Monday, 19 November 2018


Pack Expo 2018 is expected to bring together 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 packaging industry professionals over 1.2 million net sqf of exhibit space, this October 14-17, McCormick Place, Chicago, the USA.

The global market value for packaging machinery is expected to reach USD42.2bn by 2021, according to PMMI’s Global Trends Impacting the Market for Packaging Machinery 2018 report.

Attendees and exhibitors alike will have access to some must-see highlights at this year’s show. Among them:

The Innovation Stage: On the show floor, the Innovation Stage presents free 30-minute seminars on breakthrough technologies and techniques focused on a wide range of industry specific solutions. 

The Technology Excellence Awards: These inaugural awards will recognize the most innovative technologies at the show that have never before been seen at the trade show.  Attendees will be able to vote on their favorites among the finalists selected in specific market segments.

Industry-specific Lounges: Pack Expo International attendees can network with peers, gain specialized insights and rest their feet at the show’s three specific lounges, for the Snack, Confectionery and Beverage Industry.

The PACKage Printing Pavilion: Making its debut at Pack Expo International 2018, the PACKage Printing Pavilion is the industry’s main stage for digital’s advantages for short-run, on-demand, cost-effective variable data and personalized packaging.

The Containers and Materials Pavilion: This year’s Containers and Materials Pavilion will address the latest innovations in paperboard, glass, metal and plastic. Flexible and resealable packaging options will also be on display as well as innovative containers and sustainable choices.

The Reusable Packaging Pavilion: As demand rises for sustainable packaging solutions, the Reusable Packaging Pavilion, sponsored by the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), is a hotspot for reusable products, services and solutions for increasing sustainability across the supply chain. 

The Forum at Pack Expo: The Forum at Pack Expo will feature 45-minute open sessions on the latest industry trends by the OpX Leadership Network, World Packaging Organization, Institute of Packaging Professionals, Contract Packagers Association and PMMI Business Intelligence. Sessions will be interactive, including hands-on activities, small group discussions and Q&A sessions. 

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