmaker Cans of the Year awards, featuring the winners and short-listed entries with images and descriptions. As such, The Canmaker Innovations offers a spotlight on the activities of canmakers from every sector of the business, and a reference work for anyone with an interest in the design, decoration and applications of metal packaging.

Collect a free copy from The Canmaker on stand T48.

SPG Events

SPG Events organises exhibitions and conferences tailored to the packaging industry.

These specialist events offer packaging manufacturers and users varied opportunities to explore technology and ideas to improve their businesses. They encompass an international exhibition showcasing the latest equipment, services and materials; conferences that allow in depth discussion of developments and ideas; and an internationally recognised award to examine and celebrate the world’s finest metal packaging.

The Canmaker Summit

The Canmaker Summit brings together delegates and speakers from around the world to exchange ideas, discuss current trends and make new contacts. The Summit includes The Canmaker Cans of the Year Awards – a  celebration of the world’s finest metal packaging.

Conference speakers already confirmed include Dr Ulrich Nehring, managing director of Nehring Consultants; Nishino Satoshi, executive officer at Toyo Seikan; Michael Mapes, chief executive of Trivium Packaging; Gus Reall, chief executive of Stolle Machinery; Dr Daniel Abramowicz, chief technology officer at Crown; Carey Causey, president of Ball Beverage Packaging for EMEA; Martin Boaler, managing director of Moravia Cans; and Pete Booth, board director at Tin Horse.

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Join us for two days of intensive, lively, stimulating and constructive dialogue to help you boost your portfolio of knowledge and ideas.

The Canmaker Cans of the Year Awards

The Canmaker Cans of the Year Awards are internationally renowned for celebrating, promoting and rewarding the huge amount of innovative and ground-breaking work that takes place within the metal packaging industry each year.

If your company is actively involved in the manufacture or use of metal packaging, you are invited to enter your cans/closures now. We’re happy to extend the deadline until July 22nd 2022.

Put your can in the picture

Entering The Cans of the Year Awards provides unique opportunity to gain international recognition for the contribution made by your company. Winners and shortlisted entries will be:

  • Commemorated at The Cans of the Year Awards and during The Canmaker Summit
  • Featured in print and online in The Canmaker publications and the world’s media
  • Promoted to our engaged social media audience

Cannex Fillex
The World Canmaking Congress

Cannex Fillex is an international showcase of the latest canmaking and filling technologies from around the world. It is the perfect place to review the latest metal packaging equipment, materials and services and to make or re-establish valuable business contacts.

Whether you are a canmaker, filler or a supplier to these industries, Cannex & Fillex continues to be a focal point to help you develop your business, exchange information, discuss new technologies and meet the people that you need to see in one place at one time.

Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific will return to Guangzhou, China in 2024 (dates to be announced) and will be held at the Pazhou Complex. Time and again, Cannex & Fillex has proved itself as a metal packaging and filling platform, offering unparalleled doorways to the Asian market and to the world.