New Pavilions at PACK EXPO International Announced

PACK EXPO International is back and will open its doors on Oct. 23, 2022 at McCormick Place, Chicago. As the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in the world in 2022, this year’s edition will offer attendees more features than ever before and the opportunity to experience more innovations in four days than in a year’s worth of research.

Brand New Pavilions at PACK EXPO International this year:

  • The Healthcare Packaging PavilionThe name is the only thing that’s changed about this gathering ground for life science industries. Innovations for pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices will be front and center in this targeted show floor destination.
  • The Logistics PavilionA crucial part of the product journey is from manufacturer to consumer. With the boom in e-commerce, The Logistics Pavilion in the North Building will be the place to find targeted solutions related to the supply chain, including warehousing, fulfillment, distribution logistics services and transportation providers.

Returning favorites include unmatched show floor education on three Innovation Stages and at The Forum. The Forum will feature interactive sessions, including small group discussions and Q&A sessions. The Innovation Stages on the show floor provide quick presentations on breakthrough technologies and techniques focused on a wide range of industry-specific solutions.

Returning Pavilions at the Show:

  • The PACKage Printing Pavilion features digital printing and converting, labeling, coding and marking technologies.
  • The Containers and Materials Pavilionis the prime destination for companies looking for innovative containers and materials to meet sustainability goals, refresh a brand, or launch new products. It also houses award-nominated packaging solutions in The Showcase of Packaging Innovations, sponsored by WestRock.
  • The Confectionery Pavilion, sponsored by the National Confectioner’s Association, highlights candy trends and technologies, and also offers The Candy Bar Lounge (sponsored by Syntegon) for casual networking and idea sharing.
  • The Reusable Packaging Pavilion, sponsored by the Reusable Packaging Association, showcases reusable packaging solutions to help reduce waste, cut costs, and gain supply chain efficiency.
  • The Workforce Development Pavilion is PACK EXPO International’s one-stop-shop for resources to strengthen your current workforce and grow the existing workforce.
  • Association Partner Pavilion houses leading associations dedicated to advancing the packaging and processing industry, offering significant resources, insights, and expertise― all in one central location.

In addition to PACK Challenge, PACK EXPO International offers additional programs and activities aimed at getting students excited about careers in packaging and processing.

  • The Future Innovators Robotics Showcase is where high school robotics teams from across the country showcase their design, engineering, and troubleshooting skills. 
  • The Amazing Packaging Race, sponsored by Emerson, a fun, educational event where teams from colleges and universities in North America race around the show floor to complete tasks at the booths of participating exhibitors. 
  • CareerLink Live @ PACK EXPO is an opportunity for PMMI members and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to meet with students and veterans pursuing careers in packaging and processing during one-on-one informational interviews to take place at the show. Register today
  • PMMI will also be offering popular training workshops in Chicago to coincide with PACK EXPO International.

PACK EXPO International offers the highest quality connections through specialized networking events such as the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network Event that tackles timely issues facing women in the industry.

At this year’s networking breakfast, hear from keynote speaker Dawn Hudson, former chief marketing officer at the National Football League and former president and CEO of Pepsi Cola North America. Drawing on her own diverse experiences, Hudson shares winning business strategies for women, including clean communication, emotional intelligence, leadership techniques and tips for elevating your networking and negotiation game. Registration is now open.

The PPWLN networking event is sponsored by: Emerson, ID Technology, Morrison Container Handling Solutions, Plexpack Corp., Septimatech Group Inc., and SMC Corporation of America.

PACK EXPO’s annual event PACK gives BACKsponsored by Rockwell Automation, returns to PACK EXPO International bigger and better than ever. For the first time in its Chicago history, the event will be a musical performance, with headlining band STYX taking center stage at McCormick Place. And immediately following PACK gives BACK, the Emerging Leaders Network will host an evening event for young professionals at Punchbowl Social in downtown Chicago. For event details and to register, click here.

Finally, The Technology Excellence Awards will recognize the most innovative technologies not yet shown at a previous PACK  EXPO. Attendees will be able to vote onsite on the app, or online for their favorite finalists selected in specific market segments.

Visit  to learn more about other new and exciting show features, search exhibitors and to register. Registration for PACK EXPO International is $30 until Sept. 30, after which it increases to $130. For more information and to register, visit

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