The Latest Scoop on PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO

2016

October

ESKO to Sponsor Clemson University’s Exhibit at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016

ESKO will sponsor Clemson University’s Consumer-Driven Package Design exhibit, one of the most dynamic show floor events at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago), reports PACK EXPO Producer, PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies. Clemson’s interactive exhibit (Booth N-4543) will explore the impact of packaging on consumers.

September

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 Positioned to Break Records

With little more than a year to go, the 2017 installment of PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 25–27; Las Vegas) is already positioned to surpass its 2015 numbers, according to PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for the Packaging and Processing Technologies. At the completion of exhibitor booth selection, PACK EXPO Las Vegas is up 10 percent with nearly 700,000 nsf sold and Healthcare Packaging EXPO is up 20 percent, compared to this same number of weeks out in 2015. The show is expected to be a sold-out event with 2,000+ exhibiting companies.

2015

November

ISBT Supports PACK EXPO Success

Beverage professionals had a wealth of resources at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, thanks to help from the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT), says show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Professionals. ISBT hosted the Beverage Cooler Lounge, a show-floor networking center for the beverage industry.

October

Golfers Score $40K for Education

The PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament (Sept. 27; Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas) raised $40,000 in support of education, reports Maria Ferrante, vice president, education and workforce development, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

PACK gives BACK™ Raises $50,000 for Fisher House

The third annual PACK gives BACK event, held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015, raised $50,000 for military non-profit Fisher House Foundation, whose program provides free temporary lodging for families of patients receiving care at major military and VA medical centers. The money will help build comfort homes that allow families of military members and veterans to remain close to their loved ones during a medical crisis.

20th Anniversary Edition of PACK EXPO Las Vegas is a Record-Breaker

The 20th anniversary of PACK EXPO Las Vegas was more than a milestone. It was a record-breaker.

Michigan State, CalPoly, Virginia Tech Students Win Amazing Packaging Race

Jill Bickley (Michigan State), Paige Topole (CalPoly) and Kristine Roupas (Virginia Tech) made up the winning team in this year’s Amazing Packaging Race. The contest, sponsored by ASCO Numatics (Booth C-2051) and organized by show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, sent packaging students throughout the PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 show floors to complete challenges at exhibitor booths.

September

PLCs 2 Mechatronics Certification Test Identifies Technicians for High-Demand Positions

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is introducing its newest Mechatronics Certification Test, “Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 2,” at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. The nationally portable mechatronics credential will help employers identify workers best qualified for technician positions.

PMMI Report Finds Flexible Packaging Market Nearing Maturity

A new report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, finds that the flexible packaging industry — projected to reach $32.7 billion in 2015 — is approaching maturity and can expect to see healthy growth and stability.

PMMI Report Shows Three Common Threads in Global Packaging Markets

Consumer trends are impacting packaging markets around the world, according to "Global Packaging Trends," a new report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

U.S. Packaging Machinery Market Grows 4.2 Percent in 2014

The U.S. packaging machinery market grew 4.2 percent from 2013 to 2014, coming in at $9.41 billion, according to the 2015 PMMI State of the Industry U.S. Packaging Machinery Report. The report also notes a 4.4 percent increase in domestic shipments, growth of 1.6 percent in exports and growth of 3.6 percent in imports. The order backlog as of Dec. 31, 2014 decreased by 6.4 percent.

Support and Commitments Continue to Grow for ProFood Tech

More than 35 industry leaders — including Tetra Pak, GEA Group, Delkor, Sanimatic and Serac — have committed to exhibit at ProFood Tech since its launch less than two weeks ago, reports PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. ProFood Tech is a collaboration of three trade show powerhouses: PMMI, producer of PACK EXPO; Koelnmesse, known for Anuga; and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

With 40+ Sessions in Place, PMMI Releases Final Innovation Stage Schedule for PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015

The Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center) will bring together the latest technology and industry leaders in an extensive selection of free educational programming. The full session schedule is now available at packexpolasvegas.com and pharmaexpo.com and is accessible through the PACK EXPO Las Vegas/Pharma EXPO mobile app.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas Brings the World of Automation Together with the Center for Trends and Technology

The drivers and technologies shaping today’s automated machinery are on display throughout PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, owned and produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. And they are in the spotlight at The Center for Trends and Technology: Improving Production Through Innovation (CTT) (Booth C-4829), sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program.

PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament Set to Raise Over $40,000 for Education

The 2015 PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament (Sept. 27; Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas), held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), has already raised more than $40,000, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The PMMI Foundation supports processing and packaging education with programs including scholarships, support for student travel to PACK EXPO, and student contests such as The Amazing Packaging Race and the PACK Solutions Challenge.

Pharmaceutical Packaging Track Rounds Out Pharma EXPO Conference

The third and final track of Pharma EXPO Conference Program will tackle pharmaceutical packaging challenges. Co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 28–30, 2015; Las Vegas Convention Center), Pharma EXPO is produced in partnership by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing, and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). ISPE organizes the Pharma EXPO Conference.

Bakers Find New Ways to Respond To Operational Demands & Consumer Trends at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Research published by Mintel this summer described snacking as a round-the-clock habit for Americans. While at least 94 percent snack at least once a day (up from 64 percent in 2014), Millennials are apparently the grazing generation, reporting at least four snacks a day. They’re craving convenience, according to Mintel, in the form of single-serve and reclosable packages.

Confectionery Manufacturers Find a Sweet Spot at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

According to research from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, consumer wellness concerns, food safety and other health and safety concerns, are among the biggest drivers steering the confectionery industry today (“Confectionery Trends Market Assessment,” Sept. 2013).

From Consumer Demands to Packaging, PACK EXPO Las Vegas Delivers Solutions

Keeping up with the latest consumer trends, staying on top of safety and freshness concerns and moving your product from concept to plant to market — these are just a few of the challenges protein and food processors face every day. They’re also a few of the challenges that can be met at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 28-30). Owned and produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, PACK EXPO is the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind this year, and will host 30,000 attendees and over 2,000 exhibitors in more than 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space.

Opportunities Flow for Beverage Professionals at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

According to the Beverage Industry Report (Sept. 2014) from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, beverage companies want innovations that will lead to more energy-efficient equipment; more flexible, forgiving and faster equipment; new packaging materials; and much faster speed to market with packaging designs.

The Cross Pollination of Ideas Becomes Reality at Pharma EXPO 2015

From small batches to regulatory compliance to sustainability, pharmaceutical manufacturers have plenty to consider. Pharma EXPO 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 28-30), co-owned by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), will present solutions for these and other challenges throughout the pharmaceutical lifecycle.

International Powerhouses Announce Launch of ProFood Tech

Three trade show leaders joined forces today to announce the launch of ProFood Tech, a new event that will focus on processing technologies serving the food and beverage industry. ProFood Tech will make its debut April 4–6, 2017, at McCormick Place, in Chicago, Ill.

Count on the Cross-Pollination of Ideas at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

There are a lot of numbers associated with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28-30): 30,000 attendees, 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space, 2,000+ exhibitors. Among those exhibitors, Pro Mach (Booth C-3423) adds its own number, bringing 17 new products to the show, according to Pro Mach’s Vice President, Marketing, John Eklund.

Tetra Pak Supports PACK EXPO at Beverage Cooler Lounge, Innovation Stage

Tetra Pak Inc. will sponsor the Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth S-7429) atPACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28-30), announces PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows.

Smart Manufacturing is the Core of the Center for Trends and Technology

In Europe, they call it Internet 4.0. In the United States, the buzzword is “Internet of Things.” Whatever you call it, smart manufacturing is the future of industry, and it will be in the spotlight at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center). PACK EXPO Las Vegas is owned and organized by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

August

RLT & Associates Sponsors Coffee Service at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, is pleased to announce that RLT & Associates (Booth S-6656) will return as sponsor, and this year represents the sole sponsor, of the morning coffee service for exhibitors and attendees at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 28-30; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas).

Pharmaceutical Industry Takes Center Stage in PACK Solutions Challenge

The PACK Solutions Challenge will return to PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 28-30; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas) and the co-located Pharma EXPO with a focus on issues facing the pharmaceutical industry, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows.

Flagship PACK EXPO Show Among Fastest-Growing US Trade Shows

PACK EXPO International, owned and produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has received Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) coveted “Fastest 50 Grand Award” in the “Fastest Growing Biennial Show [Sheer Numbers]” category. The 2014 edition of PACK EXPO International, which included Pharma EXPO, increased in size by 75,338 net square feet, 387 exhibitors and 6,363 attendees.

NCA Hosts Reception at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

The National Confectioner’s Association (NCA) is hosting a reception at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

B&CMA President Presents Education Sessions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

The Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers' Association (B&CMA) president is presenting education sessions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers Champions PACK gives BACK™ as Title Sponsor

For the second consecutive year, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) will proudly serve as a title sponsor for PACK gives BACK™, coming to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center) Sept. 28, reports show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Lenze to Sponsor Exhibitor, Member Lounges at PACK EXPO Las Vegas & Pharma EXPO 2015

Lenze Americas will sponsor the PMMI member and exhibitor lounges at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas) and the co-located Pharma EXPO show, according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

ISBT Offers Education Sessions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) is hosting education sessions for the beverage industry at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Pharma EXPO’s Conference Addresses Efficiency and Workforce Development in Day-Long Manufacturing Operations Track

The Manufacturing Operations track of the Pharma EXPO Conference Program will address efficiency, supplier partnerships, workforce development and more during this fall’s Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center). The series of seminars will make up the first day of the world-class conference produced by the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). ISPE co-owns Pharma EXPO with PMMI, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies, and curates the conference program.

PMMI Releases Innovation Stage Schedules for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 and Pharma EXPO

PACK EXPO owner and organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has released the preliminary schedule for Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and the co-located Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center). More than 40 sessions will give visitors a glimpse of cutting edge technology presented by industry leaders. The education sessions — on the show floor at PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO — provide free, convenient access to insights into processing and packaging trends as well as challenges in food safety regulatory compliance, workforce development and measuring line efficiency.

July

ISBT Presents Reception at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) is hosting a reception for the beverage industry at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

NCA Hosts The Candy Bar Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is hosting The Candy Bar Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

GE Sponsors Food Safety Summit Resource Center at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to publish final rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on Sunday, Aug. 30. With compliance deadlines stretching out one to three years, it's apparent food manufacturers need their food safety questions answered in short order.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO Partners Illustrate Show’s Breadth

The Partner Program returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and the co-located Pharma EXPO in 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas), boasting partnerships with 50 organizations supporting the processing, packaging and pharmaceutical supply chains, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

B&CMA Hosts Reception at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

The Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturer’s Association (B&CMA) is hosting a lounge reception for the baking and snack industry at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

June

The Dow Chemical Company Returns as Showcase of Packaging Innovations® Sponsor

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, announces that The Dow Chemical Company will, once again, sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations ® when it returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas).

B&CMA Back Hosting Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

For the second straight year, the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturer’s Association (B&CMA) will host the Baking–Snack Break Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Contract Packaging Sourcing Center Spotlights Options for Packaging Operations

The Contract Packaging Association (CPA) will host the Contract Packaging Sourcing Center at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), reports show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The Contract Packaging Sourcing Center (Booth #C-1257) will be part of the Partner Pavilion in PACK EXPO’s Central Hall and will showcase the core competencies of 16 contract packagers.

ISBT Endorses Networking Hub for Beverage Industry for Fourth Consecutive Year

The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) once again puts its stamp of approval on The Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth S-7429) at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Amazing Packaging Race Returns to Las Vegas with ASCO Numatics Back in the Sponsor’s Seat

ASCO Numatics (Booth #C-2051B) will sponsor the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015, reports PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. PMMI produces Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas, in partnership with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

Center for Trends & Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Focuses on Improving Productivity, Efficiency, Agility

The Center for Trends and Technology (CTT): Improving Production Through Innovation at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), includes five members of sponsor Rockwell Automation’s PartnerNetwork™ Program, according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

May

Pro Mach Commits as Title Sponsor for PACK gives BACK

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of PACK EXPO, is pleased to announce Pro Mach, Inc., as a Title Sponsor of PACK gives BACK™. The event, featuring the legendary rock and roll band Chicago, is Monday, Sept. 28 during PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas).

Complexity of E-Commerce Supply Chain Raises the Stakes for Manufacturers

With 131,447 U.S. businesses selling their products online, revenues near $298 billion and an annual growth rate close to 6 percent, the e-commerce supply chain’s growing volume is complemented by increased complexity, according to the “E-Commerce Market Assessment” published this year by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. With jumps in volume and complexity, however, come challenges manufacturers must address. PMMI also produced an infographic highlighting the study’s key findings, now available at packexpolasvegas.com.

Food Safety Summit Resource Center Returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas

The Food Safety Summit Resource Center will return to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO (Sept. 28–30, 2015; Las Vegas Convention Center).

Personal Care Packaging Market Headed for Growth and Global Expansion

The personal care packaging market will see 5.5 percent annual growth through 2019, according to a new market assessment report from PMMI.

PACK EXPO Welcomes the Center for Trends & Technology Back to Las Vegas

The Center for Trends and Technology: Improving Production Through Innovation (CTT) (Booth C-4829), returns to PACK EXPO in 2015.

April

PACK gives BACK brings Chicago to Vegas

Chicago in Vegas will be presented by PACK gives BACKTM at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. The legendary rock 'n' roll band with horns will perform Monday, 9/28 at 4pm.

March

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 Will Feature Its Largest-Ever Show Floor

The expo show floor at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 is anticipated to be the largest ever, with more than 2,000 exhibitors of processing and packaging innovations.

PMMI and Koelnmesse GmbH Join Forces for New U.S. Processing and Packaging Show

A new U.S. processing and packaging show, co-produced by PMMI and Koelnmesse GmbH, is slated for Spring 2017. It will help manufacturers discover solutions.