Get Ready for PACK EXPO International, With More Features Than Ever

The packaging and processing industries are set to come together to share innovations, connect with colleagues, hear from experts, see machinery-in-action and the latest packaging materials at the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in the world in 2022, PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26, 2022; McCormick Place, Chicago), produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

“Registration numbers for this year’s show are strong and indicate the industry is ready to come together and see new packaging and processing innovations first-hand from over 2,000 exhibitors,” said Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “PACK EXPO International is the most effective and efficient way to find solutions for over 40 vertical markets all under one roof.”

PACK EXPO International 2022 will showcase entire production line solutions, offer over 100 free educational sessions, and provide attendees everything needed to compete in a changing marketplace. Offering more features than ever before to address unprecedented demands on the industry, show attendees can use My Show Planner to search for products and exhibitors, view the schedule of educational sessions, and even schedule appointments with exhibitors prior to heading to Chicago. And downloading the PACK EXPO International mobile app, sponsored by ProMach, from either the Apple Store or Google Play provides on-the-go access to floor plans, exhibitor listings, special events, new products, and product categories, as well as the ability to plan an agenda, take notes, and navigate the show halls.

“We are excited to offer so many new and returning show features, reflecting the evolving needs of the packaging and processing industry over the past four years,” said Laura Thompson, vice president, trade shows, PMMI.

PACK to the Future is an interactive exhibit new to PACK EXPO International celebrating the role of packaging and processing throughout history and the impact it is poised to have on our future. This exhibit will be in the West Building at booth W-20001.  

The PACK to the Future Stage will provide thought-provoking sessions on groundbreaking industry innovations and features free presentations by industry experts on advances in pharmaceutical and cannabis packaging, wireless factory automation, sustainable alternatives, smart packaging, artificial intelligence, and more -- West Building at booth W-20052.

The Processing Zone will house the widest variety of food and beverage processing equipment -- Lakeside Center at booths LU-7000-LU-7799.

The Processing Innovation Stage (booth LU-7130), located in the Processing Zone, will focus on the latest food and beverage processing breakthroughs.

PACK Match at PACK EXPO International makes its PACK EXPO International debut, providing attendees personalized, one-on-one guidance to locate targeted solutions. PACK Match Advisors are available for 30-minute virtual consultations prior to the show to connect attendees with the right suppliers. Attendees must sign-up prior to October 14 to take advantage of this service.

PACK Challenge, sponsored by PepsiCo, is a first of its kind end-to-end packaging competition bringing six high school teams together for a machine-building competition at PACK EXPO International. In addition, Belden will sponsor the Friends & Family reception on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 3-5 p.m. at booth W-17000.

Industry Speaks Stage addresses the latest topics and trends such as sustainability, remote access, supply chain solutions, augmented reality, operational efficiency, and more -- Association Partner Pavilion at booth N-4565.  

To learn about additional features at this year’s event or to register, visit 

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