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PACK EXPO Las Vegas Returns in September

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 will be held September 11–13, 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the show ranks as the most comprehensive packaging and processing event in North America in 2023 and offers opportunities to address packaging and processing needs; discover new technologies and products; network with industry experts, peers, and students; and learn about industry trends, hot topics, and best practices. 

Focused on cutting-edge packaging and processing solutions, the show floor features more than 2,000 suppliers, showcasing innovations for more than 40 vertical markets. 

“Our industry is stronger than ever and positioned for unprecedented growth, making the kinds of connections and innovations that come from a world-class trade show more crucial than ever,” said Jim Pittas, president & CEO, PMMI. “The unrivaled opportunities to explore and learn about all available packaging and processing solutions and innovations are endless. PACK EXPO Las Vegas attendees can tap into our ever-growing industry, gain critical insights on market trends, move projects forward, forge relationships, and see the latest technologies — all in one place.”

Attendees will benefit from a multitude of new and familiar show features including, a focus on sustainability; networking and special events; free educational opportunities; an array of pavilions and an opportunity to see innovations created by students pursuing careers in the packaging industry.

Focus on Sustainability

Attendees can look for the PACK EXPO Green icon that identifies exhibitors providing sustainable solutions via new materials, technology, or strategies such as sustainable processes and machines, renewable and biodegradable packaging, source reduction and lightweighting, recyclable and recycled-content materials, or innovations that reduce carbon footprint. The PACK EXPO Green icon also highlights educational sessions focused on sustainability.

A new area, Sustainability Central in the North Hall and the accompanying Sustainability Stage (Booth N-9967), will serve as an interactive destination offering an expansive look into what sustainability means and will provide actionable sustainable solutions in manufacturing, materials, and design.

Sustainability Central will highlight the current state of six key areas of packaging sustainability and ask “what if” questions encouraging attendees to think about how these areas influence their own work. The exhibit will focus on meeting attendees where they are, state facts, and serve as a resource for those who want to learn more about making their brands more sustainable.

The six key areas include:

  • Design — Using minimal materials and renewable resources
  • Materials — Application, labels, mono materials, downcycling
  • Manufacturing — Design for inclusivity of all steps
  • Recovery — Downcycling, design for sustainable alternatives, elimination of problematic packaging (magnets, films, etc.)
  • Logistics — Right-sized package, master cartons, weight considerations, modularity
  • Data — Facts to drive design decisions.

At the Sustainability Stage (Booth N-9967), attendees will hear from experts on a range of packaging sustainability topics.

To learn more about PACK EXPO Las Vegas or to register, go to packexpolasvegas.com.

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