Pack Expo Las Vegas (along with Healthcare Packaging Expo) will make its live return Sept. 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Spaced across four large convention center halls, Pack Expo Las Vegas will offer countless opportunities for ideas from 40-plus vertical markets to cross-pollinate, according to the show’s organizer, PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing.
With its Pack Ready health and safety program, the event is prepared to welcome the industry back safely, employing thorough and up-to-date protocols for a safe and successful in-person event, PMMI says. (The Las Vegas Convention Center was among the first convention centers in the nation to gain accreditation as a Global Biorisk Advisory Council Star Facility.) Learn more at packexpolasvegas.com/packready.
“Our industry’s essential role over the past year shed light on new technological needs, and these improvements and advancements in equipment and technology will continue to evolve,” says Laura Thompson, vice president, trade shows, PMMI. “Walking the aisles, connecting with colleagues and meeting new people will allow attendees the opportunity to discover solutions they didn’t even know they needed.”
Free educational sessions located throughout the exhibit halls will provide chances to grow, learn and accomplish professional goals with suppliers showcasing breakthrough technologies, best practices and case studies at the Innovation Stages. The Forum, an interactive stage encouraging open discussions with industry experts; the Reusable Packaging Stage, hosted by the Reusable Packaging Association; and the new Pack to the Future Stage are also must-visit show floor destinations to learn about the latest trends and discuss the future of the industry, Herndon, Va.-based PMMI says.
The Cold Pressure Council (CPC) Annual Conference (Sept. 28-29) will also take place in conjunction with Pack Expo Las Vegas, offering education related to the latest in high-pressure processing technologies. All registrants of the CPC conference receive complimentary registration to Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo, PMMI says.
Solutions and more
Pack Expo Las Vegas will also feature the return of the Processing Zone, with solutions from food processing/systems, food safety, engineering, design and construction services, and more. Attendees can once again start their search for front-of-the-line processing solutions while continuing to solve their packaging challenges all under one convenient roof. A processing-specific Innovation Stage will also feature sessions targeting the processing sector.
Additional pavilions will feature targeted solutions. The Package Printing Pavilion will shine a spotlight on digital printing and converting technologies and labeling, coding and marking solutions. The Containers and Materials Pavilion, meanwhile, will showcase the innovative packages and solutions that are proven to capture the eyes of consumers.
The Pack to the Future interactive experience will make its debut at Pack Expo Las Vegas, showcasing the industry’s past, present and future. It will display carefully curated items and machinery from some of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods and packaging companies. Industry experts, futurists, business and financial leaders will speak daily on where the industry has been, where it is now and what the future holds for packaging and processing, PMMI notes.
Networking opportunities will be plentiful at Pack Expo Las Vegas, including the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network breakfast with a keynote presentation and the Emerging Leaders Network event for young packaging and processing professionals on the rise.
Registration is $30 until Sept. 3, after which the price increases to $130, PMMI says. For more information and to register online, visit packexpolasvegas.com.