As the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic loosens on society, in-person events are returning, including PACK EXPO Las Vegas, which takes place September 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As of June 1, Las Vegas returned to pre-pandemic guidelines, but to ensure the safety of all attendees and exhibitors, efforts are being made, with updated health and safety protocols that meet regulations. government regulations and industry standards. PACK Ready– PMMI’s Commitment to Safety – provides a detailed list of protocols implemented by the Las Vegas Convention Center and show management.
With over 1,500 exhibiting companies, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, co-located with Healthcare Packaging EXPO and produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will welcome tens of thousands of people.
Through booth demonstrations and free in-trade training, attendees will not only see the technology in action and have the opportunity to speak with suppliers, but they will also learn about industry best practices and advancements. For example, Domino Amjet, Inc. will showcase its pioneering beverage can coding solution. BluePrint Automation will demonstrate how its robotic case loader can eliminate track classification and potential jam points, thus increasing line efficiency. Additionally, Quadrel Labeling Systems will showcase its Distillery Double-Sided / Wrap-Around Labeling System, featuring a three-panel design for the needs of growing small businesses requiring rugged reliability at a modest price point.
Seminars not to be missed
Back on the three days of the show, free and educational 30-minute seminars on the innovation stage, showcasing cutting-edge technologies, best practices and case studies, presented by industry experts. Topics will include connecting your supply chain network to build resilience; the success of continuous improvement, based on the testimonials of 700 food, beverage and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers; and best practices of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation.
The interactive forum will also return with 45-minute sessions, which begin with short presentations, moderated by subject matter experts and members of the OpX Leadership Network, on the latest industry trends, followed by panel discussions with peers on topics affecting many packaged goods companies. Keep an eye on the list of sessions which will be released soon.
Bringing together the health sector
A must is the Health Packaging EXPO located in the Lower South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Innovators from leading pharmaceutical companies will exhibit and attend the show. Some companies that recognize Healthcare Packaging EXPO as a leading trade fair for their pharmaceutical packaging and production needs are Amgen, Biogen, Fresenius Medical Care, Pfizer and Sanofi.
Large-scale machinery will be on display with demonstrations throughout the hall as well as the latest advances and solutions in packaging and processing within the pharmaceutical industry. Exhibitors will offer a range of solutions for the pharmaceutical supply chain, including anti-counterfeiting, cleaning and sterilization, cold chain logistics, serialization / tracking and traceability and tamper-evident.
Also in the living room
The interactive PACK to the Future exhibit debuts this year, showcasing the past, present and future of the industry. It will feature selected items and machines from some of the world’s leading CPG and packaging companies. Industry experts, futurists, and business and financial leaders will talk daily about where the industry is now, where it is now and what the future holds for packaging and processing. Sessions will be divided into 30 minute increments on advancements, such as artificial intelligence, sustainability, etc.
The reusable packaging phase, organized by the Reusable Packaging Association, will show how the implementation of a reusable packaging system can improve handling performance, reduce operating costs, create new economic values and reduce costs. environmental impacts in the supply chain. The information will be conveyed in company presentations, product demonstrations, case study findings and industry panels.
The Future Innovators Robotics Showcase will feature teams of high school students from the Las Vegas area demonstrating the creations they’ve designed and built, reflecting how the next generation workforce is driving innovation. Attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to see the robots built by these brilliant students, watch the demos, ask questions and talk with them about the field.
A final not-to-be-missed event is the Cold Pressure Council Annual Conference (September 28-29), which will be held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, offering training on the latest high pressure processing technologies (HPP ) technologies. All attendees of this conference will receive free registration to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO.
Participants are encouraged to download the free PACK EXPO Las Vegas app to organize their schedules, so they can participate to the fullest. It includes all the functionality of My Show Planner on the PACK EXPO Las Vegas website at www.packexpolasvegas.com. The app allows users to create a personal itinerary for navigating the show by simply clicking on an exhibitor or session and adding it to their schedules, as well as their personal appointments. Attendees can use the app to search for exhibitors by name, keyword, vertical market, or category. They can also search for educational sessions by location or topic. In addition, the app includes interactive floor plans, exhibitor messages, event reminders, shuttle schedules, frequently asked questions, news, and notifications.
The registration fee, which includes access to both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, is $ 30 until September 3, after which it drops to $ 130. For more information and to register online, visit packexpolasvegas.com.
For those who cannot attend in person, PMMI now offers virtual aspects of the live event via EXPO Xpress PACK, where you can research products and innovations in digital showrooms and connect with solution providers during the event, wherever you are.