Registration for Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023, set for September 11–13, at Las Vegas Convention Center opens today. Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the show is the most comprehensive packaging and processing event in North America with over 2,000 suppliers showcasing diverse innovations for more than 40 vertical markets.
“Our industry is stronger than ever and positioned for unprecedented growth, making the connections and innovations that come from a world-class trade show more crucial than ever,” said Jim Pittas, president & CEO, PMMI. “PACK EXPO Las Vegas offers unrivaled opportunities to explore and learn about packaging and processing solutions. It is the best place to gain market-trend insights, forge relationships, and see the latest technologies — all in one place.”
Attending Pack Expo Las Vegas is the most efficient way to move projects forward by discovering new solutions and expanding professional knowledge and networks. Attendees will gain insight from 100+ educational sessions and have access to more solutions under one roof than available anywhere else in North America. A multitude of familiar and new features make the show a must-see for all packaging and processing professionals.
Notable new features at Pack Expo Las Vegas will include:
Sustainability Central: This interactive destination takes an expansive look into what sustainability means and provides actionable sustainable solutions in manufacturing, materials, and design.
Sustainability Stage: Attendees will hear from experts on a range of packaging sustainability topics and learn how to make brands more sustainable in the future.
Industry Speaks Stage: Experts from the Pack Expo Partner Program, covering multiple industry verticals, will address hot topics and industry trends like sustainability, remote access, supply chain solutions, augmented reality, and operational efficiency.
The Logistics Pavilion: With the boom in e-commerce, The Logistics Pavilion is an important addition to the show that will feature targeted solutions related to the supply chain, including warehousing, fulfillment, distribution logistics services, and transportation providers.
Additional can’t-miss show offerings
The Processing Zone: Currently 44% larger than in 2021, The Processing Zone supports the integration of processing and packaging and will showcase front-of-the-line solutions like homogenizing, heat treating, forming/sizing, and coating.
The Healthcare Packaging Pavilion: Life sciences is an important focus for Pack Expo Las Vegas, and this “show within a show” will house innovations for pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices.
Additional Pavilions: Additional pavilions focused on various aspects of packaging and processing include The PACKage Printing Pavilion, The Containers and Materials Pavilion, The Reusable Packaging Pavilion; sponsored by the Reusable Packaging Association, The Confectionery Pavilion; sponsored by Syntegon Packaging Technology, The Workforce Development Pavilion, and Association Partner Pavilion.
Innovation Stages: Free, 30-minute seminars on breakthrough technologies and best practices are presented daily by suppliers and subject matter experts on the show floor. The Processing Innovation Stage will offer show-floor education focused on breakthroughs in processing.
The Forum: Returning to Pack Expo Las Vegas as an interactive industry knowledge exchange, The Forum offers free, 45-minute interactive learning sessions. Leading organizations holding sessions at The Forum include: OpX Leadership Network; CPA, The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers; The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC); and PMMI Business Intelligence.
Reusable Packaging Learning Center: Here experts will share strategies on reusable packaging system implementation, which can improve material-handling performance, reduce operating costs, create new economic value, and lower supply chain environmental impact.
Technology Excellence Awards: This program recognizes exhibitors’ brand-new innovations never-before displayed at a Pack Expo trade show.
The Showcase of Packaging Innovations: Sponsored by WestRock, this attendee favorite displays award-nominated packaging solutions.
Networking and student opportunities
Pack Las Vegas is flush with networking opportunities, including: the First-Time Attendee reception, sponsored by ProMach, Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network breakfast, sponsored by BW Packaging, Emerson, ID Technology, Morrison, Septimatech, SMC Corp, and WestRock, Young Professionals Networking Event, sponsored by Beckhoff Automation, and more.
Pack gives Back — Private “O” by Cirque du Soleil Performance benefitting the PMMI Education Foundation: Pack gives Back features an all-new format this year. Jumpstart the show on Sunday evening, September 10, by gathering with colleagues and customers to enjoy a private performance of “O” by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Rockwell Automation is the title sponsor and proceeds benefit the PMMI Education Foundation. Tickets are available for single purchase or in blocks of 10 and include general admission seating and drinks/snacks at the theater.
Several programs and activities are aimed at students that generate excitement about careers in packaging and processing. Students take center stage at the Future Innovators Robotics Showcase, which features local high school robotics teams that have designed and built robots. The Amazing Packaging Race, sponsored by Emerson, invites teams from colleges, trade schools, and universities across the U.S. to race around the Pack Expo Las Vegas show floor and complete tasks or solve problems at the booths of participating exhibitors. And students looking for career resources can use Career Link to connect with companies with packaging and processing professional opportunities.
Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023 will be the largest in its history and is not to be missed. For more information on all these programs and to register now, visit packexpolasvegas.com.
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