PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 (Sept. 11–13; Las Vegas Convention Center), will be the largest in its history, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, presenter of the event, announced.

The show will feature more than 2,000 exhibitors showcasing the newest innovations for more than 40 vertical markets, spanning nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space.

“We will surpass previous PACK EXPO Las Vegas shows this year with more exhibitors and features offered to attendees than ever before. This reflects the growth in our industry as well as the need for our attendees to find new solutions, expand their knowledge, and build their network,” said Jim Pittas, president & CEO, PMMI. “A thriving industry allows for great opportunities as well as challenges—and we’ll be addressing critical issues such as sustainability, workforce, and automation to name a few. It will all come together making PACK EXPO Las Vegas a world-class, must-attend event.” 

The theme of PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 is “Expect Innovation,” and it promises to provide more product launches, never seen before solutions and fresh innovations under one roof than anywhere else in North America this year. New and growing show features that address critical industry trends including:

  • Targeted Industry Pavilions: The new Logistics Pavilion, the newly formatted Healthcare Packaging Pavilion, and the expanded Processing Zone are joined by the returning PACKage Printing, Containers & Materials, Reusable Packaging, and Confectionery Pavilions.
  • Sustainability Central: A new show floor destination taking an expansive look into packaging sustainability and what it means to brands, including expert speakers, interactive content, and a look at actionable, sustainable innovations in manufacturing, materials, design, and more.
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The PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 show floor will have more exhibits than ever before, brand-new show features and pavilions, and more than 100 educational sessions to expand attendees’ knowledge and professional networks.

 “With a show this size, we’ve organized our show floor and content in way that will allow attendees to take part in everything from exhibits to educational sessions to pavilions to networking and social events in a way that meets their specific needs,” said Laura Thompson, vice president, trade shows, PMMI. “We didn’t just strive for more as far as size, but considered what would make the most impact to our attendees and industry by the technologies and topics we’ve chosen to highlight.”

Specifically, PACK EXPO Las Vegas will feature discussions on critical timely industry topics on several distinct show-floor educational stages, including the Innovation Stage, Processing Innovation Stage, Industry Speaks Stage and Sustainability Stage. These are free, 30-minute seminars on breakthrough technologies and best practices addressing a wide range of industry hot topics.

Attendees will also gain knowledge during the interactive sessions in The Forum, which provide the opportunity to discuss new ideas and collaborate on solutions to widespread issues and trends such as digitalization, cybersecurity, sustainability, automation, and integration of cobots into manufacturing. Each 45-minute session begins with a presentation before participants are invited to discuss the issue further in small roundtables.