Packaging and Processing Converge at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Aug. 17, 2015
Who says folks don't go to Las Vegas for the shows? This is one show food processors searching for innovations shouldn't miss.

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, Sept. 28
9 a.m.-4 .p.m: Exhibit Hall Open
10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Innovation Stage Education Sessions
5 p.m.: Pack Gives Back Concert: Chicago (North Building, N3)

Tuesday, Sept. 29
9 a.m.-4 .p.m: Exhibit Hall Open
10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Innovation Stage Education Sessions

Wednesday, Sept. 30
9 a.m.-4 .p.m: Exhibit Hall Open
10 a.m.-noon: Innovation Stage Education Sessions

Brimming with advancements in packaging, processing, materials, food safety, sustainability and technology, Pack Expo Las Vegas takes place, Sept. 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show, sponsored by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is celebrating its 20th year (every other year) in Las Vegas.

With hands-on learning opportunities on the show floor throughout the event's duration, visitors will be able to engage with experts who will share their knowledge of breakthrough technologies, the latest regulations and other issues food & beverage processors need to keep their projects moving forward.

More than 1,800 suppliers of processing and packaging solutions will exhibit on the Pack Expo show floor, which will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. This year marks the first time the show will be co-located with Pharma Expo in Las Vegas, which will provide a chance to network and share ideas with colleagues across different industries. Registration includes both shows.

Approximately 30,000 visitors from around the world are expected and will be able to explore technologies from more than 40 packaged consumer goods industries, including food, beverage and personal care.

Innovation Stage Education Sessions will be held every hour, with the last session at 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and noon on Wednesday. Sessions include topics on:

  • Regulatory risks for flexible food packaging
  • Creating a highly engaged workforce
  • Snacking trends' impact on packaging
  • Anti-counterfeiting technologies for packaging
  • How the evolution in digital sorting can help food processors achieve quality and yield goals
  • How ozone is used to disinfect meat and poultry operation
  • Getting ready for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and more

Cutting-edge technology may be able to achieve production heights you didn’t think possible. Keep your knowledge current by visiting The Center for Trends & Technology (CTT), which will provide presentations, informative kiosks and an interactive wall displaying various new advances that can give you a powerful competitive edge. The Food Safety Summit Resource Center offer free, 30-minute presentations and one-on-one consultations from subject matter experts addressing issues and solutions on food safety.

Learn how to capitalize on reusables at the Reusables Learning Center, hosted by the Reusable Packaging Assn. (RPA). Here, attend sessions on how to integrate reusables into the supply chain and leverage their many benefits through the fundamentals of implementing reusables, end-user accounts by veteran users and research and updates from suppliers.

Industry pavilions

Industry-specific pavilions will include The Brand Zone, the 12th Annual Showcase of Packaging Innovations, The Reusable Packaging Pavilion, The Confectionery Pavilion and The Processing Zone, which will feature more than 190 exhibitors offering front-of-the-line solutions for increasing efficiencies, achieving total system integration and ensuring safety.

Lounges will be available for visitors to relax, unwind and talk shop, as well as sample food and beverages served right on the show floor. And this year’s Pack Gives Back charity event will feature the legendary rock band Chicago.

Take advantage of ways to map your show plan, make at-show appointments, save data and connect with visitors and exhibitors using the My Show Planner guide. It lets users find exhibitors, search products, obtain conference session catalogs and view the floor plans. Find it and lots more information at

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